EE has confirmed customers who buy the new Apple Watch from another retailer can add the device to their mobile price plan for just £5 per month.
Unveiled earlier this week, the Watch Series 3 lets users make and receive calls even when they’re not carrying their mobile with them, a feature many Apple fans have been calling for since the launch of the original model.
The device pairs with a compatible iPhone and shares the user’s existing mobile number so that calls can be accessed on either device, but users need to take out a separate data plan to use the feature.
At launch EE will be the only UK network to support the Watch’s call features and is offering the devices as part of a two year data plan. Calls and texts come out of the user’s existing mobile plan’s allowance.
However an FAQ on the network’s site confirms that users who buy a Watch from other retailers, such as Apple, Argos, John Lewis or Currys, can easily add an EE data plan direct from the device as part of the pairing process.
SEENIT has been told users doing so will get “six months free unlimited data” with the plan then costing £5 per month for 10GB.
The Watch Series 3 is now available for pre-order with shipping expected to start on September 22nd.
Prices start from £329 for the GPS only model and £399 for the GPS and Cellular version.