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Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2019
There are small annoyances & glitches that need to be ironed out with this auto version of the Amazon Echo
(mine shut off unexpectedly this morning, had to be rebooted, and reconnected to my phone for example)

Some of this is to be expected, and not too big a deal for some of the conveniences like its connectivity to Spotify, or instruction to "Give me directions home."

HOWEVER, my God the data usage... i'm always very mindful on our shared family plan to keep my data spending low - and just a few days into the cycle i've got a commanding lead with 6.1 GBs used.
If you play an audiobook from audible, or a playlist from spotify, regardless of whether its downloaded on your phone, it will be streamed over LTE if run through the Echo.
It must additionally suck data from just running, as after I've stopped using these features my data is still climbing.

If you have an unlimited data plan, no big deal - but if you're capped or sharing with others (especially if data hogging is a contentious issue :)) i'd avoid the auto device for this reason
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Device despite some glitches.. but the DATA usage(!)
By K. D. on October 1, 2019
There are small annoyances & glitches that need to be ironed out with this auto version of the Amazon Echo
(mine shut off unexpectedly this morning, had to be rebooted, and reconnected to my phone for example)

Some of this is to be expected, and not too big a deal for some of the conveniences like its connectivity to Spotify, or instruction to "Give me directions home."

HOWEVER, my God the data usage... i'm always very mindful on our shared family plan to keep my data spending low - and just a few days into the cycle i've got a commanding lead with 6.1 GBs used.
If you play an audiobook from audible, or a playlist from spotify, regardless of whether its downloaded on your phone, it will be streamed over LTE if run through the Echo.
It must additionally suck data from just running, as after I've stopped using these features my data is still climbing.

If you have an unlimited data plan, no big deal - but if you're capped or sharing with others (especially if data hogging is a contentious issue :)) i'd avoid the auto device for this reason
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