If you are using an iPhone on TELUS, you must be contemplating how to add Apple watch to TELUS plan.
Most people who use an Apple phone or tablet are likely to own an Apple watch. The good news is that you can use all your devices on one TELUS account.
You can add your Apple watch to your TELUS account as long as you have a share plan or you are on an unlimited plan. When you connect the watch to your plan, you will enjoy full speeds on all devices but at an additional cost of $10 per month.
There are some requirements to be met for you to add extra devices to your TELUS account.
Keep on reading to learn more about the addition of the Apple watch to your TELUS account and more.
What is Required to Add Apple Watch to TELUS Plan?
If you are wondering, “Can I add Apple watch to my TELUS plan, the simple answer is YES.
You can actually add several devices to a share plan. However, you must fulfil specific conditions to add an Apple watch to your TELUS plan.
The conditions that must be fulfilled are:
- Your Apple device must be using iOS 14.5 or a newer version
- You should be using a compatible phone which includes iPhone SE, 6s/6s+, 7s/7s+ 8s/8s+ X or a newer version.
- You must update your carrier version to 46.1 or newer
- You must be on an unlimited plan or a sharer plan
It is not mandatory that you purchase your watch or phone from TELUS to link them.
As long as you are a TELUS user, you are free to link these devices to your plan.
However, there are those who may want to buy devices that are already linked to TELUS. That is also okay.
Steps on How to Add Apple Watch to TELUS Plan
Before you even consider adding an Apple watch to your device, you should first set up your account.
If you already have a TELUS account, you are ready to go. If you are new to TELUS, start by setting up your account.
To set up a TELUS account,
- Go to TELUS Registration Page
- Enter your email address and phone number
- Provide your accurate address
- Read the terms and conditions
- Complete setting up by clicking on continue
After registering your account, make sure you save your TELUS password and email safely for future use.
Next, get a TELUS plan that is either marked as unlimited or a share plan. You can only add your second device to these plans.
Follow the steps below to add your Apple watch to TELUS.
Step #1 Open Cellular Setup on Your Apple Watch
- From your Apple watch main screen, go to Settings
- Scroll down and select Cellular
- Tap on Cellular
- Tap on Set Up Cellular
Note: You must have your TELUS logins at hand to complete the setup. This is why you must first register for the TELUS My Account above.
Step #2 Login to Your Account and Get Started
At this point, you will need to use your email and password to log in to your account. Use your regular logins to login into your account.
- Enter your login details
- Click on Get Started
- Tap Agree if you are in agreement with the terms and conditions
- Tap on Continue
Note: If you are adding an Apple watch for a different person, you may want to provide their address.
TELUS allows you to set up different emergency addresses on the same account.
To add an emergency address,
- Scroll and select Enter Another Address
- Tap on Fill The Forms
- Tap Accept
- Tap Finish to complete the setup
With that, you will have added your watch to the TELUS account you are using.
Note: Your Apple watch can connect to your account even if it is not paired to your Apple device.
What Type of Data Plan Supports Apple Watch on TELUS
TELUS plans change from time to time. There are times when they will come up with unique offers while sometimes you operate on normal plans.
Whichever the situation, you can be sure that any share plan supports adding an Apple watch.
Share plans are designed to be used by multiple devices. Most TELUS share plans allow the addition of up to four devices or lines.
The more devices you add to the plan, the cheaper the cost per device. This is because they do not reduce internet speeds.
Besides the share plans, you can also link other devices on unlimited plans.
However, for such plans, you have to pay an additional $10 per month. Each device you connect to an unlimited plan requires that you pay more.
Cost to Add Apple Watch to TELUS Account
Those who are worried about cost may be wondering how much to add Apple watch to TELUS plan.
The cost depends on whether you are adding an Apple watch to your data plan or phone plan. If you have a phone with TELUS and would like to add an Apple watch, the cost is quite different.
TELUS says that you are allowed to add an Apple watch to your plan free of charge. That means you can add an Apple watch to your plan without paying any fees upfront.
However, this does not mean you won’t pay for the watch. The installment for the watch is added to your monthly bill.
If all you want is to add an Apple watch to your data plan, you will have to add $10 per month to your unlimited plan.
If you are using a simple share plan and choose to add a new device, you will add a $10/1GB watch plan to your account.
How Unlimited TELUS Data is Shared on Devices
The account owner will determine how the data is used on all added devices including the Apple watch.
TELUS allows all connected devices to have equal access to data. In other words, all connected devices will:
- Enjoy the maximum download speeds
- Can use as much data per day
- Can use as much data as available per month
What happens with unlimited plans is that, once the data is depleted, you have to browse at caped speeds. TELUS caps its internet seeds at 512Kbps.
Note: This is a decent rate for browsing and watching low-quality videos. However, it may not work on applications such as Netflix.
Will Apple Watch Use TELUS Data When Phone is Off?
Once you connect your watch to your TELUS account, it can access data.
Your cellular version watch has an inbuilt SIM which means it should be able to connect to the internet at all times.
It does not depend on the iPhone to connect to data. This is also the reason why you can connect any Apple watch that meets the above requirements.
It is not mandatory for your watch to be linked to your phone to connect it to TELUS. You can even connect a friend’s Apple watch to your TELUS account.
Before you even consider how to add an Apple watch to TELUS, find out if your device matches the requirements.
As you can see above, you can only connect specific devices to your TELUS account. The second factor you should consider is your data package.
While TELUS allows the linking of up to four devices to one account, the type of data plan matters.
You may not be able to connect your Apple watch unless you have a share plan or an unlimited plan. Also, remember that this action attracts additional charges.
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