S3 LTE in U.K. But not on EE

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  1. FuriousD macrumors member

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    i know EE are the only carrier that can support the S3 in the U.K. And we don't know when other carriers will but are the other advantages of getting the cellular over the GPS worth it.
    Ceramic back
    Larger storage
    Possibility of using it will my carrier at some stage (O2)

    This will be my first Apple Watch and likely to be an allunimiun model. I know I don't have to activate cellular on it so down to ceramic and storage.
    Thanks
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  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    EE don’t sell the S3 only o2 seem to
     
  3. FuriousD thread starter macrumors member

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  4. KrisLord macrumors 68000

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    It’s £70 extra for the LTE version, I don’t see any problem going with that now.

    You may get to use it with O2 or it’ll be worth a little more if/when you come to sell it in the future.

    One thing to consider is how long left do you have on O2 and would you consider switching to EE.

    If you’ve less than a year left and would consider switching then it favours going for LTE.
     
  5. testcard macrumors 68040

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    The smart money seems to be on EE as the only UK carrier to support Watch for the foreseeable future. The other carriers don’t have the technology in place.
     
  6. Neo1975 macrumors 6502

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    EE definitely do sell the S3.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Nothing on their website
     
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  10. Dee2001 macrumors member

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    They mean the LTE version has a ceramic back. While non LTE has composite.
     
  11. FuriousD thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all. I am on O2 sim only rolling so can leave when ever i want. I have EE on my work phone and the signal is poor in comparison, i use wifi calling for it at home, thank god for that!

    As Dee2001 put LTE version has ceramic while non LTE is composite, not having an Apple Watch before, i guess the ceramic back is more durable? Double the storage on the LTE would be nice too.
     
  12. Nell macrumors 6502a

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    My first watch had the composite back and my new one has the ceramic one; I wouldn’t pay extra for ceramic (yes the composite one is a bit scratched after 2.5 years but no one sees it and the sensors work fine).

    If you want the storage then go for it, otherwise, personally, I’d go GPS.
     
  13. Neo1975 macrumors 6502

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    Completely agree. I have a Series 2 now, did have an original 0. I had zero scratches on the back. Think about it, apart from taking it off to sleep or charge, it’s against you skin. Very little risk of scratching.
     

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