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Old 01-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #31
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You can check this via internet in your account details. home.sirius.com
Specifically where under manage my account can I find this info?
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:23 PM   #33
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I bought a lifetime subscription about 3 years ago, and I have been having a terrible time with my unit cutting out when driving under trees and bridges (small buffer being the root cause?). I wanted to know what component Sirius tracks when it comes to the Lifetime subscription. I have a really nice Kenwood head unit and a Kenwood tuner that mounts under the seat. I am guessing that the newer units have a much better buffer / reception since my Sportster 4 does not have the same problem. I am not sure where the buffer is held, and wanted to isolate the problem and upgrade the necessary component. Ideally I would like to replace the faulty component without using up a transfer (and spending $75).

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:15 PM   #34
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I bought a lifetime subscription about 3 years ago, and I have been having a terrible time with my unit cutting out when driving under trees and bridges (small buffer being the root cause?). I wanted to know what component Sirius tracks when it comes to the Lifetime subscription. I have a really nice Kenwood head unit and a Kenwood tuner that mounts under the seat. I am guessing that the newer units have a much better buffer / reception since my Sportster 4 does not have the same problem. I am not sure where the buffer is held, and wanted to isolate the problem and upgrade the necessary component. Ideally I would like to replace the faulty component without using up a transfer (and spending $75).

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Chris,
Have you tried a new/different antenna on the receiver that cuts out?
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I haven't tried changing the antenna, but that would be the easiest fix. I will have to see if my antenna from my Sportster will work with the Kenwood tuner. I don't think it will... but I can check.
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1.5 years ago I got life too. Sure wish the hardware was reliable. I'm on my second receiver. Who is Directed electronics anyway, and who at sirius made the decision to let them make the majority of the equipment? What a mistake that was. The service and programming are fine, but the equipment has to work. When my radio trade outs are exhausted that's it for me. That is sad, satellite radio is a great concept and someday it will be handled properly. As for going monthly or for life, knowing what I know now. I would say neither.
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1.5 years ago I got life too. Sure wish the hardware was reliable. I'm on my second receiver. Who is Directed electronics anyway, and who at sirius made the decision to let them make the majority of the equipment? What a mistake that was. The service and programming are fine, but the equipment has to work. When my radio trade outs are exhausted that's it for me. That is sad, satellite radio is a great concept and someday it will be handled properly. As for going monthly or for life, knowing what I know now. I would say neither.
How is that a mistake? Your second-fourth receivers are $6.99/mo. How many receivers do you have?

I've had a lifetime subscription for almost two years now. I lightly use my lifetime subscription radio and have three other subscriptions.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:48 AM   #38
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So I guess technically, even if you go through your 3 replacements and still break you'll only pay $6.99 a month for replacements for life then...

Eventually you still have to break even no matter how many radios break.

Wish I had an extra $500 laying around...
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OK, newbie here. I have a lifetime sub and a stilleto 100. Got it while the subs were 399 in June. With credit for my old contract I actually only paid about 300. If I use up my three swaps does that mean I can still get a new radio and only pay 6.99 per month forever?? If that's true the lifetime deal is quite a bargain. Not to mention even without a radio at all (assuming mine are all broken) I get lifetime internet streaming sirius for free.

Yea, I realize that policies change and this one could change tomorrow. But as it stands it looks like that is the case!!!! Those that are figuring that you have to keep a radio so many years to break even are really forgetting that. Half price forever is quite a bargain.

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OK, newbie here. I have a lifetime sub and a stilleto 100. Got it while the subs where 399 in July. With credit for my old contract I actually only paid about 300. If I use up my three swaps does that mean I can still get a new radio and only pay 6.99 per month forever?? If that's true the lifetime deal is quite a bargain. Not to mention even without a radio at all (assuming mine are all broken) I get lifetime internet streaming sirius for free.

Yea, I realize that policies change and this one could change tomorrow. But as it stands it looks like that is the case!!!! Those that are figuring that you have to keep a radio so many years to break even are really forgetting that. Half price forever is quite a bargain.
that's the other main benefit of having a lifetime sub. even after my Starbase and three transfers are long gone i'll still have my other radios at half price and I'll always have internet streaming. The other reason I got it was that I hate bills.
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