TomTom has officially announced the availability of its Map Update ServiceTM for U.S. and Canadian consumers, allowing access to one year of quarterly map updates, for a one-time fee as low as $39.80, or $9.95 per map release.
All map updates are available for download through TomTom HOME, TomTom’s desktop software application. New maps become available every quarter for the duration of a user’s subscription, and each map update incorporates all changes in the road network that have been validated by Tele Atlas. Subscribers will be alerted to download the latest map update as soon as they are available.
The Map Update Service is available to all TomTom customers, with subscription prices for US and Canada Maps. Prices will vary depending on the TomTom device model.
GPSReview.net has reported that you will need to have or upgrade to the latest map before being able to subscribe.