AT&T is launching a skill on Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices that lets you send a text message simply by talking. Customers can get the AT&T Send Message skill starting Nov. 18. Customers can also buy Amazon Echo and Echo Dot that day at www.att.com and AT&T retail stores. Amazon Echo is available for $179 and Echo Dot can be purchased for $49.
Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and now the AT&T Send Message skill.1 AT&T is the first carrier to offer this skill that lets you send text messages from your mobile number to your predetermined list of contacts that will recognize you.
The AT&T Send Message skill is ideal if you’re in a hurry or busy with your hands. Just ask Alexa to have AT&T text your friend and then Alexa will prompt you to say your text message. You can add up to ten frequent contacts to the skill so can send them text messages without typing on your smartphone.