1. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Well, other than TMobile screwing us on the extra monthly charge but worth it I guess.
    Is there more to it than just that there's an extra monthly charge? I think all the carriers are screwing us in the monthly charge. I believe one charges $10/mo and the rest are $15/mo.

    My guess is $5/mo would still be profitable for them. I'd prefer free, of course, but there some cost for setting up the back end for Watch LTE support.

    But then, I'm still ticked that we have to texts cost us at all and 'unlimited' texts is some how a 'deal' when it costs them nothing. And don't get me started on the fact that we pay for calls and texts received, unlike land lines.

    Where did I put my torch and pitchfork!
    04-22-2018 08:40 AM
  2. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Details please.
    Apple store said $10 per month for LTE service when I bought the watch. Went to T-Mobile store downstairs in mall and it was actually an extra $15 per month now. Seems expensive but, as in one of my other replies, this is a medical lifeline for me in a way so viewed in that regard, worth it.
    04-22-2018 10:54 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Apple store said $10 per month for LTE service when I bought the watch. Went to T-Mobile store downstairs in mall and it was actually an extra $15 per month now. Seems expensive but, as in one of my other replies, this is a medical lifeline for me in a way so viewed in that regard, worth it.
    Are you on autopay? We're on the Tmobile One plan with autopay on and when we activated our watches through our phones it clearly said $10/mo with the first three months free.
    04-22-2018 11:37 AM
  4. mogelijk's Avatar
    Are you on autopay? We're on the Tmobile One plan with autopay on and when we activated our watches through our phones it clearly said $10/mo with the first three months free.
    I know the first three months are no longer free on T-Mobile; and it is possible they raised the price as well. The good thing about T-Mobile is that they grandfather rates -- so your watch will remain $10/month so long as you keep it.
    04-22-2018 05:49 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Ok, so this has been on my mind, so I called Tmo at the number listed here, specifically under "What happens after my three free months is over?":

    https://forums.imore.com/e?link=http...token=kCGzeqIY

    I was told by the CSR that the 3 free months is still available (with no plans to end it) and $10/mo after that IF you are on autopay. If you are not using autopay then the monthly charge is $15. The Apple reps probably don't know that since Tmo IS promoting it as $10/mo but the extra small fine print that flashes on the screen for 1/100000th of a second states you must be on autopay to get the $10/mo fee.

    So by this info I don't think Tmo is "screwing" anybody.
    04-23-2018 09:03 AM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    And a chat I just had with Tmo:

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    04-23-2018 12:42 PM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    And a chat I just had with Tmo:

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    Interesting they specifically mention "from any non-T-Mobile channel." I was talking to reps in a corporate store, and they said the three months free has been discontinued as of March -- it appears if you buy the watch from T-Mobile you no longer get the three months free (or possibly even if you activate it in a store).
    04-23-2018 02:26 PM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Interesting they specifically mention "from any non-T-Mobile channel." I was talking to reps in a corporate store, and they said the three months free has been discontinued as of March -- it appears if you buy the watch from T-Mobile you no longer get the three months free (or possibly even if you activate it in a store).
    My wife and I activated ours while at dinner on Friday March 30th using the Apple Watch app on our iPhones. I honestly can't comment on devices purchased from Tmo as everything we get comes directly from Apple.

    It's also odd, at least to me, that these corporate store reps would say that without adding that you can activate via ODA and get 3 months free. Definitely strange. But then again I don't work for Tmo.
    04-23-2018 02:36 PM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Having just established this service with AT&T last week, I can verify AT&T's rate is $10.00 a month. I also got the first 3 months free, and they waived the activation fee!
    04-23-2018 03:32 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    My issue w/ TMo saying $10 with AutoPay it isn't necessarily true. I get a $5 discount off my phone plan with AutoPay and the reps I talked to said you can't double up and get the discount on the AW plan if I'm already getting the discount of my monthly phone plan
    04-24-2018 05:07 PM
  11. Donkichot's Avatar
    Question: About location reminder...

    If you have a Serie-3 LTE watch and create a location reminder like
    “Remind me to buy milk when I leave home”
    Let’s say you leave home with the LTE watch but your iPhone stay at home.

    Is the reminder will remind me on the watch when I leave home while my iPhone is still there... ?
    06-12-2018 11:21 AM
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