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Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular: AT&T and Verizon unveil monthly plan rates

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The new Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular comes with a hidden fee

The new Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular comes with a hidden fee


The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a cellular connectivity option that costs $400 for the 38mm size and $430 for the larger, 42mm size, but did you know that you will need to pay an additional monthly fee to your carrier in order to use that cellular connectivity?

AT&T and Verizon Wireless have now announced prices: it will cost $10 a month to get that cellular connected watch rolling on their network.

This makes 2017 one of the priciest years to own already premium priced Apple products. The iPhone X costs more than any iPhone so far at $1,000, and even the base iPhone 8 model got a price bump to $700 for the base storage option (which is 64GB now).

AT&T and Verizon will charge $10 a month for using Apple Watch S3 Cellular


Sprint and T-Mobile have not yet announced their monthly rates for the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular, but we'll keep an eye on them for further news and keep you updated.

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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:36 1

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 1156; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This is bull s**t, carriers can suck my pickle

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:41

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 25637; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Pass.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:45

3. PhoneInQuestion (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 Aug 2017)


So either this and relegate your iPhone to an iPod Touch (or just get an iPod Touch), or be the more financially intelligent and don't buy the watch.

Gotcha Blue and Red. Gotcha.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:52

4. therealestmc (Posts: 516; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


This thing should be more than 4 dollars.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 20:27 4

5. tedkord (Posts: 14734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Damn, they're raping the Apple users. It's only $5/month for other smartwatches on Verizon.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:20

9. nikhil23 (Posts: 212; Member since: 07 Dec 2016)


I don't know about other carriers but AT&T charges $10 for gear s3 as well

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 20:49

6. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 679; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


Samsung gear series has had cellular for over 2 years and costs $5/month lol.

Wonder why the higher price for Apple? Maybe they know they will pay it.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 22:17

7. Xilam (Posts: 246; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


I think it's because Apple Watch has 3rd party app support - Maybe because of that carriers think that people are going to be more involved with Apple Watch than an android/tizen powered watch.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 00:07

8. Leo_MC (Posts: 3017; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


How much for a watch only plan? because I would no longer need a phone, I will get a tablet or use my ultrabook for any other tasks that the watch is bad at.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:38

10. Xilam (Posts: 246; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


That's what I was thinking. The only problem is taking photos. It's awkward with iPad and usually people keep it at home. But yeah - this will actually work well.

EDIT: this was a reply to Leo_MC

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 19:09

11. Sawdustman (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2017)


Everyone is reporting $10 and yet Verizon has had a "number share" program for some time at $5. It includes the Samsung Gear S3 and other items. I did an online chat with Verizon today and they confirmed apple Watch would qualify for this $5 plan. Can somebody please give me an actual Verizon link that says $10. I can't find any actual link. Just sites reporting.

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