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Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

Mactedder
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Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

The new Apple Watch (series 3) has been announced with its own built in sim. Currently only EE are listed as only UK network supporting this.
Does this mean Plusnet will work with it too as it uses the EE network?
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Colin_Maybe
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Re: Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/apple/apple-watch-series-3-release-date-price-tech-specs-3647016/

 

 EE, the exclusive data providers for the Series 3

 

No.

 

Catswhiska
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Re: Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

Any chance that plusnet are going to offer it?

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Re: Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

Unlikely as it probably comes under the category of parts which the EE sub vendors can't offer such as 800MHz G4

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Re: Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

I would have thought it may be possible, but couldn't be certain.

In my last company we used a business telecom provider, and we had access to their systems which in turn had access to the systems of the physical network.

I would assume PlusNet have access to an EE system, to manage their accounts. I would have thought it would just be a case of activating the IMSI of the watch?

But don't take my word for it, and I suspect it could be more complicated than that.

EDIT: Thanks @Oldjim, I didn't realise frequencies would come into it.

Browni
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Re: Apple Watch Series 3 - cellular with plusnet

It won't be exclusive then Grin
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.