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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #25 on: 09/17/10 03:44 PM »

Nothing better, always something to listen too :B:
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #26 on: 12/11/10 08:32 PM »

Pandora Radio is a far better deal than XM or Sirius IMO, that is, if you already have a smartphone and at least a 2GB dataplan.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #27 on: 12/11/10 08:47 PM »

What is Pandora Radio and why would I need a smart phone in my AV. :dunno:
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #28 on: 12/12/10 04:44 AM »

I just checked out  http://www.pandora.com/   and it's an OK internet radio option.

I don't have a cell phone let alone a smart one, XM is far cheaper than another phone bill. 
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #29 on: 12/12/10 07:50 AM »

I recently reactivated my XM. They offered me 5 months of service for $20. I'll see what they're willing to do when that offer expires. I love the Boneyard and Hair Nation channels.

 My five month deal recently expired. I had the "XM Everything" package, but wanted to downgrade to the "Mostly Music" package. I called XM (I couldn't do it myself on the XM website) and instead of paying $9.99/month for the "Mostly Music" package, they offered me "XM Everything" again,  5 months for $20. Now, I'm good to go until May 2011.

 XM's customer service sucks. I hate calling them. At least XM is willing to deeply discount their programming these days. I'll deal with their poor customer service once every 5 months if needed.

 I love my XM. The signal is always good and their music programming  beats the socks off of the local FM stations around here.

 $4 a month is a great deal.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #30 on: 02/20/11 07:00 AM »

I bought lifetime membership for few hundred.... had it for.. heck I forget...

and yes I wear out the comedy channels 

They want $271.95 to renew XMeverything for two years next month.

I really screwed up not buying the lifetime 7 years ago when I traded for the '04  :E:   

You need a magnifying glass to read the XM channel lineup card they sent me.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #31 on: 03/19/11 04:27 PM »

I just took advantage of the promotion of one year for $77 bucks(really about $90 after taxes, royalty fees). It's XM Everything so you will even get the sports. Just tell them you received an offer, or saw it advertised, from a friend, etc.

As for as for is it worth it?  I like the selection, talk, laugh radio, and sports...especially when they update the scores on the digital readouts!! So if you just tuned in and don't know the score, it's displays it.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #32 on: 03/19/11 11:35 PM »

I have the $77.00 deal on my first radio, on my 2nd and (brothers) 3rd radio, I use to have the $20 for 5 months deal. I have had that deal for about 2 years, I would call back to renew and always get the same deal. Now when I renewed XM said they don't offer it any more. The new 2nd and more radio deal is like $90.00 plus tax and royalty fee, about $102.00. Not a good deal anymore. I may have to drop the 3rd radio.  :'(
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #33 on: 03/20/11 03:34 AM »

... sports...especially when they update the scores on the digital readouts!! So if you just tuned in and don't know the score, it's displays it.

If you push that display button the announcer will tell you the score   ;)  If you have the same feed on AM/FM and get frustrated waiting for the score just click over to XM and I swear they will tell you the score as soon as you push display  :D

Not sure about this season but on XM MLB you can listen to either the home or opposing team broadcast, baseball season is so long it's nice to break it up and listen to what other team's announcers think of our Detroit Tigers.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #34 on: 03/21/11 02:47 AM »

 I recenty added XM to my desktop and BlackBerry.
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #35 on: 03/21/11 04:42 PM »

I must say i absolutely  :A: XM. I have had XM for quite a few years now (5 or 6??), and i cant say enough good things about it. I currently use an aftermarket XM receiver which i have carried over from a 96' Ram 2500 to a 2003 Xterra to my current 99' Ram 1500. When i pick up my Av, (2008 LTZ) the first thing I'm doing is activating the XM. A few of the key aspects i love about XM are the diversity of music, listening to the "live" (pre-recorded) concerts (XM55....Buffett is the best!!), and the amount of channels. Here in CT, we only have 1 country music FM station. XM instantly boosts that to 5 (that i listen to), and its just amazing. The only down side I've noticed is a few dead-spots (literally maybe a 1 second cut-out of signal, probably due to RF interference from businesses or communications systems on trains). Aside from that, listening to a concert really makes the time fly on some 3 hour road trips  :thumbsup:
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #36 on: 03/22/11 07:49 AM »

I just took advantage of the promotion of one year for $77 bucks(really about $90 after taxes, royalty fees). It's XM Everything so you will even get the sports. Just tell them you received an offer, or saw it advertised, from a friend, etc.

As for as for is it worth it?  I like the selection, talk, laugh radio, and sports...especially when they update the scores on the digital readouts!! So if you just tuned in and don't know the score, it's displays it.

I did this the other day, I  didn't mention the deal and they tried to sell me on the $271 deal, when I asked the lady said 'I will have to look that up'. I did end up with the $77 (which is $85 with taxes and fees)
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #37 on: 03/22/11 08:56 AM »

I have the $77.00 deal on my first radio, on my 2nd and (brothers) 3rd radio, I use to have the $20 for 5 months deal. I have had that deal for about 2 years, I would call back to renew and always get the same deal. Now when I renewed XM said they don't offer it any more. The new 2nd and more radio deal is like $90.00 plus tax and royalty fee, about $102.00. Not a good deal anymore. I may have to drop the 3rd radio.  :'(

I called back today and got the new 5 months for $25 deal that I found about online, for the 2nd and 3rd radio. Much happier now.......
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Re: Is XM really worth it?
« Reply #38 on: 04/04/13 05:26 PM »

I just found out that my 03 Av has XM Radio as well. I thought about re-activating it; but, is it really worth the price? I mean $130 a year is a little high for something I may not use much! I mean my wife talked me into Direct TV and we can never seem to find much worth watching! Opinions?

That all depends on how much you listen to the radio :)  I only listen to about 5 or 6 of the channels available, but I listen to them all the time.  I really like having CNN there to throw on as background chatter just to keep up to date on the goings on.

The one thing I've found I DON'T like with XM since I've been a subscriber (since before 2007 at least!) is when they change the channel #'s.

But in reality, nobody will listen to 90% of the station on it, but there's something there for everyone.

Very good for sports lovers as you get multiple channels for each major sport, broadcasting the games.
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