T-Mobile customers will now be able to connect to Alexa. In a recent announcement, Amazon allows T-Mobile users to make and receive calls via Alexa devices. T-Mobile will join other US-based telecommunication networks such as AT&T and Verizon that already provide similar services to their users.
T-Mobile users will have to enable Alexa Skills from the Alexa Store and link their mobile numbers to be able to use the feature. Once, enabled successfully, users will be able to make or receive calls with voice commands. For example, if you wish to make a phone call via an Alexa device, just say, “Alexa, dial XXX-XXX-XXX.” Similarly, if you want to disconnect a call, you are only required to say, “Alexa, dismiss the call.”
To disable calling on any Alexa device, you can follow these simple steps.
1. In the Alexa app, go to More.
2. Then go to Settings and then Communication.
3. Tap on T-Mobile and unselect devices under Allow calling on section.
Amazon stated in their announcement, “With this new Alexa Skill, you can integrate your mobile number with Alexa across all three major network carriers in the U.S.: T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. This benefit provides you with more choice and makes it easier to connect with family and friends who matter most, whenever you want and wherever you are.”
T-Mobile users will get the feature for free. However, the company also shared on its Support Page that the Prepaid, Business, Government, and Sprint accounts will not be eligible for these services. The new development comes when Amazon is trying to improve Alexa with new updates. Recently, it was also provided with new Multiroom Audio Control features.
As Amazon allows T-Mobile users to make and receive calls via Alexa, mobile phone users in the United States will now be able to use their Alexa devices to connect to a phone call. This feature will make the calling experience much more convenient for Alexa users.
Source: Amazon Blog