The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE launched with plenty of support from the major wireless carriers in the United States, but for folks on the regional offerings across the U.S., support simply wasn’t there.
But that is changing now. On Wednesday, C-Spire, which is the sixth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., officially announced that it was adding support for the Apple Watch with cellular connectivity built-in. What’s more, the regional carrier is also launching a special deal in conjunction with the LTE-enabled smartwatch’s arrival. For customers that purchase an eligible iPhone on a device payment plan, they can get their new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE for 50% off.
“Customers can order the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) online at www.cspire.com and via phone through Customer Telesales at 1.855.CSPIRE4 for home delivery or pick up at any C Spire retail store. For a limited time, the watch is on sale for 50 percent off with the purchase of an eligible iPhone on the device payment plan.”
But, that’s not all. Apple also recently updated its official list of supported wireless carriers for its smartwatch with cellular connectivity, and notes that the fifth-largest wireless carrier –U.S. Cellular– now also offers support for the smartwatch as well. That didn’t come with an official announcement, though — more of a quiet launch to bring the LTE version alongside the GPS-only model.
The new smartwatch offerings are available now from both regional carriers.
There are a lot of customers on each of these carriers, so it’s definitely likely that this is good news for them. And for Apple it means even more people can get their hands on their newest smartwatch.