Use iPad as AT&T Phone over LTE Number Sync

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sidgriffey, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. sidgriffey macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Did anyone else get the alert yesterday? With iOS 9.3, you can now make and receive calls with your AT&T cell number with data-only devices over LTE ... Number Sync was previously limited to WiFi. What this means is you can effectively use your cellular iPad (or cellular smart watch, if you own one) as you would your phone. Pretty amazing that you can effectively use a prepaid data plan to make another device double as your cell phone. This will be particularly useful when a 3G or LTE Apple Watch lands.

    What other use cases do you see for this?
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Nope, I haven't got that alert. My Air 2 is active on my AT&T account. You get an email or text about it?
  3. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California


    Devices that support NumberSync

    Smartphone requirement:
    • You need an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or newer model running iOS 9.3 or later.
    Compatible NumberSync devices:
    • Most iPad device running iOS 9.3 or later
    • Apple Watch running watchOS 2 or later
    • Most iPod touch devices running iOS 9.3 or later
    • Most Mac computers running OS X El Capitan

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