06-12-2011 02:08 AM
couldnt get my code to work tried every thing, when i did get it working couldnt believe the complicated system. took it back and bought a magellin gps easy to use. tomtom too confusing.
07-01-2012 06:15 PM
Purchased my XXL 540 - 2gb last year in about april, with Lifetime maps.... The activation code worked well. Updated the Maps several times, got a new map the next time they came out. THEN, TomTom Home gave me an error, to solve it, was instructed to delete TomTom folders on my Computer. Next time that I tried to update to new maps, it said I had to pay for them.
Took out my activation code to use it, and it said that it could be used only once... Now have not been able to update to new maps of US and Canada since then...
07-01-2012 07:11 PM
29-04-2012 05:12 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but where do I find my "lifetime maps activation code?" I bought an XXL 550T "Lifetime Traffic Edition" (U.S., Canada & Mexico), but when I log on, TomTom says I have to pay to update my maps. Any suggestions?
29-04-2012 07:45 PM
Sorry, but that model does not have lifetime maps. If it did there would be a "M" in the model number. Your XXL550T is lifetime "traffic" only.
07-05-2012 07:36 PM
The real problem is that all TomTom tells the buying consumer is "lifetime maps and traffic edition" on the outside of the box. He or she does not get to open the box until after the puirchase. I am the owner of two of the TM edition XXL's. I have their original boxes. But after a year I do not have the code card. It is deceptive to sell a unit advertised with "lifetime maps" and then force a consumer to pay for a map update in order to be eligible to download lifetime map updates. The update should be tied to the unit's serial number, not a code card which can be misplaced or accidentally thrown away. Just another opportunity to sell TomTom's vastly overpriced maps.
07-05-2012 07:42 PM
23-06-2012 10:23 PM
Maybe I should have listened to the salesman at BestBuy who said I should get a Garmin rather than TomTom. This seems to be a stupid, never problem indicating this process was never tested.
23-06-2012 11:33 PM
Read message 3 in this thread regarding the CS number to call to activate the lifetime maps functionality on your device.
well...... don't bother, it's 866-486-6866.