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James.K.Polk

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If I buy an AW3 from Verizon and, down the road, decide to discontinue my service - the Watch isn't locked to carrier to dependent on continuing service, is ti?
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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Read the fine print of the free activation and service discounts that may be offered to lure you in - mini contract
 

dave006

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Just West of East
If I buy an AW3 from Verizon and, down the road, decide to discontinue my service - the Watch isn't locked to carrier to dependent on continuing service, is ti?
As long as you don't purchase the watch on an installment plan then you can drop the LTE plan at any time. We don't know about any eSIM locking but stay tuned someone is bound to try it (AT&T comes to mind).

Dave
 

predation

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Apr 3, 2013
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As long as you don't purchase the watch on an installment plan then you can drop the LTE plan at any time. We don't know about any eSIM locking but stay tuned someone is bound to try it (AT&T comes to mind).

Dave
wow thats BS. you do an installment plan, decide the LTE function doesn't work well, cancel the line and you get stuck with the remaining balance?


non-lte version looking better by the day for me.
 

Peen

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Sep 20, 2017
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Not sure on the Apple Watch, but with an iPad I did installments and Cell. Decided Cell was pointless on it, and cancelled that and still just made the installments. This is on T-Mo.
 

predation

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Not sure on the Apple Watch, but with an iPad I did installments and Cell. Decided Cell was pointless on it, and cancelled that and still just made the installments. This is on T-Mo.
Ok cool. I'm on T-Mobile. So it looks like they still let you do the monthly.
 

kildraik

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Only if you bought it outright can you cancel immediately. If you turn it on before you call and remove the plan, you'll be charged the activation fee no matter what (per Verizon).
 

justinf77

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If you're on T-Mobile, you can cancel the data service for the watch and still pay via installments on EIP.
 

dave006

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Ok cool. I'm on T-Mobile. So it looks like they still let you do the monthly.
Nope sorry but T-Mobile requires you to keep the LTE plan until you complete the installment plan. Here is the relevant quote for a sample purchase "17 $ & 92 cents;$17.92Monthly(×24 mos.) IF YOU CANCEL WIRELESS SERVICE, REMAINING BALANCE ON DEVICE BECOMES DUE." The all caps is T-Mobile.

Here is the link: https://www.t-mobile.com/internet-d...-42mm?icid=WMD_TM_Q317APPLEW_HNECFS8JHOS10253

Dave
 

justinf77

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May 18, 2003
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Nope sorry but T-Mobile requires you to keep the LTE plan until you complete the installment plan. Here is the relevant quote for a sample purchase "17 $ & 92 cents;$17.92Monthly(×24 mos.) IF YOU CANCEL WIRELESS SERVICE, REMAINING BALANCE ON DEVICE BECOMES DUE." The all caps is T-Mobile.

Here is the link: https://www.t-mobile.com/internet-d...-42mm?icid=WMD_TM_Q317APPLEW_HNECFS8JHOS10253

Dave

This only happens if you cancel your entire wireless account with them. As long as you still have an account with them, you can continue paying down your EIP. This is exactly what I did with my iPad Pro.
 

Peen

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Sep 20, 2017
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Nope sorry but T-Mobile requires you to keep the LTE plan until you complete the installment plan. Here is the relevant quote for a sample purchase "17 $ & 92 cents;$17.92Monthly(×24 mos.) IF YOU CANCEL WIRELESS SERVICE, REMAINING BALANCE ON DEVICE BECOMES DUE." The all caps is T-Mobile.

Here is the link: https://www.t-mobile.com/internet-d...-42mm?icid=WMD_TM_Q317APPLEW_HNECFS8JHOS10253

Dave

Like I said, I cancelled my cell service on iPad Pro no issues, and continued paying the EIP. I think this is only true if you want to completely cancel all your service.
 
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