Apple Watch question ...

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    If you wanted to receive messages on an apple watch, I'm assuming that you need the cellular version. Right?

    And, of course, it's not for me.:vbcool:
     
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    ronr9286t Scribbler - Standard Member

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    If you want to receive messages directly (not through your phone via bluetooth), then you need the cellular version. All of them will receive messages via bluetooth from your cell phone within bluetooth range.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Important addition: "cell phone" = iPhone. Although the watch now has on on-watch app store, I think the initial setup still requires pairing to an iPhone, whether the watch is the cell model or not. See for example this article about attempting to use the Apple Watch with an Android phone.
     
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  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yea. It'll be used with an IPhone.
     
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    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I have the cell version and I rarely use the cell since I always have my phone with me. So the way that it works is the following

    Bluetooth to phone
    If that’s down it switches to know WiFi
    If that’s not working it goes to cell

    since cell uses more battery it tries to limit it

    I like having the cell as kind of a back up of the phone dies etc
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Yeah same here, although given how little I use it, it feels a bit wasteful to be coughing up $120/year to TMobile for the privilege of using the feature maybe two or three times :eek:
     
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    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    yes I always get the SS one that has it and it’s one of those things where I keep thinking about cancel the service but then I think I might have an emergency and need it which stops me
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I keep hoping that the market will convince the carriers that $10/mo is about a factor two overpriced. Unfortunately the market seems to have too much money on their hands! :mad::p
     
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    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Agreed
     
  10. Chris_Kez

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    I would love to add an iPad and Apple Watch to my family plan but I can’t abide the $10/month add-on when I’m already paying a lot of money for a pool of shared data. I had hoped that by 2019 we’d start to see carriers compete for the connected consumer by requiring only a small one-time activation fee or else $5 monthly for one device or $10 monthly for like four connected devices.


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