: Why do I still have SIRIUS?



Destroyer
01-13-09, 11:46 PM
I bought my '05 RAM Daytona a few months ago and it's got an aftermarket Pioneer DVD flip screen. Anyway I have access to all Sirius channels. I'm a bit uneducated with stuff like Sirius and all but I always thought you had to pay a monthly fee for the service. Has this changed?

Jesda
01-13-09, 11:53 PM
I gave an XM tuner to a friend of mine. The account was closed over a year ago but he still gets a signal with all the latest channels. For some reason, the refresh signal never made it to his radio.

Sirius also had a habit of keeping old radios active to claim more subscribers when it was competing with XM.

tman2093
01-14-09, 08:42 AM
Sirius used to be 13 a month for all of their channels. They now offer more flexible plans. I pay 10 a month or music only, i dont care to have the talk or sports channels. You can also pay 17 a month to get the best of XM package, where you get all sirius and selected channels from XM. Unnecessary as far as im concerned.

Destroyer
01-14-09, 08:47 AM
I wouldn't pay for it. The sound quality is not that great compared to a CD and there's only 2 channels that I listen to anyway. I'll keep for as long as I'm not paying for it. :cool:

billc83
01-14-09, 08:56 AM
I get Sirius through Dish Network on the TV, but rarely ever listen to it. Here's a quick question though: did they cancel Backspin, the old-school hip-hop channel? I think it was 43. Turned it on one of those rare days and it was gone!

Rolex
01-14-09, 09:00 AM
Could be the last owner bought a year of service in advance. When the subscription ends they'll cut you off.

Patrick7997
01-14-09, 09:20 AM
Rolex is right, eventually it will stop. The XM in my Escalade worked for ahwile, and then stopped.

I kind of like it. On my drive home from florida a month ago, I caught all 3 NFL games... I like XM 142 also, and I like that as I drive out to no-man's land, where I work, the signal is still perfect.

XM 150 is uncensored comedy, which is nice...

I am probably addicted, and will have to keep paying.

I took out the XM with the best of Sirius, so it's like $20 a month....

Their stock is about to be delisted though, it's sunk down to nothing.... The days of satellite radio may well be drawing to a close, unless someone buys the wreckage and restarts it.

I'm not sure why I'm paying for it, to be honest, from a business model sense. It still has commercials. I'd think they'd want me to hear the commercials. They should be giving it to me.... but even charging millions of us $20 a month, they can't make it go, so whaddoIknow????

Rolex
01-14-09, 12:44 PM
Their stock is about to be delisted though, it's sunk down to nothing.... The days of satellite radio may well be drawing to a close, unless someone buys the wreckage and restarts it.


In another recent thread I have predicted XM/Sirius will be bankrupt within a year. Between their outsourced customer service, poor record keeping, and bring you a commercial filled lineup, I don't think I'm going to renew this time. And I've been a subscriber for 5 years now.

thebigjimsho
01-14-09, 01:25 PM
I get Sirius through Dish Network on the TV, but rarely ever listen to it. Here's a quick question though: did they cancel Backspin, the old-school hip-hop channel? I think it was 43. Turned it on one of those rare days and it was gone!Yeah, it got bumped after the merger. :(

Blackout
01-15-09, 10:34 AM
I currently own Sirius and after having a life time subscription I fail to see how anybody would ever want to listen to free radio again after having satellite radio

EcSTSatic
01-15-09, 12:17 PM
I plan to get an HD radio for my Ford Escort project daily driver. For the same money as analog I can get better quality sound with HD. I guess I don't spend enough time in the car to be concerned about $$ content.
My friend's chiro office has satellite.

c5 rv
01-15-09, 01:50 PM
My friend's chiro office has satellite.

My understanding is that buying a service like this that includes the PRO royalties or using royalty free CDs are the only way you can legally play background or on-hold music in a public place, like a business. Playing regular CDs or a radio station over the PA system puts you in violation of ASCAP and BMI's rights.

EcSTSatic
01-15-09, 02:05 PM
My understanding is that buying a service like this that includes the PRO royalties or using royalty free CDs are the only way you can legally play background or on-hold music in a public place, like a business. Playing regular CDs or a radio station over the PA system puts you in violation of ASCAP and BMI's rights.

You know more than I do about it. All I know is that she pays for the service and pipes it thru the office.