Smartwatches have improved a lot over the years, and now they are better than ever. Modern smartwatches can track activities, monitor Stress, ECG, monitor Skin Temperature, and do many other things. But, the question is: Can a Smartwatch have its own Phone Number? Can I duplicate my Phone’s number? Let’s find out.
Can a Smartwatch have its own phone number?
When it comes to Smartwatches, they can have their own number, but it mainly depends on which version of Smartwatch you have.
If you have the Bluetooth version of the Smartwatch, your Smartwatch can’t have its own number. The only way you can receive calls & messages on your Smartwatch if you sync the Smartwatch with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
However, if you have the cellular version of the Smartwatch, then you can surely have your own number, but technically that number will be linked to your phone number at the carrier’s end.
So, if someone calls on your phone number and you are not near, the call will be re-routed to your smartwatch number, and you will receive that call on your smartwatch number.
However, your watch can also operate standalone, and it won’t need your smartphone to make or receive calls. If you want to make calls from your watch, you will need to have the data plan from your network carrier.
If you have the Apple Watch, most carriers in the U.S. have their data plans available for it, and you can easily pick it. In the U.S., the Following network carriers support Apple Watch.
- C Spire
- T-Mobile USA
- US Cellular
- Verizon Wireless
- Xfinity Mobile
If you are unable to configure your Apple Watch’s data plan, you can check my guide, where I have discussed this topic in detail.
Similarly, if you have the Samsung Galaxy Watch, you can also use a cellular data plan for your watch. In the U.S., the following Network carriers support the Galaxy Watch.
- US Cellular
Similarly, if you have another cellular smartwatch, you can get the data plan from supported carriers and make or receive calls.
Can I duplicate my Phone’s Number?
A few years back, it wasn’t possible to duplicate the number, but it’s possible in 2020.
Many major network carriers offer this service in the U.S. for certain smartwatches where your Smartwatch can use the same number as your smartphone, and you can receive calls on your Smartwatch via your Phone’s number even when you are not near the smartphone.
The following network carriers offer the number sharing service in the U.S.
- Verizon NumberShare
- AT&T NumberSync
- T-Mobile DIGITS
How to duplicate your number using Verizon NumberShare?
Verizon NumberShare is an advanced service that allows you to share your phone number with your Smartwatch. Using this service, you can share your number with up to 5 smartwatches. If you avail of this service, you will be able to get calls without your smartphone.
If you want to use the Verizon NumberShare service on your Smartwatch, you will have to get either Apple Watch or Samsung Smartwatches. If you have Smartwatch other than these two companies, then you can’t avail of this service.
How to duplicate your number using AT&T NumberSync?
AT&T NumberSync is another service that allows you to use your Phone number with your Smartwatch. If you enable this service, you will be able to receive the calls on your Smartwatch without your smartphone.
It also doesn’t require you to keep your Phone with your Smartwatch. Just get the AT&T NumberSync service for your Smartwatch, and you are all set to receive calls on your Smartwatch without your Phone.
NumberSync allows you to sync up to 5 smartwatches with your Phone’s number, and you can receive calls on synced smartwatches. However, this service is not available internationally, and you only get it in the U.S. and U.S. Territories such as Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands.
How to duplicate your number using T-Mobile DIGITS?
T-Mobile also offers the DIGITS Service, which allows you to use multiple numbers on a single device. You can manage it via the DIGITS app, which is available for both Android and IOS Devices.
The popular smartwatches, such as Galaxy Watch 3 and others, are compatible with this service. Using DIGITS, you can manage multiple numbers on your Galaxy watch 3 and receive calls.
Does Galaxy Watch Have its own Phone Number?
If you have the Galaxy watch’s cellular version, you can have a unique number, but still, technically, it will be tied to your phone number. If you want, you can use your Phone number on your Galaxy Watch using the services like Verizon NumberShare & AT&T NumberSync.
Do you need a data plan to make Calls?
Yes, you will be needing a data plan from your supported carrier to make the calls from your Smartwatch. Not every carrier will support your Smartwatch, so when buying a smartwatch, make sure that you pick a smartwatch supported by major carriers.
If you stick to smartwatches from Apple or Samsung, you will be good to go as smartwatches from these two companies are supported by the major network carriers in the U.S.
Is there a monthly fee for Cellular Smartwatch?
If you are using any data plan with your cellular Smartwatch, you will need to pay the monthly subscription fee. If you get the data plan, you can easily make calls and send messages from your Smartwatch without your smartphone.
What kind of SIM Card does a smartwatch take?
The majority of the modern smartwatches come with the eSIM, which doesn’t require any physical SIM card, and you can simply get the Data Plan to start using it. However, some smartwatches require the Nano or Micro size SIM Card, which varies from Smartwatch to Smartwatch.
How far can Smartwatch be away from the Phone?
If your Smartwatch is connected to your Phone via Bluetooth, you can only be 200 to 300 meters away. Also, it will depend on which Bluetooth version your Smartwatch has. If you want to know the range of Bluetooth version in your Smartwatch, you can refer to this guide, where I have explained the range for different versions of the blutooth.
However, if you have a cellular version of the Smartwatch, you can be anywhere in the U.S., and you will be able to receive calls & messages without your Phone.
That’s all, folks. Now you know how you can duplicate your Phone’s number and use it with your Smartwatch. Also, note that major carriers only support the major smartwatches, so if you get a smartwatch other than supported ones, you won’t be able to use the carrier’s services. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment section below. Also, visit our website for more useful guides.