Purchasing the stand alone $10 smartphone plan
I have recently purchased a Samsung Watch 5 Pro with LTE support.
I want to add a wireless plan (ATT $10 plan) to it.
I am new to USA and do not have sufficient credit history with all the credit bureaux.
When I applied for the plan online, my order got cancelled and I was told to visit an AT&T store.
At AT&T store they tried to push me on a postpaid phone plan (called a wireless plan in US?) which I do not need as I am on a corporate phone plan.
I was told that AT&T needs a smartphone wireless plan to add the smartphone plan to it.
When I mentioned the online $10 plan that I saw, I was told that store and online plans can be different.
1. Can store and online plans can be differnet for the same company? Isn't that regulated?
2. What are my options? I just want the $10 plan for my smartwatch. I don't want a wireless plan when as my company pays for my phone.
ACE - Professor
6 months ago
You must have an eligible postpaid plan to add the $10.00 watch plan. See details in the link
Excerpt from link above
Activate service on an eligible postpaid AT&T wireless service (wearable & data; min. $10/mo. Existing customers can add to current plan if eligible, which may be less
Account must have and maintain at least one (1) smartphone line to be eligible for wearable line.
ACE - Sage
6 months ago
There's no point, it will still be blue tooth only with your phone.
If you aren't able to pass a credit check for a post paid plan, then there's no point in asking for a postpaid plan for the watch, which you are.
No, they aren't.
The $10 Smartwatch Standalone plan is not supposed to be offered unless you already have exceeded the number of consumer lines available. And if you don't have enough credit to have a post paid plan, the $10 watch plan is still postpaid.
The stand alone watch plan is not offered as the only postpaid option at $10. They are supposed to set you up on that plan as a standalone as a phone line for the full $65 starter Plan cost.
If your lucky to find someone who will go against AT&T's requirements that you have a phone plan in order to establish a $10 watch plan then somebody might set you up on a $10 Standalone watch plan.
But there isn't much point because it's not going to work with your phone as a companion device it will still only work as a Bluetooth device with your phone. That's because you won't be able to use the number sync program that would allow the watch to make calls and texts with your phone over the cellular network.
Then At&t isn't for you. Try visible.