05-03-2018 09:17 - edited 05-03-2018 09:19
@Matt6There re no plans for O2 to stock this watch currently
This article explains why https://www.macworld.co.uk/news/apple/when-will-apple-watch-3-lte-come-o2-3664181/
Why can't O2 offer Apple Watch data plans?
The first thing to mention is that this isn't some sort of artificially created exclusive sweetheart deal set up between EE and Apple - there is, according to EE and corroborated by one other provider, a concrete technological reason why that provider is the only one capable of handling the Apple Watch in the UK.
An EE spokesperson told us that "EE is the only UK network that has the capability to 'share' a number across a hard SIM (in the phone) and the Apple e-SIM (in the watch)."
At present this isn't something O2 can offer - so it isn't simply a question of waiting for an exclusivity deal to expire.
Additional info from @Chris_K Who may have further information now...
on 05-03-2018 09:22
They dropped the Samsung watch which ran on the same principles.
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 04-03-2019 18:37
on 14-06-2019 10:45
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on 14-06-2019 11:22
14-06-2019 21:00 - edited 14-06-2019 21:01
* my pessimism might be pre-conditioned since one of the other UK networks who added support for the apple watch in the last year also got stuck on "activating" when I signed up with them, and it was like that for over 7 days. the whole process and general support with them was so frustrating I cancelled the whole lot and moved back to o2. I will pateiently wait out the full 24 hours with o2 though