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[Android] City Maps 2Go Pro or Premium Offline Maps Free (Was $19.99/$26.99) @ Google Play Store


Came across this on HUKD, thought it might be appreciated here too :)

Supposdely a great app to save on expensive mobile charges if you're lost abroad for example. Premium version is better than Pro version.

Steps to get the free pro or premium version:
1) Download the standard version of the app from the Google Play Store
2) Open the app. From the menu, select "Redeem a code"
3) Enter the code PROSUPP (for pro version) or PREMSUPP (for premium version - you must manually enter these codes, do not copy and paste!
4) You should now have pro access to the app for free

About the app:
▶ IN-DEPTH CONTENT: Unlike other offline map apps, CityMaps2Go features photos as well as tips and comprehensive in-depth info for millions of places.
▶ WORLDWIDE COVERAGE: CityMaps2Go covers the whole world. More than 150 countries, 60000 destinations, and 50 million places!!
▶ WORKS OFFLINE: CityMaps2Go works online and offline. Saving you from data roaming charges in foreign cities or connectivity problems in national parks.
▶ PLAN TRIPS: Remember and save all the places you would like to visit. Create lists and have your travel ideas ready when you need them.
▶ DETAILED MAPS: Explore your saves on a detailed worldwide map. Navigate streets, footpaths, and bikeways wherever you are.

Hope this helps someone (stuck in the middle of nowhere)!

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  • +11

    I can vouch for this app. It is very useful in the countries where Google Maps is not available.

    • Same here but for the iOS version which looks identical

    • +2

      Doesn't Waze and here allow you to do that?

      • +13

        Waze is more for motor vehicles as opposed to just being a "map" app.

        Here is probably a better comparison - but I don't know what's actually better. I think Here is always free?

        This is something that usually costs money which is now free, which gets us off… :D

        • Here is always free. I have only ever used them for navigation and have no issues with either.

          Yes I think that last part you mentioned is correct. Had cost now free.

    • +4

      As in countries where you can’t access Google maps, or countries which aren’t mapped on Google maps? I’m trying to work out whether it’s worth setting up, but I’m happy to pre download google maps (or use a VPN) for countries which just block access to it.

      • You can't do that for Japan or couldn't the last time I checked at least.

        • +7

          Pretty sure you can - I downloaded a map of Tokyo for my last trip. Just open the Google Maps app, select offline maps and select your own map. It's a pretty hefty download if you select a large area like that, though. About 1.5gb for my Tokyo download.

          • +3

            @AngusD: Didn't work for anywhere in Japan when I tried in September

    • +7

      Where have you used it, out of curiosity? The main countries where I've been "stuck" without Google Maps are probably South Korea and China.

      China: Baidu Maps
      Korea: Kakao Maps/Naver Maps

      For Korea, I personally found Naver better for public transport - but pretty sure that requires data.

      • +3

        Naver has offline but it requires an account, which was…difficult without speaking Korean.

      • +15

        China: Baidu Maps

        do you get bonus on your citizen score if you opt-in?

        • +3

          Not if you visit the homes of people with bad citizen scores.

          • +2

            @AngusD: No doubt next helpful feature - phone pop-up, “You’re entering proximity of a dubious citizen, may affect your score!”

          • +1

            @AngusD: You get scored by Equifax, what's the difference?

            • +2

              @dotJaz: Bad Equifax scores won't prevent you from being allowed to travel via public transport.

            • +2

              @dotJaz: Equifax score me on whether I pay my bills on time, not who I associate with or what opinions I express or whether I use the "ScoMo Thought" app on my phone every day. Although that last one is pretty easy, since staring at my phone's blank screen when it's locked is basically the same thing.

        • +1

          As a Chinese I seriously don't know what exactly is a citizen score

        • Just pay the corrupted officials to get the highest score. 1 USD = 1 score ?

    • +1

      It doesn't even seem to have navigation (with public transport), which is the most basic requirement these days.

    • Osmand+ is better in terms of power/data (contour mapping, vector calculations, more up to date maps) and much cheaper!

    • Thought you could download Google maps offline tho

  • +1

    Thanks OP

  • +16

    If I redeem and uninstall, will I have the pro when install later?

    • +20

      Tried that myself. You lose it.
      Also tried Titanium backup & restore. Still lost it.
      (used premium code, but assume it would be same prob for pro code)

      • +57

        If you create an account and verify your email, when you uninstall and install again, then log in using the same account, the premium comes back

        • -12

          This would be great but this seems to contradict what battler says…

          I wonder who's right..? The only missing part is maybe he didn't verify his email.

          Actually, going off WeePaulie's comment below, it sounds like both of you could be right but battler didn't make an account (i.e. it was nothing to do with Titanium Backup)

        • got error messages couple times when signing up, that sync and signup have failed.
          ok, changed username to a more complex one.
          Still failing.

          Seemes they wanted complex password, or the server is just hammered?
          Upper + lowercase + number + special character + long, then it worked

          • @payton: I'm trying a 20 character password and still no success. Maybe a server error?

          • +2

            @payton: Give smokemo#1fanboi a go.

            • -7

              @DisabledUser67242: Keyed in butthurtleft17! and even the server thought it was a dumb ideology and didnt accept it. Go figure.

              Creepistalker230 didn't work either.

              • +2

                @payton: Probably already taken but try dunningkrugercon. Alternatively rwnjinvertebrate, although that could come up as a tautology.

                • -1

                  @DisabledUser67242: It was amusing to see a headless chook writing 31 comments worth of tirades resulting from its head being planted inside it's cloaca.
                  Likewise funny is the fact that you started going after people who didn't even write or respond to you.
                  Long after the dust settled, you were still editing your comments to jv over there. Guess it was very important to you to have the last say and "win the argument" in your deluded mind.

                  You're obviously starved for attention, so please seek help with your mental health. Good luck.

                  • +3

                    @payton: I didn't count his comments but I'm surprised you'd talk about your bestie like that. Just out of interest was your proverbial chook headless or not?

                    Did you manage to find the sarcasm you upvoted over there or like him did you only realise your error after being challenged? It didn't take even an iota of brainpower to see who upvoted him. Like you, most of them didn't have the ticker or nous to join the fray to help your struggling conrade out.

                    The RC will be interesting eh? As plenty have said in regards to the mass destruction of the environment, animals, and people's lives- what does it take to wake some people up from their smugness and complacency? JSMill was right about many things but never more correct than when he said: "Although it is not true that all Conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are Conservative."

                    • -3

                      @DisabledUser67242: I upvoted jv because he had multiple times pointed out how deluded you were in thinking that you know it all, and anyone who doesn't share your thinking must be wrong. Your arrogance in that thread was astounding. As mentioned, you have your head up your ass and you think the air there is wonderful :)

                      I wasn't "helping him out". The upvote to jv was because he made it clear to everyone that you dearly wanted to be the internet police and shouted down anything that you don't approve of - to the tone of 31 comments on one page. Hell, I didn't even reply to you and you started flaming me. The sign of an angry, defective mind crying out for help.

                      • +1

                        @payton: Possumbly: "Climate change is real".

                        You: "You're deluded".

                        Righteo. I can who is deluded here.

                        • -7

                          @DisabledUser222687: Ah yes, the currently popular theory can never be exaggerated, inaccurate or wrong. Let's just believe it and shut down any discussion or criticism of it.
                          Careful you don't sail off the edge of flat earth, you'll miss your bloodletting appointment.

                          • +1

                            @payton: I like how the person who relies on the overwhelming data and consensus of basically every credible climate scientist is being called the flat earther, while the chud with no evidence and a "gut feeling" is totally the mainstream holder of truth.

                            Do you even listen to yourself? Who do you think "nasa" represents in your flat earth-climate analogy?

                            • -2

                              @DisabledUser222687: What do you think the 'overwhelming consensus' on those beliefs were, at that time?

                              Your mate there did a lot more than just singing the gospel about climate change by the way, and I criticised him on those, not about his stance on climate change.

                              Guess your 'gut feeling' prompted you to just skip past all that and you went nuclear as soon as the words climate change came up on your screen. Righteo.

                              • +5


                                What do you think the 'overwhelming consensus' on those beliefs were, at that time?

                                Ah that old furphy, which attempts to equate modern scientific systems and knowledge with that of our ancestors centuries ago when science was in its infancy. You picked a poor example for obvious reasons but that's understandable. Next time I suggest you try "continental drift".

                                Yes, one of the enduring tenets of modern science is that it is never finished, 'we' can always know more and refine data, models and knowledge. That's why there are public conferences, scientific publications, and peer review. Is this system perfect? Far from it but it's better than uninformed, arrogant and clearly biased opinion, or possibly worse still - pseudo science promulgated by vested interests, including some current and retired scientists.

                                Here's my simple question for you -

                                In your opinion, where do you think the huge amount of greenhouse gas generated by human activity (including farmed animals) goes, and what effect do you think it has on global climate?

                              • +2


                                What do you think the 'overwhelming consensus' on those beliefs were, at that time?

                                That the earth was round? Eratosthenes proved that in like 270bc.

                                The whole "people thought the earth was flat in the middle ages and they'd sail off the edge" is an urban myth perpetuated by movies, you Gronk. Much like climate change, go do some research on the topic before running your mouth off.

                                • +1

                                  @DisabledUser222687: Fact V obdurate belief/opinion. You're in danger of shaking the fragile basis for his whole knowledge system - pub talk, anecdote, and conservative doctrine.

                                  The battle to enlighten the ignorant has gone on for centuries. Our ancestors thought education was the answer but it appears they may have overestimated (or more probably not forseen) the effect modern egoism and ideology would have on rational thought.

                          • +3

                            @payton: I don't recall you or your conrades attempting to discuss [anthropogenic] climate change at all. That would be because you know nothing about the science but believe your obviously ignorant opinion should have equal weight to that of tens of thousands of qualified and experienced scientists.

                            Science is always open to informed debate. Lies and invention have no place in that discussion. Climate scientists have published data and peer-reviewed papers on a huge range of highly techinical issues regarding the causes of global warming, and the consensus remains the same. Their sccience, including models, is there for all to see and criticise - and that has happened within the science community for more than a decade.

                            Here's a website which discusses the hundreds of myths promulgated by deniers and skeptics. I suggest you take a few hours to read it. Commentary is provided by scientists and explanations are divided into basic and intermediate. There is also a provision for asking questions and engaging in debate. https://skepticalscience.com/

                          • @payton: Discussion wasn't "shut down" in the other thread and since you were invited to tell us your considered opinion you've suddenly gone quiet. Why would that be?

                            • +1


                              Discussion wasn't "shut down" in the other thread and since you were invited to tell us your considered opinion you've suddenly gone quiet. Why would that be?

                              You can neg all you like payton. Your silence tells us all we need to know.

                      • +2

                        @payton: Unlike you and your arrogant and ignorant cohorts, I don't think I know "it all", I understand I know very little. That's why I try to inform myself but defer to those with far more extensive knowledge, training and experience. I've followed this issue for years and seen all the myths and furphies. The most recent change of tack for deniers is to claim they accept the science, with the obvious undertone that it's exaggerated and there's nothing significant we can or should do about it.

    • +17

      I actually tried this as I was curious. If you install but don't make an account it will not save the upgrade as it's not tied to an account.

      If you make an account, then uninstall and reinstall, it will work. I can confirm 100% from my experience.

      • +6

        How do I create an account (Android)? I can't see this option anywhere in the menus and I wasn't prompted to create an account.

        EDIT: Found it! It's the LOGIN button at the very top of the menu.

      • +2

        It's timing out trying to create an account.
        Hopefully it's just the server getting hammered and they haven't pulled the plug completely.

        • Same. Sign up failed.

      • +1

        Yep. I just tried this as well and can confirm it works. Cheers!

  • Thanks Op. installed

    • +1

      Worked after redeeming code. Thanks.

      • +13

        How exactly would it work before being redeemed? :P

        • +2

          LOL exactly what I was thinking..

        • +1

          a wise man once said, people die if they are killed. i suspect sskanth is related.

    • +1

      Worked for me 1 minute before you posted (PREMSUPP)

  • +7

    What's the difference between pro and supp? Which coupon should I use for the most benefits.

    Edit: premsupp is the way to go. More expensive

    • +14

      Premium offers all the features of Pro plus the following:
      - Future upgrades to all Premium versions
      - Customisable makps and lists with different shapes and colours
      - Super fast premium support

  • Thanks great

  • -2

    by tomorrow either the city maps 2go company will declare bankruptcy or you will be the OZ legend and hit more than 1000 liked

    • +1


    • +3

      No such thing as a free lunch, so I really don't understand an instant 100% discount being purely positive. And I read it happens occasionally. So that answers some questions, but still weird.

      No complaints, just a busy brain.

    • +1

      relax, they have been giving away free maps since '13


      • Don't think any of them were premium though!

  • Anyone know of a code for the IOS version of this app?

    • +16

      Use the code on android and then login on ios. It works.

      • Thanks

      • +2

        And I'm thinking, in anticipation of a "I don't have an Android", you could maybe try Nox, or some other PC Android emulator as your Android device.

        • After fluffing around for almost half an hour, I couldn't change my device to a phone on the Mac app, guessing that's the reason the app would not install, I ended up using the redeem link on the web!

      • Not able to SignUp

    • +3

      See this post: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/8227176/redir

      I've also posted the more direct link which you can redeem the code. Once it's redeemed and tied to your Ulmon/CityMaps2Go account, it'll show up on your iOS app when you login with the same account.


  • This is so ridiculously good that I am getting worried to be dis-honoured tomorrow morning… it has already over 2k votes on the HUKD. Almost too good to be true :-)
    But in any case, thanks a lot OP, great map for the outback parts without any mobile coverage. Great App.

    • +3

      I don't think they will dishonoured…..
      I check my iOS history, the pro version was been free few times long time ago..

    • +2

      Why would you be worried? It's not really going to impact you, you just lost something you didn't have less than 24 hours ago.

  • +3

    Am i doing something wrong or you can't use these maps for travelling and navigate a to b like with Google maps? Thank you

    Any suggestions to use some other maps then google maps but that use Google's traffic situation monitoring and search style of places etc? Thanks all

    • +3

      Waze… which is now owned by Google anyway.

      • But that won't work offline - which seems to be a primary selling point of this particular app, otherwise you could just stick to Google Maps (albeit with some differing features)

        • Unless you select an area to save offline…

    • +3

      Try herewego maps. Used to be the default on Windows Phones and was great. Can also save maps for offline use, which came in great when travelling.

      • Also using Here Maps, didnt know it went free, I got it free or for .10 cents in a sale many many years ago, along with Osm+.

    • I can't find that feature either. I'm thinking of deleting the app.

  • Silly question, is there a place to check what version you have? I put in the pro version and didn't read the premium version was better. Now I've added the premium code and it said it worked but want to make sure.

    • Uninstall it and reinstall with Premium Code. It should work but need to create account and verify it so as to save the upgrade. Cheers

      • -2

        Not really the question I asked, but thanks for trying anyway.

        • His solution will "make sure" you are using premium

          • @Salmando: sigh Thanks for pointing that out. My question still stands. Is there a way to know you have it for sure, otherwise in future they can just rescind it without you knowing as it doesn't seem to show it anywhere, or does it? That is my question.

            As for his little tip, I did thank him for it.

    • https://app.citymaps2go.com

      If you want to double check it's redeemed to your account. Just put in your details and the code.

    • +17

      Idk mate, if only the op would write it in the description or something

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