I pulled the trigger (XMP3)

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After thinking things over, I finally decided to get XM. I bought an XMP3 with home and car kit for $229.99 and a 4-year performance service plan for $29.99.

I plan on getting a Lifetime Subscription with the Best of SIRIUS when it gets here.

I'll keep you posted on what I think when it gets here.
 

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XMp3 is cool. But in Alaska? Really? Hopefully you are able to get decent XM reception up there. That's just one of those places SIRIUS will be a lot better from what I've heard.

I'm not going to be in Alaska for much longer, which was one of the major reasons I decided to get it.
 

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Really? Where are you moving? That's cool. AZJoe says Alaska is getting way too crowded anyway :smug:

Moving back to the west coast.

shabadoo25 said:
It's a shame you didn't go through TSS. I paid a LOT less than you did for mine.

The car kit is included for free, also SIRIUS XM honors Best Buy's Performance Service Plan (which is good for 4 years).
 

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After thinking things over, I finally decided to get XM. I bought an XMP3 with home and car kit for $229.99 and a 4-year performance service plan for $29.99.

I plan on getting a Lifetime Subscription with the Best of SIRIUS when it gets here.

I'll keep you posted on what I think when it gets here.

Hex:

Curious but what made you get the XMP3 over the SL2?

Also, to be clear, I don't care which device you got (i'm not going to slam you for getting one versus the other) I am just curious as to why one over the other.

Since I am dying for a new toy, I would love a new portable but with no wifi, i'd have to pass on the xmp3.

Just wondering why you got one over the other.
 

TX WJ

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You didn't ask me, but here is my answer anyway.

I went with the XMP3 because XM with the Best of Sirius is better than Sirius with the best of XM.

I get MLB, Better Political Talk, and more Sports talk, have XM with Best of.
 

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Hex:

Curious but what made you get the XMP3 over the SL2?

Just wondering why you got one over the other.

I would still like to get the Stiletto 2 (but I want to wait until I "break-even" on my lifetime sub before using my first radio swap).

If there isn't a new Stiletto 3 or something announced by next year, then I'll get a Stiletto 2 to use as my primary radio (I already have the "Best of XM" on my SIRIUS radio).

Like you, Wi-Fi is a must for me (especially for when I travel abroad).

Why did I get an XMP3? Honestly, I just want a new toy to play with until SIRIUS comes out with a new portable and I like the sound of being able to record up to 5 shows while you're listening to another.

But like I said, once SIRIUS releases a new portable, I'm switching back (and I'll keep the XMp3 in the house for home recording or something).

:siriusdog:
 
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I would still like to get the Stiletto 2 (but I want to wait until I "break-even" on my lifetime sub before using my first radio swap).

Unless they combine the billing between the two services in the next 3+ years, you're going to have to open a Sirius Subscription in order to to use a Stiletto 2 :shock:


Like you, Wi-Fi is a must for me (especially for when I travel abroad).

Unless I'm mistaken, the XMP3 is not Wi-Fi capable :worried:
 

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Unless they combine the billing between the two services in the next 3+ years, you're going to have to open a Sirius Subscription in order to to use a Stiletto 2 :shock:

I've had a lifetime subscription with SIRIUS for 2½ years (it includes the internet access and BOXM package). My SIRIUS account is good for life (which means I'm not canceling it).

The timing is another reason I'm getting a lifetime subscription with XM right now. By the time I break-even with SIRIUS, I will only have 21 months to go before I break even on the XM side.

Unless I'm mistaken, the XMP3 is not Wi-Fi capable :worried:

It not, he asked why I chose the XMP3 over the Stiletto 2, and I was telling him that I haven't chosen it OVER SIRIUS, and that I still plan on getting a Stiletto 2 next year if there they don't announce a new SIRIUS portable.
 
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Well maybe by late next year we'll have a clear understand of their path to consolidate billing and maybe even spectrum. I know if I had a lifetime that would most likely get moved over to XM, I am not spending more money on an SL2 or vice versa for that matter.
 

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I've had a lifetime subscription with SIRIUS for 2½ years (it includes the internet access and BOXM package). My SIRIUS account is good for life (which means I'm not canceling it).

The timing is another reason I'm getting a lifetime subscription with XM right now. By the time I break-even with SIRIUS, I will only have 21 months to go before I break even on the XM side.

It not, he asked why I chose the XMP3 over the Stiletto 2, and I was telling him that I haven't chosen it OVER SIRIUS, and that I still plan on getting a Stiletto 2 next year if there they don't announce a new SIRIUS portable.

Oh, ok. I didn't know you also had a Sirius Lifetime Subscription :shock:

It works out great. I've been using my Sportster Replay for over 4 years. I really only use it in rental cars :)
 

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Why did I get an XMP3? Honestly, I just want a new toy to play with until SIRIUS comes out with a new portable
:siriusdog:

Best Reason In the World--you just need a new gadget.

Trust me, I understand. i am DYING for a new toy but have not come up with anything that is purchase worthy.