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sparkey
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: 2013 go 500 Reply with quote

Hi all hope you all had a great Christmas,

Been a long time since on the site, I'm thinking of buying above ,I've looked on your speed camera compatible units and it says no POI, can see ov2 in list either does this mean can place your speed camera data base into the 2013 Go 500?

Thanks , maybe getting tomorrow
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately not - the newest TomToms will not accept POIs in any format. TomTom have promised this functionality at some point in the future, but there's no sign of it yet.

If you want to use the PGPSW speed camera database, you had better look for a different device.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No third party POIs. Don't do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Daggers,DennisN for your replies , Will not be buying tomorrow will stick with my go730
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a TomTom Go 500 just before christmas... I thought I had read that they'd added POI functionality to it with the update, but I think I'd dreamt that. Oh well, will keep waiting! I'd have thought they can't really not add the functionality at some point, with people not too happy about the built in poi's.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gcranston wrote:
....... I'd have thought they can't really not add the functionality at some point, with people not too happy about the built in poi's.
Maybe, maybe not. The trouble is that TT are loosing their Revenue Streams. They are having to offer LifeTime maps to compete with other SatNAv makes and mobile apps. All that is left is Traffic, Voices and SpeedCams (POI's).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliOnHols wrote:
All that is left is Traffic, Voices and SpeedCams (POI's).

Isn't Traffic free with newest devices - it is the only one of the three they provide worth paying for

Edited by Anita to correct quote
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops Embarassed
Yes you are correct. Free lifetime traffic on GO's 6000/600, 5000/500 & 400
Sorry.
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Wannabyourhero
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as my first Tom Tom with live traffic lasted about 18 months while my current Tom Tom with lifetime maps is starting to get a dodgy screen (unresponsive to the touch some of the time) at 11 months and 2 weeks you have to wonder what the value of 'lifetime' is.
But no POI's? When on holiday I load up all the National Trust and English Heritage sites not to mention all the supermarkets and the Pocket GPS speed cameras (Tom Tom's aren't a patch on them).
And I see bluetooth connectivity to the phone for making phone calls has gone too.
I've always found the live traffic to be a boon (when connected as that often disappears half way through a journey) but the new range seems to have lost so much functionality I wonder what the point of them is, might as well just buy a better phone and stick it all on there.
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