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Amazon’s new Echo Connect brings landline phone calls to your Echo

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Amazon’s new Echo Connect brings landline phone calls to your Echo

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The Echo Connect is a tool that plugs into your usual phone jack (for the reason that you continue to have a kind of) and turns your Echo right into a landline speakerphone.

At Amazon's marvel press tournament on Wednesday, the corporate published a new addition to the Echo circle of relatives: a call-centric tool dubbed the Echo Connect.

On one aspect, the Connect plugs without delay into your landline phone jack. At the different, it connects to your Echo tool. This will likely permit you to name numbers, together with 911, via your house phone quantity with a easy voice command to Alexa. It's going to be appropriate with all present Echo gadgets, so if you have already got one you will not want to scramble to purchase the new model — until you wish to have to, after all.

This way of the usage of separate to arrange phone calls appears unusually much less sublime than Google's software implementation on the Google Home, but in addition has a draw for many who nonetheless depend on a landline and wish the protection of understanding that is the usage of that very same gadget.

The Echo Connect will cross on sale all the way through the "vacation season," and the corporate says it's going to send subsequent yr. Taking into account that it is successfully an adjunct for an Echo, the Connect will set you again simply $35.

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