Apple watch cellular service cost?

ERIRUB50
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I have a current iphone8 with a Verizon number.  If I buy an Apple watch, would it cost me more to have cellular service on the watch?

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Ann154
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Yes. Connected Device Plans | Verizon Wireless

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reginau_vzw
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Understanding the costs involved with adding an Apple watch is key, ERIRUB50. It's great to see that you are interested in purchasing an Apple Watch, I am happy to help address any concerns. There is a $10/month charge for the service to be added to your plan.

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Smwknits
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It sure will cost more. I added a Series 4 Apple watch yesterday, and the actual total increase is $14.83.  That's 48.3% of the quoted $10 cost.  I don't know why surcharges and taxes add up to so much. I spoke to at least three people on the phone yesterday, none of whom could explain why the fees. I live in New York State, which partly explains high taxes etc.

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Community Manager
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We hope you are enjoying your Apple Watch, Smwknits. 

Your bill will include any applicable state and local taxes and Verizon Wireless surcharges. These charges are in addition to your plan's monthly access charge and the monthly charges associated with any optional services you subscribe to.

 

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/wireless-service-checklist-faqs/#item6

 

Are these the charges you are referring to? 

 

TamaraH_VZW

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canyon1
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You also failed to mention the activation fee. $40?

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rempson
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For the record, if you have a regular Apple watch without it's own cellular service, it doesn't cost anything.  It connects via bluetooth to my Iphone and all functions work the same, as long as I am within range of my Iphone. I can have my phone in my purse when I am out and about and always have service to my watch to accept calls, read texts, weather and such.  Siri is also on my watch.

If you want to leave your phone at home and have your watch with fully functionable cellular service, then yes you do need a watch that can accept cellular service.  It is an additional $10 charge from Verizon, with taxes and fees added to that line.

Hope this helps. 

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MadAsHell3078
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Well Verizon... you are doing me and my family dirty! My husband and I have had our watches for 8 months, and we have been being charged $40 a month for unlimited, instead of the meager $10 you speak of. 2 watches over charged $30 plus tax for 8 months is a whopping $480 plus tax. You all have some explaining to do... 😡

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Community Manager
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We understand how it would be a concern to be charged a different amount than what is being quoted here. We want to help. As this requires account information we have sent you a Private Message. 

 

MelissaP_VZW

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