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New Map Release Date After V815 Confirmed By TomTom
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yep, that's why this is so upsetting. I bought my 930 back in mid-December (good deal) and waited until the end of January to turn it on so I could get the new maps.
Oh my goodness, I hope you don't live to regret this strategy - when people have had problems with LMG in the past, the only solution has been to provide TomTom with a scanned copy of the purchase receipt, to prove they've only had the device less than 30 days!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my prediction of Friday was wrong.

Perhaps Mike's prediction of 09/04/09 will prove to be right .....

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DennisN wrote:
So everybody with a new TT who's hanging on for the 30 days LMG can pack their bags and steal away into the night, cos' it ain't never gonna happen. Sad


Yep, that's why this is so upsetting. I bought my 930 back in mid-December (good deal) and waited until the end of January to turn it on so I could get the new maps. Now it's looking like that might not happen anyway, and I could have had an extra 6 weeks of use out of it during the holidays!


Surely you can switch it on and use it without it registering with tomtom? If you dont connect to home etc then how would tomtom know its in use?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Toneloc427 wrote:
DennisN wrote:
So everybody with a new TT who's hanging on for the 30 days LMG can pack their bags and steal away into the night, cos' it ain't never gonna happen. Sad
Yep, that's why this is so upsetting. I bought my 930 back in mid-December (good deal) and waited until the end of January to turn it on so I could get the new maps. Now it's looking like that might not happen anyway, and I could have had an extra 6 weeks of use out of it during the holidays!
Surely you can switch it on and use it without it registering with tomtom? If you dont connect to home etc then how would tomtom know its in use?
Sure, you can take that idea and run with it. Personally, as a very old person and believer in magic, I have no idea whether TomTom can tell or not. BUT what I DO know is that if you have trouble with LMG and have to go to TT to solve it, they WILL require a proof of purchase - a scan of your receipt - mine included my name and address (I have had to do that TWICE because their LMG system is totally flakey).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Surely you can switch it on and use it without it registering with tomtom? If you dont connect to home etc then how would tomtom know its in use?


When you first turn it on it creates a "birthday" file that tells HOME when the unit was first turned on. It uses this to determine your LMG eligibility.

There was a bug that allowed you to edit this information when LMG first came out so that you could change the date and use LMG whenever (only once though) but they fixed it sometime over the summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so maybe i should wait until 9/3/09 before buying one in the hope that TT release new maps on the 9/4/09 as suggested
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so maybe i should wait until 9/3/09 before buying one in the hope that TT release new maps on the 9/4/09 as suggested

If you do and they do, you'll be one day past the limit.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
sonypc100 wrote:
so maybe i should wait until 9/3/09 before buying one in the hope that TT release new maps on the 9/4/09 as suggested

If you do and they do, you'll be one day past the limit.


who said anything about switching it on and creating the birthday file! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonypc100 wrote:
DennisN wrote:
sonypc100 wrote:
so maybe i should wait until 9/3/09 before buying one in the hope that TT release new maps on the 9/4/09 as suggested

If you do and they do, you'll be one day past the limit.


who said anything about switching it on and creating the birthday file! Wink
Who said it was as simple as that?

If it was, everyone would be editing their TXT file with Notepad. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If it was, everyone would be editing their TXT file with Notepad. Shocked


It was that simple for a while. They fixed that loophole over the summer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was that simple. A couple of posters had shown how to do that before their posts were dumped in another forum. Also correct that the "loophole" has been closed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On bootup today, I noticed my GO920 displaying a screen that says there is "probably a free map available".

As I used the LMG June last year and subscribed to the Map Update Service last November (currently using map v815), there should be a free map now available. Laughing

OK, more seriously, even TT expected to have delivered the updated maps by now, even their PND software says so!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: New Map Release Date After V815 Confirmed By TomTom Reply with quote

According to French website tomtommax, a beta version of 8.320 is currently being tested.

Some reports claim it to be much better, others that the stutter remains....

They also post a link to the download - I have not tried it as yet, so don't know if it is a French language specific beta.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toneloc427 wrote:
sonypc100 wrote:
Surely you can switch it on and use it without it registering with tomtom? If you dont connect to home etc then how would tomtom know its in use?


When you first turn it on it creates a "birthday" file that tells HOME when the unit was first turned on. It uses this to determine your LMG eligibility.


Strange that, I purchased my last TT in November 08. And looking at the Birthday file it has a date of March 08, and some other files in the same folder that show April 08.

I have just looked at my last FULL backup from a few days ago and the files have not changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just bought a 930 TomTom refurb, and am wondering if I should wait a few weeks before using it, so as to get the best out of the latest map guarantee?
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