Android users can now tell Alexa to text someone - CNET. I have an Amazon Echo Show on my desks at home and at the office. I originally purchased them to have video phone calls with SWMBO when she was in the Hospital; but, now, they are used to give me access to the Echo's skill set no matter which office I am working in. I use them to make phone calls by voice and to get my daily news briefing, among other things. Now, however, I can send text messages by voice to anyone in my contact list. Very cool. I can also play my favorite music and watch movies and TV on my Echo Show devices just by asking via voice. Yes, that is me and SpiderMan on my home screen. Get over it.