Is TomTom Traffic worth $20?

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Does it normally save you time? Is it as accurate as TomTom describes it? I just want to get a few takes before I drop $20.
     
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  3. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    really depends on where you live. i use sigalert.com.. its the only source that is accurate and kept extremely on time
     
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  6. Absolem macrumors regular

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    Jailbreak, and demo it then you will know(like it should be). If you like it than yes buy it.
     
  7. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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  8. err404 macrumors 68020

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    I'm glad I have it, but the traffic data itself is lacking. I often get warned of delays that I never see or am sitting in traffic when it says the roads are clear.
     
  9. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    What's also frowned upon is how Apple doesn't have some sort of demo system so OP won't have to ask questions like this and contemplate on spending $20 online.
     
  10. chriswitt macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Try the Beat the Traffic app first; it's free and works surprisingly well.

    If u hate it, then go with tom-tom.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That has nothing to do with Apple. The developer has a choice of offering a lite version or a demo. In this case, they didn’t.
     
  12. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I def think so. Much better then my Garmin Traffic.
     
  13. allonym macrumors regular

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    In the UK TomTom offers subscriptions for a day a month or a year. Is there no similar system for traffic in the US? I tried it for a day and then signed up for a year. I think it's great (in the UK at least).
     
  14. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Sure it does. Apple sets the rules. They could require a free demo/trial and developers would have to comply if they wanted their apps approved.
     
  15. err404 macrumors 68020

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    While I like the idea of the automatic 24 hour refund policy offered by the Android store, that does not mean Apples must provide a mirrored implementation.
    Apple offers two primary ways for developers to provide similar functionality for their users, if they choose.
    1. The developer can submit a trail version of the app and set any limits they feel are appropriate. This also allows for multiple full featured versions of an app that differ by funding models (paid vs ads).

    2. The developer can release the app for free with with limits on the functionality. Full functionality can be unlocked via in-app purchases.

    Also if an app does not meet the advertised functionality, you can submit a request for a refund.
     
  16. RobNYC macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone actually getting the traffic updates to work on their iphone? It seems it's been broken for months.
     

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