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Old 11-13-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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I just purchased the Sportster 4, and it works fine in the home; but, horrible in the car, so I had to order the FM modulator. From what I read, that eliminates the AM static.

But my question is....has anyone purchased the lifetime subscription, and is it really worth it? I read some HORROR stories about Sirius compelete lack of customer service and fear if I had any issues with the account, that I may as well hold my breath, jump off a cliff, and hope the rocks below will break my fall before I hit the gravel pit.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, how good is your Cable TV customer service? Trash?

Now, What if I told you that 2 years ago for $500 you'd never have to pay for cable again. Would you still balk due to the customer service?

HELL NO.

See, people get the sirius for like one thing and then they get pissed when it's not exactly what they were expecting...but down the line you start flipping the channels and then realize that Stern actually wants us to listen to everything. THERE IS TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF ON HERE TO GO BACK TO CRAP RADIO.

I'm even listening to RAP and SPORTS TALK. I would have laughed at a fool for listening to that "crap"

They got me addicted.
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I can only speak for myself. I bought Sirius lifetime a couple years ago and don't regret it. I wouldn't have/didn't buy it until they allowed the 3 radio swaps. If XM had lifetime, I'd get that too!
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I'm to the point of it's part of my life now. I forgot the thing one time and tried tuneing in FM and dammit that sucked.

What the hell is up with NICKELBACK being the only "rock and roll" out there?

SUCKS!

People complain about DJs on Sat radio, DAM, I wish they HAD Djs on regular radio. They SUCK!

THat was the worst 6min of my like it was.
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Of course it's worth it!

I've been on a lifetime sub for almost 2 years now. It's great not having to worry about bills.

If you are on a monthly or yearly plan and are not sure if you want to keep Sirius long term, then a lifetime sub is not for you. But if you enjoy Sirius and don't see a reason why you would ever cancel, then why wouldn't you get a lifetime sub? In my opinion, it eliminates more problems than it causes.

rusty makes a good point too... if your cable or satellite service offered a lifetime sub for a reasonable price, would you still be asking the same question??
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:10 PM   #6
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Yes it's worth it! Do you plan on listening to the next four years of Howard Stern's contract if that's why you bought SIRIUS like 80% of us here on these boards. After 3.2 years you break even so do it if you have the money now, plus you never have to worry about a bill coming in and that's worth a lot right there.
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Good points. If the FM wiring works, I will probably get the lifetime then. Not a Howard fan; but, the music and NFL channels are key.

Thanks for everyone's input.
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Good points. If the FM wiring works, I will probably get the lifetime then. Not a Howard fan; but, the music and NFL channels are key.

Thanks for everyone's input.

You better make DAMN SURE you like it. B/c $500 isn't anything to sneeze at.

If you know heart and soul you wanna keep the service for years and years, then by all means get the lifetime subscription..

In such a case, make sure you get a reliable radio, b/c once it craps out on you and have to pay for another one, you'll have to fork over another $75 to change units!
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:04 PM   #9
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Lifetime rocks!

I got it when I got an S50 last year. My S50 crapped out on me twice and because its under manufactures warranty they swapped me no questions asked.

I now got a Stiletto

After the 1 year manufactures warranty is up is when they start charging the $75 a pop for your 2 changes.

Also recommend Best Buy replacement. They did both replacements since Sirius was out of stock on replacement S50's!!!!

Its an investment that will pay off long term.

Since I am an avid NFL fan and NASCAR fan it seals the deal for me. Howard and Bubba are nice touches also. Sirius should can Playboy though as its a waste of bandwidth... thats for another thread though.

Enjoy the Lifetime plan before they take it away down the road.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:43 PM   #10
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I waited 3 years before I bought it. I should have back then. I ended up buying last February with my 3rd S50. Yes it has been worth it. Others will say nope, but I plan on sticking with Sirius. I also have XM which IMO is very sub par when it comes to music programming.
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I purchased the lifetime 3 years ago, mainly for the music and news. Would do it again today in a heartbeat. Best entertainment value out there.
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Lifetime is definitely worth it! My lifetime service is on my flawless S50 and the subscription cost for my Stiletto is half price. I could transfer it to the Stiletto but my S50 works perfectly and I still use it. As long as my lifetime subscription is active regardless if my S50 works or not, I'll always get new subscriptions for half price for the rest of my life.
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I bought it. Here is my reasoning.
Under the current rates, it will take 3 1/2 yrs to make your money back on the Lifetime. If they raise the rates....which I think is very likely, that window will grow shorter.
If you are a Howard fan, he will be here at least 4 more years.

Regarding the future and internet radio:
Even if you can eventually get internet in your car, you are still going to have to pay a monthly rate for it.
So why not pay for sirius.
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Greetings:

I just purchased the Sportster 4, and it works fine in the home; but, horrible in the car, so I had to order the FM modulator. From what I read, that eliminates the AM static.

But my question is....has anyone purchased the lifetime subscription, and is it really worth it? I read some HORROR stories about Sirius compelete lack of customer service and fear if I had any issues with the account, that I may as well hold my breath, jump off a cliff, and hope the rocks below will break my fall before I hit the gravel pit.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
I would do it in a second if it wasn't for the radio transfer limit. Hell I've had Sirius a year and I'm on radio #2 (Sportster to Stiletto.) With the way technology changes I can see going through 10-15 radios in my lifetime.
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I think it depends on how many radio's you plan on buying or replacing over the 3 1/2 year break even point.

If you get a different radio each year like I have done for the first two, I don't think it is worth the price. The $75.00 fee adds adds another 6 months to the break even point. You only get 3 transfers.

But if the radio lasts or warranty exchanges take place and you want to keep what you got. Then it's worth it. But for me I'll buy maybe a year at a time at most.

Last year S50
This year Stilletto.

What's next?
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