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So I Tried Using Series 3 LTE With IPhone @ Home

Soba1

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Had to leave my phone at home to charge it was powered on. But I was able to place a call and use Apple Pay. Nice

I tried yesterday in close proximity to my phone with it off and it didn’t work
 

chabig

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Phone calls require a network connection. Unless you have LTE enables on the watch, or WiFi connected, the watch can’t make calls without an iPhone. Apple Pay doesn’t require a network connection at all.
 

Soba1

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Jun 16, 2009
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Phone calls require a network connection. Unless you have LTE enables on the watch, or WiFi connected, the watch can’t make calls without an iPhone. Apple Pay doesn’t require a network connection at all.
Thanks, but was quite impressed that I was able to leave the phone at home and make calls
 

Soba1

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Problem with at least US carriers is they will charge you an activation fee each time you decide to "turn LTE on" so, money wise, you either keep the service or not.

I got mine through Verizon I believe I get three months free. I’m going to keep it on; it’s $10.00 per month.
 

StarShot

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Pay for it when u feel you might need it turn it off when u don’t
Are you turning it on and off by the month? My understand is with ATT, is 10 bucks a month and it's not easy to turn on/off.
 

Soba1

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Are you turning it on and off by the month? My understand is with ATT, is 10 bucks a month and it's not easy to turn on/off.

I plan on leaving mine on. At work I tend to leave my phone at my desk so it’s nice to have a backup
 

matrix07

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I tried yesterday in close proximity to my phone with it off and it didn’t work

I think that's because its connected to iPhone? You could set up wifi calling on iPhone & it will work I suppose.
 
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