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Magenta Telekom provides roaming for Apple watches

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom said it is providing international roaming for the new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE, and for the Apple Watch Ultra.

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Magenta Telekom is pleased to offer international roaming for the new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE with breakthrough technology and performance and for the Apple Watch Ultra with a revolutionary new design and exceptional features.

With International Roaming for the Apple Watch, users can stay connected to a cellular network while traveling simply by extending their iPhone roaming to the Apple Watch. This feature can also be used by customers with an Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 5, and Apple Watch SE.

Visit magenta.at for full pricing and availability information.

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The eSIM is an integrated SIM that is permanently installed as a chip in smartphones, tablets, smartwatches or notebooks. Magenta’s eSIM profile can be loaded onto this chip, turning it into a Magenta SIM cardBoth private and business customers can load this eSIM profile onto an eSIM-enabled device.

At Magenta, you will currently find the iPhone 13 series, the Samsung smartphones 20 and 21 series as well as the smart watches Apple Watch 6, 7 & SE, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 in the eSIM portfolio.

Set up cellular on Apple Watch

With a cellular connection on the Apple Watch, you can make calls, reply to messages, receive notifications, and more — even while you’re away from your iPhone.

Set up cellular on Apple Watch

You can activate cellular when you first set up your Apple Watch, or when you set up a watch for a family member. During setup, look for the option to set up cellular, then follow the onscreen steps.

You can also set up cellular later from the Apple Watch app:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Cellular.
  3. Tap Set Up Cellular.
  4. Follow the instructions for your carrier. You might need to contact your carrier for help.

Connect to a cellular network

Your Apple Watch with cellular automatically switches to the most power-efficient wireless available: It can connect to your iPhone when itʼs nearby, a Wi-Fi network, or cellular. When your watch connects to cellular, it uses LTE networks. If LTE isn’t available, your watch will try to connect to UMTS if your carrier supports it.

When your watch connects to a cellular network, you can check the signal strength from Control Center or the Cellular complication that you can add to most watch faces. To open Control Center, touch and hold the bottom of the screen, then swipe up.

Transfer your cellular plan to a new Apple Watch

When you’re ready to start using a new Apple Watch, you can transfer cellular service from your old watch to your new one. Here’s how:

  1. Remove the cellular plan from your old Apple Watch. You can do this from the Apple Watch app or by erasing your old Apple Watch.
  2. Pair your new Apple Watch with your iPhone. During setup, tap “Set up Cellular” to add a cellular plan.
  3. Some carriers allow you to transfer your existing plan to your new Apple Watch directly from the Apple Watch app.
  4. If you don’t see an option to transfer your cellular plan, contact your carrier for help.

International roaming with your Apple Watch

With watchOS 9.1 and later, international roaming is available on cellular models of Apple Watch Series 5 and later, Apple Watch SE and later, and Apple Watch Ultra.

To get international roaming on your Apple Watch, contact your iPhone carrier to add your watch to your iPhone cellular roaming plan. For international roaming to work on your Apple Watch, your carrier must support VoLTE and roaming. Not all carriers support international roaming on Apple Watch as Magenta Telekom does, and coverage in other countries is determined by your carrier.

To turn on international roaming, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Tap Cellular, then turn on Data Roaming.


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Driven by wanderlust and a passion for tech, Sandra is the creative force behind Alertify. Love for exploration and discovery is what sparked the idea for Alertify, a product that likely combines Sandra’s technological expertise with the desire to simplify or enhance travel experiences in some way.