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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: 20 to Sony for ITIS? Reply with quote

I've just bought a 92TW and I'm not happy that the traffic information needs a 20 subscription. Nowhere on the Sony site, or elsewhere for that matter, does it mention 20!

Anyone paid the 20?

Is it worth it?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sony UK site seems quite clear to me:

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TMC: Traffic Message Channel (service requires a premium in UK and France)


Amazon state a subscription too, as did the one other online website I checked.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why the manufacturers don't all just include TMC in the purchase price of the unit.

After all, TMC on their units is tied so it's not as though the end user has a choice of which provider they use with their unit.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I must admit this does seem a little strange - presumably it means Sony only pass on the cost to the traffic provider when users sign up, instead of having to pay for every potential user, whether they use it or not.

Of course, given there is an explicit fee for the function, I would at least expect it to work properly...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swing wrote:
The Sony UK site seems quite clear to me:

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TMC: Traffic Message Channel (service requires a premium in UK and France)


Amazon state a subscription too, as did the one other online website I checked.


Yes it seems I stand corrected. Thank you for pointing it out. I wrongly/foolishly assumed that the subscription mentioned was to carry on with the option and that the device came with 12 months or whatever included. The mention of 20 extra required to make the device function fully would be helpful in the sales patter.
Embarassed

Still, onwards and upwards! Can anyone recommend paying the 20?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I paid 'em anyway and the thing seems to pick up from Classic, Smooth and Trent in my North Notts area.

Not seen any 'alerts' yet, just road works.
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