Windows 10 on ARM
Image Courtesy: Qualcomm

It’s quite obvious that Microsoft and its OEM partners would really need support from carriers around the world if they want the Always Connected Windows 10 PCs initiative to succeed this year. Microsoft is already betting big on Always Connected PCs, as it’s a breath of fresh air and innovation for a PC market.

Microsoft recently published an updated support page on its website to list down the supported carriers for Windows 10’s Mobile Plans app.

Microsoft says that KDDI in Japan, Swisscom in Switzerland, and Tele2 in Sweden currently offer plans through the Mobile Plans app. The company explains that the Mobile Plans app will allow you to set up and manage a cellular data plan, and it works best on a device which supports the new embedded SIM (eSIM) technology.

“With the Mobile Plans app you can quickly connect your Windows device to mobile operators worldwide,” Microsoft explains.

The page was last updated on 25 June 2018 and the software giant says that support for more mobile operators in Mobile Plans app will be added over time.

Microsoft and Qualcomm earlier this year confirmed that the US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile will sell Verizon and Sprint to sell Windows 10 on ARM PCs in the country.

Microsoft is also expected to introduce a new range of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs later this year, to expand the reach of the new project.

Samsung is also preparing its first Windows 10 ARM device, and it could be unveiled in the fall of 2018. Asus, HP and Lenovo are also expected to refresh their lineup of Always Connected PCs with new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 processor, and these devices are expected to start shipping in select countries next year.

And last but not the least, the report suggests that Qualcomm is working on a new processor that will boost the performance of the Always Connected Windows 10 PCs.

  • Forjo Atinxan

    Why even announce if the list is that pathetic? Can anyone imagine Apple announcing something like this?

    It’s no wonder Microsoft continues to fail at mobile.

    • Mayank Parmar

      They haven’t announced anything in a blog post though, this is just a support page. And it’s useful after all.

    • Geoff

      I think this is just a list of carriers that have plans accessible via the Mobile Plans App.
      You can use any carrier you want (without using the App), as you do on any other Windows laptop with an in-built 4G modem. We use many Windows 10 laptops with in-built 4G here, and I didn’t even realise that there was an App.