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I just bought the tomtom 130 s and I cannot get it to speak

I cannot get the one 130 s to sepak the street names? This was the reason I bought the more expensive one...how do I fix this feature? I just bought it yesterday and have tried everything

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Be sure to select a voice that is a "Computer Voice" not a "recorded voice" The GPS uses voice synthesis or "Phonems" to speak the text. not all voices support this. Change voice in preferencs to fix this!

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