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SISO

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So funny thing happened..I signed up for a free slacker premium trial a week ago. The trial is for a week. I forgot to cancel.

So, I'm stuck with Slacker Premium for a year. I have it on my blackberry and iPod Touch, is there any reason to get an actual Slacker player? I figured I might as well take advantage of the $45 I accidentally spent.
 

mrpacs

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ROFL. I wouldn't spend money on the Slacker HW if I were you. I use the Slacker app, (when it works), on my iPhone.
 

SatRadioRules

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Depends. I have the G2, which I love. Then the app came out for the iPhone, which I have. I use the G2 in the gym (I don't want to use the iPhone in the gym), and the iPhone in the car (iPHone dock, aux input). I will continue to use both. However, if I had the iPhone app first, I might be hesitant to get the G2. I'm glad that I have both. I'd go for it if I were you! It weighs NOTHING, so it's great when you are working out, jogging, etc.
 

Jon

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I may eventually get a G2 to keep in the car and at home. I use the iPhone app pretty much everywhere else. I've got designs on a 120GB iPod to replace my busted 80GB first.
 

DAB

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Yeah I definately think having the G2 is worth it. I also have an iPod Touch, which of course means you must have Wifi to use it. I am not a big fan of having music applications on my phone. I have a phone to make and receive phone calls, which I gets probably 2 dozens or more of each day. So trying to use a phone to stream music just wouldn't work for me. I love the iPod Touch Slacker application for some limited use. But I find more often than none I am using the G2 because I can take it with me anywhere. I also find that with the G2 repeats happen less often because you basically can listen to a complete station before it starts playing over again. On the web based devices I find repeats happen much more often.

The G2 also just keeps getting better and better. New release of firmware today adds auto off when power is removed and a sleep timer. GREAT!
 

lronglien

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G2

I have a G2 and the iPhone ap, as well as a Squeezebox that gets Slacker. I agree with DAB--you're going to want the G2--it is so small and lightweight. Its not a bad buy. If you look on eBay you can get a 4GB for about $160, so its not too bad.
 

DAB

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a plus for me is I use the g2 when I'm on the phone

Agreed! It would be very annoying to have to stop listening while I am on the phone. I like my G2 because I can have it at a volume acceptable for me to listen while its quiet and also while I am on the phone handling business or talking with family members.
 

JMII

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The nice thing about the G2 Player is the ability to LOAD all your stations up and listen anywhere, even if you can't get a cell or wifi signal.
 

mynameisjamie

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So, I'm stuck with Slacker Premium for a year. I have it on my blackberry and iPod Touch, is there any reason to get an actual Slacker player? I figured I might as well take advantage of the $45 I accidentally spent.

On your Blackberry you can cache the stations so if there isn't any signal, it's ok! I've been using it for the past few days and I love it. Having used both a G2 and a Blackberry I like being able to listen on my blackberry on Bluetooth headphones. When a call comes in, the music pauses and I take the call.

It does slow up my phone a bit though. So trying to look up the train schedule take a little bit longer but at least I have music while I'm waiting.

So... My point is why don't you just get a nice and big microSD for your Blackberry?