Just Bought a couple of SP C330 Garmins For Xmas it has V8 City navagator North America NT does any one know if Gramin will issue the v 2008 for free or do you have to buy for $69.00
You definitely should be able to get V2008NT for free since you purchased it after May 1st. Some Garmin reps may suggest you can't upgrade but many on this site have been successful !
You won't be able to get all the maps on the GPSr but you can load Lower US maps on the Unit and Canada & Alaska Maps on an SD memory card in the C330 slot.
I did it that way along with many others at this site.
Various threads in POI Factory tell exactly how to do it !
i'm raybonz brother, russ7364. i am new to this and i just bought a c330 today. it is my first one i ever owned. i like it but was kinda bummed out to find that upgrades are not included on street maps. i would be interested to find out how to get the 2008 maps for the unit. thanks
You search, and you shall receive...
There are tons of threads on here about maps and how you can get them for free or paid. Do a search on 2008 maps or garmin upgrades and I am sure that you will get all you want to know nad more
Just a quick note to say hello and welcome aboard! Like I told you over the phone this is a great site.. Just as I suspected the C330 has last years maps. You can always try calling Garmin's toll free tech support and see if they will send you the 2008 maps. It can't hurt to try! Either way I think you'll find your way around, just pay attention to where you are at all times and you'll be fine. No matter how you look at it owning a gps is better than just paper maps..
I agree, call Garmin and you should get free map updates.
Register your Unit at My Garmin .com and that will help you in getting your Update. I am told that the C330 is now Discontinued ( it is still a great unit) so they may not want to give you an Update that they have to pay for knowing you probably got your 330 for about 130 bucks...But Good luck. And Welcome
We all love your brother, he is one very nice guy and has been with us since the very beginning. I am glad to have you here.
Hi Russ: I own the garmin c330 it does not have the latest maps. I've traveled with it from Canada to Florida and out to the mid west with very few problems. Even if you don't get the latest maps you have made a great choice and will enjoy traveling with the c330. This is especially true if you bought it at today's low price.
Funny this Gps unit is on the GPS magazines do not Buy list..It says even though this was the best Selling unit last year it is Dated...and the maps are Old. It doesnt have the SIRF chipset..
Well all that aside the Maps are Easily update able, And I have never lost Signal with it. I dont understand how a magazine can tell people info that is so wrong. the 330 is very easy to use, and very accurate. I love mine..and will keep it till it dies. I sure would not have sold mine Used as cheap as they were this weekend...:c)
discontinued? It probably is, but if you check...quickly because I'm sure it will change soon, it's not currently on the discontinued list..the 320 and 340 are.
Therefore you should technically be able to receive the update on a newly purchased unit. Try calling and talking to someone else. It may be worth a shot. Then again, as mentioned there may not be significant map differences in your area.
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