Experience 4G connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3 with Singtel's NumberShare
How to get 4G connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3 with Singtel
You know that feeling of panic you have when you reach for your iPhone — only to discover that you’ve left it behind? With the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) and Singtel NumberShare, you can actually leave your phone behind, on purpose!
If you've ever wished you could keep your phone at home or in the locker while still staying connected when you're out and about, the time is now! NumberShare is the new add-on service that lets Singtel’s iPhone users enjoy 4G connectivity on the Watch Series 3. This is particularly handy for moments when you don't want to lug your phone around, such as when you're going for a run, swimming laps, or participating in other sports activities.
With NumberShare, the Watch shares the same number, data, and talk time as your mobile plan. Think of it as bringing your number with you wherever you go, and not only with your phone. Singtel is the first telco in Singapore and South East Asia to bring mobile connectivity to the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular).
When the Watch is out of its paired iPhone’s range and from known Wi-Fi networks, it switches to a 4G cellular connection. You can still make calls, send messages, and get notifications from your apps, all on the Watch itself. You can also stream 45 million songs from Apple Music (requires a subscription) and ask Siri for directions.
So you don’t have to worry about missing important calls or notifications, even without your iPhone. Leave the office for a quick drink, or pop by the neighborhood supermarket for groceries. Pay using Apple Pay on the Watch, and you can leave both your iPhone and wallet behind.
Plus, nothing feels like going for a run while staying connected. Track your run using the Watch’s built-in GPS, stream upbeat music to your AirPods, and get updates on the move, even without a phone strapped to your arm.
Singtel’s 4G mobile network has the fastest speed and widest coverage in Singapore. Singtel is also the only local LTE900 network, which gives you deeper and better indoor 4G coverage. All this means you can stay connected even if you kayak out to local islands like Pulau Ubin and St John, as well as enjoy fast 4G speeds even in underground MRT stations, tunnels and major shopping malls. Leave your phone at home and just take your Apple Watch!
How to sign up for Singtel NumberShare
All Singtel Postpaid Mobile customers with a Combo, SIM-only or MobileShare Supplementary Plan can sign up for the NumberShare add-on service.
You’ll need an iPhone 6 or newer that’s running iOS 11.2.5 or later. You’ll also need an Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) running WatchOS 4.2.2 or later.
Sign up for NumberShare via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Enjoy your first 3 months subscription free with a minimum 12-month contract at just S$6.90/month. You’ll also get an extra 0.3GB/mth of local data on your main mobile line. There’s a one-time activation fee of S$10.70/month that provisions eSIM on the Apple Watch.
Don’t have an iPhone yet? For a limited time, enjoy S$200 savings on your Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) with any Combo Mobile Plan sign-up with an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. This deal is available at all Singtel Retail Shops. Learn more at www.singtel.com/applewatch.
What else is new about the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)?
Thanks to Singtel, the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is in Singapore only fours months after its announcement - A first in South East Asia!
Learn more about the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) here.
For a more detailed rundown on what's different between the LTE and non-LTE version of the Apple Watch Series 3, expectations, setting it up and the actual usage experience, we've got you covered in detail with our review.