I would like a Discover 7" WITH integrated SIM-Card — TomTom Community

I would like a Discover 7" WITH integrated SIM-Card

ThomasNeThomasNe Posts: 5 [Master Explorer]
Ich hätte gern ein Discover 7" MIT EINGEBAUTEM VERKEHRSFUNK (SIM), das wäre mir viel Geld wert.

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  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 8,003
    Superuser
    Hi @ThomasNe

    The amount of data to provide Traffic information is very very small. Tomtom suggest it is about 7mb per month if used every day for a month for 1 hour so any saving is likely to be very small.

    Doug
  • ThomasNeThomasNe Posts: 5 [Master Explorer]
    Thank You, but that is not the point. I want to use a navigation without the need to privide data via mobile and bluetooth.
    I tried it and the Discover lost connection to traffic information all the time.
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 8,003
    Superuser
    Hi @ThomasNe

    Have you got Bluetooth Tethering on or if a iPhone you need the personal Hotspot to be turned On in Settings although you don't need to link the phone to the Discoverys Wifi . If they are not on then Bluetooth will not be connected.

    Doug
  • miketorcymiketorcy Posts: 3,509
    Superusers
    The same for me, if Tomtom launch a Discover with a SIM card, i will buy it. Now, i keep my premium X.
  • ThomasNeThomasNe Posts: 5 [Master Explorer]
    All options were ok, my iphone is ok and the EDV-specialist of our firm controlled everything. I used 2 different discovery navis and both failed. The old navi used at same time worked perfect.
    Without a built in SIM the Discovery is in my opion a useless navi. With built in SIM it would be great. I would pay the double price with built in SIM, but as it is now, it is rubbish.
  • Waszko1980Waszko1980 Posts: 37 [Renowned Wayfarer]
    I did a self test. Android system, Huawei P30 phone.
    First, I turned on bluetooth internet sharing. Then I arranged a phone call. Later I turned on the Discover 6 navigation. About 3 minutes later, during the phone call, the navigation HAS DOWNLOADED and turned on the traffic :) So it looks like the data is also being downloaded during the call.
  • RvossenRvossen Posts: 1 [New Seeker]
    ThomasNe wrote: »
    Thank You, but that is not the point. I want to use a navigation without the need to privide data via mobile and bluetooth.
    I tried it and the Discover lost connection to traffic information all the time.

    Yes, I also have the same problem with my Discover (bought it 2 days ago). Iphone Pro 11 Max with latest iOS 14 software and lost bluetooth connection after 5 mins. When you turn off the TomTom Discover and turn it on again it will automatically connect to my Iphone. but 5 minutes later again the blootooth connection stops.....
  • ThomasNeThomasNe Posts: 5 [Master Explorer]
    like the edv specialist said, the problem seems to be the bluetooth integration.

    I cannot use this navi.
    I would buy it with integrateted SIM for trafficinformation.
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 8,003
    Superuser
    Hi @Rvossen

    When you are connecting your iPhone to the Discovery have you got the Personal Hotspot setting on your phone set to On. If you do not then connection will not be maintained. You do not get asked for the PH password at it does not need to be connected to the Discovery units Wifi just the option must be turned On. I have the 12 mini and have not had this issue as you s=describe.

    Doug
  • ThomasNeThomasNe Posts: 5 [Master Explorer]
    thank You, but it works for 3 to 15 KM and than it looses traffic information.
    If I had the wrong setting, it would not work at all.
    I controlled every setting 3 times.........
  • leebroath1976leebroath1976 Posts: 57 [Legendary Explorer]
    Another point to this thread:

    The point of having an in built SIM is the easiness, I want to switch on my TomTom and let it work from the word go, and not worry if it's connected to Bluetooth on my phone or not, and if it disconnects while I'm driving, I then have to stop and try and reconnect (if it can't connect itself)

    I want to be able to switch it on, punch in the postcode and GO!

  • MyNameAllreadyExistsMyNameAllreadyExists Posts: 88 [Supreme Navigator]
    edited June 4
    Not including a sim is probably the worst decision TomTom has made ever. Can anyone think of a more worse decision?
  • dmulvdmulv Posts: 671
    Superuser
    Main 2 issues with not having a SIM-equipped device:
    1. The device is no longer independent of the driver. So if I've got it tethered to my phone for data and my partner wishes to take the car out, she won't have access to any online TomTom services unless she re-pairs with her phone.
    2. The requirement to enable the personal hotspot to be enabled is both unnecessary (Bluetooth profiles can handle data transfer), and costly in terms of battery usage. I find a noticeable increase in battery consumption when I've accidentally left the personal hotspot on after enabling it for the Discover (I'm talking days after using the TomTom, so it was nothing to do with actively using the phone with the device). Furthermore, advertising your phone as a wifi hotspot is a fairly major security risk.
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