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(Pocket-lint) – Three UK is now offering customers the option to pair an Apple Watch Series 7 or SE GPS + Cellular with an existing mobile account.
Available on other networks for a while, this option now allows Three subscribers to use an Apple Watch to take calls and messages, as well as listen to music without needing their iPhone nearby.
Once connected, the watch will use the same phone number as the customer’s iPhone – with eSIM finally being supported by the UK network.
As part of the announcement, Three is now offering the Apple Watch Series 7 from £20 per month for the first six months, or the Apple Watch SE from £12 per month for the first six months.
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You also get three months of Apple Fitness+ free with the purchase of either of these watches.
Alternatively, if you already have an Apple Watch GPS + Cellular, you can bundle it with a Three UK mobile plan for an additional £7 per month.
To learn more about how to pair your smartwatch, see the operator’s online guide here. You will need an Apple iPhone 6s or higher for the watch to work.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers the smartwatch pairing. Our customers have asked us for this option because it’s a great way to stay in touch with all the things that matter to them, without having to carry their device everywhere. with them,” said Andy Foy, director of news at Three.
Written by Rik Henderson.