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I have a Magellan RoadMate 1220 I purchased in 2009. Can I

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I have a Magellan RoadMate 1220 I purchased in 2009. Can I get it updated ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,
Sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your GPS.
Your device MAY have updated maps available, but being an older unit, even those maps may be a few years past current, and may have to be paid for (the updates were not free back in 2009).
May I ask if the device still operates well - with the current maps installed?
I only ask so I will know if it might more cost effective to look for a newer unit (most come with free map updates these days), or to try and update the current device.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it still operates fine.
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
OK - I did some checking and found that the device should be able to be updated - to at least the 2010 maps, at about $80.
And it MAY be able to be updated further, if you have a windows computer and use the "Content Manager" program and connect your device to the computer. You can see both of those options on the following page:
IF IT WAS ME, I would install and run the Content Manager program (that's free) and CHECK to see if the current updated maps are available.
And then make a decision - based on what a NEWER device would cost - that would come with Lifetime Map updates. I say this because I did a search of Amazon and found a more modern device with these updates for about $100. I have a link to my search results below.
Please let me know what you find or if you have any more questions.
Thanks, ***** *****
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
I see it has been a few days and I just wanted to follow up to see if you have any more questions concerning this issue or if the issue was resolved.
I look forward to any further questions or results that you may have.
Thanks, ***** *****