Apple is releasing the series 3 watch tomorrow. Will Koodo offer any options to connect the Apple Watch with an existing prepaid or monthly plan?
Everyone needs to understand that the Apple watch will be a full-fledged cellular device, not a Data only device. To put it in very simple non-techie as possible terms, the watch's built-in sim card will clone itself to the user's iPhone sim, so they share the same ID. Think of having two phones connected to one land line in your house. Same concept. This would be extremely simple to implement by Koodo. The issue is more than likely with pricing strategy before it every becomes about technical hurdles. It is even simpler to just assign the same phone number to two CIDs at the same time. I've done this inadvertantly in the past when switching over to a new phone and both sims were activated on one number. Both phones would ring. So let's all scream loud enough so Koodo hears us, or the alternative is to switch to Telus or Bell and leave Koodo behind. It's worth the extra $10/month to have the watch on cellular in my book.
This is the response I got right from Koodo. Looks like I'll be moving to another carrier.
I perfectly understand your inquiry and I would like to confirm that, as you can also see on our website, Koodo only offers mobile services. Koodo doesn't offer tablet or data-only plans. All Koodo plans are talk & text, with or without data. The only device Koodo offers that isn't a conventional cellphone is the home phone adapter. You can get an Apple Watch 3, pair it with an iPhone that you got from Koodo via Bluetooth or Wifi and just use it as a smart watch, however, you won't be able to get the smart watch as an add-on to your post-paid subscriber line. As I completely understand how important is this service for you, I would warmly recommend to keep an eye on our partner website, Telus, as the Apple Watch 3 will be available later this year.After I did a lot of research. It appears that Apple Watch requires VoLTE to function. So that's a non-starter for me until SaskTel finishes the VoLTE buildout in our province sometime next year.