I have purchased an Apple Watch with LTE. It only cost me $90 more than the non-LTE watch, so I didn't think very hard about it (and it comes with more memory). Switching carriers would cost me - with the deal I've negotiated with Rogers - over $60 a month for the same service with Bell, since as a new customer, I wouldn't be privy to any retention benefits. Over a year, that's $720. Is having the watch with LTE that important to people? Adding the monthly fee, we're talking ~ $800/year.
I just don't see that much value in having standalone LTE; I'm annoyed that Rogers doesn't support it yet, but if they charge any more than $10/month for it, I'm even sure I'd activate it.
And they didn't say it was coming "next year", only that they would "look at it" next year. So they might look at it and say no.
Rogers will lose us as a customer, we have a bill of 800$ a month from rogers and we have been loyal customers since the Cantell/Shaw Cable days. If Rogers doesn't implement the Apple Watch 3 LTE on their network in 2018 then we're gone.
Add me to the list, moving to Bell just so I can get Watch LTE
Bye Rogers, can’t say you will be missed.
ya snooze ya looze