Alexa is capable of routing the text appropriately all by itself, or if you'd rather send an SMS you can choose to override it.
When you ask Alexa to "send a message" she will try to send it via the Alexa app by default, before suggesting she sends a regular SMS if the recipient doesn't have the app installed.
Amazon Alexa is deepening its messaging capabilities by allowing users to send SMS messages.
In order to use the SMS feature, one needs to follow the instructions which appear on a pop-up in the Alexa app. You can send them to any SMS-supporting devices, including iPhones.
The feature is now only available to people with Android phones which run version 5.0 and up. The message could be sent via SMS messages to the already existing Alexa messaging service. The feature is available only to the US users right now, but I am expecting a broader roll-out in the coming months.More news: British prime minister to visit China on January 31
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