Anyone ordering a Trackimo for a Mavic should note!

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  1. kykayak

    kykayak Well-Known Member

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    Ive decided to order a Trackimo for my Mavic. Most every store only carries the 2G version. In January of 2017 AT&T will discontinue 2G service. At that time T-Mobile 2G will take over for Trackimo 2G devices. I checked coverage for T-Mobile in my area for 2G service and there is none. If you buy a Trackimo it will likely stop working in January 2017. I've email the company 3 times asking if I can send my 2G device back and get the 3G device, if I pay the differance. They have not got back to me in two weeks!! Is this company a joke or a scam? Why are they still selling the 2G devices???
     
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    FYI, you can buy the 3G version directly from Trackimo here or here on Amazon.
     
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    kykayak Well-Known Member

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    I understand that but most places are only selling the 2G version. Why?
     
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    msinger Well-Known Member
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    Perhaps 2G service isn't going away worldwide or many people have T-Mobile coverage (I know I do).
     
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    This is true, however there is little to none here in KY. Looks like they would let me return and pay the difference since the device is new!
     
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    msinger Well-Known Member
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    Yes, that would certainly make sense. I'm in the same boat as you though. I emailed Trackimo twice over the past 6 months and heard nothing back from them. I've had no trouble with the Trackimo device itself though. It works very well.
     
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    Yeah it works great for me now. Can't get any support though. There are gonna be some unhappy people come January though! :(

    Anyone can check 2G T-Mobile service here. https://orion.freeus.com/coverage-map.aspx


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    I made sure that the tracker I want, Yepson One Personal Tracker, uses both T-Mobil in addition to AT&T, that way I won't be affected by the 2G shutdown, plus it is waterproof and the same size as the Trackimo, uses GPS, GSM, & Bluetooth for multi-layer tracking. You can check it out here.

    edit: After comparing sizes looks like this one is longer than the Trakimo so may not work.
     
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    msinger Well-Known Member
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    The Yepson is actually larger and heavier. Here's how they compare:

    Trackimo:
    Size: 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.7 inches
    Weight: 1.4 ounces

    Yepson:
    Size: 3.4 x 1.8 x 0.7 inches
    Weight: 1.6 ounces
     
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    Yep, I noticed that and edited my post, to bad as the yepson looks good. .2 Oz isn't a concern, but the difference in length is.
     
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    How do folks plan to attach these to the Mavic (and where)?
     
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    There aren't many potential mounting locations for a tracker. I'm thinking of trying to attach one via a strip of velcro in one of the following locations:

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    $200 for two years of Trackimo, plus $200-300 for two years of some type of insurance (assuming one replacement), vs. $800 (or less) to replace the drone...leaning towards neither and accepting the risk.
     
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