Alexa Calling is a Fabulous Mess

As much as I love Amazon, they sure jacked up the launch of the calling and messaging features for Echo devices:

  • You can’t go through the setup process again in the Alexa App once completed
  • You apparently can’t modify the setup in any way after completion
  • You must call Amazon to disable the calling feature
  • It wants to suck in and store your whole contact list
  • Anyone can call you whenever they want
  • It’s more like an intercom service than a calling service
  • No blocking of contacts in the Alexa app or removing the contacts without removing the contact from your primary list
  • What else?

Come’on Amazon, you’re better than this.

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