Alexa can now call phone numbers from Amazon Echo speakers in the UK

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You can now ask your Alexa sensible speaker to call your cellular contacts in the UK, supplying you with a hands-free means of staying in contact.

By assigning your cellular quantity to your Amazon account, and giving it entry to your contacts guide, you’ll ask “Alexa, call mum” and have your sensible speaker patch you thru to her smartphone.

It’s a service which has been obtainable in the US, Canada and Mexico for some time, however now Amazon is rolling it out to UK clients.

Currently, UK clients with Alexa-enabled speakers have solely been in a position to call different Alexa speakers, limiting the attraction just a little. 

However, with the skill to now call exterior phone numbers, we can see extra individuals calling upon Alexa to dial family and friends with out having to raise a finger.

Vodafone Red clients get extra

If you occur to be a Vodafone Red pay month-to-month buyer, you may additionally have the ability to obtain calls by way of your Alexa speaker due to the community’s OneNumber service, with the sensible assistant asserting who is looking whereas it rings.

For those that have a number of Alexa speakers round the dwelling, you can set a particular one to behave as hub for inbound calls – so they do not all ring – and also you can simply allow and disable inbound calls.

Alexa calling with Vodafone OneNumber will even proceed to work even when your phone has run out of battery, or if you happen to lose it.

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