Is it possible with Verizon and two Apple LTE?

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have two LTE Apple watches that are both paired with my iPhone X. My primary watch has LTE service. I was wondering if it is possible to temporarily transfer LTE service to the second watch when in use, while the main watch is being charged, without having to reactive the second LTE watch each time? I am guessing that doing that would incur the activation charge each time.
     
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    I have been trying to talk to Verizon CS on twitter, and it is taking forever along with them seeming to be confused. I keep getting a different person and answer. lol
     
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    I'm going to say no simply because the watch contains its own eSIM which, in turn, contains its own unique IMSI. When you set up service with any operator they take this IMSI and the Ki Id (authentication key) stored in the eSIM and use it to authenticate your device to the service.

    None of this precludes the ability to fast switch profiles, but it doesn't make it instant either. It may well be in fact that before long other devices do away with physical SIM cards altogether and have a much better method of change plans - but that's not here today.
     
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    That makes sense.

    Verizon wanted to charge me an extra $10 a month to manually switch back and forth, and that required me having to figure that part out on my own, because the Twitter reps were not much help. Just cutting and pasting responses. I decided not to pay the extra $10.00 plus fees. Not worth all the hassle that Verizon was going to put me through.

    Thanks for replies, guys.
     
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    I charge my S3 an hour a day on a busy day, a slower day will result in a charge the next day, charge it while you shower and put it back on.
     
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    I may be wrong :cool:, but I suspect you replied to the wrong thread here... :D
     
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    Well it seems the OP is wanting to switch LTE service between two watches while he charges one watch. Seems like that’s a lot of trouble considering how fast our watches charge. I may of misunderstood all his reasoning though. I can see where my post don’t fit the thread without more explanation.
     
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    Ahhhh - Now I get you! I also have a horrible cold right now so my cognitive skills are severely weakened :oops:
     
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    You could always just have two watches active on your cellular account like I do. :p (It is a lot cheaper here though.)
     
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    I would do that if I was paying your price. :cool:
     

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