Traffic Condictions not maps!
Whilst it is inconvenient to not be able to update the TomTom with the latest maps, it is not the end of the world as we know it, but it is ALL plus services that are down, that means you can't check the traffic whilst you are on the move, you can't find out where the mobile cameras have been put etc etc, the list goes on.
Everyone is perfectly correct about the maps but the other services are what folk have paid for, I want to avoid traffic jams this Bank Holiday, but without the update service being available, I won't be able to do that and I will just get stuck like everyone else instead of going on a scenic detour that works !!!
Sorry, however, I am one of those old fashioned kind of folks who when he buys something from a shop, believes that it should work. I bought a TomTom that was supposed to be the latest and greatest and guess what, as soon as you put the software CD in, it says "This software is out of date, please download the latest version" and guess what again, when you do, the new software doesn't work, it has flaws in it that make it next to useless.
If folk are happy with this then fine, but I believe if you buy something it should be fit for the purpose you bought it for. Old fashioned kind of idea I know, but one I believe in :-)