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AT&T announced today that you will be able to send a text message to its phone numbers on its network through an Alexa skill. The skill is called ‘AT&T Send Message skill’. Concidentally, you will also be able to purchase the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot at AT&T store.
This is the first that we know of such device where you can send a text message hands free without using your phone. The only downside is that you can only send it to AT&T customers which limits you. I’m not sure we even keep track what mobile network our close friends and family uses.