On Tuesday, Amazon updated Alexa with the ability to send SMS text messages via voice command, a spokesperson told our sister site ZDNet.
The skill, which is live in the USA now with other countries expected to follow, can send messages using either the Alexa Messaging System for fellow Alexa users or via SMS to everyone else.
Apart from SMS messages, Amazon already offers free Echo to Echo calls and messages. Amazon announced the launch of a new feature for Alexa devices that allows you to send SMS messages.
Fortunately, - or unfortunately, depending on how much you like Anthony Hopkins or Cardi B - Alexa isn't getting replaced with a new voice anytime soon. For example, in the US, users can make free voice calls and messages to Alexa-enabled devices, but that's not the case for Indian users.
You should be aware that carrier charges apply, text-to-911 is not available, and MMS (picture messages) and group messages are not supported. If the person doesn't have an Alexa powered speaker, then users will receive the message via SMS on their device.
Except not quite everyone else, at the moment, because SMS message receipt only works for Android phones.
Amazon is making it a bit easier to communicate with friends and family with your Echo.
"In NSW, we know transport is no longer just about building infrastructure and running services, but embracing new technology to provide the best services for our customers". It is expected that all three accents would be available to U.S. users in the near future.
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PM Narendra Modi with key Union ministers and opposition leaders at an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. RJD's Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav said that they raised the issue of unemployment and oppression of the Dalits.
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