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How to Call Someone From Your Amazon Echo

Echo-to-phone calling supports most mobile and landline numbers in the US, UK, Canada, and Mexico. You can make voice calls with any device in the Echo lineup. After you’ve set up Alexa-to-Alexa Calling, your mobile phone number is associated with your account and is the number that appears to people you call through your Echo.

To place a call to someone in your mobile phone’s contact list, say “Alexa, call [name of contact]. If the contact has more than one number, for instance, a mobile phone and a landline, or one for home and another for work, you can specify the number to dial. Say “Alexa, call [name of contact] mobile,” or “Alexa, call [name of contact] work.” Alexa dials the number and the call goes through. 

When done, simply say “Alexa, hang up,” and the call is disconnected. You can also call someone from the Alexa app by selecting the person’s mobile phone number or landline.

If you’re calling someone not in your contact list, just say: “Alexa, call [phone number].” There are certain types of numbers you can’t call through your Echo. Those include premium-rate numbers or toll numbers (such as 1-900 numbers), emergency services numbers (such as 911), abbreviated dial codes (such as 211 or 411), and international numbers outside of the US, UK, Canada, and Mexico. 

Also, keep in mind that if you call a business that requires you to physically punch in numbers for different options, you won’t be able to do that with your Echo. However, if you’re calling an individual, especially someone in your contact list, then using your Echo is an easy, hands-free way to do it.

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