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I chatted with Sprint and they will not discuss pricing till Friday. I tried telling the rep that the LTE Watch 1st production run will be sold out within the first hour so it would be nice to know the pricing....crickets.......:( 

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1 hour ago, ZebraDude said:

I chatted with Sprint and they will not discuss pricing till Friday. I tried telling the rep that the LTE Watch 1st production run will be sold out within the first hour so it would be nice to know the pricing....crickets.......:( 

Really? Of course, Sprint has to be the odd man out. I guess at 3AM EST Friday we'll know for sure.

If they were coming out with an amazing deal, I'm sure they would have touted it by now in front of the competition. Probably going to be $10/mo.

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12 minutes ago, burnout8488 said:

Really? Of course, Sprint has to be the odd man out. I guess at 3AM EST Friday we'll know for sure.

If they were coming out with an amazing deal, I'm sure they would have touted it by now in front of the competition. Probably going to be $10/mo.

well...sadly I came to the conclusion that the LTE Apple Watch is not for me. The Watch only has LTE data and no failover to CDMA (NO CDMA Radio) and I run into a lot of 3G areas still.....Verizon has the same issue BUT I bet their LTE coverage is much better...

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Are the specs out on the LTE connectivity for the Watch? Triband?

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13 hours ago, ZebraDude said:

well...sadly I came to the conclusion that the LTE Apple Watch is not for me. The Watch only has LTE data and no failover to CDMA (NO CDMA Radio) and I run into a lot of 3G areas still.....Verizon has the same issue BUT I bet their LTE coverage is much better...

Here's how I look at it: Is there LTE in the areas where you would plan to ONLY have your watch, and not have it tethered to your phone? 

I can find plenty of 3G around here, but if I have my phone with me anyways (not working out, or on a walk), the watch will still work. When I'm at the gym and don't have my phone on me, that's when LTE matters. (And the gym does have LTE) 

I would still get the LTE watch if you can, chances are those 3G areas will be upgraded and even if not, are they somewhere you don't plan on having your phone with you? 

42 minutes ago, jefbal99 said:

Are the specs out on the LTE connectivity for the Watch? Triband?

Yup. 25/26/41. No word on CA though :P

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Given that there are no CDMA technologies on the Apple Watch, calling will have to be over LTE, right? (When you’re not with your iPhone). 

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3 minutes ago, techcj_manzer said:

Given that there are no CDMA technologies on the Apple Watch, calling will have to be over LTE, right? (When you’re not with your iPhone). 

I was wondering about this as well...Sprint does not have VoLTE yet? How does it make calls???

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9 minutes ago, ZebraDude said:

I was wondering about this as well...Sprint does not have VoLTE yet? How does it make calls???

VoIP. 

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Looks like it's going to be 3-months free initially per their press release. 

Macworld states:

"Sprint's data plan for Apple Watch Series 3 costs $15 a month, but customers who sign up for auto-pay will get a $5 discount, bringing it down to the same $10 as the other three carriers. And Sprint is also offering a three-month free trial with no activation fee."

Pretty crappy if you don't do AutoPay, so that's a must. Sprint intentionally pricing themselves higher than the competition seems like a bold move to me. 

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Anyone going in to pre-order an Apple Watch 3 today?

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33 minutes ago, MacinJosh said:

Anyone going in to pre-order an Apple Watch 3 today?

 

Too Late.....;)   I did at 3 minutes after the gate opened! 42 mm Space Gray LTE/Series 3 w olive sport loop. delivered by Friday the 22nd....

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What are the in store payment options? Website shows as only full price with wording to visit store for other payment options

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3 hours ago, cyclone said:

What are the in store payment options? Website shows as only full price with wording to visit store for other payment options

On Reddit in the iPhone 8 mega thread it posts the 24 month installment pricing for the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/70bqka/iphone_88_plusx_megathread/?st=J7MG6F0X&sh=e4da1290

 

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