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Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

I have had XM Sat radio since 2005 and have never paid a retail price for a subscription. To get a 5 month deal for $25 simply call to cancel a month before the free year ends. Tell them you are unhappy and wish to cancel. You can get this deal everytime.

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Re: Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

Even for free it's not worth having. Cuts in and out way too much. Not just in my Jeep...but in the variously branded demos my wife drives as well. It does not like trees or hills.
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Re: Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

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Even for free it's not worth having. Cuts in and out way too much. Not just in my Jeep...but in the variously branded demos my wife drives as well. It does not like trees or hills.
farther south it works much better.

I am surprised to hear from your post that latitude seems to matter that much for Sirius based service, i thought their crazy orbits covered Canada as well as the US.

I haven't paid much attention in the past few years to sirius tech but maybe our radios are feeding off the XM sats which are lower in the horizon with geosynchronous orbits. I know the previous ~5 cars I had with sirius all had radios with ESN's that were just a bunch of numbers. My '14 durango has letters and numbers so maybe it's got more XM infrastructure?
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Re: Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

so I went googling. Seems there's something of absence of information for the last several years about the technology in the services. The wiki pages for example are way old.

I did find this forum post:

XMFan.com :: #1 Fan Site of Sirius XM Satellite Radio ::

which seems to indicate that circa 2013 chysler had started switching over to xm based "siriusxm" radios from previous sirius based systems. The post says the Ram (and viper) were first- if i recall the 2013 ram was the first to have the version of 8.4 uconnect that we have. So I think it's a safe bet we have XM radios. And that jives with crappy service for north of the border.

Also poking around some more and it looks like sirius radios had 12 digit numerical serial numbers. My previous Chrysler vehicles, including my wife's 2013 minivan, all had that sort of ID. XM radios on the other hand had 8 digit letter/number id's. My 2014 Durango has an 8 digit ID with letters. So Think that about confirms it. We have XM branded as SiriusXM

The forum post above, and other things I've read, as well as common sense, all point to siriusxm at some point shutting down one of their duplicate systems and going all XM (or maybe all sirius). Assuming it's XM and their geosynchronous sats I wonder what they plan to do for Alaska and Canada?
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Re: Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

My free trial period will end in a few days and I was sure that I would not pay for it because of how often I would lose signal. Well a week back I updated the radio system and amazingly it has cut back on the number of times it loses signal on my daily commute. There still is one area where it cuts out for several seconds but I now get little sounds as I go through it and on the highway where you never should lose signal I only got a few split second drops that were short enough that you still could follow what was being said on the radio. Not sure how an update could make the radio better but now I am contemplating Keeping Sirius.
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Re: Price after 1st year Sirius/XM trial

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Well a week back I updated the radio system and amazingly it has cut back on the number of times it loses signal on my daily commute.
How is this accomplished, updating the radio system?
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