You can now make calls from your Amazon Echo devices thanks to EE

EE has recently joined forces with Amazon to allow customers to make and receive hands-free calls via their Amazon Alexa devices around the home. The service is available to new and existing EE customers, and is completely free to set up if you're an EE pay monthly mobile customer.

The benefits of Amazon Alexa calls are easy to see: you’ll no longer have to miss a call because you’re cooking; you won’t have to avoid taking a call because your phone has ran out of battery, and you’ll be able to make hands-free calls at your convenience.

How to set up Amazon Alexa calls on EE

The Amazon Alexa EE calls service is incredibly easy to set up. All you’ll need is your Alexa device at home, and the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. By following these three simple steps, you’ll be able to make and receive calls via Alexa in next to no time:

1) Open the Alexa app
Navigate to the Amazon Alexa app on your EE phone, and go to the “Settings” section. From here, navigate to the “Communication” sub-menu.

2) Link your EE account with Alexa
The “Communication” sub-menu allows you to link your communication accounts with Alexa. Simply select EE from the list and follow the instructions onscreen.

3) Set your calling preference to EE
After selecting EE from the “Communication menu”, you’ll then be prompted to “enable EE as your calling preference”. Select yes, and follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll now be able to make calls from your Amazon Alexa device. It’s really that simple!

How to make or receive calls on Alexa

Making calls

Amazon Alexa calls are made easy with EE. To call a contact, simply instruct your Alexa device. As always, Alexa is flexible – try saying one or more of the following:

• “Alexa, call mum”
• “Alexa, ring dad”
• “Alexa, dial work”

You can also instruct Alexa to dial specific numbers – for example, “Alexa, call 07939 XXXXXX”.

Receiving calls

Alexa will also inform you of an incoming call. To answer a call, simply say “Alexa, answer”, “Alexa accept call”, or “Alex, pick up”.

Ending calls

To end a call, simply say “Alexa, hang up”.

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