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It’s $10 a month for my wife’s “free” Apple SE with cellular, for unlimited usage.


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It’s $10 a month for my wife’s “free” Apple SE with cellular, for unlimited usage.


The year I decide to upgrade my watch, which will be a few more years, I will look further into the cellular option. I would love to be able to make cellular calls and data from my watch without my phone around.




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I can't speak about the Apple watch but my Galaxy watch has a $10 line on T-mobile and it's only good for cellular and data for the apps on the watch. It won't act as a hotspot for data though.
 
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I guess I will have to check with AT&T when the time comes I choose to upgrade. For my phone plan, I still have the very old grandfathered unlimited data plan that they hate people still have and always try to get you out of it. They won’t let you have a hotspot option with the grandfathered plan. My guess is they won’t let me do anything with an iWatch with that plan.




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We're on the same grandfathered ATT unlimited plan, been on it for over 10 years I think.




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Technically the watch has its own SIM and number and IMEI

The number shows up on my bill with a PA phone number. I have no cause for a number from the PA area.
 
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Technically the watch has its own SIM ...
If it's ever been provisioned. It can't have a SIM if it hasn't been provisioned. A SIM is carrier- and account-specific.
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... and IMEI
It would have to. The IMEI on a mobile device is kind of like the MAC address on a network device.



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It can't have a SIM if it hasn't been provisioned
Not true.

Iwatches that are cellular capable come with eSIMs that cannot be added later.

The eSIM is locked to the watch, not the carrier.
 
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I guess I will have to check with AT&T when the time comes I choose to upgrade. For my phone plan, I still have the very old grandfathered unlimited data plan that they hate people still have and always try to get you out of it. They won’t let you have a hotspot option with the grandfathered plan. My guess is they won’t let me do anything with an iWatch with that plan.


You might want to check and see if this is still a good value for you. How much data do you actually use on your phone?

Just as one example, you can get unlimited data on Visible Wireless (owned by Verizon) for $25/mo. and then add an Apple Watch for an extra $5/mo.
 
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Nullus Anxietas
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It can't have a SIM if it hasn't been provisioned
Not true.

Iwatches that are cellular capable come with eSIMs that cannot be added later.
I stand corrected.



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I’ve had an iPhone watch for 3 years. I don’t pay cell service for it. But I was surprised recently when my phone was over two miles away and I was able to receive a call on the watch.

I’ve received calls on the phone before but it was no more than 100 ft away inside the house. I don’t see the point of getting cell service for it as I usually have my phone. I use it to alert me of notifications while my phone is silent and in my pocket.



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Thank you
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I have the Cell/WiFi model, for the reasons others have said, I can leave the phone in the car or at home and still have contact with the watch, need to carry the ear pods more often, talking through the watch works but then you're on speaker and I don't care for that.

$10 a month added per device to your cell plan, it shares whatever plan you are on minutes wise. If you don't add it to the cell plan you'll need your phone near it to make/take a call through it.

Costco has good prices on Apple Products, Woot sells refurb apple products too, we bought my dad one and saved quite a bit on the watch.
 
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