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Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

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Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

Will I have to pay a cellular service plan for the new Apple Watch series 3 GPS + Cellular?
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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

@sandblaster, thanks for trying to help.  I have not received confirmation, but you may be right.  When I was trying to order my watch about 30 minutes after they started selling them it was forcing me to add it to the plan and it was charging me $40 extra for the device!  Of course I did not go ahead with the purchase and I bought it at BestBuy instead.  However, I just tried again in the AT&T website (just for curiosity) by adding a watch to my shopping bag and it now showed $10 so they must have solved the issue.  I hope that is what I get once I receive it and activate it next Friday.

 

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Activating service on Apple Watch 3

What are the various options to activate a new Apple Watch 3 on an existing Mobile Share account on the AT&T cellular network?
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Re: Activating service on Apple Watch 3

@PaulG77T  This is from AT&T on setting up service with the Apple Watch 3. Hope this helps. 

 

https://www.att.com/shop/apple-watch.html

 

 

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

Have an M cell at home to boast my iPhones use at home;

will the new Apple watch cellular work with M cell?

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?


@ErikNK wrote:

Have an M cell at home to boast my iPhones use at home;

will the new Apple watch cellular work with M cell?


I'm thinking no.  Your mcell isn't LTE, right?

But I'm thinking the phone is just LTE or WiFI (but that is a total guess) so if it hits the WiFi, I'd think that's be as good as or better than the mcell.

 

 

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Horrible experience and hours on phone and runaround trying to get watch connected. Then to be told I need unlimited plan. Good news is unlimited plan is no brainer if multiple lines, you watch HBO and want low cost tv solution for select viewing in my case. Poorly communicated tho by Apple and ATT. 

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@Buckoa

You needed a current plan, but unlimited is not required.  Sounds like your good with it, so no big deal.  But customers shouldn’t be forced onto unlimited if they have the Mobile Share Advantage plan and want to keep it.  

I have noticed the wording on the watch sales page no longer limits it to the currently offered plans.  I don’t see why it wouldn’t be allowed on any shared data plan.  

 

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

I just received my first month's bill after adding my Apple WatchSeries 3 to my bill. I was charged the $10 fee, and in addition, I was charged a separate $49.95 fee for the new phone number the watch now has. When I spoke to an AT&T representative and their manager, I was informed I now had to pay for that additional number each month. That brings my total to $59.95, and a lot more than just $10.

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@MichaelMcP69 wrote:

I just received my first month's bill after adding my Apple WatchSeries 3 to my bill. I was charged the $10 fee, and in addition, I was charged a separate $49.95 fee for the new phone number the watch now has. When I spoke to an AT&T representative and their manager, I was informed I now had to pay for that additional number each month. That brings my total to $59.95, and a lot more than just $10.


The $10 is the fee for the number/line.  

 

I don't know what that $49.95 is for.  It should be pretty clear on the bill, it should be like a receipt listing $49.95 and what it's for written next to it.

 

Some people with grandfathered plans can't have another line added to it, so they'd add a plan. So a plan plus a charge.

 

Can't tell what yours is for unless you tell us specifically what the bill says.

 

 

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

The $49.95 was for the additional phone line associated with the watch.
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