Hello Computer

Hello Computer

A friend got one of those Alexa Dot that you can talk to and among other things make phone calls for you hands free…. This sounds like a good thing, RIGHT? Maybe not so much some times.

I demoed it for a friend that dropped in for Christmas dinner. I told the dot to call me [as I knew that it had been set up to call my phone.

ALEXA call XXXX it started ringing and then a young lady answered and there was a baby crying in the background….. boy did I get a wrong number as we don’t know anyone with that size of kid. We chatted for a bit and I explained what was going on, she got a laugh out of it and we wished each other Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…..

here is my assessment….. wrong numbers can still happen EVEN with a small universe [you think] of numbers you can call – the young mom’s number was NOT programmed into the system. This could just be an annoyance issue.

BUT, ALEXA has a ‘drop in’ feature too. Example I am sitting in my office and I want to drop in and listen to the kids in our living room. Can ALEXA connect to a ‘wrong number’ of say, YOUR bedroom? I do not know and do not want to find out the hard way. This aspect is why ALEXA is in the study.

What are your thoughts on this?

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