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Etisalat launches MENA region’s first Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular

Etisalat announced the launch of the MENA region’s first Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), with smart pay offers.

Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor. Etisalat is the first UAE operator in the MENA region to offer the eSIM function over Apple Watch cellular. For customers to enjoy the cellular capability on the new watch, they need to pay AED 25 per month to enable the eSIM on their Apple watches.

To help Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers get started, Etisalat will also offer a special introductory cellular trial. As a launch promotion, Etisalat customers will get a free subscription for the first 3 months for the cellular capability.

Etisalat post-paid customers will be able to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 with flexible Smart Pay plans on a 12, 18, or 24 month contact. Apple provides two sizing options for the Apple Watch: 38mm and 42mm. Customers opting for a 24 month smart pay plan can purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) for AED 70, or the Apple Watch Series (42mm) for AED74, each month. The standalone offer for the 38mm watch is AED1,599, while the 42mm one is priced at AED1,699. Prices do not include 5% VAT.

Khaled El Khouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: “With Etisalat, customers can enjoy the freedom of cellular with the Apple Watch Series 3. A cellular watch could be an interesting option for fitness buffs who can now take a call when they’re out on the water, or go for a run while leaving their iPhone behind. It should also cater to just about anyone who would prefer wearing a mere standalone device on their wrist.

“Etisalat is thrilled to be the first telecom operator in the MENA region to launch the much-awaited Apple Watch Series 3 which will be available for Etisalat customers in the UAE for the first time. The Apple Watch Series 3 will be a game changer in the wearables category.”

Customers can purchase the watch from Etisalat Point of Sale (POS) or online, and can activate the cellular function via Etisalat POS or using his iPhone and watch.

For more details, please visit www.etisalat.ae/applewatch.



Source: Etisalat Press Release