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Voice activation is not a option on the GO 720 model. I found a forum of users that give you plenty of information regarding this unit and its features. http://www.gpsreview.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1674

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As the TomTom is making beeping sounds, its a good indication that its not a hardware fault, it sounds to me its a software issue.

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I presume you have TomTom Home installed already, if not you can download it from
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