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The start up sez I need updates I have a garmin 225w nuvi premium bundle but I don't want to pay for it, this thing was $$$$. Who knows how to update for free?

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There re no such thing as free updates. Garmin have always overcharged for their maps. Sell It and buy a cheaper GPS is about your only option if you can't afford the maps. Besides 3.5 GPS are now too old for most map companies to support. Start looking for a 4.5 or 7.0" GPS with new ,maps cheaper than an upgrade

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  • dennis bullard May 29, 2010

    You can continue to use it as is.forever. but remember that eventually you will need new maps as the areas change.

    I repair GPS and sell maps for Marbella Altina But let me say that replacing a GPS with a new model is most times cheaper than buying new maps.

    Try buying on Ebay, some second hand GPS are last years models because people change them up. You can pick these up cheap most times with maps more modern than your corrent one




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