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. 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 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.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 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
Hong Kong
China mainland
  • China Mobile4
  • China Telecom4 Supports Family Setup
  • China Unicom Supports Family Setup
Macao
  • CTM
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
  • Drei1
  • Magenta1
Bahrain
  • Batelco4 Supports Family Setup
  • stc
  • Zain Supports Family Setup
Belgium
  • Telenet4
Brazil
  • Claro
  • TIM
  • Vivo
Bulgaria
  • Yettel
Chile
  • Telefonica
Colombia
  • Claro
Cyprus
  • Cyta
Czech Republic
  • T-Mobile4
  • O2
Denmark
  • 31
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1
  • Telmore4
  • 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, 4
  • Hot Mobile
  • Partner4
  • Pelephone4
India
  • Airtel
  • Reliance Jio4
  • Vodafone
Italy
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
Japan
  • au4 Supports Family Setup
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Rakuten4
  • SoftBank1, 4
Kuwait
  • Ooredoo
  • Viva
  • Zain Supports Family Setup
Latvia
  • LMT
Lithuania
  • Bite
  • Telia
Malaysia
  • Celcom
  • Digi4
  • Maxis
Netherlands
  • KPN
  • T-Mobile
New Zealand
  • Spark
Norway
  • OneCall1, 4
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1 Supports Family Setup
Oman
  • Omantel
Peru
  • Claro
Phillipines
  • Globe
Poland
  • Orange
  • T-Mobile4
Portugal
  • 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
  • Vodafone
Sri Lanka
  • Dialog
Sweden
  • Tele 2
  • Telenor1
  • Telia1Supports Family Setup
  • Tre1
Switzerland
  • Sunrise Supports Family Setup
  • Swisscom1 Supports Family Setup
Taiwan
  • APT4
  • Chunghwa Telecom1, 4 Supports Family Setup
  • FarEasTone4 Supports Family Setup
  • Taiwan Mobile Supports Family Setup
Thailand
  • AIS4 Supports Family Setup
  • dtac4 Supports Family Setup
  • TrueMove H1, 4 Supports Family Setup
Turkey
  • Turkcell
United Arab Emirates
  • du
  • Etisalat
  • Virgin Mobile
United Kingdom
  • 3 Supports Family Setup
  • EE Supports Family Setup
  • O2
  • Vodafone
Vietnam
  • Viettel
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&T1
    Supports Family Setup

C Spire4 Supports Family Setup

Carolina West Wireless4

Cellcom Wisconsin4

  • GCI
    Nex-Tech Wireless4

Spectrum Mobile

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

T-Mobile USA1
Supports Family Setup

US Cellular4
Supports Family Setup

Verizon
Wireless1, 4
Supports Family Setup

  • Visible4

Xfinity
Mobile4

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
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
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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
Hong Kong
This product has been optimized for use in Hong Kong and will not work in China mainland.
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
Germany
  • Telekom5
Japan
  • au4
Kuwait
  • Zain
Norway
  • Telia
Singapore
  • Singtel
  • Starhub
Spain
  • Movistar
Sweden
  • Telia
Switzerland
  • Sunrise5
  • Swisscom5
Taiwan
  • Chungwa Telecom4
  • FarEasTone4
  • Taiwan Mobile
Thailand
  • AIS4
  • dtac4
  • TrueMove H
United Kingdom
  • 3
  • EE
United States

AT&T5

C Spire

Sprint, now part of
T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA5

US Cellular4

Verizon
Wireless
4, 5