Does cellular need to be activated.....

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by richardjhurst, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. richardjhurst macrumors member

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    My question is that If I purchase the gps+cellular version will it work like a normal Apple watch if you do not activate/use the cellular part. I really want the stainless steel version so this seems my only option. Also as the current only UK provider is EE and I'm with Three will I be able to activate it once the other networks get onboard or will the ones going on sale on 22nd Sept always be a EE requirement or do they have a non operator sim in that you just link/activate to your own network??
     
  2. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    If you pay in full you should be able to just like a LTE ipad.
     
  3. ascender macrumors 68020

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    It's an eSIM and docs mention service activation so looks like it will work just like the built-in Apple sim in iPads - it's unlocked and you can use all other functionality.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I was reading earlier, that another forum member was reporting that the LTE can be disabled if somebody chooses to.
     
  5. dave006 Contributor

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    The default behavior is to Activate the LTE feature during the initial sync between your iPhone and the Apple Watch 3 LTE. You can chose not to complete the activation and do it later or not at all.

    Dave
     

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