They will be given some time to come onboard, but certainly the big three are all expected to support this within a reasonable time.....Rogers should be mindful of this.
If anybody from Rogers is reading this forum topic, please consider updating your website with a little more information regarding your plans for supporting the Apple Watch Series 3 + Cellular. As has been shown in this forum, there is a great deal of interest in support for this device, and as much as it is a hassle to change providers, if support for the Apple Watch does not come soon, or at least an announcement made soon laying out their intentions, it will be time to switch providers. As others have stated, I have been waiting for a standalone watch, where I did not need to always carry my phone with me, and this is it. So, hopefully Rogers will see the importance of this device to their subscriber base, and begin to provide us with options other than to defect to other providers.
I am also a long time Rogers' subscriber and I have a joint plan with girlfriend. I am also a kiteboader and having the ability to call coast guard in an emergency with the Apple Watch is very useful indeed. I will wait a bit for Rogers to sort this out and I will definitely switch if they can not make up their minds by the end of the year.
I was shocked and extremely disappointed to discover that one of Canada's major cellular providers was not supporting the first Apple Watch "phone". What were they thinking to opt out of the latest technology and end up losing thousands of tech savvy customers to Bell and Telus. The new Apple Watch will be to smart watches what the iPhone is to smart phones. Apple customers are devout to the brand and will not wait long for Rogers to come on board. Rogers needs to take note and quickly make a clear announcement to stop the mass exodus. I for one have been with Rogers when they were not even called Rogers and will have a hard time to switch, however, if Rogers fails to support the Apple Watch 3 LTE in a timely fashion I'm afraid many of us will have no choice. Rogers CANNOT take the chance and fall behind its competitors. It must commit to the latest technologies without any further delay or ambiguity.