Can I add 'Best of XM' to existing SIRIUS lifetime radio?

mcf57

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I may be getting a Starmate 3 that already has a lifetime subscription. Can 'Best of XM' package be added later on if I want to? I know the difference normally between Sirius Everything and Sirius Everything PLUS Best of XM is $100 ($399 vs $499). Can I simply pay the $100 in the future to have Best of XM added to my lifetime radio?
 

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I may be getting a Starmate 3 that already has a lifetime subscription. Can 'Best of XM' package be added later on if I want to? I know the difference normally between Sirius Everything and Sirius Everything PLUS Best of XM is $100 ($399 vs $499). Can I simply pay the $100 in the future to have Best of XM added to my lifetime radio?

First, you need to check if the Starmate 3 is capable of the Best of XM package. Secondly, if you are the account holder, you may add Best of XM to your lifetime sub. If you are inhertiting the radio, you probably can't as lifetime subs are not transferable.
 

hyson

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First, you need to check if the Starmate 3 is capable of the Best of XM package. Secondly, if you are the account holder, you may add Best of XM to your lifetime sub. If you are inhertiting the radio, you probably can't as lifetime subs are not transferable.

I believe you can check via the Sirius website to see if that radio is compatible. You have to access your account settings and check the EIN - that's what I did for my Sportster 4 to find it wasn't compatible.

Also, SIRI doesn't necessarily need to know that it's "your" new radio if the previous owner is on board with that, ya dig?
 

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The person is asking how to obtain the Best Of XM package not how good or bad it is. :rolleyes:

You are correct, but what I did was buy an XM radio & get the Best of Sirius. Works out better that way :)
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TOM C.

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You are correct, but what I did was buy an XM radio & get the Best of Sirius. Works out better that way :)
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Better deal? Best of XM was dropped to 1.99 until last month, and may be still. I re-up before the last increase and got the 1.99 deal. Also if you do a lot of recording like I do, 5 hours of 197 & 6 hours of 100, the most stable radio for that is still the s-100 on the Sirius side not XM. S-2 and XMp3 both have lost recording issues and neither one has more recording capacity.

PS- do you think any radio coming down the pipeline will increase record capacity. Who cares about SD cards for mp3's, we all have iPods and Zunes for that
 

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First, you need to check if the Starmate 3 is capable of the Best of XM package. Secondly, if you are the account holder, you may add Best of XM to your lifetime sub. If you are inhertiting the radio, you probably can't as lifetime subs are not transferable.


+1.
I would guess that it isn't compatible with pulling the best of xm.
 

semipenguin

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Better deal? Best of XM was dropped to 1.99 until last month, and may be still. I re-up before the last increase and got the 1.99 deal. Also if you do a lot of recording like I do, 5 hours of 197 & 6 hours of 100, the most stable radio for that is still the s-100 on the Sirius side not XM. S-2 and XMp3 both have lost recording issues and neither one has more recording capacity.

PS- do you think any radio coming down the pipeline will increase record capacity. Who cares about SD cards for mp3's, we all have iPods and Zunes for that

An XM Radio with "BoS" is far better than a Sirius Radio with "BoXM" no matter what the price. "BoS" offers much more :)
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I just can't believe they haven't found a way to give us baseball this season. What a huge disappointment.
 

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Better deal? Best of XM was dropped to 1.99 until last month, and may be still. I re-up before the last increase and got the 1.99 deal. Also if you do a lot of recording like I do, 5 hours of 197 & 6 hours of 100, the most stable radio for that is still the s-100 on the Sirius side not XM. S-2 and XMp3 both have lost recording issues and neither one has more recording capacity.

PS- do you think any radio coming down the pipeline will increase record capacity. Who cares about SD cards for mp3's, we all have iPods and Zunes for that

Best of Sirius has the same price deal for XM radios.

An XM Radio with "BoS" is far better than a Sirius Radio with "BoXM" no matter what the price. "BoS" offers much more :)

+1
 

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An XM Radio with "BoS" is far better than a Sirius Radio with "BoXM" no matter what the price. "BoS" offers much more :)
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I got you. Its a programming decision. I agree with you on that.

Anyway I see nothing wrong with advising someone to look twice at a best of xm. Until they improve their offering why spend money on crap?