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Old 04-24-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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satellite radio cost?

I was just curious cuz i've never had it before, but how much is the satellite radio cost around per month once the free year is over?

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I was just curious cuz i've never had it before, but how much is the satellite radio cost around per month once the free year is over?
It's around $12-$15 per month and they throw in some odd charges as well...I am considering the lifetime subscription as I love my Sirius and will have one as long as I have a vehicle...

I can't give you an exact cost as my account has two radios on it and the 2nd unit is a lesser cost...so it's kinda confusing as to the cost of one by itself...

Again I think the lifetime subscription is the way to go...one time payment...done!

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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Mine is just under $15 a month, total.

Or...
you could go to their website and check it out! They may have some super spiffy savings plan that only YOU could qualify for TODAY
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #4
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Mine was also about 15 bucks a month. I'm thinking I need to get it again, I really enjoyed it. Definitely give them a call and see what sort of deal you can work with them... they will usually cut you something to keep you on. Sat radio companies need to retain all the customers they can.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Normal package is $12.95/month, can be a few bucks more with some premium channels or they offer a cheaper "ala carte" plan where you can choose what channels you want.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:44 AM   #6
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XM plays a shell game. If you are willing to shell out $180 or so for an annual subscription, then that is what they will tell you is the best available price. But if you push them on it they will come down to about $85 for the year.

My subscription was due to expire the end of this month so I called them. When I told the rep that the service wasn't worth that much to me, he connected me to a cancellation rep. That rep looked at my account and saw that I was on a $77/year promotion rate and offered to renew me on this year's promotion rate - just a bit higher to account for a "royalty fee". So now I have the service for $85 or about $7 per month.

I think they make you do that dance on the assumption that most folks will just pay the higher rate, but they would rather have you at a lower rate than lose you entirely.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:50 AM   #7
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I know with all the commercials on "Regular" radio satellite radio sure seems worth it in the end, everytime we have a rental with it, thats all we listen too... And about $15 a month is what we were finding. $7 a month would be a dream! LOL
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:36 AM   #8
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The best I got was $109/year. I'm happy enough with it; beats listening to commercials and I get blues, bluegrass, hair bands, classic country, etc. ---- all at the touch of a button. Almost anywhere.
Priceless, really. Especially for us old guys that can remember wheeling before there were even ATMs or PCs.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:50 PM   #9
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I don't remember what the lifetime subscription was (400-500 I think), but I've got it on two vehicles. IMHO it is the best bet if you enjoy Sirius (or XM). The subscription follows YOU, not the vehicle. For example, I bought my wife's subscription a few years back. Sold the ride and replaced it with a new car. The subscript followed along. Figure after 4 years or so of having the subscription it'll have paid for itself.

'course if you are debating about getting it at all...just see how many regular radio stations you DON'T get when wheeling out in the middle of nowhere.
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I have a lifetime Sirius subscription on my MINI that stays with the car; it was their "audio package" at the time and also has Hi-Def radio.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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Too much, I dropped my sub..

If you have a I-phone, Android phone for sure, and also many internet capable phones you can get either Pandora, or Groove Shark for $36 a year.

I hook my android phone to my AUX jack and get coverage anywhere there is G3, or regular cell coverage.

If you have Sprint cellular with internet service and 3 or more phones you get Pandora free.

You can try Pandora for up to 40 hours a month on line for free, Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music but you have to pay the $36 a year for it to work mobile.
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Mine just ran out about a month ago. We'll actually Feb was a year but it didn't stop working for over a month after. They will send you all sorts of stuff in the mail. I was getting stuff saying $144 for the year plus fee's and taxes. I called them up and asked them if that's the best they could do. They then said they could give it to me for 50% off but that was still coming till like 90 bucks after taxes and fee's so I said no thanks. They then got it down to somewhere around $65. So I said ok and got it for that
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I paid $132.09 for a years subscriptions 2 months back.. But I just love the radio. Didnt have a cb on the trails and were listening to satellite the whole time. It was a blast..

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