Apple Watch 3 Cellular Bell Canada

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  1. jimfastcar1 macrumors member

    jimfastcar1

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    Anybody connected in Canada ?, I am told Bell has to adjust the carrier settings (?) and they are working on it
     
  2. MrBrault macrumors newbie

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    Bought my watch at 8am on friday. Had problem activating and using cellular on friday and saturday. A level 3 tech called me back this afternoon to let me know it was working and tested it with me. Now fully working :)
     
  3. Fastskis macrumors newbie

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    Got my Series 3 on Friday, easy set up with Bell and pretty good deal compared to US, surprising. Calls work great with Phone turned off. Issues with messages not being sent, but the I got the new iPhone 8 plus and settings can be squirrelly with imessage etc.

    Also when watch is connected on its own I am not getting the ability to stream from radio app on watch?

    All in all very happy with watch.
     
  4. rwings01 macrumors regular

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    How much does Bell charge monthly?

    TIA
     
  5. Fastskis macrumors newbie

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    Only 5 bucks a month, first 3 months free. Works great for calls, especially with air pods!
     
  6. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    SWEET Christmas!!
     
  7. dave006 Contributor

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    Just a note: SMS/MMS text messaging requires that your synced smartphone must be powered on so SMS/MMS messages may be forwarded to your watch. iMessage must be enabled and your smartphone must be connected to the network via either a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. If using a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone must have Wi-Fi calling activated.

    Dave
     
  8. rwings01 macrumors regular

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    Great Price, unfortunately I’m not with Bell. They’re family plan is more expensive than Rogers for me anyways.

    Thanks again
     
  9. profets macrumors 601

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    Another Canadian here with the Watch active on Bell. Had issues the first day, and like @MrBrault mentioned after a few quick support calls a level 3 technician called me Sunday morning to resolve the problem.
     
  10. jimfastcar1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Spent an hour with Genius Bar and they feel the Watch is faulty. I have had to order a new one and when it comes in return the first one !
     
  11. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Why didn’t Apple swap it themselves under warranty?! Why pay to order another just to return a faulty one? Confusing.
     
  12. jimfastcar1 thread starter macrumors member

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    They do not have any replacement units on hand and earliest is likely after Xmas. My options were to send new watch for repair, wait for on-hand inventory or order a new one and return the old one. They have made a note to overlook the 15 day return policy.
     
  13. profets macrumors 601

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    ^That is strange. Any details as to why it wasn't working on cellular?

    I gotta say, I don't normally purchase Apple Care + but for the past few Watches I have (I feel it's still a reasonable price at $65 CAD). Saved me last year when one of the watchOS updates bricked (well not bricked, but rendered it unusable) my Watch and AC+ allowed me to have an express replacement the next day. If it had been an iPhone or other iOS device we can use iTunes for restoring.
     

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