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Echo Technical Support / Re: add phone number
« Last post by chrisarvor on September 24, 2017, 11:43:49 pm »
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Alexa messaging and calling in the UK
« Last post by Kaschool on September 24, 2017, 07:17:48 pm »
Hi All

Looks like amazon may have enabled calling in the UK now. I was able to drop in from my echo show in the US to my parents echo in the UK. Works consistently each time over the last couple of days and their echo is registered as a uk account (not faked with US account which I did get working a few months ago).

So Iím guessing they have enabled something in their backend to allow calling to and drop in to uk accounts work. Although I havenít asked my parents to try calling my echo show yet so not sure itís enabled the other way around.

Itís pretty cool since I can look at my show and sometimes it will have an alert saying Mum and dads house recently active so I know they are home and I can just ďdrop inĒ

Rich.
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Echo Technical Support / Changed News to Europe
« Last post by gciriani on September 24, 2017, 04:25:06 pm »
Alexa switched my News sources from USA sources to European sources. How do I get them back to the US?

For several months I had my selection of news distilled from US sources. Last week I was in Europe, and while I was purchasing an item from Amazon for a European friend, Amazon installed its app in my phone. After I came back my news sources had been reset, and when I tried to make the list from scratch, all I could find were European channels. Is there a way to get back to US mode please?
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Echo Technical Support / Re: add phone number
« Last post by StevenR on September 24, 2017, 03:26:41 pm »
Hi
Thanks for that reply 
I have just found this on the net and it would appear if you have the Alexa app on your phone with contact available to the alexa app it will call them or message them
i am just waiting for my alexa to be delivered ,so i will let you know
Cheers

would you mind posting the link where you go this information please?

They are probably referring to the fact that you can use the Alexa app to send and receive messages and voice messages and make calls (I'm not sure if you can also receive them). At least that is what the help pages say (I'm in the UK so can't test this out).
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Echo Technical Support / Re: add phone number
« Last post by renegade600 on September 24, 2017, 03:12:14 pm »
AM I in twilight zone? This is the second post I see people wanting Alexa to call/text hands free. Like you people don't know/can't do it on your smart phones seriously? Or you just want a new gadget to use it? I am really curious?

big difference wanting to use alexa or doing it on your smart phone. 
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Potpourri / Re: just ranting about amazon
« Last post by malliekm on September 24, 2017, 02:13:57 pm »
Mike, I had the EXACT same thing happen to me several years ago.  But I didn't have a friend in the business.  I used my laptop to research and the end result was to make a bootable Linux CD.  It wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done but I was able to get EVERYthing off that drive and onto my internal backup drive.  Bought a new HD, reinstalled XP and all was right with the world.  Just had to install all my programs and add back the data.  Linux saved the day!
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: LIFX bulbs unable to find
« Last post by Lukem538 on September 24, 2017, 02:03:43 pm »
I just tried that exact process. No good my first day with Alexa and Lifx. What a load of crap
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Echo Technical Support / Re: add phone number
« Last post by malliekm on September 24, 2017, 01:48:36 pm »
Hi
Thanks for that reply 
I have just found this on the net and it would appear if you have the Alexa app on your phone with contact available to the alexa app it will call them or message them
i am just waiting for my alexa to be delivered ,so i will let you know
Cheers

would you mind posting the link where you go this information please?
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