Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

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arnoldmp
I'm a Participant Level 1

Apple Watch Series 6

Will this be supported?

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Re: Apple Watch Series 6

Solved by Senior MVP Senior MVP

Hello Arnoldmp,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Fido does not currently offer any smartphone or Apple watch plans. If they later choose to offer those plans in the future, that update would be available on Fido.ca.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

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loojoy
I'm a Participant Level 2

Any update on this situation? Crazy that Fido doesn't support Apple Watch. Guess I'll be switching.

Hello @loojoy,

 

We don't offer Apple Watch support at this time.

 



Kristens1
I'm a Participant Level 1

Any update on when (or whether) Fido plans on supporting Apple Watch? I've been a customer for many years and would like to remain one, but I also want to use my watch. 

We have nothing to announce right now @Kristens1. If things change, we'll announce it on our website!



Gooddaver
I'm a Participant Level 1

Like I needed another reason to hate Fido!

Hey @Gooddaver,

 

That's not what we want to hear. Rest assured we're always looking for ways to improve our service and offers and we appreciate the feedback. We suggest keeping an eye out on our website at www.Fido.ca for any news and updates. 😃

 



loojoy
I'm a Participant Level 2

Then I will have to change carriers.  No reason Fido doesn't have a plan fir Apple WAtch

Hello @loojoy,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

We wouldn't want to see you go. You also have the option to connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone via Bluetooth. 

 

 



loojoy
I'm a Participant Level 2

The point of the cellular function is that I can go for a run without my phone 

Cawtau
Senior MVP

Hello Arnoldmp,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Fido does not currently offer any smartphone or Apple watch plans. If they later choose to offer those plans in the future, that update would be available on Fido.ca.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


ztaylor
I'm a Participant Level 1

Is there any plan to offer data sharing with the Apple Watch? Seems like Fido is the last carrier to get on board. Is this a tech/infrastructure thing or is Apple not allowing it?

Flowerca5
I'm a Participant Level 1

I was told it's Fido choice not to support apple watch.. I'm very disappointed I want one! Makes no sense Rogers support the watch 

Hello Ztaylor,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 


@ztaylor wrote:...Seems like Fido is the last carrier to get on board. ...

  To which other providers are you comparing? As far as I am aware, none of the Big Three's flanker brands are offering Apple Watch support (see here). That's hardly last.

 


@ztaylor wrote:..Is this a tech/infrastructure thing or is Apple not allowing it?

  I would say neither. The different levels of providers (Big 3, 1st level Flanker, 2nd level Flanker) offer different products and services. The flanker brands (Fido included), likely made a business decision not to offer cellular support for the Apple Watch.

 

  Adding more devices to a provider's offering lineup necessarily increases their overhead costs, which in turn would lead to overall price increases for all of their customers. There's a reason there is generally a price differential between the different provider levels -- different plan and service offerings as well as reduced device options. Some 2nd level flankers don't even offer devices; they're SIM only. It's the same with other industries as well. Look at Loblaws and No Frills. Loblaws usually has more product selection, but No Frills tends to be on the whole cheaper for the same products.

 

  People have stated that they aren't asking for Fido to carry the watches, but to only provide the service. Providing a service without giving options for some people to access that service does not make sense. If the service is offered, people will expect that they offer the watches as well. They can't offer one without offering the other.

 

  I understand there is one flanker brand which is offering Apple watches. However, that situation is rather different. Freedom's parent company is not a National provider so they are also trying to compete with the Big 3 as well. While Freedom is also a regional provider, their reach is greater than their parent company. Interestingly, their parent company does not offer Apple Watches or its services.

 

  Currently Fido does not offer any smartwatch or Apple watch plans. If they later choose to offer those plans in the future, that update would be available on Fido.ca.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

 


brandoc
I'm a Contributor Level 1

i haven't tried this (yet) but with ios 14, apple launched a new thing that allows you to use a different carrier (any carrier you want, from my understanding) on the watch, even if the carrier you have on the iphone doesn't support apple watch. the caveat: you can't use the same apple ID on both devices. 

 

i may try this at some point. it's obviously much easier to do this if you have a close family member who has an iphone, although it should theoretically be possible for one person with one iphone and one cell watch to attempt this but again, you'll need two apple IDs