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Amazon Echo price drops AGAIN as owners get a very useful new feature


There’s another deal on the Amazon Echo with the online retailer cutting the cost of its Dot speaker.

This drop means you can pick up one of these entry-level speakers for just £39.99 – saving £10 off the usual price.

As well as offering this discount, Amazon is also allowing customers to pay for the speaker interest-free over five months.

That deal is pretty attractive especially as the Dot recently received an upgrade which has added some extra volume and improved appearance.

If you decide to take Amazon up on this offer or already own an Echo then there’s more good news.

Vodafone has just announced an update which now allows customers to make calls via their Echo.

The mobile network says that users can simply link their mobile phone number to their Alexa account and enjoy hands-free calling.

Alexa calling with Vodafone OneNumber also gives customers peace of mind, meaning they can still keep in touch if they lose their smartphone or run out of battery.

What’s more, if they need help they can call emergency service numbers directly through their Alexa speaker.

Customers can decide which of their Echo devices will ring and they can turn inbound ringing on or off, any time they choose.

Speaking about the update, Max Taylor, Consumer Director at Vodafone UK said: “We are of course proud to be the first to offer this service globally but more importantly provide another easy way for our customers to stay connected.

“Vodafone UK customers can now tap into their mobile call allowances, doing away with their landlines, and through an integrated address book make or receive calls over Alexa devices in the home”.

And Brian Oliver, Director of Alexa Communication added: “Every day Alexa connects customers with the people who matter most to them and today we’re making it even easier to do that with the introduction of Alexa calling with Vodafone OneNumber.

“This is just one more way Amazon is continuing to expand our Alexa Communication service, making it even easier for our customers to stay in touch with family and friends around the world.”

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