A few weeks ago AT&T announced an upcoming network-level feature called NumberSync, which will allow customers to use one phone number on multiple connected devices like smartwatches, tablets, and connected cars. As promised, the carrier is unveiling the first two devices that will work with NumberSync: the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.
Just in time for the holiday season, the Gear S2 and Watch Urbane 2 will be available for order at AT&T starting Friday, November 6. NumberSync will become available to the S2 then Urbane 2 early next year.
Available at no extra cost, NumberSync will let smartwatch wearers send and receive text messages and phone calls directly on the S2 and Urbane 2 using the same phone number as their actual phone number. That way friends and family don’t need to remember a special number that only works with the watch or get confused by an unknown number when you call or text from it.
Because the S2 and Urbane 2 have their own LTE connections, phone and text functionality works even when your smartphone is unavailable.
While orders for both smartwatches start online and in stores for AT&T this Friday, the Samsung Gear S2 will be available two weeks after on Friday, November 20. The LG Watch Urbane 2 will be available a week sooner on Friday, November 13.
Both the S2 and Urbane 2 will be sold on two-year contracts for $199 with $10/month access charges for LTE use with existing plans. The carrier will also offer both smartwatches on AT&T Installment Plans for $0 down and $15/month for 20 months.