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timborooni

GPS: TomTom Via 180







Post TomTom map updates Posted: 01/01/2012 11:56pm    
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Can I get a general consensus on whether it is worth the $80 odd dollars to get map updates for 12 months from TomTom?


Thanks in advance.
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willy.vercruyssen

GPS: Tomtom XXL







Post Map updates Posted: 01/11/2012 08:12am    
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I find there are little changes between updates. If I would have to spend money, I would buy an update once year or year and a half.
It's a pity you have a Via, otherwise you could get all TomTom maps for free.
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Guest

GPS: Tomtom XXL







Post Re: map updates Posted: 02/08/2012 02:23pm    
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Agreed. Updates are useful but you'd be hard pressed to find many changes from one update to the next.





bobthedog

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Post free Posted: 02/10/2012 10:56am    
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Maps should be free, why pay for them. You bought the device, the maps should be free.





bdodgeypete3

GPS: TomTom 130S







Post Re map updates Posted: 02/11/2012 04:43am    
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I just a few days ago tried updating via TThome, have you got to be registered, how dose the payment part wok REGARDS pete
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willy.vercruyssen

GPS: Tomtom XXL







Post Map updates Posted: 02/11/2012 10:05am    
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You have to go to the tomtom website to make a payment before you can download

Myself, I download them for free...
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aemartin

GPS: GO 720 TT







Post Re: Map updates Posted: 02/12/2012 10:49am    
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With Megaupload having been intervened by the USA authorities, most of the other Rapidshare like up/download sites are closing their servers in fear of following the same fate. There are still a few around but they better watch out!
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bdodgeypete3

GPS: TomTom 130S







Post Re updates Do i need one Posted: 02/16/2012 09:07pm    
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Short of new streets in out of the way places probably not! I use my street directory find the most obscure street the check if its on my GPS!! If it is I'm up to date!!
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bobby.morrell

GPS: nuvi 1490







Post New unit v Updates Posted: 02/21/2012 04:12pm    
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With many units now offering free lifetime updates, it is generally not worth it to buy updates. Spend a few more dollars every few years and you can buy a new unit with more features. For example there was a 5 " TomTom on TigerDirect within the last few days with free lifetime map updates for $80. Same price for the map updates the OP quoted.
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bdodgeypete3

GPS: TomTom 130S







Post Re Map updates Posted: 02/22/2012 11:50pm    
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I guess the $64 question is: are they necessary, how often,... How do I check whether I need one.
I go to a reasonably uptpodate paper maps etc etc find the most obscure st them navigate to it on my GPS to it!!
If its in there I'm up to date!!
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kymryan

GPS: VW RNS 510







Post TomTom map updates Posted: 02/29/2012 01:09am    
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Now $99 for one year. That's a 25% increase in 12 months! Throw in the speed cameras and it's almost $150 a year.
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dimi_bottelbergs

GPS: TomTom XXL







Post Updates Posted: 07/12/2012 01:40am    
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I live in Belgium and personally I don't think it is worth the money. My XXL is two years old now and I haven't had a single problem. It might be better as other posters say to buy a new unit every few years after selling the old unit.
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wfdonald

GPS: Skoda Columbus







Post subject Posted: 07/30/2012 09:07pm    
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It depends how important driving is to you. For a courier, you'd probably need current maps. The average domestic (non business) driver could easy get away with never updating. Only if you want to find people in new streets you'd need to update. However I did pay for a map update for my 3-4 year old 720 recently and got the map - and a system update as well.
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simonwyton34

GPS: Tomtom







Post Map VAT refund Posted: 12/29/2014 02:45am    
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I recently paid for another 18 months of map updates, all went well.
I then asked for a refund of the VAT, as I heard this was possible.
TOMTOM seem to have given me a full refund, so now I don't know if I have a subscription or not.
Thoughts?
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d.l.mann

GPS: tomtom go 720







Post Lifetime maps Posted: 06/21/2015 11:03am    
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Just remember a lifetime of updates is teh lifetime of teh device not the user
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