Echo Connect Setup
Written by Ryan Lowe

To get started with your Echo Connect, please review this video from Amazon.

How does Echo Connect work?

Set up
With Echo Connect and a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your phone landline at home. Echo Connect routes call through your number, either landline or VoIP, so that friends and family recognise who is calling on their caller ID.

Open the Amazon Alexa app and sign up for Alexa Calling and Messaging.

Turn on Echo Connect. First, plug the included power adapter into Echo Connect and then into a power outlet. The power LED light on the top will be solid when it has power.

Connect Echo Connect to a phone jack. You need to plug one end of the included telephone cable into the back of the Echo Connect, and then plug the other end of the cable into your Voiply Adapter.
If you want to share a phone jack between Echo Connect and a handset, use the included splitter. You can plug the splitter into your Echo Connect. One port of the splitter will connect to a phone jack (on the Voiply Adapter), and the remaining port will connect to your home phone.

Complete Wi-Fi setup in the Amazon Alexa app.

Place a call

With Echo Connect and a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa to call anyone using your phone landline at home. All you have to do is say, "Alexa, call [contact's] mobile" or "Alexa, dial [phone number]". The contacts on your smartphone will stay in sync, thanks to the Amazon Alexa app, so you'll never have to look up a number. As long as you're using the app, Alexa will remember your contacts.

Here are some Alexa commands you can say:

Make call: "Alexa, call [contact name]."
Place call a contact's specific phone type (such as home, cell, and work): "Alexa, call John's cell phone."
Call a phone number: "Alexa, call [number]."
Call 911 in the US: "Alexa, call 911."

Answer a call

You can not only place calls through Echo Connect but also receive them on your Echo speaker. When you receive a call, your home phone will ring, Alexa will announce who is calling, the light ring on your Echo device will turn green, and a ringtone will sound.

Here are some Alexa commands you can say:

Answer the call: Just say, "Answer" or "Answer the phone".
Ignore the call: Just say, "Ignore.”
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