Put down the phone and start making your Echo do the work. If you’re not routinely using Alexa to makes calls, texts and broadcasts for you, you’re working too hard. Instead, use your Amazon Echo ($100 at Amazon) to do the announcing for you. Alexa can make phone calls, send text messages, drop-in on someone’s Alexa device and make announcements across all of your devices. The great thing is you can give Alexa voice commands to communicate for you. So if you’re driving, about to walk into a meeting or if you’re busy in another room, you can quickly tell Alexa to send a message or announcement. Here’s how to talk to your friends and family using Alexa. Make a call You can call friends and family using Alexa Audio Call, Alexa Video Call and Mobile. 1. Open the Alexa app. 2. Tap Communicate with the speech bubble icon. 3. Tap Call with the phone icon. 4. Search through your contacts and select the person you want to call. 5. Select Alexa Audio Call — calls via the Alexa app, Alexa Video Call — video call via the Alexa app or Mobile — calls via your phone (may say iPhone ($999 at Amazon), Work and so on). 6. You can ask Alexa to make a phone call by saying something like “Alexa, call Mom.” The contacts must be in your address book for this to work. Send a text message Text someone through the Amazon Alexa app. Note that they… [Read full story]
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