Unlocked Surface 3 LTE devices now available in US

Unlocked Surface 3 LTE devices now available in US

Update: Microsoft has added the following to their blog post announcing the Surface 3 LTE devices:

"Earlier today in this blog post, we announced that Surface 3 (4G LTE) is on sale in the United States beginning today, July 24th. It seems we were little too excited and jumped the gun on U.S. availability through Microsoft stores, authorized resellers, and partner retailers. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers. To clarify, Surface 3 (4G LTE) is on sale through AT&T beginning today, and business customers can purchase Surface 3 (4G LTE) at T-Mobile @Work beginning July 31. However, unlocked Surface 3 (4G LTE) will be available in the U.S. through Microsoft stores, authorized resellers and partner retailers in late August."

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A few days ago we told you about the AT&T announcment that Microsoft's Surface 3 devices would be available on their wireless network beginning today.

Well today has arrived and not only are these LTE enabled Surface 3 devices available at AT&T but they are also now in Microsoft Stores and other Surface partner retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Staples to name a few.

According to Brian Hall, General Manager for Microsoft Surface, these devices open up opportunities for a new group of users:

"Surface 3 brings the best of Surface Pro 3 in a compact and affordable package, and the 4G LTE version will be a great fit for a lot of people who need to stay connected beyond the reach of Wi-Fi."

What will excite some of you is that both the 64GB and 128GB versions of the Surface 3 LTE version are available unlocked from these same retailers.

Currently they are only unlocked for AT&T and T-Mobile though.

While AT&T indicated the other day that they would be offering the LTE enabled Surface 3 devices to business customers in the coming weeks, T-Mobile will begin selling these devices through their @Work channel on 31 July 2015.

This new availability of Surface 3 with LTE in the United States expands on the other countries it has been already available in including France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

You can read more at the Surface blog.

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