While announcing Windows 10, Microsoft today also revealed that it will allow carrier billing on all devices running Windows 10. Earlier this feature was available only for Windows Phone smartphones. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
Microsoft says carrier billing will be available on 90 carriers globally. This will enable users who do not have a credit card to purchase applications and services on Windows 10. Also Read - How to disable Cortana on Windows 10 PC in a few simple steps
The feature comes from Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, which already had tie-ups with carriers to bill for app purchases made from its feature and smartphones. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
Carrier billing on Windows 10 could be a big deal especially for markets like India where credit card penetration is low.
Windows 10 also lets developers to create a single “universal” app that would work across device categories and form factors.