Well, kids, we had a good run. According to an anonymous tipster (and apparent Dash Express user), Dash Navigation shot out an email last night saying that service and support for Dash Express will be discontinued as of June 30, with no new subscriptions available after today. If you went for contract service (as opposed to the ol' month-by-month) you should receive a check pro-rated for your outstanding balance at some point. But then again, if that is the case, you probably received the email as well. Unless, of course, this is all a big hoax -- one that is targeted at an extremely small segment of the population and which will, ultimately effect no one. But that doesn't seem likely, does it? The company offices don't open for a couple hours yet (we know, we called) so we'll tell you if anything changes. Until then, you can read the aforementioned email after the break.
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 11:00:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Dash Navigation service update
From: "Team Dash"
Reply-To: "Team Dash"
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We will be discontinuing service and support of the Dash Express product effective June 30, 2010, no new month to month subscriptions will be sold after today (May 24, 2010). Your loyalty to our product for the last few years is truly valued and appreciated.
We will issue prorated refunds to customers with an outstanding balance on their remaining pre-paid subscription. Our month-to-month subscribers will simply see their service expire automatically on June 30, 2010.
In order for us to process your refund, we will need you to verify/enter your mailing address here
We thank you for your support of the Dash Express product.