Apple watch series 3 LTE

James2McGill3

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Sep 9, 2019
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I am planning to buy an apple watch series 3 lte, in Uk (that have the same bands in Spain) is like 100 euros cheaper. If i put a spanish sim in the uk series 3 will work perfectly?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I am planning to buy an apple watch series 3 lte, in Uk (that have the same bands in Spain) is like 100 euros cheaper. If i put a spanish sim in the uk series 3 will work perfectly?
There's no physical SIM in an Apple Watch.
 

Lyn2012

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Dec 26, 2007
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As it’s already been said, there is no physical Sim in the AW. However, yes a watch bought in the UK will work in Spain. I tried using my cellular S5 with Vodafone but it only ever worked sporadically (unable to send/receive texts only iMessages, not receiving calls and unable to use Siri) when away from my phone, despite many calls to Apple and Vodafone. I’m now back to using AW when my phone is nearby.
 

James2McGill3

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eSim, sorry i forgot. @Lyn2012 But if i am living in Spain and i buy the apple watch through ebay (buying the european version), will i can use/work the cellular in the apple watch (obiusly having a esim and mobile rate with vodafone or any other mobile company)
 

Lyn2012

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Dec 26, 2007
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eSim, sorry i forgot. @Lyn2012 But if i am living in Spain and i buy the apple watch through ebay (buying the european version), will i can use/work the cellular in the apple watch (obiusly having a esim and mobile rate with vodafone or any other mobile company)
I would think so, however I can’t say from personal experience as my watch was bought in the UK.
 

FenC

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Oct 5, 2016
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Check the model number Apple sells in the UK (or wherever you buy it) and in Spain. If it’s the same then it’s the same. I would be surprised if it is different. The ones we get here in NZ (and Australia) are the same at UK and Germany, and I think there may only be two versions with the US / Canada etc being different.

The rest of the question is for the Spanish telco as it’s over to them once you have a compatible watch. It’s entirely up to them if they will connect a watch bought somewhere else or not. Here in NZ the telco that finally started to support the Watch last December don’t care where it came from, but in Europe they are still stuck in the network locked phone mentality aren’t they?
 
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