“Home phone service” Did I go back in time to 1995? (looks at cellphone) “Ok, google, call Mom.” “[robo voice] Calling Mom.”
Not everyone is graced with strong cell service (a lot of the country is still rural, believe it or not), and so still need wired or IP phones.
If you have phone service at home and some Echos - and for this price - just pick it up already.
I paid twice as much when they first showed up refurb on AMZN in September.
For starters, this “rings” your Echos and gives you verbal callerId - in a really pleasant way.
And you can answer - “Alexa, pick up” and call via voice of course.
Feels like I upgraded my phone system and doubled the number of handsets.