"Map Software can not be unlocked"0.5 starson by shinklee
Pros: No pros... very poor qulaity.
Cons: Very greedy and dishonest company.
Summary: Magellan requires their software to be unlocked over the Internet before the buyer can user it.
Bad part... the software locks itself after several months. Then the customer support claims its the customer's pc thats the problem and promises to have the "supervisor" call back.
I am sure this is a ploy to force the customer to buy a second license. Why? because no one calls back and there is no reason why Magellan should lock the software after several months!
The original license serial number becomes useless in unlocking the software. Magellan server will not allow a reinstallation of the same license.
Hence, the user can only use it for a few months. Over $100 out the window.
Garmin's software is of very low quality also, but at least it does not require a Internet to unlock it.
I whole heartedly recommend not buying a Magellan GPS or any of their software.