Connecting your Windows 10 PC with eSIM
Posted on February 27, 2019
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We’re partnering with Microsoft to enable embedded SIM support in compatible Windows 10 Modern PCs. From March 7, we will be the first Australian telco to make it possible for you to connect a Windows 10 device with eSIM to our mobile network, without a SIM card or additional hardware.
In line with our drive towards simpler customer experiences, we’re offering customers a new way to connect to Australia’s fastest mobile network*. Switching on our support for eSIM in the Mobile Plans application in Windows 10 makes it possible to connect your compatible Windows PC to the internet – without having to go to a store or collect a SIM.
It’s a great solution for anyone on the go who requires connectivity, or for business users who require greater security than is afforded by public Wi-Fi.
From March 7 to December 31, for anyone that wants to try out the new technology for themselves, we’re offering customers who have a compatible Microsoft eSIM-enabled device a 30-day trial that includes 30GB of free data to use in Australia. Once the trial period or data has expired, customers will be able to choose a variety of prepaid or post-paid offers from our range of plans.
As soon as the service is enabled, customers with eSIM-enabled Modern PCs running the latest version of Windows 10 will be able to activate a Telstra mobile broadband plan and connect in a matter of moments, with activation of the trial offer typically only taking a few minutes.
eSIM technology is currently already available on some Windows 10 devices including the Microsoft Surface Pro 4G LTE and premium HP Spectre range – the HP Spectre Folio 4G LTE and the HP Spectre x360 4G LTE – and will become more prevalent with a number of new Windows based devices already slated for launch through 2019.
Our close collaboration with Microsoft will allow us to leverage eSIM technology and provide a new, connected experience for our customers using compatible Windows devices like modern laptops and tablets – that means getting connected will be easier than ever before.
*Speeds are based on national average mobile speeds