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SIM & data
With Surface Pro LTE, you can use either a Nano SIM card that you can purchase from your mobile operator, or you can use the new embedded SIM (eSIM) that comes built into the device plus a data plan from the Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app.
Use a data plan from your mobile operator
- Contact your mobile operator and sign up for a data plan, or add to your current plan.
- Put the SIM card ejector tool that came with your Surface Pro LTE into the SIM card tray and push to eject.
- Insert the Nano SIM card from your mobile operator and close the tray.
- Go to Cellular settings by selecting Settings > Network & Internet > Cellular and then selecting SIM1 from Use this SIM for cellular data.
Get a data plan from the Microsoft Store
- Go to Cellular settings by selecting Settings > Network & Internet > Cellular and then selecting SIM 2 from Use this SIM for cellular.
- Select Connect with a data plan. The Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app will open.
- In the Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular app, choose a plan to buy from the Microsoft Store, and then follow the instructions to buy it (you might need to add a payment method to your Microsoft account).
Switch between plans
If you have both types of data plans (one from your mobile provider and one for the Microsoft Store), you can switch between them at any time in the Cellular settings. To use the mobile operator SIM card, select SIM 1 for Use this SIM for cellular data. To use the Microsoft Store data plan on your eSIM, select SIM 2 for Use this SIM for cellular data.
Set up your mobile broadband connection
- First, make sure the SIM card is in your Surface. Next: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen or select Action center in the taskbar.
- Press and hold (or right-click) Cellular and select Go to settings.
- Select the name of your mobile operator.
- If you want to connect to this network every time it's in range, choose Connect automatically.
Windows will switch automatically between Wi-Fi and mobile broadband as needed. You might be charged extra if you allow roaming.
- Select Connect.
If you don’t have an active data plan, you might be directed to an operator app or website for steps to set one up.