Possible to use Pre-Paid SIM on Apple Watch 4?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by 212rikanmofo, May 14, 2019.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    I travel often and often times use Pre-Paid SIM when I go to Asia. Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, etc.

    Would I be able to use my AW4 with a pre-paid sim card? I'm not sure how it works.
  2. StumpyBloke Suspended


    Apr 21, 2012
  3. oeagleo macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2016
    West Jordan, Utah
    I use the Pre-paid (TracFone) sim in my iPhone x, but they do not support the E-Sim in the watch. Won't work.
  4. parseckadet macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    There is no sim slot on the watch, it's e-sim only. But beyond that, your watch cannot be activated or even roam on a network outside the country in which you bought it.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    if your phone is working and has internet connection through the pre-paid sim, as long as the phone and watch are physically close to each other they will work.

    if the phone is not close, your watch can join wi-fi networks,

    you just won't be able to use the watch if you aren't close to phone or wifi.
    **It might roam, which depending on your cell plan at home could be expensive, talk to your home carrier what charges might be incurred, and you should turn off the cellular in the watch settings, if you don't want to accidentally jump onto cell and find those charges on your bill.

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