K33N3R you remembered wrong. Back in 2009 Rogers didn’t have any exclusivity with Apple Rogers had the only GSM cellular network in Canada big difference Bell and Telus had CDMA networks!!
Thanks to the 2010 olympics Bell and Telus were on a rush to deploy their new GSM networks to be able to offer a cellular solution to all the tourists that we coming in Canada back in 2010 less than 20% on the planet used CDMA network inclunding China. For the Apple watch series 3 there is no exclusivity only Rogers network that doesn’t support eSim and can’t asign a single phone number on two different devices and that is how the Apple Watch Series 3 is all about.
Apple finally supported the CDMA technology with the iPhone 4S for China.
the only exclusivity deal was in the USA with AT&T old grudge between Apple and Sprint and Verizon for not wnting to get the iPhone from the start.
Just talked to Bell customer service.
Bell will have apple watch 3 support exclusively for 6 months.
that been said, Telus will be providing this support after 6 months.
Rogers I assume will be after Telus .
I think by next June or July, we can expect Rogers to support apple watch 3.
If that is the case, many people will just wait for apple watch 4.