“We assure the government that all information relating to customers, network nodes etc along with provisions for lawful interception are hosted in a fully secure manner by Airtel in its network in India,” the operator’s statement to the DoT said.
On May 11, Reliance Jio had filed a complaint with DoT saying that Bharti Airtel had violated UL conditions by not setting up domestically the network-related infrastructure for e-SIM facility that allows pairing of the Apple Watch with the iPhone.
Each Apple product launched was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch Series 3 issues with wireless connectivity, and quality problems with the Apple TV 4K's video output.
The Apple Watch Series 3 still needs regular contact with an iPhone, and for most tasks, the phone needs to be on and connected, even if it's nowhere nearby. So you can't get away with ditching the iPhone altogether.