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Although I don't use the phone feature on my Echo devices, I think when your mother asks Alexa to call you it should ring on all of your Echo devices and your Alexa app on your smartphone (assuming that all the Echo devices and the Alexa app are all on your Amazon account and not a shared or family account).

PC Mag describes how it works here: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/call-someone-from-your-amazon-echo
 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo show & echo dot in same room
« Last post by jwlv on September 23, 2021, 02:33:52 pm »
I have nearly a dozen Echo devices, ranging from Echo Show 5, Echo Dot gen 2, Echo Dot gen 3, and various others.

In my experience, the Echo Show 5 is the most deaf and the Echo Dot gen 2 has the best hearing. For example, I ask Alexa something while facing the the Echo Show 5 (3 ft in front of me) and the Echo Dot gen 2 (15 ft off to my right) would answer.

I would suggest getting exactly the same model if you are concerned about which device answers because their microphone sensitivities are not the same. If I knew this years ago, I would have gone with all the same devices.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo show & echo dot in same room
« Last post by AlanH on September 23, 2021, 09:56:10 am »
Give each device a different wake word?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo show & echo dot in same room
« Last post by renegade600 on September 23, 2021, 08:21:52 am »
It could.  I have a couple in a room and it is not always the closest one that answers.   It all depends on location, direction faced, and other sounds in the room.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Echo show & echo dot in same room
« Last post by mchcah on September 22, 2021, 11:12:31 pm »
My elderly mother has trouble hearing and seeing.  She has an echo show sitting near her chair which works well.  She is in an assisted living room, and I would like to put an echo dot near her bed so she can ask what time it is.  Without hearing aids in at night, she is too far away from the echo show to hear the answer for the time.  Will the two devices interfere with each other when they are only about 20 feet apart?
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When my elderly (99) mother calls me from her echo show, it ends up on my cell instead of my echo device.
How can I setup my contact card so she has the echo device first, then cell instead of cell first.
I can't get her to remember to say "call Carole's Alexa device" so she calls my cell and cannot hear as well on the cell.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Echo and Ring not working.
« Last post by jwlv on September 22, 2021, 08:49:27 pm »
Open the Alexa app, tap the devices icon at the bottom.
Then tap Cameras near the top (you may have to scroll right/left to see it).
Now that you're in the Cameras section, look for your Ring doorbell. Tap your Ring doorbell and the live view will come on. Tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner to enter Settings. In Settings, you can enable Motion announcements and Doorbell press announcements. Make sure you have chosen which Echo devices that you want to hear the announcements. If needed, tap Announcement Devices to choose your Echo devices. On the same page, scroll all the way down to make sure that the Enabled toggle is actually enabled.

See attached screenshot for an example.
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Echo Technical Support / Echo and Ring not working.
« Last post by Crank on September 22, 2021, 08:05:12 pm »
I tried search for this problem with out any luck so here it goes.
A few weeks ago my ring app would talk with the alexa app. Every time someone walked by my ring doorbell or pushed the ring button, I would hear it on my alexa in all rooms. I donít know what changed but something did. Iíve rebooted the ring doorbell. Iíve erased the ring doorbell skill in the alexa app and reprogrammed it back again. I enabled it. Nothing. I get all alarms on my iPhone ok. Just nothing thru alexa. All soft switches turned on per recommendations.
Has anyone figured out what happened and how to fix the problem?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Hardware event
« Last post by jwlv on September 21, 2021, 02:55:28 pm »
I'm guessing some new wearables, like a smart watch? I'd buy one if it looks elegant with a nice screen, long battery life, and full Alexa (not a watered down version). It doesn't even need to have a touch screen if Alexa works well on it. It'll just need a button to check the time and notifications, and another button to activate voice input. It will have to look nice. I wouldn't want a rubber sports watch.

Perhaps a better Echo Auto (the current one really sucks). One with a *loud* built-in speaker would sell me instantly!

Maybe an Echo Mirror of some sort for the bathroom.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Hardware event
« Last post by renegade600 on September 21, 2021, 01:49:13 pm »
I am still waiting for the indoor security drone from last year.   Maybe they will have a robotic smart dog or cat  instead.    Might be time to release an upgraded smart over that fixes some of the problem the current one has.     Maybe a panel that can hang on the wall that can be used instead of your voice.   but then a new kindle for reading which has leaked, maybe a new dot because of all the recent sales and out of stocks. 
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