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You can make Skype calls on your speaker after you setup the speaker using the Cortana app. Skype to Skype calls are free, and we are also offering a limited time free calling promotion to mobile or landlines in US, Mexico and Canada through Skype Subscription.
You can set up your speaker for up to two users on the same speaker. After completeing these steps, just sign out of your account and repeat them using the second users account information. First you will need to go through the process of setting up the Cortana app on your PC or mobile phone. See your device's instruction manual on how to do so. Be sure to use the same account you use to sign into Skype. Once completed, you're ready to set up Skype. Note: If you haven't updated your Skype account to a Microsoft account, you'll be taken through the process in order to enable Cortana. Learn more.
Yes you can! Learn more about how to set up a Skype number.
If you’ve saved an international number as a contact, you can call that contact by name as you would any domestic contact. If you want to call an international number that you haven’t saved, you can call the number in either of two ways:
Please note that you’ll need additional credits or an international subscription for this scenario, as the initial promotion during device setup only covers calling to the U.S. Learn more about dialing internationally.
If you want to add contacts add them on your phone and then open the Cortana app on your phone to get those contacts synced to the cloud. After that you can call those contacts on your speaker. Learn more.
When you set up your speaker, anyone in the room can ask Cortana and start a Skype call. The speaker will have access to the contacts you’ve enabled (refer to Who can I call from my speaker?) and will announce any incoming caller ID as well. This means you have a couple of options when signing into your speaker:
Skype supports various methods to customize your outgoing caller ID for calls to mobile phones and landlines. Learn more.
We currently don’t support making outbound calls to groups from the speaker. However, if you’re part of a group that calls you, your speaker will ring and you can pick up that call.
When you ask for Cortana in a call, the remote user will hear what you’re asking Cortana, but won’t hear Cortana’s reply. We do this to respect your privacy; only you get to choose what you want to tell the remote user.
Cortana can only be activated by the words “Hey Cortana.” Nothing from your phone call is recorded, and nothing gets sent to Cortana until you say those words. Additionally, the remote user will not be able to activate Cortana on your speaker while you’re on the call together.
At this time, interacting with IVR systems by taking actions such as pressing letters or numbers during a call is not supported. The Skype team is considering supporting this feature in the future.
For a limited time, we are offering a promotion for anyone who purchases a new Harman Kardon speaker to make unlimited free calling from US to US, Mexico and Canada landlines and mobiles. Once you've signed into your Harman Kardon device, you'll receive an email confirming your subscription. You can check the status of your subscription by logging into your account profile and viewing your subscriptions. Learn more about the Harman Kardon calling promotion. Note: You don't have to do anything besides setting up your speaker to activate the free calling promotion but, it may take up to 90 minutes for your subscription to be activated. Also, the expiration date of your subscription may not show correctly but don't worry, you'll get your free promotion as noted in the subscription terms.
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