I dont have it I dial any who has prime I have android phone not smatr I have other person does not just firestick seen me on phone and connected 100%
It is not possible to setup without a this device without a Smartphone.
I was so looking forward to getting this. I had pre-ordered this item. I did find it relatively easy to set up. One I got it up and running the annoyance began. With the phones ringing and all Alexa’s announcing the calls it was just too much. After a couple of weeks I disconnected the Echo connect.
I can't get it to work. Works better with Amazon show
Not happy to find out that it is not a simple set up.Also was told that a remote computer access was necessary.Would like to return the unused product.
I have tried many tikes to get this to work. Shows that it connects but will not make calls. Says that there is a firewall issue. At this point I would say it is worthless.
Sometimes after the announcement the phone call disconnects. But overall the equipment does a wonderful job.
It works as advertised. I set up with my Ooma system, it was easy, and it works fine. But, there are really no settings or customizations. The thing that really bugs me is that everytime the phone rings the music on my whole house group stops. And, when the call ends, it does't restart. So, I have to restart music everytime I get a call. If I'm home, I probably have music playing. I might disconnect it over that issue.
Not what instruction said
works like a charm thank you
I had to return it because I do not have a smartphone.
I got this for my 94 year old father-in-law who doesn't have (or need) a cell phone. He is legally blind and has a terrible time trying to dial a phone; other than that he is still in pretty good shape. I had to spend $70 on a TracFone that will never be used just to set up his contacts. Then I find out that Echo connect, when using the land line, will add a 1 and an area code in front of the numbers I so painstakingly entered into contacts exactly the way they needed to be dialed from his landline. This renders it useless for most calls. The phone will say 'this call cannot be completed as dialled' because Connect is adding numbers 'to insure the call goes through.' Argggggggh!! So then you have the option of using Amazon calling instead, but the person on the other end can't hear and there is a delay because the call is coming over his slow rural satellite internet. When someone calls, the phone still rings along with Alexa and there is a huge amount of confusion and speaker feedback when my f-i-l answers using the telephone handset instead. Alexa does not realize he has answered and keeps trying to get him to answer. Also, when we were testing it and he asked Alexa to call me, it called my Alexa at my house even though my cell number was in the contacts!! What were these engineers and programmers thinking? This is such a bad implementation of a great idea. Why on Earth Amazon didn't just make Connect a basic land-line phone dialer with the ability to manage contacts in the Alexa app is beyond me. It would have been a Godsend for people like my father-in-law. Now, after spending $100 I find there is basically no way to get this thing to work right, even though it is able to do everything he needs. The main problem is it keeps doing all sorts of things he doesn't want and interferes with him getting what he needs.Oh yeah, one more thing. I figured since all his contacts were already entered into the system, he could at least use it to get a phone number and then try to dial it himself. But no. When I asked 'Alexa, what is Marc's phone number' (one of F-i-l's contacts) she answered that she did not have that information. Huh? If we asked Alexa to make that call she could. What the heck is going on?
Does what it is supposed to do. Highly recommend.
After I installed the connect and tried to answer on my regular home phones something would happen to drop the call instead of receive it. This happened in over half the calls I would receive so I decided to return it. It was easy to set up and while the call quality wasn't the best with my Echo Dots it was somewhat nice when it did work. It was very annoying to hear the incoming call blasting around the house from all of our Dots with the handhelds as well.
To echo (pun intended) many others, the first release of this is just not ready. I purchased one for the exclusive use of allowing an ageing parent to call 911 if incapacitated. For the relatively low price, I still like the idea of carpeting a multilevel home with inexpensive Dots to allow this. Right now, it's added value is really just that and the ability to have your entire network of Echo devices operate like speakerphones from a landline. Therein also lies the main problem--there are currently not nearly enough settings to tailor it to your specific need(s). The single biggest issue from my POV is that you cannot enable/disable the incoming call alerts, let alone customize them by Echo device (I have a particularly frustrating situation where I share a Household (in Amazon terms) with my mother in another state and every call to her home triggers all of my Echoes (and if I don't turn mine off, I get the pleasure of listening to her calls). I am forced to put all of our Echoes in Do Not Disturb mode so they don't all go off every time she is called but that disables other features unrelated to Connect. At a minimum, they need to enable basic control over the call alerts (on/off) and then which devices would receive them (including addressing how Households work with Echos). I haven't really dealt with the +1 issue since we aren't using it to make outbound calls at this point. The release also got away head of tech support and Amazon still isn't doing a good job of reacting. I'm hoping for a firmware and app updates soon that fix some of the basic problems Unless you really need the immediate need to call 911 by voice or want to use Echos to as speakerphones to answer calls to landlines, you should skip this. The other Echoes can do everything else call-related themselves.
If you have an Echo or Dot, and a smart phone, you can already do everything this device does. We have 4 Alexa devices in our home, all connected through the app on the smart phone to the phone's cell number. Once you set up the Alexa App to enable calling, you can call anyone on your phone contact's list by just asking Alexa to do it. Or you can call any phone number, by voice, by saying "Alexa call 555-555-5555". This capability enabled us to ditch our landline phone altogether. So what is this device for? To connect your Echo or Dot to a landline. Why do that, when you can just connect to your smartphone, and save the cost of a landline?
I think it is false advertising