Well, everyone else has got one, and I thought it was about time, I got a real TomTom. I’ve been using my phone for a while with a bluetooth GPS and TT, and after the mobile speed camera incident, I thought it was about time I upgraded to the latest maps, speed camera database from the guys over at Pocket GPS World (probably the best speed camera database in the World!), and live traffic services. (not forgetting bluetooth handsfree for the mobile phone - want to be legal now, don’t we PC Copper!).
The TomTom GO 520 is not the latest offering by TomTom, but you still get the latest “Map Guarantee” within 30 days of purchase, and I think they are a bargain at £127, from CPC Farnell. Elsewhere on the Internet will have you paying £160 - £199 notes! Purchase soon, the offer will not last long, as I believe these have now been discontinued by TomTom.
I’m using the Tom Tom with Live Traffic via Bluetooth mobile phone using GPRS, rather than the RDS antenna, which is another cable in the car. But the reason for this blog post is I’ve found a little bug, which on occasion, the Tom Tom loses the “dial-up” string to “dial the GPRS” connection. In the picture above, you can see there is an incident 10 miles away, with a delay of 1 minutes due to car breakdown.
So if your Live Traffic function no longer operates on your Tom Tom, and when setting up ther service manually, it prompts for login script, which should be automatically entered, this is what you need to enter.
The login script is constructed: at+cgdcont=1,”ip”,”Access point name”,”",0,0
e.g., Orange becomes: at+cgdcont=1,”ip”,”orangeinternet”,”",0,0
This is for GPRS!