1. anon9169769's Avatar
    Just as the titles says 😊 I have a Lumia 1520 in UK and not on DP and changed region and language to American... Not sure how to get Cortana to read my texts or any reminders I have on my calendar.

    Also.... What is visual voicemail? Is this where voicemail gets transferred into a text? Thanks fir any help in advance
    11-14-2014 04:29 PM
  2. anon(8648115)'s Avatar
    Assuming you were able to get Cortana on your phone, go into settings > Applications > Cortana > speech settings > Read aloud incoming text messages. Pick your poison from the drop down menu.

    As for reminders, I think it might be tied into the text messaging process above, though I'm not entirely sure. I usually don't have her read things out loud lest something embarrassing be sent to me. Moreover I've never had a need for her to read my reminders out loud.

    Visual voicemail is usually available through wireless carriers themselves (at least I believe that's how it's done here in the US). Basically under the 'Phone' app, another section becomes visible called 'Voicemail,' which lists out all the messages you have in your inbox. You can pick and choose what to listen to and delete like you would in any list on WP without having to call your voicemail and press numbers to perform actions.
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    11-14-2014 04:34 PM
  3. anon9169769's Avatar
    Thanks for getting back to me.... I selected it all but when I go to my texts and select it the texts are not being read out.... Have I missed something?
    11-14-2014 05:56 PM
  4. trekgraham's Avatar
    Goto settings... Speech... Read aloud text messages and choose your poison from the drop down
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    11-14-2014 08:19 PM
  5. trekgraham's Avatar
    But it only works on incoming text messages
    11-14-2014 08:20 PM
  6. anon9169769's Avatar
    Ahh thanks. I did send myself a text but it didn't work as I guess I was already in the text thread. I will try with another phone
    11-15-2014 07:32 AM
  7. harihar akhil's Avatar
    Turn on banner notifications for messages from notifications+actions in settings
    11-20-2014 09:35 AM

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