1. ladyc0524's Avatar
    With Verizon they assign another number to your watch which works with your current iPhone line. I noticed the number in the order I placed but subsequently cancelled.
    T-Mobile does the same thing but I kept my order. I’m coming from a Series 0 and I honestly would enjoy having LTE on my watch.
    09-19-2017 08:35 PM
  2. RECON1's Avatar
    T-Mobile does the same thing but I kept my order. I’m coming from a Series 0 and I honestly would enjoy having LTE on my watch.
    They did that for me because it’s like setting up a data plan for an iPad. However, they told me once I get the device and start setting it up, they’ll switch it over and link it to my phone.
    09-19-2017 08:39 PM
  3. ladyc0524's Avatar
    They did that for me because it’s like setting up a data plan for an iPad. However, they told me once I get the device and start setting it up, they’ll switch it over and link it to my phone.
    Oh ok. I need to see what T-Mobile is going to do.
    09-19-2017 08:40 PM
  4. RECON1's Avatar
    Oh ok. I need to see what T-Mobile is going to do.
    I have T-Mobile lol
    09-19-2017 08:41 PM
  5. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I have T-Mobile lol
    Lol!🤦🏾*♀️
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    09-19-2017 08:41 PM
  6. RECON1's Avatar
    Lol!🤦🏾*♀️
    09-19-2017 09:02 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I ordered a 42mm S3 Silver Al Cellular with the new Woven Sport Band. It's nicer looking that the regular Sports and I wanted to see how it held up with HnL. No tax and a $50 gift card— $379.

    And yes, all Apple Watches do Apple Pay. I got the AWs (original) because my 5s didn't do Apple Pay but the Watch would. And I think the 5s is the minimal phone that will work with a Watch.
    09-19-2017 10:07 PM
  8. imtravis's Avatar
    Got the LTE option so I can stream music while mowing the lawn (about 2 hours) every week, without risking the iPhone. Plus I tend to leave my phone in the car when I get home.
    09-19-2017 11:59 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    And yes, all Apple Watches do Apple Pay. I got the AWs (original) because my 5s didn't do Apple Pay but the Watch would. And I think the 5s is the minimal phone that will work with a Watch.
    For all but cellular, yes. For the cellular Series 3, it must be iPhone 6/6+ or later.
    09-20-2017 05:39 AM
  10. calebt's Avatar
    If I get one this time around it'll be the non LTE version, I just can't see the need for cellular for me.
    09-20-2017 06:19 AM
  11. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'm buying the GPS only. To start with, I don't see that I'll use the watch without my phone enough to buy the LTE version or pay the extra $10 per month, not to mention the extra $80 for the LTE version. Additionally, I really don't like the red dot, so like that I can get the version without it.

    The fact that I could get the Sport Loop, if I get the LTE version, almost would convince me, though it would still be an extra $30 and I don't get much choice in the sport loop color (compared to buying it separately). I'd also get the red dot. OTOH, I would appreciate getting the 16GB storage.
    09-20-2017 06:38 AM
  12. swimbikemom2's Avatar
    I pre ordered the series 3 LTE.... I’m really questioning if the LTE is going to be worth the $10 a month and if the connectivity with LTE will be strong ..also think it’s going to be a battery killer..... I may cancel my order and just sick with my series 2.... seems like the biggest thing for Watch series 2 users is the new software .... the new soft wear may be enough for me to stick with the series 2 for another year....
    09-20-2017 07:51 AM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    I pre ordered the series 3 LTE.... I’m really questioning if the LTE is going to be worth the $10 a month and if the connectivity with LTE will be strong ..also think it’s going to be a battery killer..... I may cancel my order and just sick with my series 2.... seems like the biggest thing for Watch series 2 users is the new software .... the new soft wear may be enough for me to stick with the series 2 for another year....
    I'm kinda glad supply is constrained at the moment because it gives me more time to think about which model I want. I can also give watchOS 4 a go on my Series One to decide if I even need the upgrade.
    swimbikemom2 likes this.
    09-20-2017 08:13 AM
  14. facecard's Avatar
    I would like to get the LTE version but I use TMO and I am not sure what models they are currently offering OR will be offering in the near future. I am thinking I should buy the Wifi model and not the LTE model. I am thinking of the financial end of things. I already have 4 phones on TMO and I pay over 100 dollars each month. To buy the LTE model is expensive then to pay 10 dollars each month to be connected. I don't know. I am usually in Wifi range at home, work and Optimum. I am leaning towards the Wifi model.

    How is the battery life on the Watch 3?

    Someone please correct me. I thought Watch 2 had Wifi capability. Another words, I can be "untethered" from the phone if I connect Watch 2 to Wifi and I don't have to carry the phone with me everywhere I go.
    09-20-2017 09:10 AM
  15. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Without LTE. I don’t imagine many scenarios where I’ll have my watch and not my phone and having to pay AT&T another monthly fee for it. Now if it wasn’t $10 extra a month then I probably would have considered it as a splurge.
    09-20-2017 09:45 AM
  16. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Exactly. The Apple Watch is more of an extension of your phone. An iPad is a completely separate device that would be used much more heavily.

    Sidenote: I can't remember. With the LTE Apple Watch would I be able to use Apple Pay if I left my phone at home?
    Yes you can use Apple Pay on the watches (LTE or not) without the phone so long as it was already set up. The token is secured locally on the watch.
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    09-20-2017 09:49 AM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    Someone please correct me. I thought Watch 2 had Wifi capability. Another words, I can be "untethered" from the phone if I connect Watch 2 to Wifi and I don't have to carry the phone with me everywhere I go.
    My understanding is that if you have connected to a WiFi access point with your phone, and it does not require a secondary login screen, then your watch will connect to WiFi if it is not in BT range of your phone. That said, I have never tested that. I have literally never been any place with my watch on where my phone wasn't connected to the same WiFi access point.

    See https://www.imore.com/heres-what-app...without-iphone (scroll down a bit for the WiFi bit.)
    09-20-2017 10:35 AM
  18. msm0511's Avatar
    I would like to get the LTE version but I use TMO and I am not sure what models they are currently offering OR will be offering in the near future.
    Currently they are offering all three aluminum colors in both 38 and 42 sizes with various Sport Band options. They don't have the SS, Nike, Edition or aluminum Apple Watches with the nylon bands.
    09-20-2017 11:01 AM
  19. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Anyone here see the Verge’s review & subsequent Apple statement on the LTE models?
    09-20-2017 11:03 AM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    Not yet, but I'll check it out now.
    Anyone here see the Verge’s review & subsequent Apple statement on the LTE models?
    09-20-2017 11:12 AM
  21. doogald's Avatar
    Anyone here see the Verge’s review & subsequent Apple statement on the LTE models?
    Lauren Goode at The Verge and Joanna Stern at the Wall Street Journal gave similar reviews for the Series 3 Cellular - lots of connectivity problems, and battery life was disappointing. Conversely, John Gruber at Daring Fireball had no connectivity issues at all, and didn't mention battery life issues.

    If I needed any convincing, it's convincing me that it's too soon for me for the cellular model. LTE signal around where I live is mediocre at best. Verizon has the best coverage, but a lousy signal is better than the nothing I would get from the other three carriers.
    09-20-2017 11:48 AM
  22. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Lauren Goode at The Verge and Joanna Stern at the Wall Street Journal gave similar reviews for the Series 3 Cellular - lots of connectivity problems, and battery life was disappointing. Conversely, John Gruber at Daring Fireball had no connectivity issues at all, and didn't mention battery life issues.

    If I needed any convincing, it's convincing me that it's too soon for me for the cellular model. LTE signal around where I live is mediocre at best. Verizon has the best coverage, but a lousy signal is better than the nothing I would get from the other three carriers.
    I purchased the LTE version. Should it perform poorly, I can simply turn it off until an update comes that improves it. From what I understand, Apple has acknowledged the issue and plans on expediting a fix - which is uncharacteristic of them. I rather have the option than not.

    That being said, and please correct me if I’m wrong, the watch uses your phone’s connection. So if I’m 10 feet from my phone in the pool, I still wouldn’t have to jump out of the pool to answer my phone and can on the watch.

    Fingers crossed it works well for me in South Florida.
    09-20-2017 11:57 AM
  23. doogald's Avatar
    That being said, and please correct me if I’m wrong, the watch uses your phone’s connection. So if I’m 10 feet from my phone in the pool, I still wouldn’t have to jump out of the pool to answer my phone and can on the watch.
    Right, if you are connected to your phone by BT, or your watch is connected to a WiFi access point to which your phone has previously connected. Even if your phone is off, the watch will receive and can place and send calls and texts. However, so will my Series 2 in that situation, as will a Series 3 GPS, all without the $10/month carrier charge.

    Again, I am talking about me here - I am much better off with a Series 2 and always carrying my iPhone than upgrading to a Series 3 Cellular and using the watch out and about without carrying my phone at the same time. We'll see where the Apple Watch is in about 16 months when it's been two years since I bought the Series 2.
    09-20-2017 12:05 PM
  24. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Right, if you are connected to your phone by BT, or your watch is connected to a WiFi access point to which your phone has previously connected. Even if your phone is off, the watch will receive and can place and send calls and texts. However, so will my Series 2 in that situation, as will a Series 3 GPS, all without the $10/month carrier charge.

    Again, I am talking about me here - I am much better off with a Series 2 and always carrying my iPhone than upgrading to a Series 3 Cellular and using the watch out and about without carrying my phone at the same time. We'll see where the Apple Watch is in about 16 months when it's been two years since I bought the Series 2.
    This is my first Apple Watch. I’m sure if I had the S2 I would have different feelings. The extra $50 is fine for me to take the risk. I can always cancel the $10/mo. If SHTF. I am also no Apple defender. I came to their platform out of necessity of a dying Windows Phone ecosystem, so I hope my leap of faith carries some weight. But something I know about Apple from my 2 1/2 years on their phone is that they take great pride in polish. Because of that, I am confident these issues will be ironed out. It’s also the reason I’m going all in on the X.
    09-20-2017 12:09 PM
  25. Matty's Avatar
    If I had to choose, I would probably get the non LTE version. I feel my watch should stay a watch and my phone should be my phone 😃 Don't really want to make calls on my watch haha. I'm happy to have GPS tracking for running and such, but LTE isn't worth it to me. Probably would never use it.
    09-20-2017 12:19 PM
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