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Hello Tahoe Mom,

Each Echo Show needs its own phone number as that is used by Alexa Calling to contact the device. It's not actually used for calling, just as a reference in their Alexa Contact. If you have tried Google Voice, you probably know that it requires a different smartphone for each Google voice number when setting it up. If you try to set up a second Google Voice number with the same smartphone, it will say it already assigned.

If any of your grandparents have a flip phone that receives text messages, that could be used to set up Alexa calling.

Another solution is to use the textnow service which uses a browser rather than a smartphone number for set up.

Lastly, you could get the cheapest burner smartphone with the cheapest plan

I'm sorry that Amazon is making this so hard as I belive they could have used an Amazon account email address as a reference.

Frank