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Can you make calls with a Gear S3 without having your phone?

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I have read conflicting things about this....

 

Is it possible to make/recieve calls on a Gear S3 Classic when I don't have my phone with me? If so, does it require an additional account/cost from my moble provider? I am in the UK with O2 in case it's relevant.

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Hi all. :robothappy:

 

Both the Classic and Frontier versions of the UK Gear S3 currently available are unable to make and receive calls by themselves, and would need to be paired to a smartphone.


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Only the LTE versions of the Gear S3 can make or receive phone calls when not paired to your Smart Phone.

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Hi @J-S-Q

 

 

This is a recent thread I was involved in > https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/Smartphones-Tablets-Wearables/Gear-s3-frontier/m-p/329860#M11538

 

Although that refers to the frontier version. 

 

In regards to standalone you’d probably need to speak to o2 to ask about a separate tariff / cost to use the watch as standalone.

 

But as far as I can see at the moment the version you mention according to all the Spec sites does not have an e-sim built in, so it would need to be paired in my understanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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Hi all. :robothappy:

 

Both the Classic and Frontier versions of the UK Gear S3 currently available are unable to make and receive calls by themselves, and would need to be paired to a smartphone.


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Ok, thanks for clarifying.

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You should be able to if the gear line was added to service, just go to bluetooth settings and turn off. It should connect to mobile network automatically (check your mobile neworks settings).  If not, it may he who you'e receiving service from , i.e. Verizon, ATT...

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Only the LTE versions of the Gear S3 can make or receive phone calls when not paired to your Smart Phone.

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HELLO,
I am using c7 pro...&...I am living in INDIA..can I use gear s3 without my phone..
that means can I use the watch for making calls and typing text if I fogot my phone in home..
please clarify my doubt..
Actually I am having lot of doubts about gears3.
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Hi @FULLOFDOUBTS. You'd be unable to make calls and texts on your Gear S3 without having your phone with you and it being paired with your smartwatch. There's more info on the Indian Gear S3 here. :robothappy:


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The LTE version of Gear S3 is only available in a limited number of countries. Most have the WiFi only version. Click here.

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If they are paired with and then forgot at home then??
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