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by Carlos1000
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Will a 4g Apple watch purchased in the USA work on UK EE network?

If I buy a new apple watch in the USA will it work on the UK EE network?
Any info is appreciated.

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by Ace Contributor
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Re: Will a 4g Apple watch purchased in the USA work on UK EE network?

Hi,

 

Just had a look, the US version of the Apple Watch does not support Band 3 for LTE, which is the main band used by major operators in the UK.

 

Although it does support band 20 (800MHz), assuming you have the Apple Watch 4, the coverage will be very very limited and it is not listed as a supported model for EE. 

 

Edit:

 

The Apple Watch series 3 does not support either Band 3 or Band 20, therefore cannot be used in the UK.

 

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by Ace Contributor
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Re: Will a 4g Apple watch purchased in the USA work on UK EE network?

Hi,

 

Just had a look, the US version of the Apple Watch does not support Band 3 for LTE, which is the main band used by major operators in the UK.

 

Although it does support band 20 (800MHz), assuming you have the Apple Watch 4, the coverage will be very very limited and it is not listed as a supported model for EE. 

 

Edit:

 

The Apple Watch series 3 does not support either Band 3 or Band 20, therefore cannot be used in the UK.

 

W

by Carlos1000
Explorer

Re: Will a 4g Apple watch purchased in the USA work on UK EE network?

Thanks for that info Winston. Shame as they are much cheaper in the USA.

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