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

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).

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.



11. Sawdustman

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 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.

10. Xilam unregistered

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

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

7. Xilam unregistered

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.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

9. nikhil23

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

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

4. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This thing should be more than 4 dollars.

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

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