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Poster

Very good evening to Vodafone Community 

 

 

As stated in the subject when will the Apple Watch LTE support finally arrive in Ireland/Vodafone? With the launch of the new series of the Apple Watch 4 this question comes back. We are all used to the fact technologically Ireland always has to catch up with the rest of the world (for example you are still busy building 4g infrastructure coverage in some areas is shocking) but this must be a world record of staying behind what others (UK) believe is a day to day normal functioning.

 

Puerto Rico has support for it. Denmark, Germany, Thailand, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Canada, US, Sweden and  on and on.... India has support for it. A country where cows freely roam around the streets without any traffic lights and where to get a train you need agility of spiderman. 

 

An era has come to an end. Its not enough Paddy has ability to ring Mary from his nokia 3310 to

put the spuds on. Paddy wants a full functionality of a smartphone and the smart watch.

 

On a serious note what is the reason it hasn’t been implemented yet?

 

Its quite embarrassing.

 

Regards

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Moderator

Hi there,

 

I'm really sorry but we currently have no plans to support this product.

 

Thanks,

Ashling

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I don't see any irish operator supporting this in their current lte networks, probably at the end of 2019/2020 when 5G networks start to roll out in Ireland I'd say their will be support for simless devices
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Poster
This is beyond a joke!! I go to buy the new Apple Watch 4 today on its release only to see it’s not supported by any Irish network???? Including my own network Vodafone!!! Hello hello, does anyone have any foresight in these companies, you could be value adding to your network, I would be prepared to pay extra to have this facility. And don’t give me this **bleep** that oh there are two few customers, that was the same stupidity that banks said about Apple Pay, Nokia said about iphone etc etc!! You could have been ahead of the curve! Sick of backward bog Irish lazy companies!!!
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Contributor
Their not really behind, it would cost 100s of thousands of euros to add this feature to the network and their is only a few devices at the moment that support it.
Lots of other more useful features could be added first like WiFi calling
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Poster

Is that all?? Vodafone Ireland's revenue last year was €1bn, this investment is pocket change and it's tax deductible, effective cost (€0). It's just pure apathy thats all! Wifi calling, thats a laugh, talk about massive infrastructure investment without future returns for the network!!! I don't mind paying, what I do mind is indifference.    

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Contributor
How is purchasing, installing infrastructure, staffing trading etc etc tax deductible?
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Community Expert

It's a comreg issue here. They have not approved these sims for activation and use.

 

Call your local TD. Or perhaps read up on a product before purchase. Caveat emptor

Cookie
Vodafone Community Expert (or so I'm told) and S9 owner. I don't work for Vodafone
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Poster

Purchasing, installing infrastructure, staffing costs are offset against income > therefore tax deductible.

 

Thank you Cookie, finally someone has revealed the real culprits! 

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Community Expert

Quote from Comreg's 2017-2019 Electronic communications statement:

https://www.comreg.ie/media/dlm_uploads/2017/10/1731-design.pdf


Numbering conditions: Update the Numbering Conditions of Use and applications Process in 2017 and at least every 2 years thereafter, to support new market and technology developments (e.g. new FmC products, m2m, OTT, esIm), while also ensuring consumers remain protected.

Cookie
Vodafone Community Expert (or so I'm told) and S9 owner. I don't work for Vodafone
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Contributor
So by that reasoning I can tell revenue that I can offset the cost of a new car against my income tax?
You can't offset capital expenditure against income tax, unless your someone like Michael Lowry

Nice find about comreg documents so it will line up with what I was saying earlier about 2019,/20 and will line up with Vodafone iot and 5g
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Poster

Well I guess they haven't updated the Numbering Conditions of Use then when it was their "Goal 6" in 2017!

"Goal 6"
Update the Numbering Conditions of Use to support technology developments (e.g. esim)

Guess what? They haven't implimented their strategy! The Electronic Communications Strategy Statement isn't worth the paper its printed on! Pointless! And I'm sure it was costly!

No surprise!

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Contributor
Sure isn't that the point of an Irish regulatory body, pointless and costly?
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