Amazon recently rolled out the full functionality for Calling and Messaging in that you can now use your Echo device to call US, Canada, or Mexico phone numbers for free.
If the contact shows up in the Alexa app, you can just say “Alexa, call <person name>.”
If the person doesn’t show up in the contact list in the Alexa app, you can still call them by giving the full phone number. For example, “Alexa, call 555-555-4444.”
When the remote end receives the phone call, the phone number you used to register the Alexa App for the Calling and Messaging feature is shown. You can opt out of using your phone number as the caller ID through your contact card in the Alexa app. If you opt out, the remote recipient will be shown as “unknown.”
911 services don’t work for the base Alexa to phone calling. For this functionality, you need the Echo Connect that connects to your home phone system. This will also give you the ability to make international phone calls.
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