They're an underhanded company (as most are). My daughter had a basic satellite package for like $13/mo. She got music, news, and some of the comedy channels. When it renewed, it went up to $18/mo, but they recommended the "mostly music" package for $13, just like before. She went with that, but it's got no comedy channels, just music, news, and religion.I've been a subscriber since 2004.
I've always paid for the All Channels deal.
Recently I was thinking why not go for the middle deal, less channels, but still have most of the music ones.
It's worked out. Saving $5 a month or so, and I haven't noticed a difference.
I still enjoy the service.
They do have CNN, MSNBC and Fox News audio only, which leaves a lot out when they show video, but is nice when you're on the go. I don't see any difference here, although it would lose quite a lot.Hey-yo! The Johnny Carson Channel (105) will run throughout October. It features classic episodes of The Tonight Show, which Carson began hosting October 1, 1962, and reminiscences of more than 50 comedians who have appeared on the show. But much of The Tonight Show is visual. Hearing it without being able to see it is pretty much pointless. Ed Ames' infamous tomahawk throw, for example.
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I had my daughters car radio (a Sirius unit) on a six month promo package - which expired last month. I called in and asked if I could get the $4.99 deal for a year. I was told they have a Select Lite package which does not include streaming - so it works out to $6.06 per month, way better that the approx. $13 it would normally be. Did not have to haggle, just asked nicely and was told no problems. It good for 12 months.They're an underhanded company (as most are). My daughter had a basic satellite package for like $13/mo. She got music, news, and some of the comedy channels. When it renewed, it went up to $18/mo, but they recommended the "mostly music" package for $13, just like before. She went with that, but it's got no comedy channels, just music, news, and religion.
They've also been pushing this listen "outside the car" crap. It's their misleading term for streaming. They say their service is improved, because now, listening outside the car is included. Wonderful. Here's what they really did. They got rid of the satellite-only option on the all-channels service. Big improvement, right?
I listen to Sirius in my car by streaming on my phone. But wait, that's what they call "outside the car". I'm so confused.
I employ my old cell phones as media hubs. I disable every app, put them in airplane mode, and just use the wifi to stream SXM. I've done this with 3 of my old phones. Right now, I have one bluetooth-linked to my home theater receiver, the other to my indoor/outdoor speakers.As for listening outside the car, we have been doing that for years - data and internet free - with the eclectic collection of boomboxes that have accumulated. Some requiring a decent clean and removal of dust, grime and drywall vinyl paint - it keeps me off the streets at night. .... and no being minutes behind listen to sport.
I have an old coworker friend (my age, but long-time friend) who, until last year, walked around with an iPod Touch in his shirt pocket, not an iPhone. When we'd meet for a beer, he'd announce his arrival by emailing me via the restaurant's WiFi. I work with a lot of strange people.You just invented the Zune!
You'll be rich!