I like Rogers but unfortunately I'll be porting out 5 numbers so I can get 4 apple watches for our family.
I don't even care if they offer or subsidise the watch. Anyone that would spend the money on an Apple Watch 3 with cellular can likely afford to buy the watch outright. Just offer us a package that integrates the calling features and BYOD!
That's not true. All they have said is that (1) they will be reviewing their device portfolio and (2) there has been no timeline for introducing the apple watch. Pricing is the reason I would stay, of course, since I've negotiated myself a nice little plan. All I want is an announcement and timeline - then I'd buy the LTE Apple watch. As it stands, I've ordered myself a AW3 without cellular, because I don't really want to be sitting on a feature for a year, not using it before they update the watch.
" We will look at launching the cellular Apple watch next year as we build system functionality to support this technology based on open standards."
This is a official Rogers representative. This comment is now being sent out to Everyone.
So yes they have given a time line "next year" not specific as many want but they are giving one out. Pricing won't be given until they announce the actual date of release of the service. Most likely the same as Rogers.
Umm "look at launching" is not a commitment to launch. It's ambiguous enough in tone to be supported by their device review process.
Rogers need to actually commit to adding it to their device portfolio and a timeline.
Otherwise, their customer base would be smart to wait for the Apple Watch Series 4...(or switch carriers). Really depends on how soon they want to experience this technology (and if the competing carriers will match the plans they have with Rogers today).
This is the latest I've seen from Rogers: where did you pull your comment from?
Even the last response from @RogersHelps is even less committed, and is the same as it was in the past: "it will be something we look at next year as we build system functionality to support this technology based on open standard." No "looking to launch the Apple Watch." Words do matter.