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Jio competes with Airtel to provide data, calling benefits on Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model

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New Delhi | Updated: April 24, 2018 3:03:48 PM

Reliance Jio’s new JioEverywhereConnect service will be available to all the new Apple Watch Series 3 LTE customers free of cost. Airtel will also provide the necessary infrastructure to the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model users.

Apple had launched the Apple Watch Series 3 last year with two models ? GPS and GPS + Cellular

The Apple Watch Series 3 LTE version has been announced in India, thanks to the network coverage provided by Jio and Airtel. Jio and Airtel on Tuesday announced that the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular version will be available in India from next month. Moreover, Jio has introduced a new service called JioEverywhereConnect, especially designed for smartwatches without requiring the phone to be carried along. The new service will be provided to the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE buyers. The pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE version begin on Friday, May 4 while the shipping starts May 11 via airtel.in, jio.com, Reliance Digital stores, and Jio stores across the country. There is no word on the pricing of the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular model yet.

Apple had launched the Apple Watch Series 3 last year with two models – GPS and GPS + Cellular. While the former was launched in India a few weeks later, the company is launching the cellular variant of its Apple Watch models now. Reliance Jio and Airtel will separately provide the necessary network infrastructure for the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE to allow the users make calls, send SMS, and access Internet without needing to carry the iPhone associated with the Apple Watch.

Reliance Jio’s new JioEverywhereConnect service will be available to all the new Apple Watch Series 3 LTE customers free of cost. This means that the Jio customers will access calling and data benefits as per the subscribed recharge pack or postpaid plan. Besides, Jio is also offering free ‘priority’ home delivery and facility for MNP at the doorstep to the customers who pre-order the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE on May 4.

Similarly, Airtel will also not charge anything from the customers, both prepaid and postpaid, to access data and calls on Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model. Airtel in a press release said it will also be announcing ‘exclusive’ offers soon for the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular model.

In order to activate the LTE services on the Apple Watch Series 3 cellular version, the user needs to activate it via the associated iPhone. The user needs to go to Apple Watch app on iPhone, followed by pairing the Jio number with the Apple Watch. The cellular services on the Apple Watch will be available on iPhone 6 and later, running iOS 11.3 or later.

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