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The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 has arrived at Optus

Optus
Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager
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Samsung’s newest smart watch– the Galaxy Watch3 is now available to purchase from Optus on a Connected Device plan. Chose the style and size that suits you. 

The Galaxy Watch3 LTE

The Galaxy Watch3 boasts a classic design, featuring a traditional style watch face that doesn’t compromise on functionality. With LTE connectivity, stay connected wherever you go with or without your smart phone when you have a Connected Watch plan and Number Share with Optus*. For full specifications, product features, plans and pricing , head to the Optus website

Seamless Connectivity

Effortlessly pairs with your compatible smartphone and gives you the freedom of cellular connectivity on the go when you sign up to a Connected Watch Plan and Number Share with Optus Fitness. Keep your fitness plan in check with access to 120+ workouts via Samsung Health including a personal health coach**.

Smart control

Control your music, camera and PowerPoint presentations – all through your watch using Samsung DeX***.

Health and well being

Designed to help keep your health and well being in check with health monitoring features including Women’s Health, Fall Detection and Sleep Score****.

Optus Number Share

Leave your phone at home. Track your fitness, check texts and connect to Social Media – all from your wrist.

Remember, you must have an eligible Optus SIM plan and activate the Number Share add-on. Number Share is normally $5/mth on eligible SIM plans but is available at no additional cost on selected Connected Device plans when purchased with a compatible wearable device.


**Requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. ***Requires signup and pairing with your compatible Samsung smartphone. DeX for PC is available on selected devices, and on Windows 7, 10 and versions of Mac OS higher than 10.13. Requires compatible monitor PC or Mac computer, keyboard, mouse and USB-C to HDMI cable, sold separately. Requires download of app and internet connection.****Galaxy Watch 3 is not a medical/therapeutic device. Fitness and health functions (including Sleep Score and Fall Detection) are for informational purposes only. Using Samsung Health app with Galaxy Watch 3 requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. Fall Detection must be switched on and your location must be enabled to share with your pre-selected contact.

*CONNECTED WATCH PLAN: Available to eligible new and recontracting customers who also sign up to a 12, 24 or 36 month eligible device payment plan with Optus. If you cancel your Connected Watch Plan, there are no plan cancellation fees, however, your related 12, 24 or 36 month eligible device payment plan will also be cancelled and you will need to pay out any remaining payments for your device under that device payment plan in full and any device credits or discounts will be forfeited. You will also need to pay all charges, inclusive of those outside of your plan inclusions, which have been incurred up until the date of cancellation. This is subject to your Australian Consumer Law rights. Limit of one Connected Device plan per eligible device payment plan.

NUMBER SHARE: Compatible connected wearable devices use Number Share functionality to access the Optus Mobile Network. The wearable device is not the same as a mobile phone and some network functionality is not available on these devices. Call quality may not be of the same standard as a mobile phone and may drop out in certain areas. Requires a compatible wearable device and mobile phone. Only available if you have or sign up to an eligible Postpaid mobile phone plan and use your phone to sign up via the app. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality will be enabled on your device. If you cancel your Number Share Bolt-on or your Postpaid mobile phone plan to which the bolt-on is attached, the number sharing functionality will not be available on your wearable device. Number sharing functionality is only available for use in Australia. Optus Number Share is a month to month option which is normally $5/mth, but is available at no additional cost on selected Connected Device plans when purchased with a compatible wearable device.

3 Comments
Reiddy
New Contributor
New Contributor

Why does the above state you need to have both the connected watch plan and the number share?  And why is only the connected watch plan option available on your site?
Surely the number share connects calls, sms, and data through the existing plan.

Rob_YC
Moderator
Moderator

Hey @Reiddy. The Connected Watch Plan would allow you to add a Smart Watch to your plan for a monthly fee, if you already own a smartwatch you would only need to add Number Share to connect that to your Smart Phone. 

Reiddy
New Contributor
New Contributor

@Rob_YC  Thank you I have been able to resolve the question. For clarity, and in the hopes someone reads this and can make some changes I'll summarise the issues and what is happening.

- The 'connected watch plan' is a 1Gb data share plan only, it does not allow youto connect the watch and phone except through bluetooth. This is the only option for purchasing the watch on the device plan and the CIS specific to connected watch plan states you cannot make calls, and it charges $0.50 per sms, the CIS does not reference the shared number option. Without the shared number add on the functionality is only slightly different to the bluetooth model, while charging a monthly plan and cost per message. Which makes the claims you can make/receive calls on the go somewhat confusing, especially since the name of the plan is 'Connected Watch plan'. 

- In order to use the full functionality (calls/messages/data share) of the watch, the number sharing add on to your postpaid phone plan needs to be used which is not charged if you have the $10 connected watch plan, and is $5 if you bring your own watch and connect it. Optus chat and call representatives were not initially aware of this option and were informing me that it is only available if you bring your own watch, not if purchasing the watch through Optus, and it does not allow you to make calls from the watch - both I now know is incorrect.


For me I will just pay outright for the watch and spend the $5 per month to get twice the features of the connected watch plan. Though I was prepared to pay the $10 per month if it had the full functionality expected without all the hassle.