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Call for 'help' without mobile phone

MKSteve
Community Member

With a Mini smart speaker, is it possible to make a call send a message via internet without a mobile phone.  So for example I'm in my garage without my mobile phone, but I do have WiFi internet, and I've fallen and need to call for help.  How do I do this?

 

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davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

It is possible to make calls with a speaker or display. There are 3 different ways to make calls and availability of them varies by country. You should note none of them support emergency calls, except carrier calling with Telstra.

Make calls with your Google Nest or Home speaker or display

MKSteve
Community Member

Thanks for your suggestions davidking. Unfortunately as I am in UK I cannot use Google supported calling, I do not have a mobile phone for carrier calling and Duo is non starter. 

So still at square one.
Is Skype an option?

davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

No I'm afraid. Those 3 are the only supported calling options.

Thank you for the confirmation.

So, the next option, can messages be sent?.  I assume text messages can not be sent but how about other messaging platforms?

davidking
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Not natively, no. There are some workarounds using third party services though.

https://www.techadvisor.com/how-to/digital-home/how-send-text-message-using-google-home-3660953/

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey MKSteve,

 

Sorry for the late reply. I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help? Please let me know if you have any questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further. 

 

Thanks so much for the helpful information davidking!

Best regards,
Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey MKSteve,


I wanted to see if you still had any questions from here? Please let me know, as I will be locking the thread in 24 hours due to inactivity. 

Best regards,
Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey MKSteve,


It has been a few days since the last reply, and I am going to lock the thread at this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to create a new post. 

Best regards,
Jake