To be able to receive SMS messages and voice calls, my phone still has to be powered on and connected to the same cellular network as my watch. Seriously? I got the watch so I could feel confident that, even when my phone dies, everything from family emergencies to sms authentication codes would be able to make their way to my wrist. Apparently not so. What’s more upsetting is Apple Store employees don’t seem to grasp this strange shortcoming and all Apple seems to do is let you believe the most obvious thing people will assume, without explicitly correcting you or informing their own sales staff otherwise, apparently. Am I crazy or is it not an implication of a cellular watch, which you add to your phone plan, that you will be able to now receive phone calls and sms messages, independently of your iPhone? If my phone dies, my cellular iPad and cellular Apple Watch are still utterly useless to exactly these two communication features of the phone plan they are on, the same two which are considered the most basic capability of a cellular device.