Apple Watch GPS + Cellular

Stay connected when you’re away from your phone.

Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra 2 cellular models with an active service plan allow you to make calls, send texts, and so much more — all without your iPhone. With International roaming, make calls, send texts, stream music, and get help in an emergency in many of the places your travels take you.1 You can complete a call to emergency services even when you’re traveling abroad just by pressing and holding the side button.2 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 9, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra 2. 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.3

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.

Jump to Family Setup carriers

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 9
  • Model A2982 (41mm)
  • Model A2984 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2726 (40mm)
  • Model A2727 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra 2
  • Model A2986
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&T1 Supports Family Setup

C Spire4 Supports Family Setup

Cellcom Wisconsin4

  • Consumer Cellular4
  • GCI
  • Nex-Tech Wireless4

Spectrum Mobile

T-Mobile USA5 Supports Family Setup

UScellular4 Supports Family Setup

Verizon
Wireless
5 Supports Family Setup

  • Visible4

Xfinity
Mobile
4

Canada
  • Bell4 Supports Family Setup
  • Freedom4
  • Rogers4
  • Sasktel
  • Telus Supports Family Setup
  • Virgin Plus
Ecuador
  • Claro
Mexico
  • AT&T
  • Telcel
Puerto Rico
  • AT&T
  • Claro4
  • Liberty4 Supports Family Setup
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch Series 9
  • Model A2982 (41mm)
  • Model A2984 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2725 (40mm)
  • Model A2724 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra 2
  • Model A2986
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
  • Drei1
  • Magenta1
Bahrain
  • Batelco5 Supports Family Setup
  • STC
  • Zain5 Supports Family Setup
Belgium
  • Telenet4
Brazil
  • Claro
  • TIM
  • Vivo
Bulgaria
  • Yettel
Colombia
  • Claro
Cyprus
  • Cyta
Czech Republic
  • T-Mobile1, 4
  • O2
  • Vodafone
Denmark
  • 31
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1
  • Telmore4
  • YouSee1
Estonia
  • Elisa1
  • Telia1
Finland
  • DNA
  • Elisa1
  • Telia1
France
  • Orange1
  • SFR
Germany
  • 1&1
  • O21
  • Telekom5 Supports Family Setup
  • Vodafone1
Hungary
  • Magyar Telekom
Iceland
  • Nova1
  • Siminn
  • Vodafone
India
  • Airtel
  • Reliance Jio1, 4
  • Vodafone
Israel
  • Cellcom1, 4
  • Hot Mobile
  • Partner4
  • Pelephone4
Italy
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au1, 4 Supports Family Setup
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Rakuten4 Supports Family Setup
  • SoftBank1, 4
Kuwait
  • Ooredoo
  • Viva
  • Zain Supports Family Setup
Latvia
  • Bite
  • LMT
  • Telia
Lithuania
  • Bite
  • Telia1
Malaysia
  • CelcomDigi
  • Maxis
Netherlands
  • KPN1
  • ODIDO
  • Vodafone
New Zealand
  • One.nz
  • Spark
Norway
  • OneCall1, 4
  • Telenor1
  • Telia5 Supports Family Setup
Peru
  • Entel4
Philippines
  • Globe
Poland
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile4
Portugal
  • MEO4
  • NOS
  • Vodafone
Qatar
  • Ooredoo
  • Vodafone
Romania
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily
  • STC
  • Zain
Singapore
  • M1
  • Singtel5 Supports Family Setup
  • Starhub Supports Family Setup
South Africa
  • MTN
  • Vodacom
South Korea
  • KT4
  • LG U+4
  • SK Telecom4
Spain
  • Movistar1 Supports Family Setup
  • Orange
  • Pepephone
  • Vodafone
  • Yoigo
Sri Lanka
  • Dialog
Sweden
  • Comviq
  • Tele 2
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1Supports Family Setup
  • Tre1
Switzerland
  • Salt
  • Sunrise5 Supports Family Setup
  • Swisscom5 Supports Family Setup
Taiwan
  • APT4
  • Chunghwa Telecom1, 4 Supports Family Setup
  • FarEasTone4 Supports Family Setup
  • Taiwan Mobile1 Supports Family Setup
Thailand
  • AIS
  • True dtac
  • TrueMove H
Türkiye
  • Turkcell
  • Turk Telecom
United Arab Emirates
  • du
  • Etisalat
  • Virgin Mobile
United Kingdom
  • 3
  • EE Supports Family Setup
  • O2
  • Vodafone
Vietnam
  • Viettel
  • Vinaphone
Compatible Models
Band Support
Apple Watch Series 9
  • Model A2983 (41mm)
  • Model A2985 (45mm)
Apple Watch SE
  • Model A2855 (40mm)
  • Model A2856 (44mm)
Apple Watch Ultra 2
  • Model A2987
This product has been optimized for use in China mainland and Hong Kong.
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
  • 1O1O1, 4 Supports Family Setup
  • 31
  • China Mobile Hong Kong1
  • csl1, 4 Supports Family Setup
  • SmarTone1 Supports Family Setup
  • Sun Mobile
Macao
  • CTM Supports Family Setup
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Compatible Models
Apple Watch Ultra 2
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Ultra
GPS + Cellular
Apple Watch Series 9
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
Australia
  • Truphone5
Bahrain
  • Batelco5
  • Zain5
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
  • Truphone5
Germany
  • Telekom5
  • Truphone5
  • Vodafone
Hong Kong
This product has been optimized for use in Hong Kong and will not work in mainland China.
  • 1O1O4
  • 3
  • csl4
  • SmarTone
Japan
  • au1, 4
  • Rakuten4
Kuwait
  • Zain
Macao
  • CTM
Norway
  • Telia5
Poland
  • Truphone5
Puerto Rico
  • Liberty4
Singapore
  • Singtel5
  • Starhub
Spain
  • Movistar
  • Truphone5
Sweden
  • Telia
Switzerland
  • Sunrise5
  • Swisscom5
Taiwan
  • Chungwa Telecom4
  • FarEasTone4
  • Taiwan Mobile1
United Arab Emirates
  • Etisalat
United Kingdom
  • EE
  • Truphone5