10. sept LTE Apple Watch uses same phone number as iPhone, some carriers to offer free/cheaper trial plans

LTE Apple Watch uses same phone number as iPhone, some carriers to offer free/cheaper trial plans

Apple rumors           09/10/2017 - 8:00am           by Z.Zachary           46

In continuing news from the Apple Watch GM firmware, we’ve found several string references to how cellular plans on Apple Watch work and how users set them up.

The code explains that Apple Watch uses the LTE cellular network to make and receive calls and data whilst away from phone. Users add their Apple Watch to their existing iPhone plan (assumedly at additional cost). As expected, the LTE Apple Watch will share the same phone number as the connected iPhone. This means other people will simply call the same number ever and LTE Watch owners will be able to seamlessly talk using their watches. It looks like cellular plan setup will be automatic. Users will prompted as part of the initial configuration for their watches to configure cellular. The system will automatically detect the paired iPhone’s plan and try and find if users are already setup to use an Apple Watch.

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