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Old 06-10-2015, 07:48 AM   #11
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We got sirius radio with our last 3 new vehicles . Seldom used , was not impressed, dropped service.

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Old 06-10-2015, 09:44 AM   #12
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The xm 2.0 service has better sound (for xm) but few have it.

I flip between about two dozen channels on road trips so have usually found something ok to listen too.

Tickles me that the cdn basic service gets nfl games, while the usa basic gets nhl plus others. I have not found need for full plan like Glenn.

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Old 06-10-2015, 10:05 AM   #13
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I have a separate thread going about a permanent install in our 19. Sirius/XM is great, we have 5 receivers in 2 cars, 2 at home and a portable that travels with us. I'm growing tired of running wires to power and the antenna in the trailer and want to hard wire it in.

Word to the wise, the fine print in your contract says they will automatically renew "at the current price". My initial price was something like $25/MO for 5 units. I forgot about it and noticed an $800 charge! I called and threatened to cancel and they dropped the price down to $400 year for all 5 units.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:41 AM   #14
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I guess the reason I like the sirius radio in my GMC is that the vehicle rarely gets used on a local basis. It is mainly our road trip vehicle so when I do hop in, everything is new to me. Loren
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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If you can get internet through the car or on an internet receiver, mine is through AT&T hotspot, you can tune into Pandora which is free if you don't mind an occasional advertisement. You can pick your genre called radio stations and get a good variety of music. For example one of my stations is Hank Williams Jr. I get some of Hank's music and lots of other C & W similar to his music. There is some repetition but not as much as XM. A subscription is about $4.00 per month.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:57 AM   #16
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Guess I'm old school. Grew up with Radio Free America. My '14 Silverado came with Onstar continuous coverage free for a trial period that ended after a few months and then they began charging me $31.95 a month. Nice little annuity there.

After a couple more months I told 'em to kiss off.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:13 AM   #17
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I think if you spend alot of time on the road, the Sirius XM is a good option. Unfortunately for me, I'm usually out of town for 3-5 weeks at a time on business, and my Sirius equipped vehicle just sits there. Once the "free" introductory offer for Sirius expires, I won't renew it. I have a Slacker account which I really like, because you can do unlimited skips and a number of other things that you can't do with satellite radio. The sound quality is much better as well, but of course, you need mobile internet access like a Verizon MiFi.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:47 AM   #18
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I love it. I got a lifetime sub.when they were new. I think it was around 400 bucks. Im use one reciever and move it from house to garage to vehicle. When camping I have a boombox with a seperate power station. Have taken it on horse packs to everywhere else. I hook it into the 12 volt plugs in and out of trailer, works great. Nothing like a a couple of micro brews and bluesville in the boonies.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:12 AM   #19
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It doesn't work where I live/drive....everytime I drive past a hill or forest I lose the satellite signal.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:16 AM   #20
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Works for me in the mountains and forests of BC, with occasional brief dropout. I just have the puck antenna sitting on the dashboard.

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