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Alternatives to Sirius Satellite Radio? [message #89684] Sat, 02 February 2019 11:22 Go to next message
musicluvr is currently offline  musicluvr
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Registered: December 2018
Baron
A free subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio came with my car when I bought it. I've enjoyed this freebie for several years now, but it will expire in a few months. I'd like to know if there are any alternatives or am I stuck paying for Sirius if I wish to continue having satellite radio.
Re: Alternatives to Sirius Satellite Radio? [message #89725 is a reply to message #89684] Tue, 05 February 2019 17:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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Registered: November 2017
Viscount
Definitely double check, but I think most car devices are tied to specific radio bands, especially when they're preinstalled as part of the package deal. You should be able to tell just by looking at your satellite radio and if it's branded SiriusXM you might be out of luck with switching. Besides that, SiriusXM pretty much has a lock on the market. There's not much choice out there.
Re: Alternatives to Sirius Satellite Radio? [message #89735 is a reply to message #89684] Wed, 06 February 2019 20:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Hi, join the surprised masses. Not only does Sirius / XM cost after the "trial" period, they also provide the Nav, Info and Secuity features that you may have. Some of which are of dubious value. One thing that may save you a few dollars is to get the basic music service vs the expanded one that comes with most vehicles. You will not miss the other features and it about half the cost. I still have about 70 channels.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Alternatives to Sirius Satellite Radio? [message #89749 is a reply to message #89735] Thu, 07 February 2019 13:11 Go to previous message
musicluvr is currently offline  musicluvr
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Registered: December 2018
Baron
For some reason, I figured there were lots of choices out there, but I see satellite radio is similar to our cable providers. We only have one cable provider in my neck of the woods. I have a GPS unit already, so I don't need that. I guess I'll look over my Sirius radio options since I believe it auto-renews month by month.
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