Cellular Apple Watch series 5?

ny-apple

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Oct 7, 2016
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Hey everyone, I would like to purchase the cellular version apple watch 5 and plan for someone else. We both use Sprint but separate accounts. My question is can I purchase the watch/plan on my account and they just link it to the iphone on their account? Or would they have to get the watch/plan on their account to link it to their iphone? It's a gift so I don't want them to be responsible for the bill. Anyone knows if this is possible?
 

sjinsjca

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Sounds like a question for Sprint. There may be differences between carriers in how they'd handle a situation like this, so the experience of someone on (for example) Verizon might not map to your situation. I'd suggest: call Sprint.
 
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sirghost

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Get the watch but do not activate it.

Then the person who receives it would follow the steps below.


  1. Make sure the Apple Watch is turned on and open the Watch App on the primary iPhone. Click "Start Pairing."
  2. Hold the Apple Watch up to the iPhone’s camera and align it to the frame shown on the screen.
  3. Apple Watch is now paired. Click on "Set Up Apple Watch" on the app screen.
  4. Select the "Wrist Preference" and answer the question.
  5. Review and agree to the "Terms and Conditions."
  6. On the "Shared Settings" screen, tap "OK."
  7. On "Apple Watch Passcode" screen select "Create a Passcode" or "Don't Add Passcode."
  8. On the "Activity" screen, choose "Set up Activity" or "Skip This Step."
  9. On the "Emergency SOS Screen," tap "Continue."
  10. In "Cellular Setup" on the app, tap "Set Up Cellular" to activate cellular service.
  11. Next you'll see "Choose Plan." Select the "$15 Unlimited Apple Watch Plan" and tap "Next."
  12. Review and verify a 911 Registered Location and tap "Next."
  13. Review and agree to the "Terms of Service."
  14. Tap "Submit" to send the activation request.
  15. Tap "OK" on the "Congratulations" screen.
  16. When screen displays a message of "Cellular is Ready," tap "Continue."
  17. Tap "Install All" or "Choose Later" for installing available apps.
  18. After the sync is done, you will receive a "Welcome to Apple Watch App" screen. Tap "OK."
 

ny-apple

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Original poster
Oct 7, 2016
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30
New York
Get the watch but do not activate it.

Then the person who receives it would follow the steps below.


  1. Make sure the Apple Watch is turned on and open the Watch App on the primary iPhone. Click "Start Pairing."
  2. Hold the Apple Watch up to the iPhone’s camera and align it to the frame shown on the screen.
  3. Apple Watch is now paired. Click on "Set Up Apple Watch" on the app screen.
  4. Select the "Wrist Preference" and answer the question.
  5. Review and agree to the "Terms and Conditions."
  6. On the "Shared Settings" screen, tap "OK."
  7. On "Apple Watch Passcode" screen select "Create a Passcode" or "Don't Add Passcode."
  8. On the "Activity" screen, choose "Set up Activity" or "Skip This Step."
  9. On the "Emergency SOS Screen," tap "Continue."
  10. In "Cellular Setup" on the app, tap "Set Up Cellular" to activate cellular service.
  11. Next you'll see "Choose Plan." Select the "$15 Unlimited Apple Watch Plan" and tap "Next."
  12. Review and verify a 911 Registered Location and tap "Next."
  13. Review and agree to the "Terms of Service."
  14. Tap "Submit" to send the activation request.
  15. Tap "OK" on the "Congratulations" screen.
  16. When screen displays a message of "Cellular is Ready," tap "Continue."
  17. Tap "Install All" or "Choose Later" for installing available apps.
  18. After the sync is done, you will receive a "Welcome to Apple Watch App" screen. Tap "OK."
Thanks for the info. For step 11, will that be a new plan because the watch was ordered with a plan?
 

sirghost

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Jun 22, 2014
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I would assume it’s the same plan, just on the account the iPhone is on.

Give sprint a call as this info came directly from there website.
 
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