Sirius XM, Anyone Have It?

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Harvey Harvey
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Sirius XM, Anyone Have It?

New CRV came with 90 days of free Sirius XM.  I didn't use it, I guess cheap me figured I've never had it, never even thought about it, why risk getting hooked.

But the new car doesn't have a CD player (technology too old I guess). I used to rely on about 20 CDs for tunes in the mountains where radio selections are minimal and my (Verizon) phone has very limited service so I can't use YouTube for tunes.

Zelda was using the car one day last week (she's not skiing yet, post-op) and when she picked me up she was listening to some great tunes. Me: "hmmm you using the Sirius?"  She: "yea I really like it."

So it works in the mountains, the sound seems better than regular radio, no commercials obviously. I'm thinking of going for it, even though I'll probably never use it in summer.

The version they give you free is limited, like 10 channels. I think the full version is $15 a month.

Anyone have it, use it, like it, wish they never signed up?  Free trial ends next week, trying to make a decision.
"I'm all about Clouding Out. I'm a teleskier now!" —tBatt
Joneski73 Joneski73
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I’ve had it for close to 10 years now.  I got hooked on it from my free trial when I purchased my truck.  I never listen to regular radio anymore.  I pay quarterly, although you may get a better deal if you buy a whole year upfront.
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The Jeep came with the 90 day trial, which we used some, but not a ton.  We let the free trial expire.  Once we started doing longer drives with the Jeep to ski country and the Cape we realized we really missed it.  Signed back up, and we use it quite a lot.  It’s good, and worth the money IMHO.
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Brownski Brownski
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Harvey wrote
Anyone have it, use it, like it, wish they never signed up?  Free trial ends next week, trying to make a decision.
I had it at one point, really enjoyed it, but let it go as an unnecessary expense. I spend A LOT of time in my car. The focused music channels are nice and having the TV news channels is really helpful. News stations are so repetitive that having additional channels to flip through is great. On the other hand, it is often blocked by bridges, trees and severe weather and you have lived half a century without it so you can probably continue to do so. I’m sure your new car has a USB port. Why not load up your CDs on an iPod or a tablet and just let it shuffle?
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
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Harvey wrote
Anyone have it, use it, like it, wish they never signed up?  Free trial ends next week, trying to make a decision.
I had it at one point, really enjoyed it, but let it go as an unnecessary expense. I spend A LOT of time in my car. The focused music channels are nice and having the TV news channels is really helpful. News stations are so repetitive that having additional channels to flip through is great. On the other hand, it is often blocked by bridges, trees and severe weather and you have lived half a century without it so you can probably continue to do so. I’m sure your new car has a USB port. Why not load up your CDs on an iPod or a tablet and just let it shuffle?
On the other hand, I have to admit that every time they run the free two week trial I use it a lot
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
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Had it for about a year after free trial in 2015 then cancelled.   Experienced the challenges in the valleys of the ADKs.  However, Fall 2017 (3 months ago) turned it back on, as they offered six months for like $30 ($5 a month if paid up front).   Happy with it again, do not listen to news or sports, just music, and noticed during multiple trips through SW dacks to Gore, and also a couple LP/WF trips, do not have the issue of blocked signals.  

Same vehicle and radio so they must have made positive changes (listen up Verizon) and I will definitely keep, even when back to the $12 or $15 per month. Does FM still exist?  Kinda like Netflix, no more ads ever for me.
Harvey Harvey
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I hadn't thought about the terrain blocking. Does the weather affect it?
"I'm all about Clouding Out. I'm a teleskier now!" —tBatt
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If anything, cold clear would improve it.  Was not cold in the positive examples above.  Definitely cold clear improves cell service (vs XM satellite).   Have a full bar during this -20 weather when normally no service here in my valley.  So cell service yes, satellite, not sure if weather impacts.  Great XM improvement again terrain not impacting anymore (although in city buildings will, similar to GPS on an iphone map
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Have had it in the minivan since 2008.  We got a deal on a subscription good as long as we keep the vehicle.  It has 245,000 miles and still going strong.  Use it on long drives (200-600 miles in a day), especially when driving in the mountains.  Rarely lose the signal even heading to Lake Placid.

I have a few channels programmed and rarely listen to anything else.  Listen to the old time radio shows the most.

My husband just did a deal to add it to his car for 3 years.
Harvey Harvey
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Zelda was like ... "ok Mr Cheap what are you saving your money for? You spend a lot of time in the car in winter, go for it!"

Welp it's my birthday (more or less :) so I sprung for Mostly Music, $13 including tax.  Very pumped got a lot of driving in front of me the next 2 days!  I'll be hummin when I get out of the car at Platty tomorrow at 8am.

Thanks for all the input, you guys/gal sold me on it.
"I'm all about Clouding Out. I'm a teleskier now!" —tBatt
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