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    Google Home makes phone calls now (x-post from equipment)

    Hi all,

    I have always been scared of falling in my home and not being able to reach my phone to dial for help.

    Google Home changed that. I can make phone calls by a voice command. No, it will not call the police, but it will call the people in your phone book. Odds are, one of them will pick up and be able to call for help for me.

    The only downside is that the caller id shows up as "private caller".

    Either way, I feel much safer in my apartment now.

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    could you put the police in your contacts under a different name and it would call it that way. Maybe not 911 but the police dept... I am assuming if you say call police it will not do it even if you have the number in your contacts under police? But I am not sure why it would not do that

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    Cut out the middleman. Down this way we can hook up with the St Johns emergency service. They have a record of what ails us and we can carry an emergency pager.

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    @djrolling I like your idea! I will try that tonight.


    @slowrunner With a pager you still need to have it on your person to use it. The nice thing about Google home is I can just yell. Say getting out of the shower

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniorsenior View Post
    @djrolling I like your idea! I will try that tonight.


    @slowrunner With a pager you still need to have it on your person to use it. The nice thing about Google home is I can just yell. Say getting out of the shower
    You could put the police department under John Law or LEO

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniorsenior View Post
    @slowrunner With a pager you still need to have it on your person to use it. The nice thing about Google home is I can just yell. Say getting out of the shower
    You shower???

    No, that makes sense junior. Technology is great sometimes.

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    Let us know if it works.

    did not read it all but here is an article in USA Today on it

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...elp/486075001/

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