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Subscription Radio [message #74689] Fri, 30 November 2012 19:10 Go to next message
iLoveiPod is currently offline  iLoveiPod
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Do any of you pay for commercial free radio? I'm currently trying out a 2 week trial of Rhapsody, but I haven't made up my mind yet as to whether or not I'll pay for a subscription to the site.
Re: Subscription Radio [message #85339 is a reply to message #74689] Sun, 04 June 2017 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saxon is currently offline  Saxon
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There are a lot of good subscription radios, but I suggest that you continue to do a couple of free trials before picking one. There's spotify, amazon music, and pandora.
Re: Subscription Radio [message #85350 is a reply to message #85339] Sun, 04 June 2017 14:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, I'm a long time satellite listener. It does cost about $20 a month, but I get what I want when I want it. Car, home, and on a portable player (looks like futuristic a boombox).

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Subscription Radio [message #85356 is a reply to message #74689] Mon, 05 June 2017 06:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
drake is currently offline  drake
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I've never tried this before but this thread is a definite eye-opener. Having said this, what does subscription radio offer that you cannot get elsewhere?
Re: Subscription Radio [message #85370 is a reply to message #85356] Tue, 06 June 2017 21:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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No commercials and with XM you can take it anywhere, car, home etc. It is great for travelling long distances. It doesn't fade out. There are a very few dead spots (like in tunnels) but not nearly as problematic as anything else I have tried.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Subscription Radio [message #86059 is a reply to message #74689] Mon, 04 September 2017 18:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kirkman is currently offline  Kirkman
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I've had trials of Sirius radio. I noticed immediately that it has the same repetition problem as traditional radio and the DJs are just awful. I use the free version of Pandora and have a USB drive packed with music in my car. Then I only get repetition if that's what I want.
Re: Subscription Radio [message #86286 is a reply to message #74689] Fri, 06 October 2017 18:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
goodsounds is currently offline  goodsounds
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I have a student discount on Spotify which is half off original subscription. I listen to Spotify way more than when I was just on the free version because I don't have to listen to annoying and repetitive ads, and I have unlimited 'skips' and I can personally pick the exact songs I want to listen to. Although, once I am not on student discount anymore, I'd have to reconsider if it is worth it.
Re: Subscription Radio [message #86288 is a reply to message #86286] Sun, 08 October 2017 10:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
moss24 is currently offline  moss24
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goodsounds wrote on Fri, 06 October 2017 18:52
I have a student discount on Spotify which is half off original subscription. I listen to Spotify way more than when I was just on the free version because I don't have to listen to annoying and repetitive ads, and I have unlimited 'skips' and I can personally pick the exact songs I want to listen to. Although, once I am not on student discount anymore, I'd have to reconsider if it is worth it.

Would you have to prove that you're a student to get that discount? I think I'd consider subscription radio, if I had the chance. I will have to check online, to see what's available, at what price.
Re: Subscription Radio [message #86302 is a reply to message #86288] Tue, 10 October 2017 23:15 Go to previous message
goodsounds is currently offline  goodsounds
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@moss24:
Would you have to prove that you're a student to get that discount?
Yes, you have to enter your email, first name, last name, school, and date of birth, and then they have a company called SheerID verify if you are indeed a student and can use the student discount.
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