Apple Watch (Cellular)

NumberSyncSM

Whether you’re on the go or going for a jog, you can leave your phone behind and stay connected with NumberSyncSM for Apple Watch (Cellular). Make and receive calls on your watch over a cellular connection, even when your phone is not nearby or powered on. You also can send and receive text* messages using your smartphone number your friends and family already know. For text messaging, just make sure your phone is powered on and connected to the AT&T network so all of your messages can be received on your watch.

Requirements to use NumberSyncSM for Apple Watch (Cellular)

  • Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
  • An AT&T postpaid wireless account
  • An iPhone with HD voice and running iOS 11.0 or higher
  • An AT&T Wireless plan for the Apple Watch
  • Your iPhone and Apple Watch must be on the same billing account
  • An AT&T User ID (Access ID) that is associated with the iPhone number

FAQ

What is AT&T NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular)?

    NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) lets your watch work on the AT&T domestic cellular network.1 You can talk and text* from your watch using your AT&T iPhone number and use cellular data. The Watch must have its own cellular plan to use NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) service.

How does NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) work?

    Once you have purchased an AT&T cellular plan for your watch, you will use NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) to automatically connect to the AT&T domestic cellular network, even when there is no available Wi-Fi network or your iPhone is not nearby.

Where does NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) work?

    NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) works where the AT&T domestic network is available (U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).  Calls and texts over Wi-Fi are also supported on the watch.  The watch does not support cellular roaming when traveling abroad. 

Does my Apple Watch need to be synced to my iPhone to use cellular service?

    Yes, your watch must be synced with your iPhone to have access to the AT&T cellular service.

How much does NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) cost and what plans are available for it?

    There is no additional cost beyond that of each cellular plan for the watch and iPhone. The following plans are eligible for the watch: 
    Mobile Share Value
    Mobile Share Advantage
    Unlimited Choice
    Unlimited Plus

What is the difference between NumberSync for Apple and NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular)?

    Both NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) and NumberSync for Apple let you turn other Apple devices into additional phones that all share the same AT&T smartphone number as your iPhone.  The difference is NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) lets your watch work on the AT&T domestic cellular network. 

Can I sync my NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) with any iPhone on my billing account?

    Yes, you can sync your Apple watch with any iPhone that has been set up for AT&T HD Voice on your billing account. NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular) requires the use of an iPhone set up with AT&T HD voice service running iOS version 11.0 or higher. To learn more about NumberSync service with other smartphones or other watches, go to the Wearables tab

How many Apple watches can I sync to my iPhone using NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular)?

    You can sync up to 3 Apple watches to a single iPhone. The iPhone and all synced watches must each have a cellular rate plan and be on the same billing account.

Does my iPhone need to be powered on to talk, text,* and use data on my Apple Watch?

    You can use data and make and receive calls on your watch even if your iPhone is off. However, in order to send or receive text messages your iPhone must be on and connected to the AT&T network.

Can I place a call to 9112 when using NumberSync for Apple Watch (Cellular)?

    Yes. You can place a call to 911 from your watch when connected to the AT&T cellular network even if your iPhone is off.

Does my watch have its own mobile number?

    Yes. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has an AT&T mobile number and associated plan that will appear on your monthly bill. Note, the watch mobile number cannot be used for voice, data or text messaging from the watch. Please remember to complete NumberSync setup to use your watch on the AT&T cellular network with your iPhone number. With NumberSync active, calls and messages using your watch will display your AT&T iPhone number.

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