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Apple Watch series 3 Cellular support? When?

Does anyone know if or when virgin mobile will support the cellular features of the new Apple Watch series 3 please. Thanks.

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It's an EE exclusive at the moment i.e you have to be specifically a EE customer, not just use their network.

No other UK networks will work with it. That includes Virgin Media.
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Thanks for update Ben, was hoping the more people talk about it suggesting a need for it that VM would move quicker to support the S3, here hoping....

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I'm sure as soon as Virgin Media have an opportunity to look at support for the eSIM that's in the watch, they'll do so.

All depends on how long the Apple agreement with EE lasts for.
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Re: Apple Watch series 3 Cellular support? When?

I've never had an Apple watch, so forgive me if I'm asking a really obvious question, but the non-celluar watch would still work with a handset on Virgin, wouldn't it? I mean if you just buy it outright and pair it rather than using the watch independently of the phone. 

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Yes, that's right.

It's only the built in mobile connection that is tied to EE at present.

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 Cellular support? When?

Hi Ben any update yet ref Apple Watch available on Virgin mobile yet, it’s now almost March 2018 now?

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Re: Apple Watch series 3 Cellular support? When?

Hi Paul287991, 

 

This is not set by ourselves, it is by Apple, the only network that can register with the SIM is EE. 

 

I hope that helps.

 

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just got an apple series 3 watch and disappointed cannot use VM with it.. doing some research it seems its now not limited to just EE but also you can use Vodafone network too,.. so potentially the limitation has ended... would be nice to see if virgin can no implement this as would be great to be able to use the watch without the need to take my phone out all the time.

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