Apple just announced Apple watch series 4 yesterday!
For the GPS+Cellular, they support Rogers in this generation, since Rogers and Fido are the same company, does Fido support series 4 too?
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We don't support Apple Watch.
We anticipate a lot of excitement around the new iPhone models and that is what we're focusing on. As of now, we don't have any updates on whether or not we would carry/support Apple Watch in the future. I'd suggest you keep an eye on fido.ca for updates on our products and services.
That said, you can buy the Apple Watch and pair it with a compatible iPhone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but not our LTE network.
Hope this clarifies!
WHEN WILL FIDO KNOW IF ITS GOING TO SUPPORT APPLE WATCH?
BECAUSE HONESTLY I'M WILLING TO LEAVE FIDO AND GO TO ANOTHER PROVIDER JUST SO I CAN USE THE APPLE WATCH. IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW AND YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME KIND OS ANSWER FOR US COMSUMERS.
Hey @Tookie3k! I hope you're doing well.
Nothing has changed since our first reply on this thread. We do not support the Apple watch at this time.
Let us know if you have any further questions on this matter and we'll happily send you a PM.
We’d really hate to see you go @Bloodstriker and we always want to offer the latest devices to our customers!
As @FidoSaira mentioned, with Apple’s newest releases we’ve focused our efforts on providing our customers with all the new iPhones as they have proven to be quite popular. At this time we do not support the Apple watch but customers can definitely pair it with an iPhone via Bluetooth in order to use it’s most popular features.
If ever you’d like to go over your options for a device, don’t hesitate to reach out and if anything changes regarding support of the cellular version of the Apple Watch we’ll be updating Fido.ca
I’ve been with Fido since fido came to Canada, before clearnet became telus, and Cantel became Rogers, So it really sucks fido isnt up to the times supporting Apple Watch 4, I just got the darn thing, I can’t even use it on my cellular connection, I even just purchased the new iPhone XS max, and Fido don’t even have support for the 2 different numbers Feature that the phone have, all the years I’ve been with Fido, Fido is always last to introduce anything, The only thing they were first to introduce was Sim card when they first came to Canada
Im wondering why does Fido choose not to offer apple watch support? Rogers, which is your parent company, just announced support so its not a technical reason... ive been with you guys for more than 15 years... i wish that you made it simpler and offer the same tech options like Bell or Telus what are the reasons for holding back on offering this option... i puchased the cellular watch thinking it will be a question of weeks or months before you get onboard... but no sign and its almost a year...its frustrating and makes no sense.
Hi! How has your Apple Watch been with the Fido network? I’m planning on getting it but if it’s not working well without LTE, then I would consider switching to Rogers.
Please advise. Thank you!
I was wondering if there were any updates on the possibility of using the Apple Watch or the Samsung Galaxy Watch in stand alone modes (as Bell has been doing for a while – and Rogers now does with the Apple Watch, both companies offering a 10 dollar smartwatch plan). Yes, I know you can connect the watch via Blue Tooth or WiFi, but I'm interested in having the watch in LTE mode to not have to carry the phone with me. I've talked with customer service a couple of times and there's never a clear answer.
Maybe we can get a better idea from someone here regarding this topic?
Not for now I'm afraid, we're keeping an eye out for any changes. We'll update this thread as soon as we get more info about it!
Thanks a ton for your patience and understanding
"Thanks a ton for your patience and understanding"
The entire issue is is that there is no understanding. Nobody understands why the watch isn't being supported.
When will you announce esim Support for the Apple Watch Series 3&4 & new iPhones. I need an answer besides shortly. I think everyone here wants a date
Seriously though, we've requested more details on this and we should be getting an answer very shortly. We're all as excited as you are, but bear with us as the new Iphones are not yet launched and we'll be sure to post an update on this thread as soon as we have one.
Hope this clarifies.
Do we have a updates if Fido will be offering esim service for apple watch?
If really wish this comes out, otherwise I may seriously consider other operators.
I'm an older client (15 yrs or so) and I'm getting tired of "we don't have news about it", "we ask our manager about it" or all the similar response we are getting in the last year.
The question is becoming simple : will Roger (the parent corporation that has the network equipment, control the marketing, etc.) allows Fido customer to have access to new technologies at the release date ?
It was iPhone X last year, eSim this one, will it be the same with 5G network in 2 years ?
If the view of the corporation is that Fido is a lower technical service provider at a lower cost than Roger, please just say it so we can make our selection of providers based on our need.
As the network is compatible with it, I really don't see other reason to limit access, but I'm may be missing something.
When does Fido support Apple Watch series 4? Rogers came up with price plans. Are these going to be the same with Fido? I have been with Fido for 15 years and do not want to switch for such reasons.