Apple Watch GPS + Cellular

Stay connected when you’re away from your phone.

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE 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 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.

Cellular service support.

To cover the LTE and UMTS bands used around the world, there are two separate cellular models for Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. 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 cellular service worldwide. To see which network providers in your country or region offer cellular service for Apple Watch, refer to the chart below.2

Jump to Apple Watch Series 6 network providers

Jump to Apple Watch SE network providers

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 network providers support Family Setup for GPS + Cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later, refer to the chart below.

Jump to Family Setup network providers

Check with your provider to see if your iPhone plan is eligible for Apple Watch cellular service. If you have a business or corporate mobile service plan, check with your employer or service provider to see if they support this feature. Pay-as-you-go accounts and some older accounts may not be supported.

Apple Watch Series 6 Back to top
Compatible Models
Band Support
  • Apple Watch Series 6
    Model A2293 (40mm)
    Model A2294 (44mm)
LTE
1 (2100 MHz)
2 (1900 MHz)
3 (1800 MHz)
4 (AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
7 (2600 MHz)
12 (700 MHz)
13 (700c MHz)
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)
UMTS2100 MHz
1900 MHz
1700/2100 MHz
850 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Providers
United States
  • Appalachian3

  • AT&T
    Supports Family Setup

Bluegrass3

C Spire3
Supports Family Setup

Sprint, now part of
T‑Mobile3
Supports Family Setup

T‑Mobile USA
Supports Family Setup

US Cellular3

Verizon
Wireless3
Supports Family Setup

Xfinity
Wireless3

Canada
  • Bell3
    Freedom Mobile3
    Telus
    Rogers3
Mexico
  • AT&T
    Telcel
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
    Sprint Wireless3
    T‑Mobile USA
Compatible Models
Band Support
  • Apple Watch Series 6
    Model A2375 (40mm)
    Model A2376 (44mm)
  • LTE
    1 (2100 MHz)
    2 (1900 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    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)
    UMTS2100 MHz
    1900 MHz
    1700/2100 MHz
    850 MHz
    900 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Providers
Australia
  • Optus
    Telstra3
    VHA
Austria
  • A1
    Magenta
China mainland
Service availability and supported cities for Apple Watch are determined by each provider and could be delayed or suspended. Contact your provider for service and city details.
  • China Mobile3Cellular service available only for mobile lines opened in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Tianjin.
    China Telecom3Cellular service available only for mobile lines opened in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan.
    Supports Family Setup

China Unicom Supports Family Setup

Denmark
  • 3
    TDC3
    Telia
    Telenor
    Telmore3
Finland
  • Elisa
    Telia
France
  • Orange
    SFR
Germany
  • O2
    TelekomDeutsche Telekom customers will be prompted to enter a code when setting up Apple Watch for the first time. Make sure you contact the network provider to retrieve this code prior to setup.
    Supports Family Setup

Vodafone

Hong Kong
  • 1O1O3 Supports Family Setup3
    China Mobile Hong Kong
    csl3

SmarTone

Hungary
T‑Mobile
Italy
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au3
    Supports Family Setup

NTT DOCOMO
SoftBank3

New Zealand
  • Spark
Norway
  • Telenor
    Telia
Poland
  • Orange
Romania
  • Orange
Singapore
  • M1
    Singtel
    Starhub
Spain
  • Orange
    Movistar
    Vodafone
Sweden
  • Tele2
    Telenor
    Telia
    Tre
Switzerland
  • Sunrise
    Supports Family Setup

Swisscom Supports Family Setup

Taiwan
APT3
Chunghwa Telecom3
FarEasTone3
Taiwan Mobile
United Arab Emirates
    • du
      Etisalat
      Virgin
United Kingdom
Apple Watch SE Back to top
Compatible Models
Band Support
  • Apple Watch SE
    Model A2353 (40mm)
    Model A2354 (44mm)
LTE
1 (2100 MHz)
2 (1900 MHz)
3 (1800 MHz)
4 (AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
7 (2600 MHz)
12 (700 MHz)
13 (700c MHz)
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)
UMTS2100 MHz
1900 MHz
1700/2100 MHz
850 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Providers
United States
  • Appalachian3

  • AT&T
    Supports Family Setup

Bluegrass3

C Spire3
Supports Family Setup

Sprint, now part of
T‑Mobile3
Supports Family Setup

T‑Mobile USA
Supports Family Setup

US Cellular3

Verizon
Wireless3
Supports Family Setup

Xfinity
Wireless3

Canada
  • Bell3
    Freedom Mobile3
    Telus
    Rogers3
Mexico
  • AT&T
    Telcel
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
    Sprint Wireless3
    T‑Mobile USA
Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch SE
Model A2355 (40mm)
Model A2356 (44mm)
  • LTE
    1 (2100 MHz)
    2 (1900 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    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)
    UMTS2100 MHz
    1900 MHz
    1700/2100 MHz
    850 MHz
    900 MHz
Country or Region
Supported Providers
Australia
  • Optus
    Telstra3
    VHA
Austria
  • A1
    Magenta
China mainland
Service availability and supported cities for Apple Watch are determined by each provider and could be delayed or suspended. Contact your provider for service and city details.
  • China Mobile3Cellular service available only for mobile lines opened in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Tianjin.
    China Telecom3Cellular service available only for mobile lines opened in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan.
    Supports Family Setup

China Unicom Supports Family Setup

Denmark
  • 3
    TDC3
    Telia
    Telenor
    Telmore3
Finland
  • Elisa
    Telia
France
  • Orange
    SFR
Germany
  • O2
    TelekomDeutsche Telekom customers will be prompted to enter a code when setting up Apple Watch for the first time. Make sure you contact the network provider to retrieve this code prior to setup.
    Supports Family Setup

Vodafone

Hong Kong
  • 1O1O3 Supports Family Setup3
    China Mobile Hong Kong
    csl3
    Supports Family Setup

SmarTone

Hungary
T‑Mobile
Italy
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au3
    Supports Family Setup

NTT DOCOMO
SoftBank3

New Zealand
  • Spark
Norway
  • Telenor
    Telia
Poland
  • Orange
Romania
  • Orange
Singapore
  • M1
    Singtel
    Starhub
Spain
  • Orange
    Movistar
    Vodafone
Sweden
  • Tele2
    Telenor
    Telia
    Tre
Switzerland
  • Sunrise
    Supports Family Setup

Swisscom Supports Family Setup

Taiwan
  • APT3
    Chunghwa Telecom3
    FarEasTone3
    Taiwan Mobile
United Arab Emirates
  • du
    Etisalat
    Virgin
United Kingdom
Family Setup Back to top
Compatible Models

Apple Watch Series 6
GPS + Cellular

Apple Watch SE
GPS + Cellular

Apple Watch Series 5
GPS + Cellular

Apple Watch Series 4
GPS + Cellular

Country or Region
Supported Providers
United States

Truphone4
AT&T4
C Spire
Sprint, now part of
T‑Mobile
T‑Mobile USA4
Verizon
Wireless3,4

China mainland
Service availability and supported cities for Apple Watch are determined by each provider and could be delayed or suspended. Contact your provider for service and city details.
  • China Telecom3Cellular service available only for mobile lines opened in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan.
    China Unicom
France
Truphone4
Germany
Truphone4
Telekom4
Hong Kong
This product has been optimised for use in Hong Kong and will not work in mainland China.
1O1O3
Truphone4
csl3
Japan
au3
Poland
Truphone4
Spain
Truphone4
Switzerland
Sunrise4
Swisscom4
Taiwan

Chungwa Telecom3
Taiwan Mobile

Thailand
AIS3
dtac3
TrueMove H
United Kingdom