As part of Microsoft’s Always-Connected PC initiative, Microsoft will soon let Windows 10 PCs purchase and activate data plans directly from their PC without speaking to a carrier.
The feature will arrive with the Spring Creators Update, confirmed Microsoft General Manager Erin Chapple, and will support major US carriers.
Not all Windows 10 PCs will be supported, only those with built-in e-SIMs, which would limit the feature to new Always Connected PCs either powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon or Intel’s new LTE modems.
Chapple did not confirm which carriers would be supported, though at the launch of Microsoft’s Always-Connected PC initiative Sprint and Verizon appeared to feature heavily.
Pricing was also not revealed, but the Microsoft Store already offers a set of pay-as-you go data plans from reseller Transatel, which include 200MB for one day ($4.99), 1GB for 15 days ($13.99), and 3GB for 30 days ($29.99).