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Wont say street name

I recently bought the Garmin nuvi 255W. The specs indicate that this GPS says street name but mine wont. Any settings or the specs are wrong?

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  • khaled19765 Feb 06, 2009

    I selected a TTS voice with a name after and it worked!
    Thank you


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Make sure the Voice you select (Tools -> Settings-> Language-> Voice) has (TTS) after its name (TTS = Text To Speech).

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