New maps for 1 year

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    So today was the day for some (920 only?) users to enter the codes from their leaflets for the "new maps for 1 year" via tomtom.com/1yearmaps. So I tried, and the code was invalid. Anyone else try yet and get the same results? If not, you can all wait until I get a response from TT support.
     
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    Same result for me!
     
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    I thought it was the 28th but I'm at work so I can't read the coupon. I'd give them until Monday then start calling.
     
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    Invalid Code

    Same result here....code is invalid.
     
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    I haven't tried my code yet, but I was wondering... can we just wait awhile before using the code? I'd rather have new maps in a year or something, and deal with the current ones (which I haven't really found any big problems with) for the time being.
    So, use current maps for a year which are fine, then use the 1 year guarantee, and have up-to-date maps for a year after that, so I'd be set for 2 years instead of 1.

    Anyone think this is a good or bad idea? And is there an expiration on our codes?
    Thanks
     
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    I am sure you could wait. I was going to do the same thing, but I have no patience.
     
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    Who said there was a limit to how many times you could upgrade in 1 year?
     
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    I think the intention of GiantsFinatic to wait for a while to do the update or to "activate the promotion code" so as not to start the "1 year warranty clock" running until later. That way perhaps you could get the next map update as well as this one?? I was hoping the same thing.

    I just got my 920 last week and it shows software (home)version 2.1.2.121
    Also "ApplicationVersionVersionNumber=7221 ApplicationVersion=8572"

    I don't know if that indicates the latest maps or not????
     
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    Look in the folder (presumably, NA) where your map resides. You'll see a file called North_America.pna. Open it in Notepad. You'll see the version number in the row just above the build number. If it looks like this:

    ID=North_America.pna

    710<----------version number
    build=1609

    You have the latest.
     
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    Thanks dhn

    Mine reads:
    ID=North_America.pna
    19571255 710 build=1576 id=108409

    So I guess I have the old map build.
    It seems to work pretty well right now so I will wait a while before trying to upgrade. Things don't change really fast here in Arkansas.
     
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    So here is the response

    "Dear 96ss,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact TomTom Support regarding your promotion code. It is our goal to provide you with an exceptional customer experience. We are always happy to help.

    Please rest assured that your promotion code for a map update is not invalid. The error you are experiencing is because our map update system no longer requires a promotion code. If your unit does not have the most current map, it will appear as an update when you connect your Go 920 to TomTom HOME. Alternately, you can access it by selecting Latest Map in the upper corner. If you have not yet visited this program, it can be downloaded at:

    www.tomtom.com/home

    We hope this information helps! If you have any further questions or comments, please email or call us at 866-486-6866 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM EST and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. Thanks again for writing. At TomTom we believe in showing you the way the easy way.
    "

    So not much new, it looks like if you own the 920, you get free map updates for a year, as opposed to 720 user that gets one free in the first 30 days you own it (if activated)
     
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    The build number is not an indication of if you have the latest or not. Only the version number gives that info.

    Indeed build 1561 is a larger size than build 1576.
     
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    But build 1609 is the one with the poi.dat file that is triple the size of that found with 15xx builds. My understanding is the maps themselves are essentially the same.
     
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    How big is the NAmerican POI file size on build 1609?

    On my 1576 build, the POI.dat is 263.5mb and the CRPOI.dat is 161.3mb.

    My understanding is that its the 720 that came with the 1/3rd size POI files and that the US&Canada map and the WEurope maps are deficient. The 920 comes with Nth America and W&Central Europe.

    The 1576 build is smaller than the 1561 build, and one reason is that the cspeech files from the OTHER continent is missing. There is also speculation that the 1576 build was trimmed a bit (scenery and bend angle for roads) in order to make sure that both maps fit on the 4gb internal memory, leaving a bit of room for housekeeping.
     
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    276+ megs for the poi.dat and 169+ megs for the crpoi.dat file.
     
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    Is this straight from the box?

    If so, it is a bit better!

    The numbers I gave was from the box.

    BTW, when and where did you get your 920?
     
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    The numbers I gave were right from the map folder on my unit. I don't have a 920, just a 720. Sometime back, after an issue I had, TomTom support mistakenly gave me the USA & Canada 710 to replace my NA 7.05 map. When I complained, they made available the NA 710 - 1609 map, which is really supposed to be for the 920.

    Had to do some creative slicing & dicing (think: Sweeney Todd :) ) to get the map to fit my 2 gigs of internal memory!
     
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    Sorry, when I said straight from the box, I meant before any manipulations.

    I read the numbers from my initial day1 backup before any mods. No custom POIs or mapshare changes.

    I dont know of any 920s with 1609 so far, but my gap in info is significant. LoL
     
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    I thought we'd settled the point that neither the poi.dat nor the crpoi.dat file got changed due to custom poi's or mapshare changes:confused: :confused:
     
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    Oh yeah,

    I guess you are right.

    I was settled on the mapshare thing, but still had it in my mind that custom POIs did have an impact.

    I am a bit hamstrung as I moved from the 910 to the 920 and have not yet started to play with the 920 files too much yet.

    Its a pain for me to switch the Intel Mac from Tiger to Windows, which I would need to do to work on the TT.

    Your honour, the defense withdraws the question!:D
     
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