This is a general discussion about lifetime subscriptions that you are likely to get bundled with a satnav / GPS product that covers free updates of maps, traffic information etc. Forum users often ask how long is 'Life' and the stock answer appears to be 'For the life of the product', but how long is that?\n\nMagellan are saying the life of their products is only 2 - 3 years :-\n[QUOTE]From a Megellan website :\nFor all lifetime map subscriptions, lifetime refers to the useful lifetime of the device, considered to be 3 (three) years from the date of manufacture. For all lifetime map subscriptions, you will receive map data updates when such updates are made available on Magellan's website during the device's useful life for that compatible Magellan device. "Device's useful life" refers to the period during which the device has all required technical capabilities, including sufficient memory capacity and current operating system, to download and use current map data. A device's useful life is considered to be a maximum of 3 (three) years from the date of manufacture. A device will be considered past its useful life if it is more than 3 years old or if no updates have been downloaded for more than 2 years (24 months).\n[/QUOTE]\n\nBut do they terminate updates after this period?, I can say that some (if not all?), Garmin 'Lifetimes' are good for at least 5 years and maybe a good deal longer\n\nWhat are other user's findings ?