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    Trellaine is offline
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    Question Which radio to get now?

    My old starmate died today I think. After a long run. I'm a Sirius subscriber living in Canada. I have a US subscription and always have.

    Which radio do you suggest today? I only listen to it in my car via aux input.


    Thanks


    I have the base subscription. The one given with promos all the time lol.

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    The only real options you have for Sirius radios are the Starmate 8 and the Stratus 6, unless you want spend money on a stiletto but, that thing is going the way of the dodo bird.

    The Stratus 6 is something crazy like $19 after rebate so, if cost is an issue, its a no brainer. If you want something a little more stylish with pause, rewind and replay features spend the extra cash on a new Starmate.

    Your only other option is used units on eBay, which isn't a bad idea if you can find a reputable seller.
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    Question Charge for activating?

    Oh hey thanks for the quick response. I found another Sirius radio lying around. It powers up. I must have had it activated at one time.

    Because my current one died , will I get charged to activate this one I found? How much?


    I only have a few months left on my current promo.

    Thanks

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    No problem, welcome to the forums.

    They do charge an activation fee but, if you tell them your previous radio broke, they typically wave the fee for hardware failures. If they say no, ask to speak with a supervisor
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    Question

    Thank u. I basically told them the situation. She told me a $15 charge. I gave her reasons why I didnt want to pay that or why I shouldn't (dead radio) she then agreed to waive the fee.

    It took a few refresh to get it working but everything is A OK.

    Thank u

    I am using a sportster 4 now. IN the guide there was channels listed as "more #"? there was about 5-6. Do u know what they are?

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    Glad things worked out. I wonder how many people just pay that fee without question.

    Instead of a channel name it said "more #?" I would guess to say that there was an old channel in the guide that no longer exists?

    Here is the manual for the Sporster 4, I don't see any mention of "more #" when I perform a search.
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