Would you pay $10 a month for data plan on your Apple Watch 2?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SHNXX, May 31, 2016.


Would you pay $10 a month for data plan on future versions of Apple Watch?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. No

    91 vote(s)
  1. SHNXX macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    It seems that Urbane 2nd edition will come with LTE and it'll cost $10 to get data.

    This allows the Urbane LTE to be a standalone device when your phone is not with you.

    This is particularly interesting to us Apple Watch owners because it sort of foreshadows what's to come for the Apple watch 2.
    The data carriers have set the price and it's likely that they will be the same for the Apple watch 2 or future versions if it also comes with LTE connectivity.
  2. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I'm almost never without my iPhone so probably not.
  4. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
  5. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    1 cent? Wow that's a little extreme.
    I'd gladly pay 1 cent, for sure.
  6. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    Nope, don't need any additional monthly bills. If it doesn't ride for free on my phone I'm not interested. (By that I mean I would consider an LTE watch but the LTE would have to piggyback on my phone plan at no extra cost).
  7. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    yeah monthly bill part turns me off too.
  8. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    I don't think anyone would want to pay an extra fee. I think they'll make an exception for wearables. Either that, or T-Mobile will do it for free and everyone else will follow.
  9. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    I agree I'm always with my phone.
  10. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Same reason I don't care for a standalone GPS. If I'm going somewhere I would want a GPS, I'm not going without my phone.
  11. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    I would but only if it was able to truly function without the phone
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    This. As long as I'm able to leave the phone behind and not lose any functionality in the watch, I'm fine paying the extra $10.
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    T-mobile already charges $5 for wearables. I don't think they'll drop that to free as others charge more.
  13. JayLenochiniMac, Jun 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016

    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Are you counting the currently crippled functionality in the watch (dictating the message/email rather than compose them discretely, etc.)?

    I'm not likely to leave my iPhone behind as it's not always appropriate to dictate messages and you can't surf the web anyway on the AW.
  14. Algus macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    I've got my iPhone and iPad on my data plan right now. I think it's a good idea and I like it but for me I am not adding a third device to my plan unless rates get cheaper. If I leave the house and forget my phone and tablet, an LTE enabled smart watch is definitely not going to solve the problems I'll have that day.
  15. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    1 cent is the irresistibly thin end of the wedge.

    Before you know it, they're sucking $20 from your checking account every month and there's a $500 cancellation fee. ;)
  16. canvasback13 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    I would. Give me GPS and cellular and I wouldn't need the phone at all when running and doing some other activities.
  17. ra4oasis macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    I don't think I would. However, many people would. One of the frequent questions I get about my Watch is "oh, so you don't have to have your phone with you to make calls/send texts?", and people just assume thats an option. I think its inevitable that the Watch be MUCH more independent from the iPhone, or at least Apple will folks the option.
  18. SHNXX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Would have to have my phone with me at all times, so NO!

    Can not see the watch making too many calls unless it is a lot bigger and with bigger battery. It take a good bit of power to make and receive cell phone calls and the AW is going to pay big for that power use.
  20. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    My whole life has too many overheads. Not interested, I'd rather it piggyback on my phone.
  21. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    I suppose for people who like to go light with what they carry, maybe due to a sports activity etc., it might be appealing for them but for the few times I'm without my phone around me and out of wifi range, it's just not enough to warrant it or leave me feeling a need for it. I also would have no interest in paying any additional money for such a plan, tacked on to my present cellular plan or separate like for a Watch only. Just not looking to replace my phone. I really don't like or want to read a lot on my Watch and actually think Apple did a good job assessing the needs of the majority of its customers. I know the Watch naysayers want to discourage people from buying the Watch but have to say I've been a pretty happy camper with mine.
  22. Sigoogle macrumors member


    Dec 26, 2015
    I wouldn't pay to get data on my Watch, like everyone else, i rarely go anywhere without my iPhone with me, so i'm voting no on this poll.

    It would be nice to have something like that to be available for emergencies and as backup, but for now, i don't think i would have much use for it when i have my phone with me to piggyback off.
  23. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Yes. If i could leave my phone behind and still receive calls and SMS/iMessage to my phone on the watch, then in a heartbeat I would.
  24. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    A data plan for a device that has a screen that's literally an inch. uh no.

    I also don't feel like having everyone listen in my call's in public, or speaking to my watch to respond to a text.
  25. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Apple is usually 1-2 years behind current tech so they can "make it better"

    We will see LTE/data on the AW4 imo.

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