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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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ACE - Sage

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


@PDADoc wrote:

I just got this watch.  So, if I add a cellular line for the watch to my plan, will I lose my grandfathered unlimited data plan?  I won't do it if this is the case.


You can keep the old plan, but from what I understand, you can’t add lines, so the watch will probably be on its own plan.  Kind of expensive. You might have looked at the newer plans when they were a good deal.  Not so much now. 

 

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Message 31 of 40
Teacher

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

So how does that work?  I don't mind paying the $10/month, but more than that isn't worth it to me.  Thanks for the response, BTW.

Message 32 of 40
ACE - Sage

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

I can’t swear to it....

The minimum new plan is $10 + $25 data plan.    

Even if they let you add to the old plan, the individual data plans are even more (aren’t they up to $45?). 

Are you using enough data to justify keeping the old plan?

 

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Message 33 of 40
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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

If it's that much, then it's really not worth it to me.  As for my grandfathered plan, it's definitely worth it to me to keep it, especially the way these carriers keep changing everything.  I'll give them a call and see what they tell me.

 

Thanks to everyone who responded.

Message 34 of 40
Teacher

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

Just spoke to AT&T.  It's $10/month, added onto my plan.  And I don't have to give up my grandfathered unlimited data plan, so it's all good.

 

Thanks again, everyone.

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ACE - Expert

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


@PDADoc wrote:

Just spoke to AT&T.  It's $10/month, added onto my plan.  

 


Did you ask? or did you actually do it?  Just curious.

 

And I don't have to give up my grandfathered unlimited data plan, so it's all good.

Can I be nosy and ask why you're hanging on to that plan? (Have you looked at the newer and possibly cheaper plans that have more features?)

 

 

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Message 36 of 40
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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

Answer to question 1: I asked to verify the actual policy, but I didn't sign-up just yet, I'm still thinking about it.

 

Answer to question 2: I'm hanging onto that plan because it suits my needs, the price is still right, and I don't really see any need to change it.

Message 37 of 40
ACE - Expert

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


@PDADoc wrote:

Answer to question 2: I'm hanging onto that plan because it suits my needs, the price is still right, and I don't really see any need to change it.


Just keep in mind, at some point you might want some of the new features of the new plans and they might not offer them anymore.

 

 

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Message 38 of 40
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Re: Apple Watch series 3 GPS+Cellular, service plan?

Update: I had decided to take the leap and try it out for the three-month trial period to see if it was worth keeping.  So I went through the setup process, logged in with my account information, and (BAM!) a message pops up telling me that I can't get cellular service on my watch with my current rate plan (the grandfathered unlimited data plan).  

 

I knew there had to be a catch somewhere.

Message 39 of 40
ACE - Expert

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


@PDADoc wrote:

Update: I had decided to take the leap and try it out for the three-month trial period to see if it was worth keeping.  So I went through the setup process, logged in with my account information, and (BAM!) a message pops up telling me that I can't get cellular service on my watch with my current rate plan (the grandfathered unlimited data plan).  

I knew there had to be a catch somewhere.


And that would be why I asked if you only asked or if you did it. Just because they think the answer is yes, it doesn't always mean the answer is actually yes.

 

That said, even IF they can do it, I wouldn't think you could do it on-line, I'd think you'd need assistance for that older plan. 

 

 

 

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