Can you use a cellular watch without a contract ?

whitedragon101

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My carrier ( Three in the UK) doesn’t yet support Apple Watch but I suspect it will in the next year or so.

Can I buy and use the cellular version and use it just like the WiFi version until my carrier supports it?
 

I am Sampson

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Yes. You do not have to purchase a cellular contract.
Are you sure? I went into two seperate EE stores today (just to be certain) and both said there was no way on earth I could get cellular on an Apple Watch and still keep my EE iPhone as pay as you go.
I only pay £10 a month and get unlimited texts and 6.5gb data and they couldn’t get anywhere near that with a contract.
 

ukms

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Are you sure? I went into two seperate EE stores today (just to be certain) and both said there was no way on earth I could get cellular on an Apple Watch and still keep my EE iPhone as pay as you go.
I only pay £10 a month and get unlimited texts and 6.5gb data and they couldn’t get anywhere near that with a contract.
That’s different to what the OP asked ..... you can buy an LTE AW and not use the LTE functionality...... I currently use a S3 LTE but have removed the esim from my contract in preparation for my S4.

Whether EE let you connect your AW to your contract is up to them, not all contracts allow an AW to be connected. I think PAYG and many corporate contracts can’t be used.
 
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