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  1. #1
    PV/JS
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    Hey all you pay as you go customers that are thinking about buying a Tomtom
    Sat Nav system DONT BOTHER.

    I have tried both O2 and vodafone ... both of which are fine on the GPRS
    connection (this is what u need for the Traffic News... Weather... Latest
    Updates etc) and guess what? ... It doest work! Only CONTRACT SIMS WORK.
    Dont get me wrong... use can still use it to get from a to b but whats the
    point in having the latest technology when u cant use half of it?
    Especially if ur stuck on the motor way for hours, because your phone
    network wont let you pair up with the Sat Nav and u could've avoided the
    queues? I have contacted Tomtom to ask them why they havent let the general
    public know about this flaw... but so far? No answer. Just incase ur
    wondering my phone is a nokia 6230 and works fine... except with Tomtom.

    Jan.





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  2. #2
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: Tomtom Sat Nav


    "PV/JS" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hey all you pay as you go customers that are thinking about buying a
    > Tomtom Sat Nav system DONT BOTHER.
    >
    > I have tried both O2 and vodafone ... both of which are fine on the GPRS
    > connection (this is what u need for the Traffic News... Weather... Latest
    > Updates etc) and guess what? ... It doest work! Only CONTRACT SIMS
    > WORK. Dont get me wrong... use can still use it to get from a to b but
    > whats the point in having the latest technology when u cant use half of
    > it? Especially if ur stuck on the motor way for hours, because your phone
    > network wont let you pair up with the Sat Nav and u could've avoided the
    > queues? I have contacted Tomtom to ask them why they havent let the
    > general public know about this flaw... but so far? No answer. Just
    > incase ur wondering my phone is a nokia 6230 and works fine... except with
    > Tomtom.
    >


    TomTom traffic is only part of the satnav and in my opinion from using ANY
    traffic service (other than TMC) they are all pants. Your phone never pairs
    up with the sat nav as you say, just the traffic info at there server, this
    does not in anyway affect the ability of the navigation (other than hold ups
    etc). When I trialled traffic I found it woefully out of date by sometimes
    hours. Even said that, I call one of the operators traffic line and there
    info is out of date.

    Steve





  3. #3
    madmick
    Guest

    Re: Tomtom Sat Nav


    PV/JS Wrote:
    > Hey all you pay as you go customers that are thinking about buying a
    > Tomtom
    > Sat Nav system DONT BOTHER.
    >
    > I have tried both O2 and vodafone ... both of which are fine on the
    > GPRS
    > connection (this is what u need for the Traffic News... Weather...
    > Latest
    > Updates etc) and guess what? ... It doest work! Only CONTRACT SIMS
    > WORK.
    > Dont get me wrong... use can still use it to get from a to b but whats
    > the
    > point in having the latest technology when u cant use half of it?
    > Especially if ur stuck on the motor way for hours, because your phone
    > network wont let you pair up with the Sat Nav and u could've avoided
    > the
    > queues? I have contacted Tomtom to ask them why they havent let the
    > general
    > public know about this flaw... but so far? No answer. Just incase ur
    > wondering my phone is a nokia 6230 and works fine... except with
    > Tomtom.
    >
    > Jan.


    I have had the same problem with my PAYG Vodafone sim and when I bought
    my TomTom Go two weeks ago in Halfords I was NOT made aware of the fact
    that the unit could NOT be used with a PAYG sim card therefore, I feel
    in my opinion TomTom could be accused of false advertising by NOT
    stating that the Tomtom Plus services can only be aquired through
    CERTAIN sim cards by CERTAIN providers.


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    madmick



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