1. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    I was in a Wal-Mart and wanted Cortana to make a reminder / note for me on the price of an item I wanted to compare to Home Depot's price.

    She wouldn't work because she said ' I'm not connected to the Internet ' !!!!!!!

    WTF?

    You have to be on Wi-fi for Cortana to work?

    Pretty useless it seems.
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    09-24-2015 03:47 PM
  2. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    Yes cortana needs either wifi or mobile data to work.
    And location also needs to be turned on.

    The main use of internet is for the speech recognition to work.
    Other use is to pull data (when you ask Cortana to do a search or something like that).
    Last edited by Daniel Gilbert M; 09-24-2015 at 03:55 PM. Reason: more info
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    09-24-2015 03:49 PM
  3. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    I have a minimal data plan since I'm in my own wi-fi spot 90% of the time and I wanted to make sure it didn't run over.
    Guess I need to turn it on before I leave the house.
    09-24-2015 05:21 PM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    I have a minimal data plan since I'm in my own wi-fi spot 90% of the time and I wanted to make sure it didn't run over.
    Guess I need to turn it on before I leave the house.
    You can still ask her to call people and opening apps though
    09-24-2015 05:28 PM
  5. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    doesn't Walmart have free WiFi?
    btw. there is an entire topic dedicated to Cortana which may have your answer already.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 09-24-2015 at 09:16 PM.
    09-24-2015 09:05 PM
  6. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    I was thinking I < had > posted in a Cortana forum but I guess that was on another board. :(

    My bad.

    Anyway when I turned the cellular data back on I saw I could limit it so it set it for 250 mb / month.
    I think my plan allows 350 but I set it for 250 to be sure I wouldn't run over. I doubt I will even hit that, though.

    Wal-Mart might have free wi-fi but you would have to log into it and I hadn't done that ... or even thought of it.

    I presumed Cortana could make a reminder without calling HOME to tell Microsoft what I wanted to be reminded of.

    Seems like that's pretty much an internal process and I don't know why Cortana should require the ability to communicate with Microsoft every time it is asked to do something.

    This is REAL George Orwell Big Brother.
    09-25-2015 10:02 AM

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