Abu Dhabi 7 June 2018: Etisalat today announced it has begun selling Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), which adds built-in cellular to the world's number one watch, with orders starting 8th June and availability on 15th June.
With cellular, customers can go with just their Apple Watch and stay connected to the people and information they care about. To help Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers get started, Etisalat will also offer a special introductory cellular trial. As a launch promotion, Etisalat customers will get a free subscription for the first 3 months for the cellular capability.
Apple Watch Series 3 adds built-in cellular to the world's number one watch. Whether users are out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout their day, Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular allows them to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without iPhone nearby. The third-generation Apple Watch is an amazing health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters and a barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation.
Khaled El Khouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: “Etisalat is thrilled that the much-awaited Apple Watch Series 3 will be available for customers in the UAE for the first time. The Apple Watch Series 3 will be a game changer in the wearables category.
“With Etisalat, customers can enjoy the freedom of cellular with the Apple Watch Series 3. A cellular watch could be an interesting option for fitness buffs who can now take a call when they're out on the water, or go for a run while leaving their iPhone behind. It should also cater to just about anyone who would prefer wearing a mere standalone device on their wrist.”
Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Etisalat is the first UAE operator to offer the eSIM function over Apple Watch cellular. For customers to enjoy the cellular capability on the new watch, they need to pay AED25 to enable the eSIM on their Apple watches.
Etisalat post-paid customers will be able to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 with flexible Smart Pay plans on a 12, 18, or 24 month contact. Apple provides two sizing options for the Apple Watch: 38mm and 42mm. Customers opting for a 24 month smart pay plan can purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) for AED 70, or the Apple Watch Series (42mm) for AED75, each month. The standalone offer for the 38mm watch is AED1,659, while the 42mm one is priced at AED1,759.
Customers can purchase the watch from Etisalat Point of Sale (POS) or online, and can activate the cellular function via Etisalat POS or using his iPhone and watch.
To activate cellular service with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), customers first need to update iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, then tap Settings on iPhone > General > About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings.