The Apple Watch is one of the few smartwatches that comes with a cellular version, which means you can acquire a cellular plan and use the watch to make calls and send messages.
If you have an Apple Watch cellular or are thinking about getting one and want to know which carriers support it, this article is for you.
I’ll tell you all you need to know about the Apple Watch Cellular in this guide. Let’s get started straight now.
How does Apple Watch Cellular work?
The Apple Watch does not require a physical SIM card to connect to a network carrier; all that is required is a valid cellular plan. The Apple Watch cellular can reach the network carrier once it has a valid cellular plan, and you may begin making calls and sending messages directly from the watch. The operation of the Apple Watch Cellular is remarkably similar to that of a smartphone.
What Cellular Carriers Support the Apple Watch Series 6 In USA?
Almost all major network carriers in the United States provide cellular plans that can be used with your Apple Watch Series 6 Cellular. The following network carriers in the United States provide cellular plans for the Apple Watch Series 6.
- Bluegrass Cellular
- C Spire
- T-Mobile USA
- US Cellular
- Verizon Wireless
- Xfinity Mobile
Similarly, the following network carriers support Canada’s Apple Watch Series 6 cellular plans.
- Freedom mobile
What Carriers Support Apple Watch Family Setup?
Family Setup is an extremely handy feature that enables members who do not own an iPhone for calling and sending messages directly from the Apple Watch. The Family Setup is supported by the following network carriers in the United States.
- C Spire
- T-Mobile USA
- Verizon Wireless
Can the Apple Watch Cellular be used with any carrier?
Yes, Apple Watch will operate with any carrier if you use the same carrier for your iPhone. For example, if you use Verizon for your iPhone and wish to connect your Apple Watch to T-Mobile, you won’t be able to do so.
Similarly, if you travel internationally, you will be unable to connect to certain non-US networks due to the Apple Watch’s cellular lock. So, if you frequently travel to other countries, you should choose an Apple Watch version that is supported in the countries you frequently visit.
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Do Carrier Fees Apply to Apple Watch Cellular Plans?
Yes, your Apple Watch’s cellular Plan, like our smartphone data plans, will cost you money, and network operators typically charge for the Plan in addition to your smartphone payment.
How much do Apple Watch Cellular Plans cost?
There are various carriers for Apple Watch Cellular, and each carrier has different plans from which to choose. Prices typically begin around $10 per month and vary depending on the provider. So, go to your carrier’s website to find out more about the cellular plans available for your Apple Watch.
Can you still take calls on your Apple Watch if you don’t have cellular service?
You can’t receive calls directly on your Apple Watch if you don’t have a cellular plan. You may, however, connect it to your iPhone and receive calls on your Apple Watch.
Can you text on the Apple Watch if you don’t have cellular service?
You won’t send or receive messages directly from the Apple Watch if you don’t have a good cellular plan. You may send and receive texts using Bluetooth by connecting your iPhone to your Apple Watch.
Is it possible to switch my Verizon Apple Watch to AT&T?
Yes, you can transfer your Verizon Apple Watch to AT&T as long as you also transfer your iPhone from Verizon to AT&T. The only need here is that the Apple Watch and iPhone be connected to the same network. As long as this criterion is met, you are free to switch between as many carriers as you choose.
Is it possible to use Apple Watch Cellular without a plan?
If you don’t want to utilize the cellular functions on your Apple Watch, such as calls and texts, you can do so without a Plan. It will function similarly to a standard Apple Watch, and if you need to make calls or receive texts, you must have a valid Cellular Plan.
Is it possible for my Apple Watch to have the same phone number as my phone?
Yes, it is possible, thanks to services like Verizon NumberShare and AT&T NumberSync. You may find out more about it by visiting this guide, where I explain how to duplicate your phone number on the Apple Watch.
Can you use Apple Watch Internationally?
Yes, you can use Apple Watch internationally, although there are certain limitations. Some Apple Watch models do not work effectively with non-US network carriers. So, if you want to use your Apple Watch internationally, you’ll need to discover network operators that support your Apple Watch model.
That’s all for now, guys. Now that you know which carriers offer Apple Watch Cellular, you can purchase a cellular plan to make calls and send texts directly from your watch. I’ve also answered some frequently asked questions concerning Apple Watch Cellular, which should help clear up any confusion you may have. Please share any questions or recommendations in the comments section.
Hi! I’m hoping you can answer some questions for me. If cellular calls are made from an Apple Watch, are they considered “verified by carrier”? Some of my boyfriends calls to and from me are not showing up with a check mark next to them. At the bottom of that contact’s call log says “calls with a check mark have been verified by the carrier”. I am unsure what this means. I would appreciate any help!!
Caller Verified enhancement (STIR/SHAKEN) New FCC standards of STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) have been adapted to help fight scam callers industry-wide. Caller Verified Enhancement, is a new technology aimed at reducing spoofed calls to customers. Spoofed calls occur when a scammer temporarily hijacks a number to match the area code and prefix of the person's phone number being targeted. Current protection apps only block known scam numbers, not spoofed calls. Calls marked as verified have an on-screen display when a call has been verified. Non-verified calls or calls from customers of other mobile carriers continue to come in as not verified.