1. skatergirl's Avatar
    Only once have I had to get a phone through insurance, but if something happened and my Note broke, would the watch still be able to make and receive calls texts.
    07-09-2015 12:55 PM
  2. dorrien12's Avatar
    Only once have I had to get a phone through insurance, but if something happened and my Note broke, would the watch still be able to make and receive calls texts.
    Yes, it would still work as long as you have a SIM (AT&T / T-Mobile) card in it. I'm due to upgrade in Aug but my phones newest model doesn't hit the market til September. If my phone breaks before then, I'll be using my Gear S as a standalone.

    However, I don't see a way to add new phone numbers to the Gear S, so for me it would be a temporary fix.
    skatergirl likes this.
    07-09-2015 03:05 PM
  3. InfamousUnknown's Avatar
    You could make calls etc, but you would not get calls to your normal number forwarded by default, no notifications would come across etc. The calls would probably be on the watches number, not the phones.
    07-09-2015 03:49 PM
  4. skatergirl's Avatar
    My S is a Verizon variant and I do not believe I have a sim card. I do have a separate number for the watch and I have noticed in my settings I can chose which number to use to make calls. I have selected my primary number. I also think I can have calls from my primary number forwarded to my watch through my accounts page or through Verizon customer service if my phone breaks. I ask this question because I have a couple of used phones that I have hanging around in the event my phone breaks, but I would like to give them to kids for Christmas presents this year. If I know I can use the watch for an emergency then I will not hesitate about giving up the other phones.
    07-10-2015 07:30 AM
  5. dorrien12's Avatar
    My S is a Verizon variant and I do not believe I have a sim card. I do have a separate number for the watch and I have noticed in my settings I can chose which number to use to make calls. I have selected my primary number. I also think I can have calls from my primary number forwarded to my watch through my accounts page or through Verizon customer service if my phone breaks. I ask this question because I have a couple of used phones that I have hanging around in the event my phone breaks, but I would like to give them to kids fo Christmas presents this year. If I know I can use the watch for an emergency then I will not hesitate about giving up the other phones.
    Do you pay for the extra line thru Verizon, I think it's $5. If so, that should work.
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    07-10-2015 07:32 PM
  6. skatergirl's Avatar
    Do you pay for the extra line thru Verizon, I think it's $5. If so, that should work.
    Yes, I do pay for the extra number. That is great news. I would love to give my old phones up to the kids, as long as their mom says it is ok.
    07-11-2015 10:39 AM
  7. dorrien12's Avatar
    Yes, I do pay for the extra number. That is great news. I would love to give my old phones up to the kids, as long as their mom says it is ok.
    But how would you add phone numbers if you had to?

    And I just thought of something, if you ever had to reset the Gear S (if it freezes after a update, or battery declining faster, or for whatever reason as we do sometimes have to reset the S, etc). After you reset the Gear S, you will need a phone to re-connect Gear Manager.

    Not trying to deter your great idea, just letting you know why to me the Gear S without a phone is only a temporary fix. Hopefully in the future it won't be temporary. It's a great standalone but it still needs a phone for those small but import things.
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    07-11-2015 01:18 PM
  8. skatergirl's Avatar
    But how would you add phone numbers if you had to?

    And I just thought of something, if you ever had to reset the Gear S (if it freezes after a update, or battery declining faster, or for whatever reason as we do sometimes have to reset the S, etc). After you reset the Gear S, you will need a phone to re-connect Gear Manager.

    Not trying to deter your great idea, just letting you know why to me the Gear S without a phone is only a temporary fix. Hopefully in the future it won't be temporary. It's a great standalone but it still needs a phone for those small but import things.
    Yes, I was inquiring in the event of a temporary situation such as my phone breaks and I have to wait two days for my insurance replacement to arrive.

    That said, here is an interesting youtube video on how to set up our watches without a phone at all.

    07-12-2015 09:00 AM

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