01-15-2010, 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by DAB
I think for me it is how much better the music is on Slacker, along with the SQ, plus the customization and even creation of my own stations that make the $4.00 per month a no brainer. Even already having XM equipment and being invested it is worth it. But the key componant you have missing is portability, but you and I even have different outlooks on that. I prefer an all in one device, you seem to like having separate devices. i.e. Phone, SL2 etc. I walk out my door everyday with one device that does it ALL.
SQ seems the same as the Sirius Internet Stream for me. The things I like is I can get rid of say Phil Collins and Salt + Pepper from the 80s channel. Things I don't like is the commercials.
As for devices, I have the SL2 and I like it. I do not currently have a phone which will do anything more than phone. I have a palm pilot for my organization. When my phone comes up for renewal I may upgrade to a Palm Pre and combine these 2 devices. If the data plan is reasonable, I will take it. At this point Slacker becomes available portably. The justification for $5/month is greater (they charge me more). I do not need to have just one device but I don't want to have 25 either. I would not get a new device just for Slacker.
However, if I do it, and can use a US proxy, and I can do the same trick I did with Sirius XM and it accepts my Canadian CC, then I can get the cheaper rate.
Right now I will try for the 30 days. The commercials are already annoying.
XM subscriber since 2005/12/05:
- Pioneer Airware (LIFE, wife)
- Tao (son)
- OnyX (daughter)
- Pontiac G5 (XM Canada)
Sirius subscriber since 2007/12/06:
Creative Labs 32Gb Zen owner since 2009/02/02
- Stilletto 2 (LIFE)
- Premium Internet
Slacker Plus subscriber since 2010/01/15
Apple Black iPhone4 32Gb (iOS 5.1.1) owner 2010/08/16 --> 2012/08/25
Apple Black iPhone5 64Gb (iOS 6.1.3) owner since 2012/10/03
Apple White iPhone5 32Gb (WIFE) owner since 2012/12/14