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gayleedie06
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Looking for some advice.

I bought my daughter a Apple Watch se with cellular. She does not have a iPhone so it is set up as a family member through my phone.
how do I add mobile data to her Watch with a different mobile number to mine?

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@gayleedie06 

 

On o2 it needs to be linked to a pay monthly contract, there is no other way to do it on o2. (it will get its own number but will only use that for data)

 

The Apple Stores know this.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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@gayleedie06 

Short answer is that you can't, sorry.

To setup on a different number you must pay off the watch plan then O2 will release it from your account and allow it to be sync'd with another number.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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The watch was bought from apple and they said I could set up a esim on it?

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Hi @gayleedie06 , an apple watch will only work with an iphone. 

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@gayleedie06 wrote:

The watch was bought from apple and they said I could set up a esim on it?


In that case you'll need an iPhone with an O2 pay monthly sim to use it with O2 or a vodafone or EE sim who also support the Apple watch

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
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I have my iPhone with monthly contract connected to my Apple Watch which is not cellular to. I would like to add my daughter watch which is cellular to it too but have it’s own number. The apple shop said I could do this as an addition to my contract with an esim? Is this a possibility?

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@gayleedie06 

 

On o2 it needs to be linked to a pay monthly contract, there is no other way to do it on o2. (it will get its own number but will only use that for data)

 

The Apple Stores know this.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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@gayleedie06 wrote:

I have my iPhone with monthly contract connected to my Apple Watch which is not cellular to. I would like to add my daughter watch which is cellular to it too but have it’s own number. The apple shop said I could do this as an addition to my contract with an esim? Is this a possibility?


Already answered above.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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So does that mean I need to get another pay monthly mobile and link it that way and can’t take just another contract and link through my phone.

the apple shop told me she didn’t need her own phone. How annoying, the whole purpose was to prevent her having her own phone. (Trying to prevent social media) 

thanks for your help 

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Which ever way you do it, the apple watch needs to be linked to a phone, it can't be used as a standalone device. 

Apple have told porkies...

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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