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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
ninjaspywizard

It’s says in that article that number share can not be turned off on Apple Watch, it must be disconnected or paired with another iPhone. what does it mean by disconnecte?

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
Ann154
Expert

Have you considered get your child a basic phone instead?

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

ninjaspywizard

you are asking if the watch can be used as a stand alone device.  It was not designed so, the answer is no.

https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-3-faq

Apple has no interest in eliminating its phone from the equation.  

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Good you ask, we know it is important to know the details and options on your Apple watch and we want to provide you with the correct information. The service itself of Number Share cannot be disabled from the watch settings itself. To disable this option you need to sign into your my verizon account. Does this help clarify your concern?

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
ninjaspywizard

So once I disable this in my Verizon account, I can set my Apple Watch up and when I’m done it will have a different phone number than the phone itself?

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
deloused
Sr. Member

No, the setup is done prior to the number share feature being disabled in the account. But once disabled, the Apple Watch would only have the different phone number programmed and assigned to it.

With the number share disabled, the watch would no longer be able to be used for calls, messages or data since it would not be linked to your iPhone anymore.

Re: Apple watch different number than phone
ninjaspywizard

Hmm, okay, thank you

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
mama23dogs
Sr. Leader

Yeah... I’m starting to suspect they have bots on the VZW side as the responses don’t seem to Indicate they understand the question. 

Re: Apple watch different number than phone
ninjaspywizard

Same

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Re: Apple watch different number than phone
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

ninjaspywizard, 

We want to make sure you are able to set up NumberShare correctly. We have the information you need here: http://spr.ly/6584DNHi6 , please refer to Set Up and Sharing. Let us know if this information was helpful.

 

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