India to get Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular on May 11

In the quarter ended December Airtel’s quarterly profit plunged 39% missing analysts’ estimates as India’s telecom regulator more than halved interconnection fees and a pricing war triggered by the entry of Reliance Jio continued unabated

India to get Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular on May 11

Reliance Jio has announced sale of Apple Watch Series 3 from May 11.

This particular variant of the Apple Watch was held back due to local regulations but operators can finally start selling it in India and have the hallmark "one number on both the phone and the watch" feature intact.

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, which debuted in September 2016, has signed up a staggering 168 million subscribers by offering affordable data and free calls (and ploughing billions of dollars into the infrastructure and network that transmits them). Both Airtel and Reliance Jio will start taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 on May 4, while the shipping will start from May 11.

The GPS+ Cellular variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 came into the global market back in September, when it was launched alongside the iPhone 8.

Airtel has also given details on how clients will have the capacity to enact the Cellular network on their new Apple Watch.

Having said that, it's worth noting that to be able to use the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular variant, you will need to own iPhone 6 or later that's running iOS 11 or later.

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For activating the device, you have to open Apple watch icon on your iPhone and do pairing of your Apple watch with your Jio number.

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As for the tariff plans, Jio user can continue to be on any of the existing Jio plans. "Airtel postpaid customers on any Airtel My Plan or Infinity Plan can get connected on the Apple Watch Series 3 absolutely free of cost with their existing plan", nites Airtel. While there are now no pricing details around the Cellular version, the GPS-only variant of Apple Watch Series 3 with Sport band is priced at Rs. 32,380 while the Nike+ band variant bears a price tag of Rs. 32,470. You need not have to carry your iPhone to sync data via the smartwatch and to perform calling activities.

When a user calls from the Apple Watch, the other person will see the Jio mobile number reflected on their device. The company also made an announcement to facilitate its customer that its customer can use their Jio number with iPhone and Apple watch series 3 cellular.

After hearing both sides, the court listed the matter on April 27 after Jio said that each day the advertisements are run, it suffers a loss while Airtel benefits from it.

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