Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

@nasa25, yuppers I did as I said had to call in and get everthing re-registered, watch was working last night too lol !! Sounds like going for 15 rounds with a bureaucratic Mike Tyson when you switch from the AW3 to the 4! Good luck is a tad too mild!

 At this point the people who picked up a AW4 through Rogers shoild almost getting hefty discounts on the hardware as Rogers sold them something that doesn't work(except for a lucky few! One wonders if Rogers can get this e-sim mess figured out as it's projected that most phones will be e-sim only in the next couple of years.

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@rflats771 lol good to hear you’re up and running. Enjoy the cellular connectivity.

I hope I can join the club soon!


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no did the chat agent thing twice today went through all the routines reset the phone reboot the watch and phone, redid the credit thing which they said was outdated, checked the 911 address,

nothing worked so they give me a ticket number and said their technical people will get back to me the next few days.  What a joke.  Its like they are running some nickel and time company.  I will be seriously looking at switching to Telus once my wife gets back from vacation.  

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Oh my god I just made a massive mistake. Deleted my Rogers cellular profile from my watch and went through the activation process again. Everything worked but my cellular line went directly to NOT IN USE.

Now I have TWO Apple Watch cellular lines and zero active connections 😞

Something is defintely preventing me from accessing the network. That’s the only good thing about my screw up. Now I know that activating a line again won’t work. Something is just kicking my watch off the network right away.


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Being one of the lucky ones to manage to activate the watch I must say the experience has been somewhat disappointing. Unless you are in a downtown core Rogers service is rather weak in places with my iPhone getting 1 bar LTE. The challenge with the watch is that when the iPhone shows 1 bar, the watch has no service, and when the iPhone shows two bars the watch shows 1 bar, and there is still very spotty data transfer. You really need to be in an area with solid 3 bars of service for the watch to function reliably. Unfortunately Rogers’ network has not been engineered to deliver this level of service. So for me, I can forget in relying on just the watch when I go for a run or a bike ride 😞
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

@nasa25 Ouch!!! But at least you have a little bit more insight as to what's up,
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@rflats771

Yup that was the last ditch effort outlined by tech support. Delete the line and try to add another. Now I know that doesn’t work!


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@Matt2004, That's my experience as well, I just switched to my watch and I have 2 "dots" where I have 4-5 bars on my phone.
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

good to know makes a better case to go with another carrier
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Re: Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular models) Activation

short answer NO