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Fri, Aug 23, 2019 2:18 PM

What is Prepaid and can I use it for my Gt08 smartwatch?

Hello I don't understand by what someone had said in my last message as to that At&t is termination 2g and 3 g and 4g. And that I cannot use a prepaid account on this type of smartwatch? Why is that? And I do know that it runs off of bluetooth so what kind of data plan can I see about getting one for this type of smartwatch? And also what does it mean as to postpaid only? 

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@PhillipStone06   Well that’s a bit of a misquote, but here is the previous post:  https://forums.att.com/t5/Wearables/GT08-Smartwatch/m-p/5970619#M3037

Three reasons you can’t use it the way you asked;  1.  It’s a 2g device only and At&t has no 2g network.  2.  You wanted to use prepaid, but smart watches cannot use prepaid.  3.  Number sync does not work on prepaid.  

    ➡️   Bluetooth does not use data or cellular.  It’s like plugging a speaker into your phone - it’s output only.   You can only use that watch as a Bluetooth watch.  You can use prepaid, because only your phone can have a cellular plan 

    A lot of your not understanding may be simple to us, I get it’s not for you.   But it doesn’t change the facts that you can’t use the watch as a cellular device.  The watch doesn’t have the correct hardware.  

    Prepaid: service is paid before it works.  No bills, just refill notice.  30 days.  Single plans only - no shared data.  

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    Postpaid:  service is paid after it works.  Monthly bills.  All plans are “shared”.  Software programs like number sync can only work on postpaid shared accounts. 

 

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ATTHelp

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Hi @PhillipStone06,

 

Thank you for getting back to me!

 

Some smartwatches use Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone that has a data connection. Connected smartwatches work with eligible AT&T Unlimited and Mobile Share plans. You can find more information in our Wearables Support Article

 

Let us know if this helps!

 

Chasidy, AT&T Community Specialist

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@PhillipStone06 wrote:

Hello I don't understand by what someone had said in my last message as to that At&t is termination 2g and 3 g and 4g. And that I cannot use a prepaid account on this type of smartwatch? Why is that? And I do know that it runs off of bluetooth so what kind of data plan can I see about getting one for this type of smartwatch? And also what does it mean as to postpaid only? 

Thank you.


@PhillipStone06 

 

The watch is 2g ONLY...  ATT and other us carriers are killing off 2G period.  ATT killed it off last year.  The watch has no radio to connect to a carrier.  That is why it wont work...  Its a cheap piece of junk for a reason...  Its using blutooth 3.0 which was replaced in 2011 by 4.0 which has been replaced by 5.0

 

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Okay thank's for the head's up. That this type of smartwatch does work with At&t unlimited plan and also mobile share plans. Correct? 

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@PhillipStone06 wrote:

Okay thank's for the head's up. That this type of smartwatch does work with At&t unlimited plan and also mobile share plans. Correct? 


Hon, it doesn’t matter what plan you have, it’s a Bluetooth only watch.  You can put your PHONE on any plan you want and the watch will Bluetooth to the phone only.  

Again, use any PHONE plan you want.  Doesn’t matter.   The watch does not use the phone plan at all.  Anymore than Bluetooth earbuds do.  The watch cannot work on At&t.  

 

 

 

ATTHelp

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Hey there @PhillipStone06,

 

 

 

Please feel free to reach back out for further assistance whenever you're available. 

 

 

 

Here to help!

 

 

 

Chasidy, AT&T Community Specialist

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