When will fido support Apple Watch 3? Bell and Telus both do it!
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Thanks so much for your long time loyalty, we greatly appreciate it!
The last thing we want is to see you go after so many years with us
We know how important it is for our customers to be able to access the latest technologies and we're working on ways to support the service.
In the meantime, pairing an Apple watch with a compatible iPhone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is the best option.
Let's hope the Rogers/Fido executives heard about T-Mobile's latest investor conference call in which the CEO stated:
"We also had strong branded postpaid net additions of one million, supported by continued strong growth of wearables, particularly the Apple Watch."
I can't believe Rogers/Fido would leave all that money on the table. Perhaps there are technological reasons for the delay, but that's not what we've come to expect from them.
My guess is we'll see an announcement from Rogers/Fido in time for the new Apple Watch models expected this fall. But if we don't, I think anyone interested in the cellular model will probably have to give up waiting, and switch to another carrier (where the rates for adding an Apple Watch are quite reasonable, I might add).
(And Fido reps, we know you have to keep saying it, but I think you can assume that most of us inquiring about Apple Watch LTE support are quite aware that we can pair a Watch with our iPhone, and probably already have.)
"As an alternative, as my colleague mentioned, you'll definitively be able to buy Apple Watch Series 3, both the cellular and non-cellular version and bring it to Fido".
I don't understand. How is this an "alternative" to having an LTE Apple Watch? The whole point is to use it independantly of your iPhone. Why pay extra for the LTE enabled Apple Watch and then not be able to use that functionality? Why would anyone need to bring their Apple Watch to Fido if it's only to be paired with their iPhone and not have access to the cellular network on its own?
I've been a Fido customer for over 10 years. When I get an Apple Watch LTE I'll aparently need to go elsewhere. Fido / Rogers isn't even giving us a vague idea of when or if they'll offer this functionality. Doesn't inspire loyalty.
We hear you. We know how important it is for our customers to be able to make use of the latest technologies and that this is no exception.
This is something that we continue to look at as we build system functionality to support this technology.
If we had a timeline that we could share with you we wouldn't hesitate, but we're not quite there yet. When we have a better picture of when we will be able support the Apple Watch we will post an update here.
"...pairing an Apple watch with a compatible iPhone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is the best option."
I beg to differ.
Having a carrier that supports LTE for the watch is the best option. If that means going somewhere else, so be it.