Microsoft’s Tellme service having problems in North America?

We have been receiving reports that the Voice to Text feature in Windows Phone is not working today in USA and Canada.  Testing it here in UK seemed not to cause any issues, which may mean a localized server is causing the hiccup. A long thread in Microsoft’s Answer’s website however shows it is a very real problem.

Are any of our readers affected by the issue? Let us know if you are, and if so if it is confined to USA and Canada, or is affecting other countries also.

Thanks Andrew for the tip.