Apple Watch 3 Pre-Orders From May 4, Airtel, Jio To Sell It

Apple Watch 3 Pre-Orders From May 4, Airtel, Jio To Sell It

Apple Watch 3 Pre-Orders From May 4, Airtel, Jio To Sell It

by April 25, 2018

The GPS and cellular variant of the Apple Watch 3 will soon be available in India. As per an announcement made recently, Airtel, the telecom giant, will be selling the Apple Watch Series 3 from 11th May onwards. The pre-registrations for the same will begin on the 4th of May. The registrations can happen through the Airtel website. The company is also introducing special cellular trials to get the customers accustomed to using the smart watch.

Airtel’s rival, the Reliance backed Jio, will compete to sell the Apple Watch 3. The dates announced by Reliance Jio is the same with pre-registrations beginning on 4th May and sales will commence from 11th May onwards. The Apple Watch Series 3 will be made available on Jio.com, Reliance Digital and Jio Stores. Reliance Jio has also intimated that it would enable users to avail the “priority home delivery” option, as well as exercise the option of mobile number portability. It will also facilitate setup for valued customers of Reliance Jio. The cellular connection for Apple Watch series 3 will cater to both the iPhone and the Apple watch, hence enabling the users to use the same internet connectivity to power both devices without paying any extra charge per device.

Reliance Jio is offering the service to both prepaid and post-paid subscribers which is a slightly different strategy as compared to Airtel. Airtel is only catering to post-paid users for the Apple Watch Series 3.

To activate cellular connectivity on the Watch Series 3, users must ensure that the device runs on watchOS 4.2 and the iPhone is powered by iOS 11.3. Once this is done, the users can just go to iPhone Settings > General > About and then just follow the prompt to update.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is priced at Rs. 28,889 and is available on Amazon India. However, purchasing the phone from Airtel or Jio would help the users to rid themselves of getting a separate cellular connection. The additional introductory offers would also enable them to purchase their dream gadget at a discounted price.