Trying to replace a Family Setup Apple Watch and keep the same number
I am replacing my child's Apple Watch. My child does not have an iphone of her own.
The old watch has been reset and the cellular plan has been removed, but it is still listed on my account with the old number.
I have set up the new watch via Family Setup per instructions. When I try to set up cellular, I am only given two options: one is to replace an existing device, which only offers up Numbersync with MY Apple Watch phone number, or to set it up as a new device on my account and get charged for another line and presumably be assigned a new phone number. I don't want either of these.
What do I have to do to get the old phone number transferred to the new standalone watch? And why is this so hard? :P