Apple Watch GPS + Cellular

Stay connected when you’re away from your phone.

Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra GPS + 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 travelling 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.

Mobile service support.

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

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 mobile service lets you connect your family member’s watch to the mobile network with its own 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.

Jump to Family Setup carriers

Check with your carrier to see if your iPhone plan is eligible for Apple Watch mobile service. If you have an enterprise or corporate mobile 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 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
Singapore
Australia
  • Optus
  • Telstra3
  • Vodafone
Austria
  • A1
  • Drei1
  • Magenta1
Bahrain
  • Batelco3 Supports Family Setup
  • Viva
  • Zain Supports Family Setup
Belgium
  • Telenet3
Brazil
  • Claro
  • TIM
  • Vivo
Bulgaria
  • Yettel
Colombia
  • Claro
Cyprus
  • Cyta
Czechia
  • T-Mobile3
  • O2
Denmark
  • 31
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1
  • Telmore3
  • YouSee1
Estonia
  • Telia1
Finland
  • DNA
  • Elisa
  • Telia1
France
  • Orange
  • SFR
Germany
  • 1&1
  • O21
  • Telekom1 Supports Family Setup
  • Vodafone
Hungary
  • Magyar Telekom
Iceland
  • Nova
Israel
  • Cellcom1, 3
  • Hot Mobile
  • Partner3
  • Pelephone3
India
  • Airtel
  • Reliance Jio3
  • Vodafone
Italy
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au3 Supports Family Setup
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Rakuten3
  • SoftBank1, 3
Kuwait
  • Ooredoo
  • Viva
  • Zain Supports Family Setup
Latvia
  • LMT
Lithuania
  • Bite
  • Telia
Malaysia
  • Celcom
  • Digi3
  • Maxis
Netherlands
  • KPN
  • T-Mobile
New Zealand
  • Spark
Norway
  • OneCall1, 3
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1 Supports Family Setup
Oman
  • Omantel
Philippines
  • Globe
Poland
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile3
Portugal
  • NOS
  • Vodafone
Qatar
  • Ooredoo
  • Vodafone
Romania
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily
  • STC
  • Zain
South Africa
  • MTN
  • Vodacom
South Korea
  • KT3
  • LG U+3
  • SK Telecom3
Spain
  • Movistar1 Supports Family Setup
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
Sri Lanka
  • Dialog
Sweden
  • Tele 2
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1Supports Family Setup
  • Tre1
Switzerland
  • Sunrise Supports Family Setup
  • Swisscom1 Supports Family Setup
Taiwan
  • APT3
  • Chunghwa Telecom1, 3 Supports Family Setup
  • FarEasTone3 Supports Family Setup
  • Taiwan Mobile Supports Family Setup
Thailand
  • AIS3 Supports Family Setup
  • dtac3 Supports Family Setup
  • TrueMove H1, 3 Supports Family Setup
Turkey
  • Turkcell
United Arab Emirates
  • du
  • Etisalat
  • Virgin Mobile
United Kingdom
  • 3 Supports Family Setup
  • EE Supports Family Setup
  • O2
  • Vodafone
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
    Wireless3
  • AT&T1
    Supports Family Setup
  • C Spire3 Supports Family Setup
  • Carolina West Wireless3
  • Cellcom Wisconsin3

  • GCI
  • Nex-Tech Wireless3
  • Spectrum Mobile
  • Sprint, now part of
    T-Mobile
    3 Supports Family Setup
  • T-Mobile USA1 Supports Family Setup
  • US Cellular3 Supports Family Setup
  • Verizon
    Wireless1, 3 Supports Family Setup
  • Visible3
  • Xfinity
    Mobile3
Canada
  • Bell3 Supports Family Setup
  • Freedom3
  • Rogers3
  • Sasktel
  • Telus Supports Family Setup
  • Virgin Plus
Ecuador
  • Claro
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
  • Claro3
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
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 optimised 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 Mobile3
  • China Telecom3 Supports Family Setup
  • China Unicom Supports Family Setup
Hong Kong
  • 1O1O1, 3 Supports Family Setup
  • 31
  • China Mobile Hong Kong1
  • csl1, 3 Supports Family Setup
  • SmarTone1 Supports Family Setup
  • Sun Mobile
Macao
  • CTM
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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
Singapore
Australia
  • Truphone
Bahrain
  • Batelco3
  • Zain
Canada
  • Bell3
  • 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 Telecom3
  • China Unicom
France
  • Truphone4
Germany
  • Telekom4
  • Truphone4
Hong Kong
This product has been optimised for use in Hong Kong and will not work in China mainland.
  • 1O1O3
  • csl3
  • SmarTone
Japan
  • au3
Kuwait
  • Zain
Norway
  • Telia
Poland
  • Truphone4
Spain
  • Movistar
  • Truphone4
Sweden
  • Telia
Switzerland
  • Sunrise4
  • Swisscom4
Taiwan
  • Chunghwa Telecom3
  • FarEasTone3
  • Taiwan Mobile
Thailand
  • AIS3
  • dtac3
  • TrueMove H
United Kingdom
  • 3
  • EE
  • Truphone4
United States
  • AT&T4
  • C Spire
  • Sprint, now part of
    T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile USA4
  • Truphone4
  • US Cellular3
  • Verizon
    Wireless3, 4