Google Pixel Watch LTE activation on Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T not working? Here's how to fix it

The Pixel Watch is Google’s first-ever smartwatch that features a mix of both Fitbit and Google’s software and seamlessly interacts with Android devices.

Other features like longer battery life, deep Fitbit integration and built-in Google Assistant make it a solid overall package.

Google Pixel Watch LTE not activating on various carriers

However, some users are reporting an issue where their Google Pixel Watch LTE is not activating on various carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T.


Anyone else having issues with activating the cellular plan? It’s just keeps saying esim download error and I cant get past it. I’ve factory reset the watch multiple times to no avail.

In cases, when users try to add an IMEI number to their account as a new line of service, it deems the device unsupported. But if the same IMEI number is searched on the carrier’s site, it shows that the device is indeed compatible.

Some keep getting the ‘eSIM download error’ or ‘Something went wrong’ message when trying to activate their cellular plan.

Affected users have even tried resetting Pixel Watch to factory settings multiple times but to no avail.

Here’s how you can fix it

A Verizon user has shared a list of some steps that can help enable LTE on the Pixel Watch.

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If this doesn’t work, users can try contacting their carrier support, describe the issue and ask them about LTE services on the newly-launched device.

It could also be possible that the service is not activating because the carrier just isn’t supported by your device yet.


Users can also go through other details related to compatibility requirements and region availability for Google Pixel Watch here.

We’ll keep an eye on this matter and update this story to reflect noteworthy information.

Note: You can also check out our Google Pixel Watch update and bug/issue tracker.

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