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Question Esim plan for Galaxy LTE watch4 in US

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en6ads

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ha ha .... :) It took TMO a week to get here, despite the wonderful guide provided by en6ads
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Wow, you guys not receiving any calls?
My situation:
  • When watch and phone are paired (LTE off):
    • I receive calls sent to both phone or watch numbers
    • I can place a phone number call, but not a watch number call (LTE is off)
  • When I'm out without my phone (LTE on):
    • I receive calls sent to both phone or watch numbers
    • I can place a watch number call, but not a phone number call
  • When the watch only has wifi on (so LTE and bluetooth disabled)
    • I cannot receive any calls
    • I cannot place any calls
    • Looks like VoWifi is not working
 
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sjgoel

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Wow, you guys not receiving any calls?
My situation:
  • When watch and phone are paired (LTE off):
    • I receive calls sent to both phone or watch numbers
    • I can place a phone number call, but not a watch number call (LTE is off)
  • When I'm out without my phone (LTE on):
    • I receive calls sent to both phone or watch numbers
    • I can place a watch number call, but not a phone number call
  • When the watch only has wifi on (so LTE and bluetooth disabled)
    • I cannot receive any calls
    • I cannot place any calls
    • Looks like VoWifi is not working
My situation: when LTE on (others disabled), internet works. No calls or SMS.
 

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    Hello, I want to buy a cheap US phone plan for my Watch4. I am seeking:

    - esim capability
    - without requiring to have the smartphone plan. I do not want to change my current carrier.
    - Could be Prepaid or postpaid
    - Since a watch hardly uses any data, even a 500MB per month will be enough.

    Any suggestions?
    I just set this up today. I have a Google pixel phone with Google Fi and wanted a standalone LTE watch with a separate phone number to my phone.

    Steps:

    - I purchased a Watch 4 LTE at Samsung store then walked to the nearest T-Mobile store. At that point I was not a T-Mobile customer.

    - I asked to get the $5 per month Wearables 500mb plan (unlimited talk, messages, 500mb data). They did a trans union credit check and set it up. It took about 15 minutes.

    -They took my watch's EID number to connect the watch to my new plan

    -I then set up my T-Mobile online account and added the new phone number of the watch

    - Once logged in to my T-Mobile account online, I got the esim QR code data from here: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/t-mobile-esim#heading4. The activation code is what the QR code contains, this is what you need to paste into the watch: LPA:1$T-MOBILE.GDSB.NET$

    - Next step is to enable access to the watch's esim as standalone is not officially supported by Samsung:

    - Open Galaxy Wearables app on your phone; go top left menu and click "About Galaxy Wearable"; tap "Galaxy Wearable" text about 5 times to open the developer options; Tap "Test ESIM Feature"; Tap "Current QR TestMode : off" to turn it on.

    - In Wearables App go to "Watch Settings" and tap "Mobile Plans" and tap QR scanner; enter activation code manually - paste the esim qr data obtained in above step

    -Watch will connect to T-Mobile and ask to download something to finish setup.

    - In Google Messages on the watch I can switch between my pixel phone number and watch number to view, send and receive texts.
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    That sounds correct, But you could go to a T-Mobile store for options...
    My first smartwatch, GW, I bought a plan on T-Mobile for stand-alone while I was on Sprint. This was way before they merged. I just went into a T-Mobile store and purchased a plan, at that time, for $15.00 a month.
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    Who's your Carrier?

    I'm good with TMobile unlimited plan w/ Digits esim addon ....
    I am on at&t.
    I don't think I can have digits without t-mobile phone plan.
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    I am on at&t.
    I don't think I can have digits without t-mobile phone plan.
    That sounds correct, But you could go to a T-Mobile store for options...
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    I hear there are some $5 plans, but did not find one with esim.