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I haven't even installed my smart plug yet and I can already answer this. The plug will turn it on but how would it press the button to brew? Again, I can already say it won't do that. Another answer mentioned using a switch bot. Okay. So smart plug $10-$15 plus switch bot $20 ... Dude, just go buy a coffeemaker with a… see more I haven't even installed my smart plug yet and I can already answer this. The plug will turn it on but how would it press the button to brew? Again, I can already say it won't do that. Another answer mentioned using a switch bot. Okay. So smart plug $10-$15 plus switch bot $20 ... Dude, just go buy a coffeemaker with a clock/timer. They've been around FOREVER and will both turn themselves on and brew your coffee for you and you don't even have to make a whole pot. You can get an entire coffee maker for like $25 then use your smart plugs for something else/something that doesn't already have the ability to turn itself on/ect. :) see less I haven't even installed my smart plug yet and I can already answer this. The plug will turn it on but how would it press the button to brew? Again, I can already say it won't do that. Another answer mentioned using a switch bot. Okay. So smart plug $10-$15 plus switch bot $20 ... Dude, just go buy a coffeemaker with a clock/timer. They've been around FOREVER and will both turn themselves on and brew your coffee for you and you don't even have to make a whole pot. You can get an entire coffee maker for like $25 then use your smart plugs for something else/something that doesn't already have the ability to turn itself on/ect. :)
Em
· May 24, 2020
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There seems to be a lot of back and forth between what people understand what 5Ghz Wifi and 5G(5Th Gen. of VoLTE) and they are already working on the ^th Gen. so hopefully when 6G comes out people will understand and not get confused with the already implemented AX wifi band called WiFi 6 lol but all in all, if you ar… see more There seems to be a lot of back and forth between what people understand what 5Ghz Wifi and 5G(5Th Gen. of VoLTE) and they are already working on the ^th Gen. so hopefully when 6G comes out people will understand and not get confused with the already implemented AX wifi band called WiFi 6 lol but all in all, if you are worried about signal and dependency issues you can tell from the various posts that it obviously doesn't and hopefully never will encroach the 5Ghz band since it is very unnecessary for messily little commands sent every once in a while or periodic listening commands for network upkeep /activity. Oh and hat you might have also been asking with the 5GHz wifi-based is that yes if YOU / YOURSELF are connected to the 5GHz band and try to use any plug or smart device it WILL still be able to successfully communicate with the device on your 2.4G network. That's why these things all work while we are away from home or using cell data etc... Now to address the whole "Blended" wireless network issue, It's recommended to separate the 2 bands into their respective name and channels and not let the router "Auto Negotiate" between them, they are already doing loads of computations for and QoS(Quality of Service) Maintenence and if you want the optimal communication and seamless usage of all smart devices I would simply add a 2.4G and 5G to the end of each band and its name. This is due to the smart device not being "So Smart" and getting confused to ultimately never re-gaining connection if it's taken offline of kicked off for an IP/DNS renewal. Hopefully, this has helped clear the air and clean up any confusion for anyone!! see less There seems to be a lot of back and forth between what people understand what 5Ghz Wifi and 5G(5Th Gen. of VoLTE) and they are already working on the ^th Gen. so hopefully when 6G comes out people will understand and not get confused with the already implemented AX wifi band called WiFi 6 lol but all in all, if you are worried about signal and dependency issues you can tell from the various posts that it obviously doesn't and hopefully never will encroach the 5Ghz band since it is very unnecessary for messily little commands sent every once in a while or periodic listening commands for network upkeep /activity. Oh and hat you might have also been asking with the 5GHz wifi-based is that yes if YOU / YOURSELF are connected to the 5GHz band and try to use any plug or smart device it WILL still be able to successfully communicate with the device on your 2.4G network. That's why these things all work while we are away from home or using cell data etc... Now to address the whole "Blended" wireless network issue, It's recommended to separate the 2 bands into their respective name and channels and not let the router "Auto Negotiate" between them, they are already doing loads of computations for and QoS(Quality of Service) Maintenence and if you want the optimal communication and seamless usage of all smart devices I would simply add a 2.4G and 5G to the end of each band and its name. This is due to the smart device not being "So Smart" and getting confused to ultimately never re-gaining connection if it's taken offline of kicked off for an IP/DNS renewal. Hopefully, this has helped clear the air and clean up any confusion for anyone!!
Jon D.
· September 18, 2020
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As long as you have the app and the outlet is paired with your Alexa app, you can control it through the app (no echo device needed).
Carrie Nelson
· October 21, 2018
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All of the answers that suggest being on "A and B 120 volt sections" are wrong.
This device works over WiFi. That old "A and B" advice is for obsolete powerline systems like X-10.
Any problems are due to WiFi signal quality. … see more
All of the answers that suggest being on "A and B 120 volt sections" are wrong.
This device works over WiFi. That old "A and B" advice is for obsolete powerline systems like X-10.
Any problems are due to WiFi signal quality.
The Smart Plug and Echo do NOT need to be on the same "120 volt section." see less
All of the answers that suggest being on "A and B 120 volt sections" are wrong.
This device works over WiFi. That old "A and B" advice is for obsolete powerline systems like X-10.
Any problems are due to WiFi signal quality.
The Smart Plug and Echo do NOT need to be on the same "120 volt section."

Kris
· March 19, 2020
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What would be the reason? You are limited to 15A per smart plug so a splitter would do the same thing leaving the second outlet free. If you had a 20A rated socket and a both 15A appliance and a 5A appliance that would make sense.
fizzix1
· October 31, 2018
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Terrific question. I have not tried. My experience is that it wirelessly turns whatever is plugged into it On or Off. It does not appear to have control over multiple items if a multiple connection is plugged into it.
Globalaza
· October 25, 2018
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If you put the Alexa App on your cell phone, you can use your phone to control the devices via your cellular network. Your individual devices are connected via your home WiFi, so that connection should work as long as your router is working. Your cellular data carrier provides the necessary internet connection when y… see more If you put the Alexa App on your cell phone, you can use your phone to control the devices via your cellular network. Your individual devices are connected via your home WiFi, so that connection should work as long as your router is working. Your cellular data carrier provides the necessary internet connection when your ISP drops WAN, you still have an internet connection through your cellular provider. You just have to give Alexa commands though the app on the cell phone. see less If you put the Alexa App on your cell phone, you can use your phone to control the devices via your cellular network. Your individual devices are connected via your home WiFi, so that connection should work as long as your router is working. Your cellular data carrier provides the necessary internet connection when your ISP drops WAN, you still have an internet connection through your cellular provider. You just have to give Alexa commands though the app on the cell phone.
Amazon Customer
· July 15, 2019
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I feel the same way I only bought this smart plug because of a deal from Amazon for 4.99 now that said I have like having it and would pay up to 10 dollars for another one but that is where I draw the line.
Archer1012
· January 18, 2019
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They are steep, but I've used several other smart plugs and these are by far the most reliable and simplest to use on the market right now. Other smart Plugs I have frequent issues with dropped network, having to restart, or rejoin to my network or the app. I've never had an issue with these losing their network or hav… see more They are steep, but I've used several other smart plugs and these are by far the most reliable and simplest to use on the market right now. Other smart Plugs I have frequent issues with dropped network, having to restart, or rejoin to my network or the app. I've never had an issue with these losing their network or having to unplug it to restart it. Never had to join them back to the app either.

Keep an eye out for the deals they have, they general have them for 5 each every so often if you buy through Alexa. see less
They are steep, but I've used several other smart plugs and these are by far the most reliable and simplest to use on the market right now. Other smart Plugs I have frequent issues with dropped network, having to restart, or rejoin to my network or the app. I've never had an issue with these losing their network or having to unplug it to restart it. Never had to join them back to the app either.

Keep an eye out for the deals they have, they general have them for 5 each every so often if you buy through Alexa.

Save the Giraffes
· December 9, 2019
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I bought these to plug lamps into so I could turn them on and off remotely or by voice using Alexa.
SanMad
· November 21, 2018