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    XM at Home - Sirius in Car dilemma

    Hi all,

    I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find a recent answer on the web, so thought I would ask the Sirius forum.

    I purchased a Jeep, and my year's Sirius subscription will be expiring soon. I only listen to the music stations...never listen to Stern or the various sports and talk programs.

    Prior to purchasing the Jeep, I bought an XM Inno, along with the Belkin Portable radio. My hope was to be able to use the Inno at work, but unfortunately I get no service. To make matters worse, my company blocks streaming at work, so I was left to record programs at home and play back the following day. I enjoy the portable radio at home as I can bring the radio to the beach or place outside. Just wish the Inno battery life was better!

    I have the following questions and would appreciate any bit of feedback/advice.

    - Since my vehicle came pre-installed w/ Sirius, and since the merger, can I request XM for the car or does it have to remain Sirius?

    - If no to above, does Sirius XM offer the multiple radio discount with Sirius in the car and XM at home?

    - Is it worth trying to cancel XM, and switch to a portable Sirius radio to receive the Sirius multiple radio discount?

    - I currently pay month to month, via auto bill pay for XM - are there any pros to paying long-term such as quarterly or yearly?

    - Lastly, are there any current promos worth checking?

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackack View Post
    - Since my vehicle came pre-installed w/ Sirius, and since the merger, can I request XM for the car or does it have to remain Sirius?
    Not without changing out the receiver. Sirius is still Sirius and XM is still XM.

    Quote Originally Posted by ackack View Post
    - If no to above, does Sirius XM offer the multiple radio discount with Sirius in the car and XM at home?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by ackack View Post
    - Is it worth trying to cancel XM, and switch to a portable Sirius radio to receive the Sirius multiple radio discount?
    I think you save about $3-$4 per month with a multi radio discount.

    Quote Originally Posted by ackack View Post
    - I currently pay month to month, via auto bill pay for XM - are there any pros to paying long-term such as quarterly or yearly?
    There are discounts for prepaying longer terms.

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    - Lastly, are there any current promos worth checking?.
    Sirius XM holiday deals can be found here; http://shop.sirius.com/edealinv/serv...640&cid=TopNav

    Tss-Radio cyber Monday deals can be found here; http://siriusbuzz.com/cyber-monday-s...adio-deals.php
    Charles LaRocca
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    Thanks for getting back to me regarding my Sirius/XM questions.

    Rather than completely cancel the XM subscription and then sell my Inno and portable boom box, I asked XM if they could offer anything and the rep mentioned the $77/year deal. I gladly accepted so I will continue to have XM at home and on the go.

    As for Sirius in my car - do you know if their reps are willing to offer any discounts if people threaten to cancel? Are you aware of any current subscription promotions?

    Many thanks

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    I have heard of plenty of people getting deals because they threaten to cancel. It shouldn't be too hard to work a deal.
    Charles LaRocca
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