Our setup is almost complete and we are ready to test our Handsfree Messenger skill. The skill can be tested via the actual Amazon Echo device or via the Alexa Simulator.
Since we have already used the Alexa Simulator in Chapter 2, Hello World, Alexa!, this time you can test the skill using an actual Amazon Echo, provided you have one and the Echo is connected and set up. Then, if you say "Alexa, launch Handsfree Messenger," it should reply with "Welcome to Handsfree Messenger." If you then say, "Send message – Pick up groceries," it should reply "Message sent" and an SMS with the text "Pick up groceries" should be delivered to the recipient.