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Topic # 154816 8-Nov-2014 18:19
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Is it still best to set US region and language for Cortana?
It will be the one with features first, but I wonder if voice recognition and possibly localization features would be better with Australia?




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  Reply # 1171872 9-Nov-2014 23:21
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I've not tried Australia, so can't comment on voice matching.  Cortana seems to work well with my voice on the US region/language.




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  Reply # 1172123 10-Nov-2014 12:03
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I have mine set to Australia and have found the voice pickup to be on par with using the UK and quite a bit better than the US

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  Reply # 1172157 10-Nov-2014 12:19
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Been wanting to try Cortana, but what are the downsides of changing region? (if any)

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  Reply # 1172165 10-Nov-2014 12:30
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GregV: Been wanting to try Cortana, but what are the downsides of changing region? (if any)


you'll move out of the NZ Windows Store



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  Reply # 1172617 11-Nov-2014 09:07
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It also seems to cancel your payment methods in your wallet app if you have any set up. Unsure if you ca add an NZ card to it if you are set to US, didn't try. 




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  Reply # 1172625 11-Nov-2014 09:21
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GregV: Been wanting to try Cortana, but what are the downsides of changing region? (if any)


You can still download free apps when in the AUS store, but I tend to move back to the NZ store if I need to actually pay for an app. 

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  Reply # 1172947 11-Nov-2014 16:26
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I've followed the steps on this page (for Australia)
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/cortana/cortana-alpha 
and restarted when required - but I still don't have Cortana.

The article states that I need OS 8.10.14141.167, but my phone has 8.10.12393.890, with no further updates available (NZ 1020).

What am I doing wrong?

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paulmilbank: It also seems to cancel your payment methods in your wallet app if you have any set up. Unsure if you ca add an NZ card to it if you are set to US, didn't try. 


Sure can. Have been using my NZ CC with US Windows Phone and Windows 8.x store for a long time. Also works on Xbox.




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  Reply # 1173038 11-Nov-2014 19:04
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GregV: I've followed the steps on this page (for Australia)
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/cortana/cortana-alpha 
and restarted when required - but I still don't have Cortana.

The article states that I need OS 8.10.14141.167, but my phone has 8.10.12393.890, with no further updates available (NZ 1020).

What am I doing wrong?


I also have a 1020 which is set to Australia. Also has the same OS version as you.
I guess we are both stuck until another update comes available :-(
My phone is from Hong Kong and I got the Cyan update earlier than some others
here so was hoping I would get Cortana earlier too.. Still waiting though.

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  Reply # 1173077 11-Nov-2014 20:27
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Australia is only available for those on 8.1 Update 1. (aka as Lumia Denim)



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  Reply # 1175795 14-Nov-2014 13:16
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Interesting, my Ativ S has update 1 and after changing region and language to Aussie, it still wouldn't fire up saying my speech didn't match, but the only english speech setting I had were US and UK. 
Just trying it on UK now as I was having issues with the US voice recognition and it annoyed me having imperial units for temperature etc.




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  Reply # 1175803 14-Nov-2014 13:30
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Have a 520 with region set to UK but there is no Cortana shown in the Settings menu. Phone is on 8.1 Cyan update..

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  Reply # 1175821 14-Nov-2014 13:52
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you need to be on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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  Reply # 1191776 8-Dec-2014 20:19
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Another issue with a region change is calling 0800 or 0900 numbers if you've enabled international assist. When calling one in NZ when your phone is set to another region it thinks you are attempting to dial overseas and may not work, or possibly incur charges, that is assuming it even works.

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