1. Mark Morales's Avatar
    Super excited for this LTE version of the Surface Pro as I often travel. My JetPack works okay but it takes a while to boot up and connect, and it's just another device that needs to be carried with me and constantly charged. Using a phone as a hotspot isn't ideal either... I can't wait for instant on and connectivity! Hopefully it works as advertised.

    So I walked into the Scottsdale Microsoft Store today just to look around and ask about the availability of the LTE version. They actually took my order for a December 1st delivery! Nice!!

    Anyone else planning on getting one?
    11-16-2017 08:54 PM
  2. RichHowerton's Avatar
    Super excited for this LTE version of the Surface Pro as I often travel. My JetPack works okay but it takes a while to boot up and connect, and it's just another device that needs to be carried with me and constantly charged. Using a phone as a hotspot isn't ideal either... I can't wait for instant on and connectivity! Hopefully it works as advertised.

    So I walked into the Scottsdale Microsoft Store today just to look around and ask about the availability of the LTE version. They actually took my order for a December 1st delivery! Nice!!

    Anyone else planning on getting one?
    I have been waiting all this time for an LTE version and it's only Available on a i5 processor. Why do you do this Microsoft? I want the i7 with lte
    11-21-2017 09:44 PM
  3. Dusteater's Avatar
    Super excited for this LTE version of the Surface Pro as I often travel. My JetPack works okay but it takes a while to boot up and connect, and it's just another device that needs to be carried with me and constantly charged. Using a phone as a hotspot isn't ideal either... I can't wait for instant on and connectivity! Hopefully it works as advertised.

    So I walked into the Scottsdale Microsoft Store today just to look around and ask about the availability of the LTE version. They actually took my order for a December 1st delivery! Nice!!

    Anyone else planning on getting one?
    I'm not getting one. The lack of Thunderbolt 3 is still a deal breaker for me. There is no Surface product that works with my existing docking solutions. Everyone in my family uses Thunderbolt 3 docking and accessories.
    11-29-2017 09:41 AM
  4. Cryio's Avatar
    I'd be more interested in a Surface Pro with and AMD Ryzen APU instead of Intel Coffe Lake.
    11-29-2017 09:47 AM
  5. Paul Gorski's Avatar
    Hotspot phone is your friend and cheap.
    ScubaDog and rdubmu like this.
    11-29-2017 10:12 AM
  6. csd_images's Avatar
    I'm looking at trialling one to replace my phone, I rarely use my phone as a 'phone' any more so the BT headset that I use currently will be just as sufficient. Only downside is in the car when I have to take calls but other than that it's a win-win for me. I'll probably trial one in the new year to see how effective it'll be.
    11-29-2017 10:25 AM
  7. ScubaDog's Avatar
    Getting an SP w/LTE makes no sense to me. My wife and I both have Surface Pros and we both carry Windows phones. Our phones have data plans and the ability to create a mobile hotspot (made easier by the fact that W10 can automatically "turn on" my phone's hotspot via Bluetooth). Why on earth would I pay for a third or fourth line to support a function I can already accomplish with our existing gear? Waste.
    Chippy757 and NIELSON ACOSTA like this.
    11-29-2017 10:53 AM
  8. Tales Normando's Avatar
    Definitely, if I get to go to a Surface selling country in the near future. LTE, at the very least, would ensure the device would always be online so I could track its location in case of robbery.
    11-29-2017 10:59 AM
  9. randyoaks187's Avatar
    I was waiting for this until I saw the surface pro i5 256GB bundle at Costco for $1199. that was just way too good to pass up.

    Super excited for this LTE version of the Surface Pro as I often travel. My JetPack works okay but it takes a while to boot up and connect, and it's just another device that needs to be carried with me and constantly charged. Using a phone as a hotspot isn't ideal either... I can't wait for instant on and connectivity! Hopefully it works as advertised.

    So I walked into the Scottsdale Microsoft Store today just to look around and ask about the availability of the LTE version. They actually took my order for a December 1st delivery! Nice!!

    Anyone else planning on getting one?
    11-29-2017 11:00 AM
  10. Jonathan Matthis's Avatar
    Not excited and no need. Why? Getting an LTE device in addition to buying the device usually includes activation fees and adding another line to your account for an additional monthly expense regardless of the amount. Most people have smart phones and have wifi hotspot capability built in. It is a far cheaper option to use your wifi hotspot on your phone that you always keep with you than pay for additional monthly fees for another device. Additionally the speed of your hotspot would be identical to that of the built in LTE on the Pro.
    11-29-2017 11:20 AM
  11. anguilla1980's Avatar
    I'm not. MS ***** footed around anouncing a release date for months, years even since the SP3 for when an LTE SP would be out. I ended up buying a new SP4 before they FINALLY announced it. So no. I'll wait for the LTE SP5 before upgrading.
    11-29-2017 11:31 AM
  12. beman39's Avatar
    Getting an SP w/LTE makes no sense to me. My wife and I both have Surface Pros and we both carry Windows phones. Our phones have data plans and the ability to create a mobile hotspot (made easier by the fact that W10 can automatically "turn on" my phone's hotspot via Bluetooth). Why on earth would I pay for a third or fourth line to support a function I can already accomplish with our existing gear? Waste.
    exactly this... never understood paying ANOTHER over priced data plan... don't get it. if you're too lazy to click 1 button, then you've got problems LOL
    11-29-2017 11:31 AM
  13. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    At which point do we stop salivating over a basic technology that a $50 phone already has?
    This is getting ridiculous already. Just stick a cheap LTE circuit in there instead of charging 200 more bucks for - as of 2017 - such a primitive thing.
    11-29-2017 11:42 AM
  14. tflash's Avatar
    I don't even get mobile data plans for my phone. I pay for internet at home, that's enough.
    11-29-2017 12:20 PM
  15. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Super excited for this LTE version of the Surface Pro as I often travel. My JetPack works okay but it takes a while to boot up and connect, and it's just another device that needs to be carried with me and constantly charged. Using a phone as a hotspot isn't ideal either... I can't wait for instant on and connectivity! Hopefully it works as advertised.

    So I walked into the Scottsdale Microsoft Store today just to look around and ask about the availability of the LTE version. They actually took my order for a December 1st delivery! Nice!!

    Anyone else planning on getting one?
    Yes seriously thinking about getting an LTE version.can't wait either. Fingersccrossed no early adopters major issues occur. Thinking about waiting a bit after official release, just in case
    11-29-2017 02:27 PM
  16. SvenJ's Avatar
    Nah. I have a Surface 3 with LTE and rarely use it. One time I fired up my phone hotspot because I actually forgot the Surface had LTE. I don't leave it turned on, as it is just another power sucker. Not excessive, but it is unnecessary when WiFi is so prevalent. Now, let me tell you about a giant irritant. If you are connected to WiFi, but that WiFi is unable to connect you to the internet, LTE will not work. You will need to turn off WiFi before you can connect. This can happen if you are at home, on Wii, but your provider is down, or if you are at one of those free WiFi spots that requires you to accept their terms via browser before granting you internet access. There was a big stink made about the new LTE Apple watch, because it was connecting to public WiFi, but you couldn't accept the terms, so it looked like the LTE connectivity was down. Folks they all work that way. If the WiFi is 'connected', you won't get LTE data. Try it at home, unplug your ISP from the wall but leave the WiFi up. Your phone, iPad, Surface with LTE will stay connected to WiFi, but you won't get anywhere on your browser over LTE. It assumes it should be using WiFi. Turn the WiFi off on your device and you will be back on the internet. It's normal, sort of by design, but annoying if you don't realize that is happening.
    BTW, the extra charge on AT&T family plan is just $10 for the Surface, so not a deal breaker.
    11-29-2017 06:27 PM
  17. Nokia5110's Avatar
    With 16 GB from $30 down under why would I dream for another line? Hotspot from da phone, walla!
    11-30-2017 04:59 AM
  18. CrippsCorner's Avatar
    Agree with many others... tethering from your phone is obviously the way forward :) (if you have enough data - I have 26Gb)

    Sod signing up to another bill!
    11-30-2017 05:23 AM
  19. Martin Plamondon's Avatar
    My phone's hotspot is enough. And I also have a Windows phone which the PC can turn on the hotspot automatically.
    Only downside is that when making a phone call, LTE drops back to 3G for the duration of the call. I don't know if it's the same everywhere or just a limitation of my carrier (Bell Canada).
    11-30-2017 08:15 AM
  20. Mancncheese's Avatar
    I don't own a Surface Pro yet. So, yes!

    I have an unlocked LG G5 with a sim slot that pops out on the side. I hope it will be more efficient to swap sims instead of using a hotspot. The only question is, can you make or take a call with SP?
    11-30-2017 08:39 AM
  21. noirsoft's Avatar
    Not getting one. Very happy with my i7 2017 model, and wouldn't trade the i7 for an i5 with LTE.
    11-30-2017 03:31 PM
  22. Wheels_____'s Avatar
    I was excited about it until I heard the i7 won't have it. Why not go all in Microsoft?
    11-30-2017 08:12 PM

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