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Today AT&T announced that they would be bringing NumberSync support to the Samsung Gear S2. This makes it the very first connected smartwatch able to support both voice and messaging with the service, and enables you to leave your phone at home and go it alone with your Gear S2.

Those who are already AT&T customers will have to get a software update to enjoy this NumberSync feature, but new users can have it set up when they subscribe. The service is useful because you don’t have to get a second number for your Gear S2, which can be cumbersome and sometimes confusing. The idea of having a separate number for your smartwatch kind of defeats the whole purpose of the device, so this feature is definitely a welcome addition.

You can get a Samsung Gear S2 from AT&T for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.  A Mobile Value Share plan is necessary to use NumberSync, and those run a minimum of $30 per month.

If this kind of service eventually becomes standard, our smart phones might not be such an obligatory part of our everyday lives. More and more, people may leave their phone at the house and strike off into the day with only a watch on their arm. What do you think about AT&T’s NumberSync service? Let us know in the comments below!

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