Carrier-Purchased Apple Watch - Discontinue Service?

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  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

    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?
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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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
     
  3. dave006 Contributor

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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
     
  4. predation macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. Peen macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. predation macrumors 65816

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    Ok cool. I'm on T-Mobile. So it looks like they still let you do the monthly.
     
  7. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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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).
     
  8. justinf77 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. dave006 Contributor

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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
     
  10. justinf77 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. Peen macrumors member

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    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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