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Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by GSX-WE4, June 2, 2015.

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  1. GSX-WE4

    GSX-WE4 Member

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    I received a letter today from Ford advising that a new map was available for $149. Ours is a 2014 so we really don't think it's worth $149 for that. Has anyone already purchased that update and do you feel it's worth it? It would have been great customer service if Ford simply offered that map upgrade free to their loyal customers.
     
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  3. DeepBlueSC

    DeepBlueSC Active Member

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    Funny how nobody seems to think these map updates have any value, yet everybody wants it. I actually listed the A6 update on this forum for $80 shipped and not a single viewer commented or PMed an inquiry...
     
  4. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Did they mention a card number? I believe the latest current one is A6.

    Peter
     
  5. OldSchoolDropout

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    So I guess these things are selling like hotcakes huh?

    I was actually wondering if anyone noticed any big changes / differences that made it worthwhile. I have the A4 card and it sufficient but could definitely stand some improvement and updates for the area I travel (Southeastern US).
     
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    I received a similar letter. How about if they offered the upgrade free for people who are still within the 3yr/36k b-to-b warranty period?
     
  7. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That would be nice but it'll never happen. The only time the cards were given out for free was if the MFT software required it.

    Peter
     
  8. Bobmbx

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    You can buy a brand new Garmin with current maps for that price.

    And:
     
  9. ieee_raider

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    I got the letter too. I assume it would be A7 but no mention and can't find anything online.
     
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    Just a delayed letter for the A6 card. If you want one bad enough I am getting some and they will be $60 each.
     
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    LOL, That's a huge delay... what, like a year?
     
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    One of these days these NAV map companies will go out of business and we will be stuck. Google Maps on my IPhone is free and is awesome. I also have Mapquest which is free, both give turn by turn directions and update their maps all the time and that is free.

    I still use my NAV in my explorer but how long can these companies last with competition that gives it away for free and actually works all the time? (Unlike my explorer NAV!)

    Just sayin!
     
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    What we need is some enterprising person to figure out how to transfer the google maps images from our smartphones to the NAV screen on the Explorer (insert car here). That person will make some $$ and we will be free of being tied into what they are selling at Ford (etc).
     
  14. peterk9

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    I'm not positive but I believe the SD navigation cards are from MapQuest.

    Peter
     
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    MapQuest is free on my Iphone though.
     
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    NavTeq
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thank you.

    Peter
     
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    I have some new sealed A6 cards. $65 shipped in the USA for those that may be interested.
     
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    Will these work on all versions of MFT?
     
  20. jmr061

    jmr061 Well-Known Member

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    Define all versions of MFT? All 11-13s should be running 3.6.2 and 14 and above 3.7 or 3.7.11. It works on all of these.
     

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