Echo Connect


Amazon announced at a press conference that the Echo Connect, a device that uses Alexa – Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant – can turn your home phone into a smart, hands-free speakerphone that can call any landline number or contact from your phone. It also allows you to call 911 for emergencies using only your voice. According to the online retailer, the Echo Connect will work with your existing home phone service, whether it’s landline or VoIP, but you must have an Echo speaker in addition to the Echo Connect. The Echo Connect plugs into a standard phone jack or VoIP adapter and connects wirelessly to your Echo device. Once it is all set up through the Alexa app, you can use your Echo speaker to ask Alexa to call anyone from your contacts list, and they will be able to see your home phone number on their caller ID. Likewise,…