9 February 2018

Singtel NumberShare service supports Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular

Singtel is now offering Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), which adds built-in cellular capabilities to the iconic smart watch. With cellular built-in, customers can stay connected to people and information with the watch alone.

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular has been available to Singapore users since September 2017. The watch series allows users to stay connected, make calls and receive texts without their iPhone nearby, provided a compatible plan exists with their iPhone carrier. Previous generations of the watch relied on getting information directly from an existing iPhone*. 

Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We are pleased to be the first in Singapore to optimise our network to support Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+ Cellular). Now, our customers can enjoy the unprecedented freedom of going about their activities with just their Apple Watch and staying connected to what matters to them, especially during the upcoming lunar new year celebrations.”

To help customers get started, Singtel has launched its NumberShare service which allows Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers to use the same number as their iPhone, as well as share data and talk time of their mobile plan. As an introductory offer, NumberShare is available for S$6.90 per month on a 12-month contract with the first three months free. With a plan like NumberShare, the watch user can enjoy a seamless, wireless experience with just AirPods, Apple's wireless version of earphones. 

The third-generation Apple Watch is billed as a health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance** (50m) and a barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. 

Source: Apple. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
Source: Apple. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +

Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70% faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Check pricing details

 Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is available at all Singtel Shops and selected Singtel Exclusive Retailers. 

To activate the cellular function on their watch, customers can sign up for NumberShare via the Watch app on their iPhone.

To activate cellular service with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), customers first need to update their  iPhone to iOS 11.2.5, then tap Settings > General > About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings*.

*The Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same.

**Apple Watch Series 3 has a water resistance rating of 50m under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 3 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. The stainless steel and leather band options are not water-resistant.