Introducing TomTom GO Mobile, a free Android app

~ World class navigation with real-time traffic information now available in South Africa ~


Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 March 2015,TomTom (TOM2) today launches a new navigation app with TomTom Traffic in South Africa. People can now experience TomTom’s premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up to 75km every month at no additional cost. * Drivers can upgrade to unlimited driving with a simple in app purchase.

Sharing the same user interface as the award winning TomTom GO satnav, the mobile app now helps drivers get to their destinations faster, every day. With offline Maps, TomTom Traffic, superior routing and Speed Camera warnings, the app is the ideal travel companion for mobile users. The new app features a global map licence so South African drivers can use it all over the world ** even without a network connection***.

“The TomTom GO Mobile app for Android is made for drivers who want to experience the best of TomTom on their smartphone,” says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer. “We entirely rethought our Mobile solution so every driver has the chance to try navigation with TomTom Traffic. Now all android owners can avoid the traffic jams and get to their destinations faster, every day.”

The app is free to download, and users can drive every month for 75km at no additional cost****. Users can also choose to subscribe to unlimited driving for one year or for three years as needed.

The app is now available to download from the Google Play store for free.


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