Amazon has announced that as of right now, you can now call Australian mobile phone and landline numbers using your Amazon Echo devices. This follows in the foot steps of this being available on other devices from the likes of Apple and Google.
You can add up to 10 contacts via the Alexa app and then use voice to ask Alexa to call these contacts seamlessly.
HOW TO CALL AUSTRALIAN PHONES FROM YOUR ALEXA DEVICES
Download the latest version of the Alexa app and sign in on your mobile phone.
Along the bottom of your app, select Communicate.
Add and verify your mobile phone number and grant permissions for calling and messaging.
You can import your mobile phone’s contact list when prompted or add contacts individually via the Communicate page in the app. To do this, select the person-shaped icon in the top right corner of the screen, followed by the three dots in the top right corner
This joins other Alexa communication methods including the below:
Drop In: Like a modern-day intercom, this feature allows you to ‘drop in’ on supported Alexa-enabled devices. Drop-in on your pets while you’re away from home, or drop-in on another device in the house. Drop in is turned off by default, but can be enabled within the Alexa app.
Announcements: Make announcements across your household. Just say, “Alexa, announce its dinner time.”
Alexa-to-Alexa: Call your family and friends on their Alexa device, by saying “Alexa, call [insert name].”
Group Calling: You can connect with multiple people at once by creating and naming groups in the Alexa app.
Find my Phone: If you’re signed into the Alexa app, you can use your Echo device to call your phone. Simply say, “Alexa, find my phone”.