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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.
I'm really sorry but we currently have no plans to support this product.
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.
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
Purchasing, installing infrastructure, staffing costs are offset against income > therefore tax deductible.
Thank you Cookie, finally someone has revealed the real culprits!
Quote from Comreg's 2017-2019 Electronic communications statement:
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.
Well I guess they haven't updated the Numbering Conditions of Use then when it was their "Goal 6" in 2017!
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!