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iWatch 3 Cellular Support

1: Seeker

That is for the iPhone X not the Apple Watch 3... Jeez..

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2: Seeker

This is regarding the Apple Watch cellular...

vodafone are not interested in it at all they concentrating on Iphone x...

you see a £5/8 per month added to bill don't interest them money wise but cheap deal to get you to buy Iphone x and sign you up to 50 per month for 2 years = big money...

will be going to O2 at this rate or gift gaff or dare I say Tesco mobile who offer e-sim/Apple Watch cellular from late November...( see Vodafone even 3rd party networks getting in before you the "market leader" of mobiles and networks...

 

please vodafone pull your socks up as at moment your the worst network... 

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4: Newbie

Vodafone won’t do nothing. Even the mods on here won’t. 

 

We are wasting our time posting here 

 

Its ridiculous!!!!!

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2: Seeker

I've just spoken to Vodafone's business dept. as we're due an upgrade on our phones, I also asked about the support for the watch and the news is essentially that they have no plans (in the near future) to offer support for the Apple Watch 3. 

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4: Newbie

This is such a lame they dont supoort that. But i am sure EE paid a lot to keep exclusivity. I keep asking Vodafone each two weeks and so far no good news. I took vodafone as in my area phone coverage is poor (Vodafone works bid better but nothing excellent).  and they had advantage of roam free destinations. Now as eu roaming is free and they will not support apple watch within next 6 months i will say bye bye. Also i like visual voicemail at EE.

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1: Seeker

I was told by Vodafone that they had an agreement with Apple. Therefore; Vodafone will be offering a package allowing iwatch 3 cellular package within a few weeks. This was about 5 weeks ago. I checked again and they willing to say anything now.  ???

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17: Community Champion

@Creecree wrote:

I was told by Vodafone that they had an agreement with Apple. Therefore; Vodafone will be offering a package allowing iwatch 3 cellular package within a few weeks. This was about 5 weeks ago. I checked again and they willing to say anything now.  ???


Very unlikley to be true as the Apple Watch (not iWatch) uses a technology that only EE has launched in the UK.

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4: Newbie

I have got the Apple Watch Cellular version in preperation to leave Vodafone next year and move to EE, as much as I love the free Spotify I have come to the conclusion that although EE may cost more they are a more advanced network.

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2: Seeker

Firstly this challenge around the Apple Watch is not a commercial one, it’s a technical ineptness from Vodafone, Vodafone AU have the ability but Vodafone AU is owned by Hutchinson not outright Vodafone. As mentioned in an earlier comment Vodafone is actually over 28 separate markets globally with little to no internal alignment or inovation, those that got the company to where it is have all now left and work for EE so there’s a surprise. Vodafone is a sinking brand due to miss management at the highest level Vittorio included and Vodafone’s currently internal policy is around cost cutting on so many levels the likelihood the Apple Watch will ever be supported by Vodafone is little to none, so move to EE like I will be doing after 28 years, see how quickly this thread gets removed now

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17: Community Champion

I disagree with nearly all of this. Firstly, Vodafone is a very strong brand and remains the world’s 2nd largest mobile comms company. Our pension funds and insurance companies will be heavily invested in Vodafone and it has a strong dividend policy which is good for U.K. plc. The decision not to support esims will be a commercial one based on scarce resources. That means deploying development resources where they will produce most profit. The Apple Watch 3 clearly doesn’t fit the bill as far as Vodafone is concerned whatever we as customers might think of the decision. 

 

Also so your assumption that your post will be removed as is misplaced as your other assumptions. 

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2: Seeker

There you go touched a nerve, see how aggressive the responses are from Vodafone staff or shareholders become the minute you get near the truth

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17: Community Champion

What on Earth makes you think I’m a vodafone employee or shareholder? Yet more silly assumptions. I’m a customer just like you with no association to the network other than having 4 lines with them. 

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16: Advanced member

I really think you need to put this into perspective before having a massive rant at a carrier. 

Check out: https://www.apple.com/uk/watch/cellular/

The model you're looking at works on: 3 networks in Australia (Vodafone, Telstra and Optus), 1 in France (Orange), 1 in Germany (Telekom), 3 in Japan (au, DoCoMo and SoftBank), 2 in Switzerland (Sunrise and Swisscom) and finally 1 in the UK (EE).

So the reality is, this version of the watch will work in 11 networks in 6 countries.

I have to admit though that I find it strange this watch wasn't designed and launched better. You'd have thought they'd have wanted their 'worldwide version' to work in more than 6 countries.

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2: Seeker

Unfortunately even loyal costumers will vote with their feet and they will never come back.  iWatch 3 has been out for a while now and no comment is taken as no intention to support.

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17: Community Champion
The Apple Watch is exclusive to EE in the UK just as the iPhone was an O2 exclusive when it first came out.

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4: Newbie

I was hoping for them to support it while buyung it back in October last year. Now my contract is about to renew soon - might switch to pay as you go or move to another network. But honestly event if they would introduce the support i am getting bored with apple Watch and more often wearing my Tag Heuer Carrera. I might be using Apple Watch only for fitness. 

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2: Seeker

I have given up... goodbye Vodafone... I was with you in the beginning... but I can’t get a simple answer... oh, you lost out on a broadband deal and phone to boot...

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17: Community Champion

@Iward56 wrote:

I have given up... goodbye Vodafone... I was with you in the beginning... but I can’t get a simple answer... oh, you lost out on a broadband deal and phone to boot...


What simple answer was it you were loooking for? The network doesn't support the device and no one is going to tell you if and when that might change. if you want the Apple Watch 3 you'll have to go to EE.

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