Last Tomtom model with a built-in sim card

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Hi to all
Today i sat down to buy a new model,to replace an old Go 5000.To my horror i find that the latest models do not have a Sim card anymore,and i would have to connect to my phone to get traffic.This was the choice about 10+ years ago,and was why i chose to buy a model with it built-in.I find it unbelievable that after all the years of having the convenience of having just 1 device to do it all,it has reverted back to having to run 2.
I would be really really grateful if anyone could tell me the very latest/last series or models that have a built-in Sim.
Thanks in advance,to anyone that answers.
Regards.
 
Hi
The latest GPS models with an integrated SIM card include the GO 5200, GO 6200, GO premium.
 
Hi
The latest GPS models with an integrated SIM card include the GO 5200, GO 6200, GO premium.
Hi Willy
I know that those models have been around for a while,so it must be a while since there has been a built-in Sim model.I didn't know that,i thought it had happened recently.Ah well,back to paper maps then.Don't you just love progress.
 
Hi
The last model with a SIM card was the GO premium, after which there were no more new models with a SIM card.
 
I am being offered a stand alone device with 35% discount as a replacement for my GO Premium via advertising directly from TomTom. That's for a 7", which is too big for me. Only 30% for a 6".

Not necessarily their 'latest model' that Turnitup says he wants. Probably old stock but still comes with full warranty. It depends upon what you think you need from 'latest'. Free maps, traffic, speed cameras, charging points, petrol pricing are all included for two years, from memory of the Ad.
 

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I am being offered a stand alone device with 35% discount as a replacement for my GO Premium via advertising directly from TomTom. That's for a 7", which is too big for me. Only 30% for a 6".

Not necessarily their 'latest model' that Turnitup says he wants. Probably old stock but still comes with full warranty. It depends upon what you think you need from 'latest'. Free maps, traffic, speed cameras, charging points, petrol pricing are all included for two years, from memory of the Ad.
Hi David.Can you tell me the Model number of the unit you were offered.I wonder if it has the built-in sim card that i want.According to others on here and on searches i've done,the Premium X was the last model to feature this.This means after years of using just the Tomtom alone to get live traffic,apparently now, with anything newer than the X, you have to use 2 devices(Smartphone has to be connected to receive Traffic).Backwards evolution!
The only reason i wanted the latest model with built-in in Sim,is that i had an older device some years ago,that Tomtom suddenly decided was at "end of life" and could not be updated anymore or supported,which made it totally worthless,so buying the last/latest unit with Sim,is to ensure i get as many years use out of it,before the same happens.
From what i see online there are a lot of people that don't know about end of life.They see on the box when buying, that a unit has free maps/traffic/updates etc for life,and take it to mean that,which it isn't.It is when Tomtom decide,which then,forces you to buy a new unit.
Regards.
 
Hi David.Can you tell me the Model number of the unit you were offered.I wonder if it has the built-in sim card that i want.According to others on here and on searches i've done,the Premium X was the last model to feature this.This means after years of using just the Tomtom alone to get live traffic,apparently now, with anything newer than the X, you have to use 2 devices(Smartphone has to be connected to receive Traffic).Backwards evolution!
The only reason i wanted the latest model with built-in in Sim,is that i had an older device some years ago,that Tomtom suddenly decided was at "end of life" and could not be updated anymore or supported,which made it totally worthless,so buying the last/latest unit with Sim,is to ensure i get as many years use out of it,before the same happens.
From what i see online there are a lot of people that don't know about end of life.They see on the box when buying, that a unit has free maps/traffic/updates etc for life,and take it to mean that,which it isn't.It is when Tomtom decide,which then,forces you to buy a new unit.
Regards.
The model that Tomtom must have offered to DavidB@#8 is this one, it doesn't have a SIM card https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/navigation/promo/summer/

Tomtom no longer offers GPS with SIM card.

If you want a model with a SIM card you have to look in store or on the web like Amazon.
 
Can't help now. I deleted the advertising because I am content with my GO Premium, backed up by a GO 6000 that I keep in the car as a reserve.

Like you, I have only ever been interested in a standalone device. When those two become unserviceable I shall .... ??

I still have a serviceable GO 1000 Live (as a desperate measure to avoid going down the 'phone-only route, perhaps).

You are correct in your comments about the 'life of the devices' referenced by TomTom in their advertising. It is TomTom that decides when your current, healthy device should die!
I too think this stance is disreputable. If the device is still healthy, I can't see why it is a problem to keep it in their update listing - other than that they can see a new revenue stream by hoping customers will renew with them. But they have strong competition now.
Waze is very good and (currently) free to people who are content to fiddle with mobile phones and perhaps connecting these to their vehicles every time they get in and out!
For some users, this will be very frequent and lead to connector wear/damage, perhaps to both phone and vehicle.
Google Maps Go is also good.

As I have commented before, many times now, when TomTom achieves the planned position of supplying only navigation S/w, they will have relieved themselves of hardware warranty and repair services, canceling a cost overhead to the business.
It's a common, clinical business model.
One which doesn’t show the same loyalty as that which customers have shown to TomTom, over very many years.
 
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Hi Willy
Yes,i did wonder.I also have an offer of a big discount on models that don't have a Sim.Tomtom obviously see no future in producing nav hardware for cars.I think it's a big mistake.I'm older,but have been using a Smartphone since they where introduced,but as i don't need a big screen for games etc,i have had different versions of the iphone SE,which is only around 130mm,mainly to fit into clothes easily,and don't want to change my phone size just to use as a sat nav with google maps etc,and would rather use a much bigger 7" dedicated unit.
I will have to try and find out an approximate "end of life" year for the Premium X,but it won't be great,as i think it has already been available for around 4 years.As far as using the phone to connect for traffic,people online seem to think that it drops out sometimes,so obviously that would be a waste of time anyway.
Regards
 
Can't help now. I deleted the advertising because I am content with my GO Premium, backed up by a GO 6000 that I keep in the car as a reserve.
Hi David
Am i right in saying that the Premium X model is already 4 or 5 years old.
Regards.
 
Hi David
Am i right in saying that the Premium X model is already 4 or 5 years old.
Regards.
Yes, that's right GO Premium was released in 2019 or 2020.
Even if you buy GO premium now you will still have the device's lifetime updates.
 
I understand that i will still get "lifetime updates" but Tomtom's imposed "device end of life" was only 7 years for one of the models i have had in the past,so their "lifetime" is very different than most people think.I am amazed how they ever get away with it.It is pure deception, advertising lifetime maps/updates/traffic etc on the box,when in reality they can kill a device any time they choose to,by saying it has reached end of life,so we will not update anything on it anymore or support it.Outrageous.
 
No different from other hardware/software companies. Older iPhones not supported or older computer systems, etc.
 

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