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LTE Apple watch support and plan

Jay_Starks
I Plan to Stick Around

Any idea on when the new Lte Apple watch will be supported on the Rogers network? If it is supported what would be the price plan? 

 

 

 

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K33N3R
I've Been Around

I came here to also see if Rogers would get the Apple watch and I see that a lot of people are upset that they aren't (yet).  People want to jump ship, that's fine.. but am I the only one who remembers  a time when Rogers was the *only* carrier in all of Canada that offered the iPhone 3G ??   Point being.. 1.  Back then I think there was an exclusivity deal with Apple and Rogers, but that ended eventually.  2.  The other carriers didn't implode for not having an Apple product. 

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Binap
I've Been Here Awhile

I'm one of those that wants an LTE Apple Watch.  One problem Rogers may be considering is that there isn't much money to be made.  Rogers probably won't sell the watch.  And they likely can't add a lot to the subscription price to support the watch, so they may be taking a wait and see approach to gauge consumer demand.  If enough customers want it, and if Rogers can make enough money to cover costs, or if it prevents people from jumping carriers, they'll put it on.  That is all just speculation on my behalf.  From my perspective, it would be way cooler and fun if Rogers just supported it right away.  

Best,

Steve 

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gustav
I'm Here A Lot

@K33N3R "am I the only one who remembers  a time when Rogers was the *only* carrier in all of Canada that offered the iPhone 3G ??   Point being.. 1.  Back then I think there was an exclusivity deal with Apple and Rogers, but that ended eventually"

 

You might remember that, but you forgot the only reason Rogers was the only carrier that offered the iPhone is because Rogers was the only one with a GSM network. It was about hardware compatibility, not exclusivity deals.

 

I don't think there are any exclusivity deals today either. I think Rogers underestimated demand. But they'll catch up and get it eventually.

 

And to those that say "why would you switch over a watch"? Well, a watch with LTE, means if my phone runs out of batteries, gets stolen, I forget it at home, I can still make and receive calls, messages, track my bike rides, pay for things at the store, etc. It's becoming as important as the phone itself.

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Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello @gustav

I agree but again I disagree. To each their own I guess. It's not the same for everyone and everyone sees it differently.

In the end it was Rogers ultimate decision to do it. They most likely want to see the demand for it before adding it.

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Poco
I've Been Around

Add my name to the list of those who will be switching to Bell to support the new Apple Watch.