Apple Watch GPS + Cellular

Stay connected when you’re away from your phone.

Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra cellular models with an active service plan allow you to make calls, send texts, and so much more — all without your iPhone. You can complete a call to emergency services even when you’re traveling abroad just by pressing and holding the side button.1 And now with Family Setup, members of your family who don’t own an iPhone can use Apple Watch.

Cellular service support.

To cover the LTE and UMTS bands used around the world, there are two separate cellular models for Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra. They have been optimized for use in the country of purchase, and not all models work in all countries or regions. There is no single model that supports cellular service worldwide. To see which carriers in your country or region offer cellular service for Apple Watch, refer to the chart below.2

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Family Setup support.

Family Setup allows you to use your iPhone to set up an Apple Watch for kids or older adults in your household. The watch can then be used with its own phone number and account. The provider’s cellular service lets you connect your family member’s watch to the cellular network with its own mobile service plan, so the family member can stay connected even without your iPhone nearby. To see which carriers support Family Setup for GPS + Cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later, refer to the chart below.

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Check with your carrier to see if your iPhone plan is eligible for Apple Watch cellular service. If you have an enterprise or corporate cellular service plan, check with your company or carrier to see if they support this feature. Prepaid accounts and some older accounts may not be supported.

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Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch Series 8
  • Model A2772 (41mm)
  • Model A2774 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2726 (40mm)
  • Model A2727 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra
  • Model A2622
LTE
  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 6 (850MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 12 (700 MHz)
  • 13 (700c MHz)
  • 14 (700 PS)
  • 17 (700b MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
UMTS
  • 2100 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 1700/2100 MHz
  • 850 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Carriers
United States
  • Appalachian Wireless4

  • AT&T3 Supports Family Setup

C Spire4 Supports Family Setup

Carolina West
Wireless
4

Cellcom Wisconsin4

  • GCI
  • Nex-Tech Wireless4

Spectrum Mobile

Sprint, now part of
T-Mobile
4 Supports Family Setup

T-Mobile USA3 Supports Family Setup

US Cellular4 Supports Family Setup

Verizon
Wireless
3 Supports Family Setup

  • Visible4

Xfinity
Mobile
4

Canada
  • Bell4 Supports Family Setup
  • Freedom4
  • Rogers4
  • Sasktel
  • Telus Supports Family Setup
  • Virgin Plus
Ecuador
  • Claro
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
  • Claro4
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch Series 8
  • Model A2773 (41mm)
  • Model A2775 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2725 (40mm)
  • Model A2724 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra
  • Model A2684
LTE
  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 6 (850MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 28 (700 APT MHz)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
UMTS
  • 2100 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 1700/2100 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Carriers
Australia
  • Optus
  • Telstra4
  • Vodafone
Austria
  • A1
  • Drei3
  • Magenta3
Bahrain
Belgium
  • Telenet4
Bulgaria
  • Yettel
Colombia
  • Claro
Cyprus
  • Cyta
Czech Republic
Denmark
  • 33
  • Telenor3
  • Telia3
  • Telmore4
  • YouSee3
Estonia
  • Telia3
Finland
  • DNA
  • Elisa
  • Telia
France
  • Orange
  • SFR
Germany
  • 1&1
  • O23
  • Telekom3 Supports Family Setup
  • Vodafone
Hungary
  • Magyar Telekom
Iceland
  • Nova
India
  • Airtel
  • Reliance Jio4
  • Vodafone
Italy
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au4 Supports Family Setup
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Rakuten4
  • SoftBank3
Latvia
  • Telia
Lithuania
Malaysia
  • Celcom
  • Digi4
  • Maxis
Netherlands
New Zealand
  • Spark
Norway
  • OneCall3
  • Telenor3
  • Telia3 Supports Family Setup
Phillipines
  • Globe
Poland
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile4
Portugal
  • NOS
  • Vodafone
Qatar
  • Ooredoo
  • Vodafone
Romania
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily
  • STC
  • Zain
Singapore
  • M1
  • Singtel Supports Family Setup
  • Starhub Supports Family Setup
South Korea
  • KT4
  • LG U+4
  • SK Telecom4
Spain
  • Movistar3 Supports Family Setup
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
Sri Lanka
  • Dialog
Sweden
  • Tele2
  • Telenor3
  • Telia3Supports Family Setup
  • Tre3
Switzerland
  • Sunrise Supports Family Setup
  • Swisscom3 Supports Family Setup
Taiwan
  • APT4
  • Chunghwa Telecom3 Supports Family Setup
  • FarEasTone4 Supports Family Setup
  • Taiwan Mobile Supports Family Setup
Turkey
  • Turkcell
United Arab Emirates
  • du
  • Etisalat
  • Virgin Mobile
United Kingdom
  • 3
  • EE Supports Family Setup
  • O2
  • Vodafone
Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch Series 8
  • Model A2857 (41mm)
  • Model A2858 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2855 (40mm)
  • Model A2856 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra
  • Model A2859
This product has been optimized for use in China mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao.
LTE
  • 1 (2100 MHz)
  • 2 (1900 MHz)
  • 3 (1800 MHz)
  • 4 (AWS)
  • 5 (850 MHz)
  • 6 (850MHz)
  • 7 (2600 MHz)
  • 8 (900 MHz)
  • 18 (800 MHz)
  • 19 (800 MHz)
  • 20 (800 DD)
  • 25 (1900 MHz)
  • 26 (800 MHz)
  • 28 (700 APT MHz)
  • 39 (TD 1900)
  • 40 (TD 2300)
  • 41 (TD 2500)
  • 66 (AWS-3)
UMTS
  • 2100 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 1700/2100 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Carriers
China mainland
  • China Mobile4
  • China Telecom4 Supports Family Setup
  • China Unicom Supports Family Setup
Hong Kong
  • 10103 Supports Family Setup
  • 33
  • China Mobile Hong Kong3
  • csl3
  • SmarTone3 Supports Family Setup
  • Sun Mobile
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Compatible Models
Apple Watch Ultra
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 8
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch SE
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 7
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 6
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 5
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 4
GPS + Cellular
Country or Region
Supported Carriers
United States
Australia
  • Truphone
Bahrain
  • Batelco4
  • Zain
Canada
  • Bell4
  • Telus
China mainland
Service availability and supported cities for Apple Watch are determined by each carrier. Contact your carrier for service and city details.
  • China Telecom4
  • China Unicom
France
  • Truphone4
Germany
  • Telekom4
  • Truphone4
Hong Kong
This product has been optimized for use in Hong Kong and will not work in mainland China.
  • 1O1O4
  • csl4
  • SmarTone
Japan
  • au4
Kuwait
  • Zain
Norway
  • Telia
Poland
  • Truphone4
Singapore
  • Singtel
  • Starhub
Spain
  • Movistar
  • Truphone4
Sweden
  • Telia
Switzerland
  • Sunrise4
  • Swisscom4
Taiwan
  • Chungwa Telecom4
  • FarEasTone4
  • Taiwan Mobile
Thailand
  • AIS4
  • dtac4
  • TrueMove H3
United Kingdom
  • EE
  • Truphone4