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Gear S3 does not receive txt messages when phone is off?

Is there a way for my Samsung Gear S3 watch to receive text messages when my primary phone is off? I'm just thinking what good is having a stand alone phone watch if it can only make phone calls when not paired via bluetooth. If the phone calls to my primary phone can be redirected to the watch, certainly the text messages can as well. Having people text the watch's phone number is not a solution by the way. That number should remain invisible as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Gear S3 does not receive txt messages when phone is off?

i echo the previous question/concern. was told in no uncertain terms by sales person that the watch, set up to "share" the primary phone number, would function as stand-alone; that the phone could be off, and all calls & texts to the primary number would be received by the watch. texts do not. completely defeats the purpose for having bought the watch. i'll be returning it if there's not a fix being worked.