The only drawback with this announcement is they didn’t announce when, if its for future GPS’s or for what models.
Wow! Free with new models.
Understand that aussies have always gotten screwed when it comes to pricing of TomToms but the price for a 720 with this free traffic is, are you sitting down, the equivalent to $692 US today!! :roll:
Buy new maps and get free software upgrades through TomTom HOME. So you’ll never be out of date.
An interesting marketing spin......it seems that TT is referring to mapshare changes but even that is inaccurate in that mapshares are only good for 1 year post map purchase.
The translation might not be perfectly correct. I think what he actually said is that before the end of the year Tele Atlas would be able to provide a new map every two days instead of every quarter, the industry standard today.
I don't think they would want to magnify the bandwidth capacity/costs with 48 hour maps.
I don't think they would want to magnify the bandwidth capacity/costs with 48 hour maps.Not if they were do do it in the traditional manner. But if they used MapShare type technology to push out the updates in small chunks that override the default map, the sizes could me more manageable.
Select TomTom devices across the TomTom XL and TomTom XXL product lines are now available with Lifetime Map Updates, Lifetime Traffic Updates or a combination of these features. Pricing starts at $199.95 MSRP and varies by model.
They haven't updated the website yet as far as I can tell. I'm pretty sure I'm wrong. There is no way they could charge $200 for just the lifetime map update.
but if you figure just two years of map updates and a traffic cable at current prices, it's not far off that.