Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

I have been dealing with this WS300 issue for almost three weeks now.  But every time I call, it seems I get a different reason/excuse for the problem.  First, it was a credit check problem.  Then it was a problem in my account settings, and the back office should have it fixed in 48 hours.   Now the latest one I got today was that it was a bad batch of Apple Watches, and the Rogers system was not recognizing the IMEI numbers as being from Apple devices.  And now, through this forum, I find that this has been an ongoing issue for almost a year and a half?  That simply doesn't fly.

 

I am seriously thinking of changing carriers when my contract runs out in June.  I have been very disappointed in the quality of Rogers services over the last year or so.   Last summer we switched to the new Ignite service for our cable and internet.  A few weeks after the change, our cable and internet went out, and it took 16 DAYS to fix the problem.  That is a long time to go without television, especially when you have two kids with mental disabilities.

 

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

Greetings @HighTech,

 

We appreciate you posting your concerns in the Rogers Community Forums. 🙂

 

It's truly disappointing to hear that you've been having these issues with your services as of late. We want your experience with us to be a positive one!

 

Have we had a chance to help you troubleshoot your Apple Watch issue here in the Community Forums? If not, we'd like to have another look to see what it could be that may be causing the issue. 

 

If possible, please send us a private message to @CommunityHelps so we can assist you further. For more information on how our Private Messaging system works, please CLICK HERE.

 

Kind regards,

RogersLaura

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

Ok, so my issue is I don't get any WS Errors.  My problem isn't something I can find in the Community forums or on Google.  I just got the iWatch Series 5 on this last Thursday, got another line for a total of 5 lines on my account (more on that in a moment).  I got a new iPhone 11 Pro Max to boot.  So I begin to setup the watch through the watch app.  My first time got to the setup cellular stage, then it redirects to the MyRogers splash screen to enter credentials and this is where it all goes wrong.  I enter my credentials and I get "Sorry there's a problem on our end.  Thanks for your patience while we fix it.  Please check back later".  So i tried again and again, no go.  so I hit skip and set up the watch without the LTE.  Went into the app the next day (Friday) tried  again and nothing, so Saturday I sat down with live chat and they tried and they couldn't fix it so they advised I go to the store.  I went to the Rogers store and they couldn't fix it either.  Bear in mind I can log into MyRogers from my iPad, PC, Phone browser, the App, Chrome, etc. no issues but just not the set up cellular splash screen in the iWatch app.  So This morning I connected with tech support via chat, they tried and they couldn't figure it out either so he, Bruno opened a ticket, might take a week to fix.  Then I remembered I bought my wife a series 4 watch in August 2019, so I went to check her settings/connection to see if there was something to copy or what I was doing wrong (assumed hers was working) she advised me that she couldn't activate her watch line either, gets the exact same error and just gave up after a couple of months of trying.  I wish she had told me sooner as I logged in to MyRogers again, found her iwatch line and low and behold her Watch line hadn't used any data since we got it but I have been paying the $10 for that line regardless since then. 

 

Needless to say, I reset my watch, the phone. deleted the app and reinstalled it and tried my email address in the user bar instead of the user name (Bruno's suggestion) and that didn't work either in fact nothing works.

 

Does anyone in the community know what could be wrong here? This makes no sense and I don't think I am the only person having this issue.

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

Hello @Celticcurse,

 

Thanks for your post! We truly appreciate your detailed account of event as well as the troubleshooting steps performed so far.

 

We'd like the opportunity to take a deeper look into this in order to resolve this problem as soon as possible.

 

Please send us a private message to @CommunityHelps so we can assist you further. For more information on how our private messaging system works, click here.

 

Looking forward to your PM!

 

RogersMaude

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

So, a quick update. Had to change my user name. I got another tech and was informed I had a legacy User name (been a Rogers customer that long). This great person migrated my old legacy account to the new format which is using your email address. Then we tried that in the set up cellular and unfortunately that didn’t work either. Good try though. Now just waiting on the ticket to be resolved. Hopefully they tell me what is wrong and I can update the post for others to know.
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

I'm having the same issue... curious to see what it is
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

Thank you for the update @WasCelticcurse! We appreciate you took the time to reach out in private to discuss this issue.

 

Welcome @AK27!

 

Sorry to hear you're experiencing problems with your Apple Watch activation.

Don't hesitate to shoot us a private message so we can look into your account. For instructions, please refer to my post above.

 

RogersMaude

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

Having this issue too. Seems to be a backend issue.
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

The 'bad batch of apple watches' excuse is pretty funny.  

 

Most of these WS300 issues can be solved by rogers re-sending the cellular signal to your phone and watch.  Once Rogers re-sends the signal I believe the procedure is to:

 

1- turn off Apple Watch

2 - turn off iPhone

3 - turn back on iPhone

4 - turn back on Apple Watch

 

Outside of the signal issue I've also seen WS errors caused by inputting incorrect postal code and address formats on the 911 page.  House number goes on one line, street name goes on a separate line.  For postal code I believe you need to put a space between the first 3 and last 3 digits.



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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

I am having the same issue!

After logging into to myrogers through my iphone browser i get a WS300 error right away and can't continue! 

I really hope they fix this soon as I just switched to Rogers from my old provider so I could use this feature!