The GSMA has been working on a standard for embedded SIMs, which would allow users to switch carriers without the need to switch cards and would also get rid of carrier locking. Two carriers wanted to put the kibosh on that.
There's an all-new AT&T prepaid plan, priced at $50 or $40 with AutoPay, including 8GB of high-speed data. Also, heftier multi-line discounts, and a larger mobile hotspot bucket for the "Unlimited Plus" option.
Set to go on sale "this calendar quarter" across a number of leading retailers in various global markets, Qualcomm and Microsoft's Always Connected PCs will have the full backing of America's big four carriers.