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Question: Apple Watch Cellular capability for Americans living overseas

I am a service member living overseas. Is it possible for my US bought Apple watch series 3 gps and cellular work with my telecom cellular plan?

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Dec 9, 2017 4:08 AM in response to mbmibelle In response to mbmibelle

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is not locked to any specific carrier and has a built-in eSIM that copies information from the iPhone's SIM card.


The built-in cellular features require a carrier plan for your iPhone in your country of use that specifically includes support for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), including the carrier activating the device on the plan.


If buying Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) in one country to use in another, then, in order to use the built-in cellular feature, you would need to buy a model that supports the relevant LTE and UMTS bands for your intended country of use and your supported carrier there.


There are three different regional versions of Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), each supporting different LTE and UMTS bands, as detailed here:


Apple Watch - Carriers - Apple


If in doubt, I suggest that you contact your preferred intended carrier to ask whether any given model can be used on their network with a plan that they may offer or plan on offering for iPhone that supports Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular).


Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) can also be used without activating the built-in cellular feature, in which case it functions like a GPS-only model.


The built-in cellular features cannot be used when roaming. Also keep in mind that warranty service availability may be restricted.

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