Apple Watch Cellular Plans: What They Will Cost You on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile & More (Updated for Apple Watch 4)

Like the Series 3, the Apple Watch Series 4 has a cellular model that allows you to place calls, check email, and stream music without your iPhone. You will, of course, still have to own an iPhone and pay for an iPhone cellular plan. But owning the cellular Apple Watch means you’ll also need to add the cost of an Apple Watch data plan to your current bill. The question is, how much will the Apple Watch wireless plans cost on each network? Here’s how much an Apple Watch cellular plan for the Series 3 and 4 will cost you on AT&T, C Spire, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Wireless, T-Mobile USA, and US Cellular, which are the only carriers currently supported for Apple Watch in the United States.

Related: Everything You Need to Know about the New Apple Watch Series 3 & watchOS 4

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How Much Does the Apple Watch Series 4 Cost?

The cellular model of the Apple Watch series 4 starts at $499 for the 40 mm watch with Silver Aluminum case. The same model at 44 mm goes for $529. The 40 mm Apple Watch series 4 without cellular costs $399, for comparison.  

Cost of Apple Watch Cellular Plans

Unfortunately, it appears all of the currently supported carriers for the Apple Watch are a united front on the price: at least $10 a month to add your wearable. However, as long as $120 a year to have a cellular connection on your wrist is worth it for you and your budget, it’s incredible to have an Apple Watch that can go iPhone-free.

AT&T Apple Watch Plan

I followed the AT&T link from the Apple chart, but couldn't find a price for the Apple Watch wireless plan, so I chatted with customer service and found out that an Apple Watch Cellular plan costs $10 a month for the series 4, but not every AT&T plan comes with the option to add an Apple Watch. 

C Spire Apple Watch Cellular

C Spire is right up front about how much it will cost to add an Apple Watch to your data plan; the first three months of service are free, $10 a month thereafter. Currently, C Spire only lists the pricing for the series 3, but we can assume that the series 4 Apple Watch cellular plan will be the same price point.

Sprint Bill for Apple Watch 4

Sprint makes things a little more complicated, but it works out to a three-month free trial for first-time activations, followed by $10 a month if you put your bill on auto pay. Similarly to C Spire, Sprint’s current prices all point to the series 3 but the series 4 will likely be same price.

T-Mobile Apple Watch Plan

T-Mobile makes things just as difficult as AT&T! A lot depends on which kind of T-Mobile plan you're enrolled in. T-Mobile One is $10 a month; other plans can cost as much as $25 a month.

Verizon Apple Watch Plan

And now, for my cellphone-service provider, Verizon. Verizon is one of the providers that doesn't provide a dollar amount on their link for how much we might expect to pay for an Apple Watch cellular plan. I learned that there's a three-month free period, but now I have to call Verizon. Oh no... this never goes well. OK, $10 a month after the three-month free period. 

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