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  Reply # 1779578 11-May-2017 13:03
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russelo:

I wonder if you can call your own Echo at home from your phone.


Will the Echo ring or auto answer or not possible at all?



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  Reply # 1779640 11-May-2017 13:46
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wanghou168:

 

definitely ordering an echo show :)

 

 

Buy and I will split all costs at present two are cheaper :) just sayin.....





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  Reply # 1779655 11-May-2017 14:18
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gnfb:

 

wanghou168:

 

definitely ordering an echo show :)

 

 

Buy and I will split all costs at present two are cheaper :) just sayin.....

 

 

 

 

Not sure it will be much, you will have to pay GST and Customs for two.


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  Reply # 1779660 11-May-2017 14:23
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Odd Amazon not updated the Alexa app on their own App store, or I am doing something stupid:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-Amazon-Alexa/dp/B00P03D4D2/


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  Reply # 1779662 11-May-2017 14:25
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Can't seem to get the messaging / calling options ? Was trying via iPad app, but then thought probably needs a phone. So installed app on android phone using the apk method - it's the latest app (same as number mentioned above). I've even tried using a vpn connection when running the app.
NZ google playstore account. UK amazon account (echo location is a UK address, time zone NZ).
Any help greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 1779721 11-May-2017 15:38
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kemosabe:

 

 

 

Not sure it will be much, you will have to pay GST and Customs for two.

 

 

Since you will need a reshipper anyway, get them to split the package up into 2 boxes and send direct to each person so under the theshold?





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  Reply # 1779723 11-May-2017 15:57
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richms:

kemosabe:


 


Not sure it will be much, you will have to pay GST and Customs for two.



Since you will need a reshipper anyway, get them to split the package up into 2 boxes and send direct to each person so under the theshold?



That's so cool and clever

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  Reply # 1779915 11-May-2017 22:40
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Hey all from Christchurch

 

a question regarding Calling & Messaging. I can only configure Alexa using the Website, Has anybody got Calling & Messaging set up this way? I haven't seen it available yet

 

Cheers, 

 

Dave

 

smilesmile

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1779924 11-May-2017 23:36
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kemosabe:

 

gnfb:

 

wanghou168:

 

definitely ordering an echo show :)

 

 

Buy and I will split all costs at present two are cheaper :) just sayin.....

 

 

 

 

Not sure it will be much, you will have to pay GST and Customs for two.

 

 

 

 

are thats right will go over the limit ah well....





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  Reply # 1779957 12-May-2017 05:50
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DJO:

Hey all from Christchurch


a question regarding Calling & Messaging. I can only configure Alexa using the Website, Has anybody got Calling & Messaging set up this way? I haven't seen it available yet


Cheers, 


Dave


smilesmile


 


 



Not possible on web version. But a cheap Android and you can continue...

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  Reply # 1779964 12-May-2017 07:15
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Have had fun using our two echoes as intercoms. Great that this works with NZ numbers :)

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  Reply # 1780007 12-May-2017 10:05
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pedrogarcia: Have had fun using our two echoes as intercoms. Great that this works with NZ numbers :)

 

 

 

When you say two echoes as intercoms, were you able to get the two echoes to talk to each other under the same amazon account?


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  Reply # 1780011 12-May-2017 10:09
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Yes both on same account - I ask it to call *me* and my partner can answer it in the other room.

 

Like, we have a fairly small house so we can still hear each other anyway - but no denying it's fun :)

 

 


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nurcopolics:
DJO:

Hey all from Christchurch


a question regarding Calling & Messaging. I can only configure Alexa using the Website, Has anybody got Calling & Messaging set up this way? I haven't seen it available yet


Cheers, 


Dave


smilesmile


 


 



Not possible on web version. But a cheap Android and you can continue...

 

 

 

Ok, sounds like a good solution. Any advice on where to get cheap phone and once purchased how to install the app.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

 


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My son was given a Dot and is trying to set it up at Auckland Univ using their student WiFi. But he tells me the Dot just won't find the WiFi despite all the usual tricks like resetting the Dot, using a browser etc.  Since there is now audio calling it would be cool to be able to call that way I am now wondering if it has to do the WiFi channels being used by the University and the fact the Dot is set to US channels.

 

Now thinking maybe if I buy a WiFi repeater that can retransmit the WiFi signal using different bands maybe the Dot can see that?  Thoughts?





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