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Apple has begun selling the Apple Watch models with cellular connectivity in Belgium for the first time, reports iCulture.

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Only the aluminum and stainless steel versions are available in cellular variants on Apple's regional online store – the titanium model currently remains unavailable.

Belgian provider Telenet will be the first provider to support 4G connectivity on Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE models. Pre-orders for the models from Telenet opened on November 10 and the cellular service launches on November 13. Prices start at 349 euros.

The network operator made the announcement in a press release, which revealed that it will also allow customers to share the same number between their iPhone SIM and the Apple Watch eSIM, under its Telenet One Number package.

Article Link: Apple Watch Cellular Models Now Available in Belgium, Telenet Exclusive Provider
 

houttbe

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Orange Belgium is taking forever to support the Watch... they offer eSims for the iPhone since early this year and say they’re “working” on the Watch but so far no news... In other Orange countries (France, Spain, Poland, Romania) no problem but Belgium is falling off the map.

Hopefully competition by Telenet gives them a kick in the butt and they get their act together now!
 

Koudspeel

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Well done Belgium! As a jealous Dutchie I hope our providers will get their heads out of their *sses and start supporting the Apple Watch eSIM soon as well!
 
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I wish there was a plan where I can include the Apple Watch cellular with my iPhone cellular plan instead of paying extra. I cannot justify the cost of the Apple Watch cellular plan when I won't be using cellular anywhere near as much as it costs.
 
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Syb56

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I wish there was a plan where I can include the Apple Watch cellular with my iPhone cellular plan instead of paying extra. I cannot justify the cost of the Apple Watch cellular plan when I won't be using cellular anywhere near as much as it costs.
But it’s included in the plan? Or are you not talking about Belgium?
 

AeroEngineer

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Great! Now move up the release up north, so myself and other Dutchies can enjoy the cellular watches (or other finishes than just aluminium). I know.. I can get one Germany or so. Actually got both my stainless steel watches in the US, but I'd like to have them available at my 'local' store. Again, I know, first world problems :D
 

jcljcl

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Is just an announcement without substance.

A full blown subscription is needed : minima is internet and cell monthly plan !!!! Check news and plan constraints!!!

But cherry on the cake, only works in conjunction with a Std SIM for the cell so the eSIM in cell is not supported.

But the real damper : only available to Flanders region, which to my knowledge is part of Belgium but not Belgium

So less than 50% of the country could be entitled to.

At cost of a joint Internet Cell plan starting at 63€ ....
 

Lycanthrope

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Let's hope a Proximus deal follows soon!
Proximus announced e-SIM for compatible phones at the beginning of October, but nothing yet for activating on the Watch.

Pretty pathetic from the Belgian operators.

Got my previous S5SS and current S6SG from Amazon - Apple Brussels refuse to even look at it when I told them I thought the HR sensor had an issue, said they “weren’t allowed to by Belgian law”. What a crock of ****
 

MHenr

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Is just an announcement without substance.

A full blown subscription is needed : minima is internet and cell monthly plan !!!! Check news and plan constraints!!!

But cherry on the cake, only works in conjunction with a Std SIM for the cell so the eSIM in cell is not supported.

But the real damper : only available to Flanders region, which to my knowledge is part of Belgium but not Belgium

So less than 50% of the country could be entitled to.

At cost of a joint Internet Cell plan starting at 63€ ....
Well they've marketed well I'd say.

If you're a Telenet customer you can pretty much enjoy the service for free as it's included with your existing subscription. If you'd really like to enjoy the service but you're not an existing customer, then maybe it's enough of an incentive to make you switch te Telenet.
These are commercial companies fighting for revenue and customers after all.

On the other hand I agree it's a shame though, because Telenet only services Flanders (60% of the Belgian population). Other groups they're missing are the large group of people who enjoy cell service through their employer but have a Telenet subscription for TV and internet.
With Apple selling somewhat luxury items, a large part of their target audience (middle-upper class income) have no individual cell subscription.
 

Donnacha

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I've just bought the basic aluminum Series 6.

Would have been happy to spend far more on a steel cellular, along with matching fancy straps, if it was available in Ireland.
 
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