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    Apple watch series 3 cellular plan

    Looks like Telus will not be able to support the Apple watch series 3 at launch. Looks like Apple has designed it so you sign up for the plan on your device while pairing to your phone. That would mean Telus has to integrate their activation systems with the Apple activation server to setup the plan and add the embedded sim to their system.

    Bell has posted their plan price for watch series 3. $5 per month. You can bet Telus will be the same price.
    I'm also guessing it might not work on some plans that do not support shared data, possibly will not work on corporate plans either.

    From my reading it appears like it gets setup similar to a tablet share plan on the back end. So if your account wouldn't work with the $10 tablet share it likely will not work with the watch plan.
    Calls are via VoLTE so it likely has some coverage gaps on the watch if you go out of LTE coverage area. Because VoLTE is all VOIP data they can do nifty tricks like the simultaneous ringing of two devices. It's actually a very good example of what becomes possible when you switch your core to pure IP calling.

    The watch is assigned a fake phone number you would likely see on your phone bill sharing reports which isn't too surprising. It's still a separate device so the billing system still needs to keep track of it that way.

    Bell number share plan for apple watch:
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    Watch Series 3 was more exciting to me than the X was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mystery View Post
    Watch Series 3 was more exciting to me than the X was...
    Same! It’s finally how I wanted it to be from the get go.


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    I too am excited about an Apple Watch with LTE. I was in store earlier this week and rep showed me that they have had a $5/month smartwatch plan in their system for over a year. Perhaps in anticipation of LTE smart watches and this $5 plan will be what comes with the Apple Watch 3?

    Do we know when Telus will have the Apple Watch system working?

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    The $5 watch plan has been available since late 2015. They even rolled out a voice add-on for some of the Samsung Gear smartwatches with calling abilities.

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    Yeah, that initial version $5 plan looks like data only. Voice minute pay per use similar to a tablet plan means it definitely is not the one meant for this apple watch but the price point certainly matches what we expect now that Bell has set the standard.

    I'm expecting it will be a problem with business plans as you can see in screenshot it says consumer plans only. I know the Telus billing system has had separate data sharing buckets so that you cannot mix and match small business and consumer plans on the same account and share minutes and data though I'm not really sure why or if it's something they could simply fix. I expect all my small business plans will have a problem activating the watch plan once it's released.

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    I chatted with a Telus support rep and they don't have a solid date yet. But did say it had something to do with updating the billing/network system with the eSim logistics, so not a huge deal to roll out. I think it would be ready way before xmas he had said. So not too far away! And they also assumed the same $5/m pricing as an add-on to share the data/voice/sms of your normal plan. Basically just like Bell's.

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    Isn't the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE supposed to launch on TELUS today?

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    Telus Apple Watch is live guys check it out ..... carrier update 30.1 brings LTE functionality to Telus Apple Watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroeuro View Post
    Isn't the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE supposed to launch on TELUS today?
    Telus hasn't officially announced anything yet, to my knowledge.

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    10$ a month :/ Glad i went with Bell for 5$ a month! Basically 5$ for the extra 1gb you get on top of your data bucket


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    Does not work with YourChoice plans with corporate discount...

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    Do you guys think it will work eventually with corporate discount????

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklove View Post
    Do you guys think it will work eventually with corporate discount????
    IMO, not in the foreseeable future. Bell’s plan is half the price (half the connection fee, half the monthly fee — not counting the extra GB TELUS throws in), yet Bell is for both consumer and small business users (but not EPP accounts), while TELUS is only for ‘consumer accounts with shareable data’. So it’s the common practice of TELUS charging more for less.

    According to Bell’s FAQs:

    ‘Q: 2. What is required to set up NumberShare on my Apple Watch Series 3 watch?
    A: • An Apple Watch Series 3 watch
    • A Bell Mobility postpaid wireless account (consumer or small business) with a compatible Bell Share plan. The Share plan must include unlimited Canada-wide or Canada-U.S. calling.
    • ...’

    Yet according to TELUS’ website:

    ‘TELUS Mobility postpaid customer must be on a SharePlus or Your Choice Plan. Not available for TELUS business or corporate customers.’

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    Telus billing system has always been completely separate and incompatible data buckets for consumer and small business accounts. I have no knowledge about how it works internally in the back end but it almost seems like they have two completely separate systems between the two on the back end. Doubt it will be resolved quickly if ever.

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