So apparently while in LTE mode, if you get a nice Galaxy 5 LTE watch and activate it on your account you will not be able to recieve calls on it if someone tries to call you on your cell phone. For a person to call you on your watch in LTE mode, they need to dial a phone number associated to your watch. Most carriers watch and phone use the same phone number, both ring together when the watch is in LTE mode..
This is disappointing...
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We're saddended to hear about the revelation you've made while attempting to get your Samsung Galaxy 5 Watch paired to your device, and we're sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. It sounds like you purchased your Samsung Watch at a third party retailer rather than a Rogers Store is that correct?
In order to be able to successfully pair the watch to your device, the watch would have to had been purchased directly from a Rogers Branded Retail Location. In the event that the device was purchased elsewhere, the watch can be activated with us however, it will be given it's own number.
Thanks for you reply. I will correct you on your response.
1. I purchased my Galaxy watch 5 directly from Rogers Store
2. I have been informed by Rogers Messenger Support Chat that number sharing is not supported for the galaxy watch 5 even if purchased from Rogers store. The watch and phone use a separate number.
I repeat. Number sharing not supported even if you bought directly from Rogers store.
Example: you go for a walk without your phone, you have your watch, someone calls on your phone, it will NOT ring on your watch (unless within Bluetooth/wifi range of course..) They only way someone can reach you on your watch if your away from your phone, is to call the dedicated phone number.
Here, the number sharing which should work and the whole point of an LTE watch.. ISN'T SUPPORTED.
Rogers has confirmed this twice with me in the support chats.
Thanks and please validate. à
So, I've contacted Rogers via messenger, they tried everything they could. I've been back to the store. We tried a new e-sim car. Unlinked and relinked. Same deal.
Number sharing does not work in LTE mode. I can make calls using the watch. I can receive a call on my watch if I call using the seperate dedicated phone number. I get my phone text messages on my watch over LTE. But number sharing with my cell phone number. NO. DOES NOT WORK. Guy at the Rogers store told me it's a bug with Rogers service and can't do anything to help me. He said he has seen others like me and can do nothing to fix it. Rogers on messenger says go back to the store. (Store says can't do anything..)
Rogers..? Come on, help please.
So it is possible to activate a BYOD Galaxy watch on a Rogers network (I am totally fine with having its own separate number)? I am getting conflicting responds from customer service and in-store.
Well after 2.5 months of h$ll.. (to say the least.. tried in 5 different stores, multiple times, so many hours wasted in trips to the store. Endless hours with "escalated tech support" by calling 611, endless tickets that I get an automated call saying resolved but nothing is resolved, radio silence to email, and a never ending chat in Rogers messenger) there was no resolution, nobody was able to get number sharing to work, after 15, yes one - five e-sims from different stores, unlink relink, factory resets, line signal refreshes etc etc, and in the last 2 weeks, no LTE connectivity became possible, nothing not even 1kb of data. I took the watch back and it again had to be resolved by back office to get a reimbursement, that hasn't cleared yet..
So I hate to say it. I've been with Rogers for 10 years always with the big expensive plans and flag ship phones, currently rocking a z fold, after my reimbursement clears I will close my account and go to Bell. I really don't like Bell, but at least I'll get a galaxy watch that should work on LTE and hopefully number sharing.
I'm not the type to post bad reviews, not a needy client, I'll even overpay for a long time.. I don't like to make changes in my providers but my experience with the watch was absolutely terrible. And I absolutely love the watch, (GW5) I just wanted LTE to work properly and have number sharing, which never worked from day 1. I tried everything I could, more than I should, when there was no resolution, there was no follow-up, it became radio silence.
So 3 months of #$%%. 15, yes one five different e-sims, 5 different stores multiple trips, so many hours wasted, endless hours on 611, endless conversation on messenger, can't count how many back office tickets, but they just close them without doing anything, e-mails just turn to radio silence, no reply when they realise they actually have no idea what to do to actually resolve the issue. All just to get number sharing to work, and with all that after 3 months number sharing never worked. Tried deleting the line, starting with a new line. Same deal. Yes Watch baught from Rogers store. Wow. In the end, LTE would not even connect anymore. Nothing.
I dropped Rogers. Gasp.. went to Bell. within 20 minutes had a galaxy watch 6 classic that works with number sharing perfectly.
If number sharing worked for you on Rogers, great. For me it didn't and after 3 months of none stop trying it never did work. They accepted to take the watch back and credit it. They didn't want to exchange it to try with another watch from fear of having the same issue and not knowing what to do.
On my bill, they indicated the credit was because of item return from buyers remorse... wooww