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  1. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Sorry if this was explained before. When I have my phone turned off for standalone and call waiting enabled from my phone to my Gear, I can't seem to receive texts going to my phone number on my Gear. It only works to my Gear number. As for replying, I can only do it with my Gear number. Thanks
    11-15-2014 08:15 AM
  2. foxbat121's Avatar
    There is no way to forward text, only calls. So, you will have to have your phone on, not off, in order to receive text from your phone's number.

    Text forwarding does not exist. Some say it is due to security concerns (all those authentication code sent to you). Call forwarding are quite easy. I prefer set it up manually instead of rely on Gear Manager to do it (my host phone doesn't even have SIM card ).
    11-15-2014 08:19 AM
  3. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    So for now, I can receive/reply text with my phone number to my Gear as long as I keep my phone on but still leave it in my car, home, office, etc? If so, I am ok with that for the 3 hours I am away from my phone.

    But replying texts will obviously come from my Gear number, correct?
    11-15-2014 08:43 AM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    But replying texts will obviously come from my Gear number, correct?
    Not necessary. IIRC, as long as you remote connected to your phone. Text reply will show Phone number, not Gear number because the reply is actually done on the phone via the remote connection.
    Steve Stavrou likes this.
    11-15-2014 09:31 AM
  5. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Not necessary. IIRC, as long as you remote connected to your phone. Text reply will show Phone number, not Gear number because the reply is actually done on the phone via the remote connection.
    Thank you so much. Yes, I just did a test...reply and compose new text does in fact come from my phone number, not my Gear number...as long as I have my phone on, but with remote connect. If my phone is off though, text come from my Gear number.

    So I guess there is no need to give out my 2nd number (Gear S) as long as I can have remote connect with my phone on? If so, I am a happy camper.
    Steve Stavrou likes this.
    11-15-2014 09:42 AM
  6. foxbat121's Avatar
    Should never give out your Gear Number because in the case where your Gear S is connected to the phone with BT, the cell radio on Gear S is forced off, you can't receive call or text on Gear S numbers in that mode.
    11-15-2014 09:46 AM
  7. reesh11's Avatar
    See I'm not really sure. All yesterday I had my phone remotely connected. Someone was accidentally texting my gear (they had the wrong number). The texts did NOT come thru on my phone AT ALL. So even if you are remotely connected I think you can still get calls thru on the Gear number. Another time I was on my phone talking and got another call thru to my Gear only. Maybe I have a Gear Super lol

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    11-15-2014 10:07 AM
  8. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Remotely Connected???? If I leave my phone home but still on, and I am several miles away, am I still remotely connected?
    11-15-2014 10:35 AM
  9. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Remotely Connected???? If I leave my phone home but still on, and I am several miles away, am I still remotely connected?
    For me, my Gear is remote connected even though I am 20 miles away, I think cuz as long as I have TMobile connection on my Gear, if wifi is not available. Maybe I am wrong?
    11-15-2014 11:03 AM
  10. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    For me, my Gear is remote connected even though I am 20 miles away, I think cuz as long as I have TMobile connection on my Gear, if wifi is not available. Maybe I am wrong?
    I think I am getting it. Remotely connected to the Tmobile network. I don't have to leave my watch on.

    It is a learning curve for all of us.. But, we are getting there...

    thanks,
    11-15-2014 11:08 AM
  11. foxbat121's Avatar
    See I'm not really sure. All yesterday I had my phone remotely connected. Someone was accidentally texting my gear (they had the wrong number). The texts did NOT come thru on my phone AT ALL. So even if you are remotely connected I think you can still get calls thru on the Gear number. Another time I was on my phone talking and got another call thru to my Gear only. Maybe I have a Gear Super lol

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    You mis-read. If you are BT connected, not remote connected, all calls to watch number will go straight to voice mail.
    11-15-2014 11:49 AM
  12. foxbat121's Avatar
    Remotely Connected???? If I leave my phone home but still on, and I am several miles away, am I still remotely connected?
    Remote connected is Samsung's way of saying cloud connected (notice the icon). Your phone will use whatever way if can connect to your Samsung account in the cloud while your watch will do the same. You can be on the other side of the world, and they will still be connected this way.
    CehowardNote7 likes this.
    11-15-2014 11:51 AM
  13. reesh11's Avatar
    You mis-read. If you are BT connected, not remote connected, all calls to watch number will go straight to voice mail.
    But I was bluetooth connected when I wad on the phone with my mom and got a call to my gear only. It didn't come thru on my phone. So does bluetooth somehow disconnect if I'm on the phone?

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    11-16-2014 01:17 AM
  14. foxbat121's Avatar
    When you are on a phone call, your phone won't be able to forward calls to Gear S. So it is possible that it unhooked the calling part and Gear S will not disable the radio. Try call you Gear number while you are not using the phone, e.g. from another phone and see what happens. For me, it is straight to voice mail.
    11-16-2014 06:26 AM
  15. aitt's Avatar
    Here's the deal. Your Gear S has three option for Mobile Data.

    Auto (default)
    Always on
    Always off

    Auto turns off the mobile data and will turn on when not connected to device. In this mode when you are connected to the device it turns off the mobile data and all calls made to the Gear number will be forwarded to voice mail. You will not receive any text until the mobile data is activated when you are disconnected from your device.

    Always on you will receive calls and text from both your Gear S and device number even if connected to the device. This will consume more battery as the radios are always on.

    Always off speaks for itself.

    Page 75 of the manual

    Customise settings to control networks. On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile networks.

    •Use mobile networks:

    -Auto on/off: Set the Gear to automatically connect to or disconnect from the mobile network depending on the Gear’s connection to the mobile device via Bluetooth.

    •When the Gear is connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, the Gear’s mobile network is turned off to save battery power. Then, you cannot receive messages and calls made to the Gear’s phone number.

    •The Gear’s mobile network is automatically turned on after a moment when no Bluetooth connection is detected. Then, you can receive messages and calls made to the Gear’s phone number.

    –Always on: Set the Gear to connect to the mobile network. With this option enabled, you can receive incoming calls and messages to the Gear and mobile devices’ phone numbers. This option increases battery consumption.

    –Always off: Set the Gear not to connect to the mobile network. When this option is enabled, you cannot receive incoming calls and messages to the Gear’s phone number. If the Gear is connected to the mobile device via Bluetooth, you can receive incoming calls or notifications from the mobile device.

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    denilsonsantos likes this.
    11-16-2014 06:53 AM
  16. aitt's Avatar
    Delete
    11-16-2014 06:55 AM
  17. joan006's Avatar
    Thanks for all these detailed explanations!!! Very helpful!!!

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    11-16-2014 07:11 AM
  18. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I am sorry, still confused. Just to clarify, we can only REPLY to text with our phone number, but to send NEW text, it seems to come from our Gear number, correct?
    11-16-2014 11:38 AM
  19. aitt's Avatar
    I am sorry, still confused. Just to clarify, we can only REPLY to text with our phone number, but to send NEW text, it seems to come from our Gear number, correct?
    Phone connected to Gear via Bluetooth
    All calls and text will reflect your phone's number incoming and out.

    Phone connect to Gear via Remote Connect
    All incoming and outgoing text will reflect your phone's number
    Any outgoing calls will reflect your Gear number
    You will not receive any incoming calls from you phone unless you have call forwarding on.

    Standalone
    All incoming and out going calls and text will reflect Gear number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-16-2014 11:58 AM
  20. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Phone connect to Gear via Remote Connect
    All incoming and outgoing text will reflect your phone's number
    Any outgoing calls will reflect your Gear number.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    For some reason, my NEW outgoing texts reflect my Gear's number such as when I use SVoice. But when I REPLY to an existing thread of text messages, it reflects my phone's number.

    Is there a way to reflect my Gear's number on outgoing NEW texts when on remote connection?
    11-16-2014 05:53 PM
  21. denilsonsantos's Avatar
    Where did you get the manual? Is there any link?
    11-16-2014 06:06 PM
  22. aitt's Avatar
    Where did you get the manual? Is there any link?
    http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.co...1.2_141114.pdf

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    11-16-2014 07:09 PM
  23. jlczl's Avatar
    Remote Connect. None of the reps I've spoken to mentioned this and it seems to be a killer app. If I leave my phone at home during a run I will receive calls and texts on my gear S even though my phone is sitting on my desk at home? Plus I can respond to text messages that I receive and they'll be from my phone number? That is cool. I thought the phone had to be Bluetooth connected. I didn't want to mess with yet another phone number and this makes it seem like I don't have to!

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    Steve Stavrou and KoukiFC3S like this.
    11-16-2014 07:54 PM
  24. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Remote Connect. None of the reps I've spoken to mentioned this and it seems to be a killer app. If I leave my phone at home during a run I will receive calls and texts on my gear S even though my phone is sitting on my desk at home? Plus I can respond to text messages that I receive and they'll be from my phone number? That is cool. I thought the phone had to be Bluetooth connected. I didn't want to mess with yet another phone number and this makes it seem like I don't have to!

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    Yes, I have been on remote connect all day, but I can't seem to send NEW outgoing texts with my phone number from Gear, it shows my Gear number instead. Of course with replying texts, it shows my phone number, which is good.
    11-16-2014 07:58 PM
  25. jeffruby's Avatar
    Wow, reading this thread and admittedly it has taken me days to figure this watch out.

    To confuse the situation more, my watch (Verizon) has a setting for gear network auto/on/off and a different checkbox for mobile network. For sure the checkbox must be on for me to use remote access (ie phone at home, me at gym). But.... With gear network on (not auto) I can be on Bluetooth linked and get (on watch) texts from both phone and watch and calls from both! I bet if I put gear network to auto, would disable watch from getting its own text or call while on bt (or wifi).

    I wonder how much battery used with gear net on and mobile checkbox off..?
    11-16-2014 10:16 PM
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