AT&T will charge $10/month extra to add Apple watch

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  1. Aston441 macrumors 65816

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  2. 1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if it’s locked to the carrier you choose?
     
  3. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Yuck, no thanks. My bill is high enough, and my Series 2 suits me fine.
     
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    $120/yr to use a watch ?

    Ha.

    Hahah.

    Hahahahahaha...
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Given how few times, I've take a call on my series 0 watch, I don't have a pressing need to spend the extra on the watch or the month to month expenditure.
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    This would only be good imo for aggressive fitness people that cant be without their watch but wanna lose their phone baggage, or people who decide to go iPhoneless all together (is that possible? Or dependent on having to have an iPhone plan to get this plan?)

    Otherwise its a tough value prop,
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Agreed. I can see a few occasions where the connectivity might be nice, but for $120/yr? Not convinced.

    I might consider $5/mo. I like the barometric altimeter on the AW3, but otherwise not inclined to do anything.

    It'll be interesting to see what TMO does and how ATT/VZN react.
     
  8. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I don't even like taking calls on my Series 2. Adding $10 to my already high bill? No thanks.
     
  9. kuietstorm macrumors regular

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    Yes it is a bit overpriced (should b $5/mo) but, I will b adding it to my plan. Since I manage a multi-level professional healthcare facility and leaving my phone on my desk most of the time, this will be a huge win for me.
     
  10. jwlbel macrumors regular

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    I was strongly considering getting one but the $10/month extra charge totally killed it for me. I still have the 1st gen. I didn't upgrade last year. I am fine with my current watch but I just started swimming so it would be nice to have one that is waterproof so I do not have to worry. I would love the series 3 W/LTE but I do not want to pay the extra monthly charge from AT&T. So I am hoping I can find a series 2 on a close-out/clearance somewhere super cheap, like last year when the new ones came out the 1st gen's could be found super cheap.
     
  11. kuietstorm macrumors regular

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    For what it’s worth...

    AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced $10/month plans with an initial three months of free service.
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Imo temporary free service is entirely moot

    It’s to try to get you hooked, but $30 off subscriptions for a device you plan on wearing for years, is inconsequential in the decision factor.

    It’s certainly a nice touch **IF** you’re already on board with the idea of $10/month indefinitely, but its not gonna lessen the blow for anything who already has serious reservations about getting a device that requires service to enable its intended functionality
     
  13. jwlbel macrumors regular

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    In my case, if I get one with LTE I know my spouse will want one too. So it will be an extra $20 a month for the 2 of us.
     
  14. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    One can purchase one and not switch on the LTE, yes?
     
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    I was HOT to order the watch, but the $10 monthly charge puts a bit of a damper on it. However, another way to look at it is it's slightly less than 3 lattes at Starbucks. Wonder how many complainers stop at Starbucks EVERYDAY? I don't want the extra charge at this time, but maybe I'll change my mind. Also less than a cocktail.

    Another thought. A few months back I reduced our shared data from 6GB to 3GB, saving about $30 a month if I remember correctly. If I got this watch and it pushed our shared data above 3GB where I had to go back to the shared 6GB deal, the watch would actually cost $40 a month.

    Still, I was impressed with the presenter taliking to the woman on the paddle board if it was true that she didn't have an iPhone with her and the presenter called her through an iWatch without a phone involved.
     
  16. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ouch.
     
  17. hectorvs macrumors regular

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    most likely.

    If its easy to add/remove the device from the plan , you can try adding it only when you know you’ll need it
     
  18. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I'm still pondering, then. Not sure if I want to sell my Series 2 Hermes and buy a Series 3 regular SS. I think I'd come close to breaking even. Or, I could just keep the Hermes for another year.

    :D
     
  19. hectorvs macrumors regular

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    I legit tried to buy the Hermes edition when it came out last year but they keep making the leather band on the 42mm version the same size as the 38mm.. so, no go.
     
  20. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    The band on the 42MM is longer. Or maybe it seems that way because the case is wider. I have to wear it on the last hole.
     
  21. hectorvs macrumors regular

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    compared to apple’s classic leather buckle, it’s 15mm shorter. (195mm to 210mm)
     
  22. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    That’s fashion for you. :)
     
  23. djransom macrumors 68040

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    That just made the a series 3 LTE an easy pass for me.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2017 ---
    You can purchase series 3 without LTE.
     
  24. zhenya macrumors 603

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    $10/month might make this a pass for me. I'd like to update my series 0 and the combination of waterproof/GPS/LTE finally makes a compelling upgrade path, but an additional $120/year for something that I really only need as the occasional convenience is too much. $5 is the right price.
     
  25. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It'll be interesting to see what degree of adoption the $10/mo pricing achieves. I too balk at $10/mo but might consider $5/mo. Not because I can't afford it, but more a matter of perceived value given my expected usage.
     

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