Microsoft has yet another app to let you pay for data on the go

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We reported earlier about Microsoft’s Paid WiFi and Data service which the firm began building into Windows 10 in the last insider builds, but it seems that’s not all there is to the firm;s mobile data plans.

Under Microsoft’s apps in the Windows store, the firm has a Dell NetReady app seemingly based on the old Dell NetReady mobile broadband system which was shut down in 2014. Needles to say, this raises a few questions. The app is called Dell NetReady, but Dell NetReady was a broadband service that belonged to Dell and was shut down in 2014. Even if it was revived, it would seem counter intuitive for Microsoft to be the app developer if the firm already has its own paid solution that does exactly the same.

The app description reads as follows:

  • Get online anywhere, regardless of WiFi availability.
  • Purchase mobile data when and where you need it – no fixed contracts.
  • Experience a more secure network using mobile connectivity.
  • Take control of cost and data usage by checking your balance in real-time.

As you would have guessed, the app requires a tablet or PC with a sim though Microsoft doesn’t make this very clear in their embedded FAQ.

Paid mobile data plans let you get online while you’re on the go by buying mobile data via Windows Store. These are prepaid plans with no contracts or recurring charges. To buy and use these plans, you need a device running Windows 10 that also has a mobile device and a compatible SIM card.”

Download Dell NetReady for Windows 10 from the store link below if you’re curious and let us know how it works in the comments below.

Dell NetReady
Dell NetReady
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free+

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