Tom Tom Xl IQ Route edition 2

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  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Thinking of changing our Tom Tom as it does not have GPS co ordinates on it, any one any views. thanks.
     
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    As much as I am not a lover of Tomtoms, I must admit the latest ones are a massive leap forward.

    If .. IF.. Tomtom would look to improving their customer service even half as much as they have stepped up the product spec they would be my first choice

    Oh, among other GPS units I use I have an XXL which is ok but would benefit from more on board ram
     
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    Hi Carol

    Have you got an iPhone. If so, you can buy tom tom app from the app store and not only can you navigate to co ordinates you can also navigate to a contact from your contacts.

    You can also navigate to a photograph. So if you take photo say in Ilfracombe somewhere you can just navigate to that photograph and it will take you to where you took the photo

    You can navigate to a recent destination.

    Also, you get regular updates, to keep maps updated.

    Great app.

    Plus you will always have it with you wherever you go as it is your phone as well.

    I find it very useful, especially when on holiday abroad, I just take a photo of campsite and then go off on my bike.
    If I cannot remember my way back I use my tom tom app for iPhone and navigate to photograph.

    Lesley.
     
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  4. Carol

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    Good gracious Lesley that sounds amazing a bit like science fiction, quite some tool :Smile:
     
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    Sounds like it was invented by a stalker
     
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    I'm utterly gobsmacked at 'lack of customer service' John!

    We've had brilliant customer service from them! We had some prob early on with it, they rang Pete back - because they said it would take some time - and spent the next 45 mins on the phone sorting it. And it wasn't like they seemed to be barking up the wrong tree either, everything he said to do he explained why. And it was sorted.

    Tried to buy summat just the other week and TT website was playing up and wouldn't accept the payment, so we rang. She instantly said she'd give us an £8 reduction (on a £20 order, plus P&P) and then tried to process it over the phone, but she couldn't do it either.

    She said she'd advise it to 'technical' and then said "so I'll get that item in the post for you, free of charge"

    And she did.

    I call that really good customer service meself ...... :thumb:
     
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    Sat nav on smartfones

    Hi Carol
    If you do consider the Sat Nav App for a smartfone be aware that when you travel outside of the UK some phones/providers charge for 'Roaming' , this can turn out very expensive.
    We went down this route last year and bought a Nokia who have their own installed OVI maps already in the phone and which are regularly updated Free of Charge. Once outside UK you simply switch off the Internet Access to the Maps the system locks on to the Navigation Satellites and away you go F.O.C (free of charge) This May June we spent touring Germany, via Holland and return and were totally satisfied with the performance.:thumb::thumb:.
    As a bonus you have a great phone and don't have to lug extra kit around.
    Hope this helps.
    ATB
    Incamania
     
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    Good Morning Carol, I'm still working with the Tom Tom 920. It was a birthday present 4-5 years ago and I'm still very satisfied.

    I thought it didn't have co-ordinates on it but it was merely a case of searching in Menu and turning it on, and it has been brilliant. It also has the traffic updates and will override the radio if one bothers to set it up.

    I use it also as the blue-tooth for my phone when in the MHome as I don't have one fitted as standard, again carries the complete phone book and works very well in deed.

    I would have thought that Tom-Tom would have had a cheaper replacement for the 920 by now, so best of luck.

    Regards Griff
     
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    Our son has one of these TTs and he swears by it, as opposed to swearing at it!!

    Live updates and traffic jam avoidance in particular but he does express concern that sometimes he is driving blind. He prefers to have an idea of his route via a, erm, whats it called...erm.... ah yes; Map

    We are seriously looking at getting one, even though SWMBO has an iPhone.
     
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    Just to clarify. I always turn data roaming off when abroad. Tom tom app does not require you to be online.

    Hope this helps

    Lesley
     
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    I have the old 700 and its brilliant. I had a friend put the whole of Europe on it as it only had western Europe. He put all the Aires and Stelplats on last night and although the memory is now almost full it has just about everything under the sun on there including the coordinates. It can be done, but don't ask me how.
     
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