Samsung today launched their long awaited Galaxy Watch in Australia, with support from both Telstra and now Vodafone for using the eSIM inside the watch. There’s a third player in the Australian telco market which supports eSIM, so are Optus going to sell the Galaxy Watch?
Optus’ eSIM service, called Number Share, is just like Telstra One Number and Vodafones Number Sync,d allows you to share a mobile number (and plan inclusions) between your phone and watch. Currently the only device supported by Optus’ Number share is the Apple Watch GPS + Cellular but given the popularity of the Samsung watch, when asked about supporting the Galaxy Watch an Optus spokesperson said
Optus is continually evaluating opportunities to expand the range of eSIM capable devices we support, and this includes the Samsung Galaxy Watch. We’ll let our customers know when we have any new developments for eSIM capable devices.
So, it’s a definite…maybe?
Reading between the lines, it appears that Optus is likely looking at readying the Number Share service to expand beyond the Apple Watch, but they’re not quite ready to announce it just yet. If you’re an Optus customer, stay tuned.