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Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
Fri, 13th Dec 2019
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Spark will offer Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) starting today with Spark's One Number plan.

The cellular version of the watch allows users to connect to the network directly and make calls and texts straight from their watch without their phone nearby.

For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan's minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.

For a limited time, customers who purchase the plan will receive the first three months free.

Series 3 and 4 Apple Watches can also sign on to the One Number Wearable Plan, as long as their watch is cellular and compatible with Spark's New Zealand network.

The One Number plan is eligible with these Spark primary plans:

  • $29.99 1GB Rollover Plan
  • $39.99 Rollover plan
  • $39.99 2.5GB Rollover plan
  • $59.99 Rollover plan
  • $59.99 10GB Rollover plan
  • $79.99 Rollover plan
  • $99.99 Rollover plan
  • Unlimited Mobile plan ($79.99)
  • Unlimited Group plan ($99.99)
  • $29.99 Companion plan
  • $29.99 Sharer
  • Gold Basic
  • Gold Talker

Apple Watch Series 5 debuts an Always-On Retina display that never sleeps, so it's easy to see the time and other important information without raising or tapping the display.

New location features, from a built-in compass to current elevation, help users better navigate their day.

With watchOS 6, Apple Watch users are empowered to take charge of their health and fitness with new features like Cycle Tracking, the Noise app and Activity Trends.

“Kiwis have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Apple Watch with cellular connectivity in New Zealand and Spark is excited to be the first to bring the capability to market,” says, Spark future of connectivity lead Renee Mateparae.

“Spark has been working hard to bring customers the benefits of Apple Watch Series 5 with cellular. The introduction of the Spark One Number Wearable Plan for Apple Watch will let customers stay connected with or without their iPhone nearby, giving Kiwis all the flexibility and freedom they've been waiting for.