EE has announced that pay monthly mobile customers can now make and receive calls hands-free on their Alexa devices after it joined forces with Amazon to implement the feature. This will ensure you don’t miss calls even if you leave your phone in another room.
The new feature is easy to set-up and won’t cost customers to use. To begin using it, customers just need an Alexa device and the Amazon Alexa app installed on their phones. Unlike Google Home, where calls are free to make, calls on Alexa will be charged from your monthly allowance. If you’ve run out of call allowance, you will be charged at the standard rate.
Commenting on the news, Sharon Meadows, Director of Partnerships of Devices & Business Development at EE, said:
“We’re always looking for ways to offer customers exciting new products and experiences, and by working with Amazon we’re enabling them to make and receive mobile calls hands-free on their Alexa devices for the first time. We’re creating one converged, smart network to keep our customers seamlessly connected to their friends, family and the things that matter most.”
The mobile carrier used the announcement as an opportunity to remind people that it offers a selection of Amazon Echo devices. The cost of these devices can be spread over 11 months using Add to Plan. Spreading the cost is interest-free and is paid when the phone bill is due. Buying an Amazon Echo device from EE will also save you £20 off your next EE smart home purchase.