Hello all, here with a story

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  1. mistikempire

    mistikempire

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    Hello all

    I firstly want to tell you why i am here.
    I purchased around 6 years ago and probably more my tomtom a GO 920 mainly due to it having international maps at the time.

    Anyway, yesterday night, i was driving from Enfield to South east London, when the motorway which i use to go home was closed, i followed the diversion signs along the roundabout, which led me onto alternative motorway, were i then resumed following the tomtom.

    After driving for 20 minutes on this new motorway, the tomtom then tells me to take turns, an then i end up driving another 20 minutes, i thought hmm okay, surely it would of adjusted itself to take me back home....Nopeee its only gone an taken me back to the roundabout to the original motorway which had no access as it was closed!

    I ended up parking the car somewhere, grabbing the tomtom off the windscreen and throwing it onto the back seat, an ended up using my phone! which finds me alternative routes/adjusts itself, which is all i wanted this poxy old device to do!

    Im not illiterate when it comes to technology either, but it just frustrated me, especially after a long tiring and crappy day, thats not what i needed.

    So i would like a new device lol which can re-adjust itself when their is closures, roadworks.
    I would like something which does tell me where their is traffic and finds me new routes, like google maps and updated with all the new cameras.

    I have been looking at the tomtom 6000, an would like to ask if this fits the bill or is their another which you would recommend
     
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    mistikempire, Apr 13, 2016
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  2. mistikempire

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    Even though some of the functionality of your 920 is lost in the newer machines there are some new items that are nice too.

    Anything you ask for in your post is there but it comes with one map only. That one will have a lifetime update.
    Other maps, like North America or Australia, etc. have to be purchase on a 4 maps only for one year only but then, you will remember from 9 years back that the latest map guarantee only applied to your European one.
    (Next months I'll be 8 years with my 930, bought only because I needed the map for the UK to.)
     
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    What would be the best tomtom that will actually know when their are road blocks, find me alternative routes on its own and steer me away from traffic?
     
    mistikempire, Apr 16, 2016
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    Arno Moderator

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    GO 6000 or, if too big, GO 5000.
     
    Arno, Apr 16, 2016
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    I was looking at the tomtom 5100 due to it coming with lifetime cameras

    I heard though that it wont tell me about road blocks/closures which my old tomtom didnt do that bad night, which is the reason im here lol :(
     
    mistikempire, Apr 17, 2016
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    OK, we hear a lot of resistance from UK people to a GPS for which they need to carry a mobile phone with a data plan to get traffic updates every 2 minutes. That is why I recommended the 5000 which has a separate SIM card for GRPS data.
    Those models are not offered in North America as several providers are shutting down the systen by December 31 this year.
    We are told that in the UK it will still be available for at least the next 5 years.
    The 5000/5100 & 6000/6100 get the same data feed as your 920.

    If you have a mobile phone already and a data plan it would be a no brainer to get the 500, which is lower priced.
     
    Arno, Apr 17, 2016
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    I have a mobile phone with a data plan, however wouldnt it be nicer if like the 5100 if the tomtom just took care of itself on its own accord (simcard)?
     
    mistikempire, Apr 17, 2016
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    Could be done but, how many users will want to pay for their own second "cell" phone with a data plan.
     
    Arno, Apr 17, 2016
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    Wait what do you mean? Do i have to pay anything for the simcard in the tomtom 5100? Like a monthly fee or yearly? Do you have to take out a tarif for the sim in the tomtom 5100? I thought it would be free?
     
    mistikempire, Apr 17, 2016
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    It is. You have misunderstood what Arno is saying.
     
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    You were speculating to which I repleid. Obviously the SIM card is free, as it is now in the 5100, but the connection to BT or Vodafone, etc., is not. It would be a "2nd" subscription to a mobile phone provider.

    My point is that I think it would not be an attractive business model by TomTom.
     
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    What you nedd to do is update your map
    (I think)
     
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