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Magellen Maestro 4040 code

False advertisement by TigerDirect and Magellen. that the Maestro 4040 comes with voice commands! Not true... I will not pay for false advertisement my confirmation receipt says I should have it and I would like to have it without paying for it...seems like a scam! To get people to pay exrta money.

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  • Tfirstladyyy Sep 28, 2008

    First of all If you read my message with comperhending it..It says the order confirmation receipt from TigerDirect says it comes with voice guidence and voice commands!!!!

  • Tfirstladyyy Sep 28, 2008

    So that is why I purchased it Montecarlo! Of you cain't help me don't respond with a nasty smart remark, that is not necessary!

  • Tfirstladyyy Sep 28, 2008

    You know Greaabb, when I talked to TigerDirect they said the same thing I said,,,,It should come with it and a matter of fact the are not selling it anymore the sales person at TigerDirect said. And the unit does speak to my for turn by turn directions, it works fine. TigerDirect also said the can send me another one,,because maybe the the I have is not working correct or i can get a refund oe get another model.

  • Tfirstladyyy Sep 28, 2008

    I don't want to respond to this anymore...I know what I was surpose to get with my purchase, this is not the first time I purchased something online, or purchasing anything for that matter. Take care!

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem & I went through the same thing with Tiger Direct & Magellan !

    Frank N Catini

    PS: Perhaps it time for a class action !!!

  • subsailor613 Mar 25, 2009

    i have same problem, The sale said, it comes with voice command,
    and it didn't , I called Tiger direct sales, and nothing,They said to call,
    Megellan, I did, they will do it for $ 99.00.I told Tiger, they LOST a customer, and I buy stuff from them all the time.



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Lets face it the machine does not do anything close to what the advertizment claims. Have yet to be able to get a live gps link to even upgrade its own software. The way its listed states that it has voice command evenn on the disk it speaks of how to load it. Not till you go to the website do you learn everything is to be bought. The only thing to do is get in touch with the credit card that you used to buy it. As they do give protection and will find the right connections. Since they have no probl;em proccesing cards for cash.

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Sorry Tfirstladyyy. I bought my Maestro 4040 from TigerDirect too. The advertisements clearly stated that an activation fee applied to unlocking the voice command. Perhaps you confused the text-to-speech function, which is where the unit speaks to you and is included in the price, with the voice command feature, which is not.

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  • greaabb Sep 28, 2008

    Tfirstladyy, let me get this straight. You are accusing Tiger Direct of false advertising based on a statement on your confirmation receipt? Since they don't send a confirmation receipt until you actually buy something, I don't see how you can call this false advertising. Advertising takes place before you place your order, not after. At the time you placed your order, all the advertising on the Tiger Direct website clearly stated that you would have to pay an activation fee to unlock voice command. You got exactly what you were promised at the time you made your decision to buy. As for Tiger Direct not selling it anymore, that is because they ran out of them. I was on their site today and saw a notice saying that they were trying to get more. Also, I would not put much stock in what the customer service person at Tiger Direct said. They are instructed to agree with an irate customer as much as possible in order not to lose the customer. Of course they will take it back, they'll just send it back to Magellan for refurbishing and then resell it.


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it is not a scam .then why did you bought it ,i did on my magellan maestro 4000 the firmware update and map but this unit does not come with turn by turn like the old roadmate700 which gave the option to turn on or off turn by turn voice.but what can you do that is life. regardless you must go to magellan website and do all the Upgrades and Maps Updates

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  • Magellan Maestro 4040 Voice Upgrade Magellan Maestro 4040 Voice Upgrade Welcome. You are about to retrieve an Authorization Code for an unlock code so that you can upgrade your Magellan Maestro 4040.
    To purchase an Authorization Code you will need to:
    • Login to your existing user account, or create a new Magellan user account.
    • Register your product if you have not already done so.
    • Have a valid credit card with a billing address in North America or Europe. (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover in North America, Visa or Mastercard in Europe).

    NOTE: This upgrade includes a new sound engine with a text-to-speech feature and an expanded vocabulary. This upgrade is non-refundable and non-reversible.

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I havent seen the TigerDirect ad up but:

1: Voice COMMAND is a $99 OPTION= It allows YOU to speak to the unit- (Speak commands TO THE UNIT, EG= select options)

The unit does NOT come with this feature enabled....

That said the unit DOES COME with SayWhere Text to Speech , that talks to YOU. (Hear when to make each turn, including the street name)

So to recap= 4040 talks to YOU, but to command the unit (You talk to the unit and it perform a function) it costs another $99

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