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Mon, Apr 26, 2021 2:29 AM

Smartwatch data away from phone?

If I get a smartwatch (apple watch) with a data plan that's linked to my cell phone, do I need to be within range of my phone to get calls on my watch that are made to my cellphone number?  For Verizon the answer's yes, for T-Mobile the answer's no.

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lizdance40

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2 m ago

I don't know why you were told that it's not possible on Verizon because that's not true.

If you have an iPhone, and you purchase an Apple Watch that is cellular-capable and you sync it to your iPhone you are able to use that watch to make and receive calls and texts from your iPhone number independently and when you are away from your phone.  

     This is true for any carrier as long as you are using the same postpaid plan. 

     prepaid service does not allows watches. If you are a prepaid customer and this question came up in relation to your prepaid service, T-Mobile Verizon AT&T, and any other prepaid service does not support syncing of smart watches to a primary phone. 

A watch line is $10 plus tax added to postpaid service.  Taxes on a watch line are very similar to what you were paying for your phone line.

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2 m ago

 It's possible to make and receive phone calls on Apple Watch, @chrisrubin!

 

The information provided by @lizdance40 is accurate. Your cell service must be postpaid, and to use your cellular service support wearable as a secondary device without your iPhone (assuming that's your smartphone) just sync the Apple Watch to your iPhone.

 

Also, AT&T NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) lets you sync your mobile number with an Apple Watch (Cellular), allowing you to make and receive calls from their Apple Watch using your iPhone mobile number.

 

We hope this info helps!

 

Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

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