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Ask My Buddy Personal Alert ⨁ Network
All of us are alone sometimes and we can't always reach our phones or press a button to get assistance. This is why everyone needs Ask My Buddy because you can't predict when you'll need help.
If you have fallen, or need help, Ask My Buddy lets you immediately alert someone in your Personal Alert Network that you need them to check on you. You may alert just 1 contact or all of your friends or family with just one command. Simply say, 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to alert YourContact' or 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to alert everyone', and Ask My Buddy will immediately send an alert, notifying them to check on you right away. Alerts will be sent by text message / SMS, an email, and even a voice telephone call. Ask My Buddy is not a substitute for 911, but rather an additional tool offering the security of knowing help is just a shout away.
If you need any help please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please be sure to check your email spam folder)
For hands on demonstrations and how-to videos, visit us at https://www.youtube.com/AskMyBuddy
There are 2 parts to setting up Ask My Buddy. Enable and Link Accounts, here in the Alexa companion application. Add/Edit Contacts at the AskMyBuddy.net website.
Enable Ask My Buddy:
1. Click on Enable Skill button on this page
Link Alexa and Ask My Buddy:
2. Then tap on the button that says Link Account (will be below a button that says Disable)
(if on a desktop and don't see the login, check here: https://www.askmybuddy.net/help.php#h.qejfgul34bhk_New2)
3. The Ask My Buddy Login page will display
If you have not created an Ask My Buddy account yet,
a. Scroll down a little and press the button that says Register.
b. Enter your information and then press the Register button at the bottom.
c. After you Register, be sure to check your email for a Welcome letter from us. If you do not see an email from us, please check your spam folder.
If you already have an account with Ask My Buddy or just Registered,
7. Enter your email and password
8. Press Login
9. A screen should display saying 'Account linking successful'
You may now exit the Alexa companion application and go to www.AskMyBuddy.net to add your Contacts.
In your internet browser, go to www.askmybuddy.net,
Click on the Login menu item (if you are on a mobile device, tap on the 3 lines in the upper left corner).
Enter the login information that you used when you registered (email and password) then press Login button.
Once logged in you will be at the Settings page.
Enter any additional information, then press Save Changes
Select menu item Contacts from the menu at the top (mobile device, tap the 3 lines in the upper left corner)
Fill in each field for a contact then click the Save Changes button at the bottom. Always press Save Changes after each new contact is entered. If there are any errors you will see them in the blue title bar area.
Once complete you are ready to use Ask My Buddy.
Talk to your Alexa device and say, 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to Alert Bob' (instead of Bob use the first name of the contact you added). Alexa will alert that person and let you know that she did.
To alert all of your contacts at once say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert All
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert Everyone
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert Everybody
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert My Family
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Send Help
To alert only one contact say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert yourContactFirstName
Ask My Buddy is a free service that leverages the Alexa Voice Platform to connect a user to their Personal Alert Network using only their voice.
Ask My Buddy is not a substitute for 911, but rather an additional tool offering the security of knowing help is just a shout away. 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to Alert Everyone'
Look for the monthly newsletter to learn about new names to alert - to help you and your Personal Alert Network stay in practice.