I was chatting with customer service to ask about a-la carte and he said it wasn't available for car radios. He disconnected before I could ask him why not. So that is why I am here.
I don't understand why car radios have anything to do with the full package, half-package or a-la-carte. The car radio should just display what its given or at least just allow you to listen to stations that have access to. A car radio should just be a dumb receiver like cable boxes for cable(you can watch shows you have paid for and if you haven't, displays an error message and a phone number to call) or satellite dish software.
The radio that came with the vehicle can play all sirius xm channels (the 3 month free trial). Why, all of a sudden, isn't it capable of playing a-la-carte channels (which are a subset of the ALL of channels that I had with the trial??)
I don't know if i should laugh because the industry was so incompetent as to build car radios that simply just communicate between the provider and user properly instead of having ridiculous limitations or if i should be a little perturbed that it was done on purpose for making people buy additional radios for their cars or swap the stock ones out for "compatible" ones.