AT&T today announced NumberSync, a new feature that will let users share one phone number with other connected devices.
Because it stinks to give friends and family a new phone number for your smartwatch, NumberSync will will extend your standard mobile phone number to the wearable. Moreover, it also works for tablets and other devices connected by the AT&T network. This means you can make and receive phone calls or send messages across all of your AT&T gadgets.
The best part is that you won’t have to be in range of the phone; it doesn’t even have to be powered on or actively connected to the network. The connection doesn’t rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, either. AT&T will handle things at the network level, spoofing the number to all of your products.
The NumberSync feature will work across various operating systems. In other words, you aren’t confined to using only Android or iOS products to keep the seamless experience intact.
[blockquote author=””]We’re taking a standards-based, network approach that will make connecting a wide variety of devices easier to give you a better user experience. Our plan is for NumberSync to become the norm on a variety of our future connected “devices.”[/blockquote]
Although NumberSync is not available just yet, it will be coming to the first AT&T device “fairly soon”. And, according to the carrier, more supported products will be announced before we get into the holiday shopping season.