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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:26 AM
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I've also been a longtime XM subscriber and love the ability to ride cross country and always receive the same stations. Plus, they have a good variety of channels for everyone. As for the customer service aspect, I've experienced both bad and good. The most recent was very good. They handled my request in a very efficient and professional manner. That wasn't always the case in previous encounters. But, my most recent contact with them was good!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:21 PM
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It came with our new car for a several month free trial. But the reception in town and to our kids' place 50 miles north was regularly being blocked by tall buildings, trees and mountains (on the way north). Too much of an irritant to keep it.

Maybe we're too far north. I live at the north side of Greater Vancouver, up against the mountains. A colleague has it on his Goldwing and likes it, but he lives 15 miles south of the mountains where it's flat.

Just something to check out in your particular location.

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Good golly; I never realized there was so much to learn about XM radio services!! Many thanks for ALL the info!! It's going to take me a few days to digest the info, but already ordered the XM Onyx unit and a12v outlet from EC. Again, many thanks for the info.

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My boss uses XM in his truck, and every 3 months he calls to "cancel" his subscription. They offer him a 3-moth deal of $9.99/mo. to stay on, and he takes it. Then, 3 months later, when the "deal" expires, he calls to cancel again and repeats the process.

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No one really gave a good explaination on "streaming".
In simple terms it is listening over the internet. Many sources have streaming. IE radio stations, Pandora, Spotify, etc.
XM offers an option to stream from the internet using any internet capable device such as phone, PC, IPad etc. You do not use an XM radio to listen to XM stream.
To stream XM it cost more then the basic service used by your XM radio.
I stream music at home on my PC and save as MP3 files, and then play them on the bike from my MP3 player.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CatatonicBug View Post
My boss uses XM in his truck, and every 3 months he calls to "cancel" his subscription. They offer him a 3-moth deal of $9.99/mo. to stay on, and he takes it. Then, 3 months later, when the "deal" expires, he calls to cancel again and repeats the process.

He needs to call and fight for the 99.00 per year plus the music royalty fee makes it about 10 bucks a month.

Today's Purchase Details

Initial PackageSubscription TermCharges

XM Select (1 Year )04/28/2016 - 04/28/2017$99.00

U.S. Music Royalty Fee$13.76

Subscription Credit($0.83)

Total Charges$111.93

works for me.


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