Andy has an iPhone SE and he noticed that he can text phones from his PC using the email address provided by the carrier. Another option is to use a texting app that has a desktop app as well. Options include WhatsApp and Telegram, but he'd only be able to use it with people who use those apps. Facebook Messenger is an idea though. It works in the browser as well as mobile device.
Andy also saw that his calendar on Windows is now blank after connecting to the iPhone. Leo says Apple likely synced a blank iPhone calendar onto his Windows PC, but that doesn't mean his data is gone. It just may be under a different calendar.