Rogers is so far behind, even its website is pass due, most of the pages don’t are not fully compatible with Apple iPhones and iPads lots of buttons do not response to touch screen, it’s not possible to simply « like » a comment it doen’t work we need to get on a computer...Come on Rogers your bread and butter is achieve with the IOS devices the least you could do would be to make it fully compatible.
It looks like you will have to wait for a really long time, Rogers has changed its song, here are the new lyrics
»We will look at launching the cellular Apple watch next year as we build system functionality to support this technology based on open standards. - Mahmood »
Be patient because after they build their systems to support the Apple Watch LTE they will still have to debug them and with Rogers programmers it could take a really long time. Maybe Rogers network will be ready for the Apple Watch series 9!!
What I meant was. It is not consistent sometimes the icon is dark and sometimes it is light grey and it doesn’t react to the touch. On all my iPads Air 1, Air 2, Pro and iPhones 6s Plus and 7 Plus same things all on IOS 11. It was the same on 10,3.
I just figure it out, I needed to deactivate the developper profile.
You might wait just a little bit more, I heard there is a problem with the Apple Watch series 3 with LTE, it doesn't connect well on LTE it keeps on connecting onto unwanted wifi network...It might need a software update to rectify this issue. It might Take a little time.
It's well documented on Apple website that the Apple Watch series 3 will give you about 1 hour of talk time on LTE network, I can live with that as an emergency not to talk with all my friend but if it keeps on trying or connecting with unwanted wifi networks and when I need to use it the battery is drained out that is a whole lotta different story.
I will be really mad 🤔🤓
Wonder the reasoning for Rogers not to offer this, I would assume that those who would want an LTE Apple Watch would be customers that use a lot of features and therefore data.
It would be nice to see Rogers actually be specific for once. They already support VoLTE, so , what precisely are they not able to do for the Watch?
Are they unable to do eSIM provisioning? (Apple's not the only one doing this - Intel, Qualcomm and Microsoft are big supporters of eSIM proliferation).
Lol, Come on supporting VoLTE if Rogers didn't support this it would be the slowest LTE network in the whole world
Just so you know smartphone used to need at least two channels one for talking and one for Data, before 2010 peoples were consuming more voice than data, after 2010 it all changed and people were consuming more data than voice so carriers transfered the voice channel on data Voice over IP and used both channels for data that is why back in 2011 we began to see faster network (double the previous speed because of the 2 data channels) this way they can benefit from the old voice channel that wasn't used anymore.
Rogers need to update there networks after sitting on their Laurels for so long, it needs to support eSim and also needs to be able to support 2 devices on a single phone number.
Traditional cellular network only rings a single cellular tower when someone calls you (the last tower your phone sync with) but with the Apple Watch series3 it might needs to rings on two towers if you're not carrying both devices and Rogers network can't do that, so you will for sure miss some calls unless you always carry both devices. Rogers has invest so much money into getting the NHL exclusive rights and so much money into try to compete Netflix with Shomi (poorly failed), Rogers fidelity points « first Rewards » point (even more failed) that they forgot all about their main business (telecommunication). Thanks to the Vancouver winter Olympics in 2010, Bell and Telus drop their CDMA networks to replace them with GSM networks (to be able to offer tourists a carrier solution into Canada) and they are regularly upgrading their networks as oppose to Rogers which is the main reason both Rogers and Telus will be before years end 2017 supporting the Apple Watch series 3 while Rogers won't be able before 2nd or 3rd trimester of 2018, if they decide rapidly to support the Apple Watch series3 or wait for the series 4 if they don't have the money because loosing to much customers to Bell and Telus.
Thanks for the story. 🙂 (I've worked in tech and telecom for over 20 years btw) 🙂
Yes, the standards dictate that all of the targets for call resolution can/will be active at the same time - the logic for this will be in the telco's switches - all of the targets will get the signal, whichever one sends a return (off hook) back first will get the context for the call setup.
Rogers doesn't have excuses for not having this setup in time to support this launch...again, they belonged to the GSMA long before Bell and Telus did.
They should be specific as to what changes they need to make and the timelines to implementation (as well as an ETA on being able to provide the service).
Since you've work in telecom for over 20 years you probably also know that each carrier has to commit to a minimum amount of devices bought from the device builder otherwise the carrier doesn't have access to the device specific protocol and how to handle specific functions etc. So Rogers has to commit first to an amount of Apple Watch series 3 like Bell and Telus already did. Then Apple will give them the require files so that Rogers can implement them to its network and only then Rogers might offer the Apple Watch series 3 support. This is why you can't easily switch from an Android to an iPhone or vice versa just by switching your Sim card an expect all specific functions to work well (visual voice mail on the iPhone an many more).😉