I switched from Telus to Rogers less then a year ago. They had a bit better signal strength in my area. I also understood Rogers would supply a premium service with making avaliable premium products. I have never been in the need for a watch that was tied to my phone. Now, a watch that had its own cellular is a very useful item for myself. I now longer have to walk the docks at the marina with my phone in my pocket which is ackward when pulling it out as it feels like I will drop it everytime. Very handy when boating. Won't need my phone when in the gym. Won't need to take my phone with me when walking in the rain (and it rains a lot here!) lol. I will wait until January, but if I don't see clearly what Rogers is doing, I will switch as I sense a company that is starting to get a bit of a PR issue. They, as a business can do as they feel, but they also should make it very clear to there customers their intentions on issues like this and other. We are only a 4 line family, so not a big loss to them. I don't care if I can't get the same plan from Bell. I will pay a premium for a premium product. Just make it available.
Thanks for your post - quite helpful.
I too am waiting for support for Apple Watch Series 3.
I am not entirely satisfied with Rogers' statement on the Watch - don't know if it's because of technical issues, or they're in a spat with Apple, or something else.
Also, their claim that "we're focusing on the excitement on the new iphone" strikes me as phony - why should one preclude the other?
This whole business of cellular companies taking turns with products is quite frustrating.
I was really liking rogers but they are really starting to bother me with this pretending to not want to cover apple watches
of course they will, They just have to give Bell and Telus their picks first so rogers can get the next best thing that comes out.
Starts making you think these guys are talking behind the scenes. which of course would be legally grey at best.
I am disappointed that Rogers is not supporting the new Apple Watch series 3. I have purchased it and wanted to be able to use it when my iphone is not near me or I forgot to take my iphone (which I have done a few times) when I leave the house. I have been with Rogers for 20 PLUS years and consider myself a good customer with 2 cells lines and 2 ipads. I would make a change to Bell to be able to enjoy the service on my watch. Bell has offered me a compatible plan so that makes it more tempting.
I will wait a little to see if Rogers does end up supporting it. I would think that they would have been there as the same time as Bell They need to also consider their customers demands.
So YES in this case I would make the change but not without giving Rogers a bit more time. I have always been happy with the service so hoping they will very soon.
Yeh Spotify would be great, but Apple Music is not bad either, love that I can stream music to the watch via lte at the gym, it's so liberating not to have carry my phone in there! I also have Beats black matte studio 2 and works well with the watch or iPhone! But I think you would want to try the Apple AirPods , perfect combination with the watch.
Does Rogers have any idea when they maybe going on the Apple LTE. I am looking to buy an Apple Watch in the near future and I am looking at the series 3 but thing is should I bite the bullet and by the Cellular one?
"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?"