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Amazon unveils $35 Echo Connect for placing phone calls through Echo

  • Amazon just announced the Echo Connect.
  • It lets you place phone calls through your landline.
  • The Echo Connect costs $35.
Jeff Bezos speaking at the new New York Economic Club luncheon in New York on Oct. 27, 2016.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Jeff Bezos speaking at the new New York Economic Club luncheon in New York on Oct. 27, 2016.

Amazon announced the Echo Connect on Wednesday.

It's a $35 box that lets you place phone calls through your Echo to landline phones. If you want to call someone who still has a landline, like your grandparents or a pizza restaurant, for example, this will allow that.

Keep in mind that this is different from Echo to Echo calling, which Amazon rolled out earlier this year and works more like a conventional intercom system.

Amazon is opening pre-orders for Echo Connect on Wednesday.