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    Posted this under Windows Phone 8 since this seems to be a problem (at least for me) that only happens in Windows Phone 8. (for Canada btw).

    I personally am still using a Samsung Focus as my primary phone and I have a Lumia 920 and an Ativ S in my family.

    When I use Local Scout on my Focus, it works flawlessly and I get all the restaurants/shops etc. to display nearby but when I try to do the same on either the 920 or the Ativ, I get a "no suggestions/places nearby". I've tried changing all the regional settings but to no avail. Even tried it at a number of different places. Both the phones even have Portico on them and are on different carieers so the only thing relating them is WP8. Also, Nokia's local "places" still come up with no trouble.

    Any ideas as to why this is happening?
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    Anyone? Am I the only one seeing this problem?

    Would greatly appreciate a response.
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    I registered to say this: you are not alone.

    I also have a rogers HTC 8X and I cannot get local scout to show any results. "We couldn't find any nearby places in this category."
    This is despite having a USA live account registered with the phone and ALL region settings set to USA.

    Like you I also had success with this work around on WP 7.X

    BTW, I am running OS version 8.0.10211.204, I didn't get to try out local scout on the original shipping version.
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    I'm having the same issue on my ATIV S and wife's HTC 8X...
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    I am having same problem to I had an unlocked Samsung focus on Bell and local scout worked amazingly. I recently updated to htc 8x on bell and nothing in local scout works except for the see+do section. eat+drink cant find anything anyone got any ideas?
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    same issue on Rogers Lumia 920...its a let down, coming from a Focus ..where it was working perfectly
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    I feel for you guys, I use Local Scout almost everyday and to upgrade to WP8 and have this issue is horrible. Hope the 810 I get next month doesn't have this same problem. Good luck guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micfur View Post
    I feel for you guys, I use Local Scout almost everyday and to upgrade to WP8 and have this issue is horrible. Hope the 810 I get next month doesn't have this same problem. Good luck guys.
    By 810 I assume you are in the US on T-Mobile. I have an 810 on T-Mo. I have no problems using Local Scout here. I do feel badly for anyone who doesn't have full bing use. It's an amazing service (if it works for you). I really hope MS gets all bing services rolled out everywhere sooner rather than later. In particular because it's an important feature of Windows Phone. It just shouldn't be neglected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fifthGear View Post
    By 810 I assume you are in the US on T-Mobile. I have an 810 on T-Mo. I have no problems using Local Scout here. I do feel badly for anyone who doesn't have full bing use. It's an amazing service (if it works for you). I really hope MS gets all bing services rolled out everywhere sooner rather than later. In particular because it's an important feature of Windows Phone. It just shouldn't be neglected.
    That's good to hear, must be affecting people outside the US only. After using your 810 for awhile, if you had a chance would still get the 810, or see what new Lumia models T-Mo will be supporting mid year. I read somewhere that T-Mo might get a 920 variant but it was a rumor.
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    As far as I know Local scout is not really updated for WP8.
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    I'm having the exact same issue (Rogers 920). My Focus on Rogers didnt have this issue. The only way I can get results is to search for a place by name. Doing this I've noticed another problem.

    Say I search a place, get a list of local results, select one of the places and get the Bing card for the location. If I go over to the Apps pivot no apps show up. Meaning apps like Add to Contacts don't work through it anymore.
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    I think its because of Nokias mapping data. Remember Bing gave us better location data (US) because I'm guessing this is there home. Since Bings backend is Nokia, all data has been changed.
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    It's interesting. If you enable Local Scout on a WP8, it won't work in Canada. However, if you zoom out of the map and zoom in to a US city - it works fine. It seems like the functionality is disabled outside of the US.
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    From Microsoft: Local Scout. Local Scout (a feature accessible from the Start screen, Bing search, and Maps) is available in the following countries/regions: Australia, China, France, United Kingdom, United States.
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    I find this frustrating as well (Rogers 920 users, previously 900 and Focus). Seems odd that even when you use the US search browser reason it doesn't work on WP8. Odd that they would block it for WP8, but not WP7. I wish we could get some official response. Sometimes See+Do will work in certain areas as will Local deals. I would really like to see this fixed by either unblocking it or have MS expand Local Scout availability (not having it in Canada is baffling).
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    Not only do I have this issue with Local Scout - but i have this issue with Yelp, and Maps. My GPS/Nokia Drive app works fine though. And yes, I do have location services turned on. Really frustrating.
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    My local scout still shows events from last year. Its close to useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    From Microsoft: Local Scout. Local Scout (a feature accessible from the Start screen, Bing search, and Maps) is available in the following countries/regions: Australia, China, France, United Kingdom, United States.
    How does this make sense though? I switched the region to United states and I'm from Canada (Montreal) and it shows me good see+do list, and a for you list, just no shop and food+drink. And also, when I swipe from bing search it works perfectly fine as well and I didn't have this feature before until I changed my region to US. I find it strange since in my HERE maps it shows all nearby restaurants if I search their names perfectly fine. O.o

    EDIT: Just whipped out my old LG Optimus 7 and this works AMAZINGLY well on it. Wth :( Also, while viewing jt realized my events are all off on my 8X -_-
    Last edited by WhippedKream; 04-21-2013 at 03:37 PM.

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