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12 month tomtom speed camera subscription - £10 at currys - reserve and collect only. £20 everywhere else i can find
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#1
why cold? at least give an explanation!
#2
:thumbsup: seems a good price to me, just reserved for collection. cheers
#3
I would go for the Pocket GPS World database
if you submit a new camera or camera change you get free for life and if you only download it every other month it would be £12 a year (£2 per download unless it's changed recently)
it's supposed to be more accurate than the TomTom database (according to PGPSW).
As a life member I get it for free so am a little biased :-D
#4
I bet they get alot of false camera change claims lol
#5
soweezy
I would go for the Pocket GPS World database
if you submit a new camera or camera change you get free for life and if you only download it every other month it would be £12 a year (£2 per download unless it's changed recently)
it's supposed to be more accurate than the TomTom database (according to PGPSW).
As a life member I get it for free so am a little biased :-D



Excellent site,but sadly,no longer doing the £2 per download due to piracy.£19 per year.
#6
StoneDwarf
Excellent site,but sadly,no longer doing the £2 per download due to piracy.£19 per year.


quick Q bout pocketgpsworld, does it play a sound to warn you of cameras, or does it simply show up as an icon only on the screen? thnx!!!
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matt_james27
quick Q bout pocketgpsworld, does it play a sound to warn you of cameras, or does it simply show up as an icon only on the screen? thnx!!!


Depends on how you configure TomTom
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matt_james27
quick Q bout pocketgpsworld, does it play a sound to warn you of cameras, or does it simply show up as an icon only on the screen? thnx!!!



You set the TomTom to make any noise from a list on your device.

Not many people seem to know but you can set yourself a list of virtually any POI you like (just search via Google) but you need to be reasonably techie minded, e.g.:

http://www.tomtomfree.com/POIdownload.htm
#9
thanks for the replies been thinkin about buying for a while!!!!
#10
Pocketgps world version is much much better, and is available free if you know where to look.
#11
Does this one work with TomTom One v2? Says TomTom GO on description.
#12
poppy10
Pocketgps world version is much much better, and is available free if you know where to look.


Everything is free if you steal it.:roll:
#13
While I have not checked I was told by a TomTom representitive that this offer is also available in Halfords. The 12 month subscription also only starts once it is loaded onto the TomTom.

EDIT: Hmm checked online & £20. Maybe available instore?
#14
not bad, thanks :)
#15
I always use pocketgps even though they have had to hike the price to £19 a year. If i had of seen this earlier i would of been tempted as its half the price although i do think the pocketgps would prob be updated on a more regular basis. Voted hot tho good post :thumbsup:
#16
Hmm. I took out a subscription with TomTom for both Traffic updates and Camera locations across Europe for £29.95 a year. I use TomTom mobile on my phone and the Traffic service is invaluable. I think that was a better deal I'm afraid. (I think its now £34.95 btw)
#17
Jefft
Everything is free if you steal it.:roll:

If the admin of pocketgpsworld was collecting all the data on camera locations himself, then I'd agree with you. But all the data is user-submitted - why should one person be able to rake in all the money from that?

It would be like us submitting deals to HUKD, and then Admin charging people to see the deals and keeping the money for himself.:thinking:
#18
These are available for free anyway regardless of (rip off pocketgpsworld) if you do a little typing.

Had TomTom on my phone for over a year and never missed one so not even sure they're needed, even then I can add it myself.
#19
Hmmmm should I get this?

The last speed camera thing I used on my tomtom was Oct 06 and it misses some speed cameras still.

This is in stock at my local store so am tempted.
#20
poppy10
If the admin of pocketgpsworld was collecting all the data on camera locations himself, then I'd agree with you. But all the data is user-submitted - why should one person be able to rake in all the money from that?

It would be like us submitting deals to HUKD, and then Admin charging people to see the deals and keeping the money for himself.:thinking:


You took the words right out of my mouth.
#21
Voted cold because the database is rubbish, the camera warnings are not speed sensitive, the camera warnings are not directional, they are not road specific and lastly their database of potential mobile sites is almost non-existent. Additionally what warnings are given are dependant upon whether or not you have a route planned and active and/or whether or not you have "warn on route" enabled or not.

There is a MUCH better software product for the Tomtom available from Talex who make the Talex Lite which has won many awards for the database quality. Its called the Talex TT and although available for £24.99 its twice the price of the Tomtom database its about 20 times better if you are serious about avoiding getting caught out.

If you have a PDA running Tomtom Navigator then the Pocket GPS World database is the one to go for. It takes a lot more setting up to work in its most effective way, and it doesn't have the facilities of Talex TT, but the database quality blows the Tomtom database away.
#22
poppy10
If the admin of pocketgpsworld was collecting all the data on camera locations himself, then I'd agree with you. But all the data is user-submitted - why should one person be able to rake in all the money from that?


I see your reasoning but ....... because one person is collating all the data & providing it in a upto date form for users to use perhaps? If it was that easy you could do it yourself everytime you come across a speed camera that your sat nav does not pick up or lies about a location point.
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poppy10
If the admin of pocketgpsworld was collecting all the data on camera locations himself, then I'd agree with you. But all the data is user-submitted - why should one person be able to rake in all the money from that?

It would be like us submitting deals to HUKD, and then Admin charging people to see the deals and keeping the money for himself.:thinking:

You guys whoe expect PocketGPS world to do this for free should grow up a bit. The quality of resources available on that forum are superb, with their database being available for multiple PND and PDAs and different software applications. There are extensive help files and multiple downloads. Managing all of that as well as moderating a forum which is an invaluable resource for many people has got to be a full time job for more than one individual. Just as on HUKD there seem to be many full time moderators.

Such people have really significant infrastructure costs as well as having to make a living for themselves. Why on earth should they do it for free? Anyone ripping off their database (which only costs £19 for a year) should be ashamed of themselves; you are guilty of nothing less than theft.

I have no connection with PocketGPSWorld by the way.
#24
poppy10
If the admin of pocketgpsworld was collecting all the data on camera locations himself, then I'd agree with you. But all the data is user-submitted - why should one person be able to rake in all the money from that?

It would be like us submitting deals to HUKD, and then Admin charging people to see the deals and keeping the money for himself.:thinking:


HUKD do make money; from what affiliate revenues they can accrue from some of the links that are posted. As per my previous post regarding PocketGPSWorld you couldn't operate a forum as active and big as this one without there being some finacial reward - people have to make a living!!
#25
I paid £20 for the official tomtom database lastyear, after installing it my tomtom wouldnt turn on and it had to go back then tomtom refused to refund the £20!!!!!
#26
Don't forget about 5% quidco
#27
And there was me thinking that the pocketgps team worked tirelessly to maintain a 99% accurate speedcam database available for all the main gps platforms - including verifying user submissions. Huh, they dont even provide a helpful website which includes comprehensive instructions on how to load these databases onto your platform! And helping hundreds of people every day on their forums - nah they do none of that!
#28
motley
Voted cold because the database is rubbish, the camera warnings are not speed sensitive,


The TomTom software takes care of that.


the camera warnings are not directional, they are not road specific and

Again the software takes care of that, tells you exactly where each camera is whether on your side of the road or on the other.


lastly their database of potential mobile sites is almost non-existent.

Maybe true but you could get caught out anywhere. Like doing 85 along a motorway. You just have to use some sense.


Additionally what warnings are given are dependant upon whether or not you have a route planned and active and/or whether or not you have "warn on route" enabled or not.



If I didn't have a route planned I would not be using my TomTom. Why have it switched on otherwise? Surely if you know where your going you have a good sense of the road ahead.
#29
motley
HUKD do make money; from what affiliate revenues they can accrue from some of the links that are posted. As per my previous post regarding PocketGPSWorld you couldn't operate a forum as active and big as this one without there being some finacial reward - people have to make a living!!


Yes, but HUKD don't charge people to see the deals - it's open to all. PocketGPSworld carries advertising, and could make money that way.

verifying user submissions


Yeah right, how many have they actually verified? There are more and more false alarms with each update, due to people making them up to get the free lifetime membership.
#30
cheers just reserved mine :)
#31
poppy10
Yes, but HUKD don't charge people to see the deals - it's open to all.


But HotUKDeals still make money from the deals you post & they don't have to do anything for that, except provide the deals on the front page. They just take their cut from the retailers.
#32
[SIZE=2]I run TOMTOM on my Treo 750V and I don't leave home without it. Great for speed camera heads up.[/SIZE]
#33
Why is this legal?
Speed kills, I KNOW.
Why don't people just stop breaking the law and then you wouldn't need to know where the cameras are.
#34
MadLover
Why don't people just stop breaking the law and then you wouldn't need to know where the cameras are.


I wish life was that easy. I reckon business would grind to a halt if everyone truly stuck to every speed limit.
#35
its legal because it lists where all cameras are. it doesnt know if the cameras are 'on' or not. as all cameras are apparently in accident blackspots, then knowing where they are can (suposedly) make you drive safer through that region

it does actually work like that to a point, as soon as my TT beeps i doublecheck my speed, so its doing it's job
#36
Kulaak
I wish life was that easy. I reckon business would grind to a halt if everyone truly stuck to every speed limit.


I totally disagree. I find it kind of distgusting myself that these are allowed. If there was a device that allowed people to avoid being stopped for drink driving would they buy that too?
#37
MadLover
Why is this legal?
Speed kills, I KNOW.
Why don't people just stop breaking the law and then you wouldn't need to know where the cameras are.


Sorry to tell you, but speed doesn't kill.

Inappropriate speed kills.

How many people die as a result of going 80mph on a motorway instead of 70? Let me tell you.. its not going to be many. If speed alone kills then why would germany have autobahns? I wonder...
#38
williegofar
I totally disagree. I find it kind of distgusting myself that these are allowed. If there was a device that allowed people to avoid being stopped for drink driving would they buy that too?


I find it disgusting that people brake hard at cameras and then speed up afterwards. However, such devices allow people to prepare in advance for making sure their speed is appropriate. Other people speeding is their choice.

Does anyone else agree that at speed cameras, you tend to spend more time looking at your speedo than you do the road? Exactly. I dread cameras, because you always get one idiot tailgating you who barely stops in time ... argh!

Also, Nissan (I think) have a device that immobilises your car if it detects a given amount of alcohol on your breath. It's obviously not commercial yet, but it could well be an option in the future, and I bet it would be purchased by a lot of people too ... "sorry dear, the car won't let me drive home, so I am staying for a few more drinks. You'll have to come and pick me up I'm afraid ... " :giggle:
#39
OrangeJuice
Sorry to tell you, but speed doesn't kill.

Inappropriate speed kills.

How many people die as a result of going 80mph on a motorway instead of 70? Let me tell you.. its not going to be many. If speed alone kills then why would germany have autobahns? I wonder...


Agreed - inappropriate and poor driving is a killer. Everyone speeds at some point (even if just a little), so nobody is an angel. I bet you more people die in car accidents from sheer inability and ineptitude of other drivers' awareness, rather than speed.
#40
MadLover
Why is this legal?
Speed kills, I KNOW.
Why don't people just stop breaking the law and then you wouldn't need to know where the cameras are.


Blah blah blah. If the government was serious about stopping people speeding all cars would be limited to 70mph.

You'd have to be a muppet not to realise that the treasury has become hooked like a drug addict on the cash raised from driving infractions. :roll:

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