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It’s cheaper to use an Apple Watch with Verizon now

If you had been considering of including a brand new Apple Watch (or every other LTE-ready smartwatch with a devoted cellphone quantity) to your Verizon account, you’ll in all probability like to hear that the provider simply minimize the month-to-month value of doing that by half. It’s usually $20 to add a watch if you happen to don’t have already got a cellphone in your account, although it’ll now prices $10 per 30 days per look ahead to all standalone plans. Pricing for subscribers who’ve each a cellphone and a watch on their accounts is unchanged.

This is welcome information contemplating Apple debuted two new Apple Watch fashions at the moment: the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, each of which have an LTE choice. The most reasonably priced Series 6 with LTE prices $499 ($399 with out LTE), however the actual discount is the Apple Watch SE with LTE, which prices $329 (simply $50 greater than its value with out LTE). Both fashions are available for preorder now and might be accessible this Friday.

If you’d like to purchase Apple Watches in your complete household, this information might be even higher. Apple showed off the Family Setup feature that permits you to arrange and handle a number of Apple Watches with simply a single iPhone. Before, you wanted an iPhone paired to every smartwatch.

The caveat right here is that every of those Apple Watches related by way of the iPhone by way of Family Setup wants to be an LTE mannequin, not the cheaper GPS mannequin. (It helps way back to the Apple Watch Series 4.) But if you happen to’re somebody who needs to load up on Apple Watches for your loved ones, paying for them every month might be a bit of extra reasonably priced at Verizon.

Updated 10:12AM ET, September 17th: We reached out to Verizon for clarification on the worth cuts after a number of readers claimed to already be getting these costs. A spokesperson specified that its standalone watch plans (with out the necessity for a cellphone) have been decreased from $20 to $10. As readers have famous within the feedback, the pricing has been at $10 per 30 days for smartwatches (and generally cheaper), although it’s solely been attainable to get that pricing if you happen to even have a cellphone in your plan.

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