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Thread: On Star and Sirius
01-04-2010, 11:25 AM #1
On Star and Sirius
Well my new 2009 will run out of the free trial Onstar ans Sirius Radio options soon. I was wondering how many folks actually have stayed with either and what your comments on either or both are. I would appreciate any commentary.
01-04-2010, 01:38 PM #2
I stuck with both. The XM is very nice and I will probably continue on for a while. I only have the music membership. I have found ample channles for different genres of music which meet my needs. The big plus is no commercials!
I have paid for the basic OnStar program for another year, then I will decide if it is really worth it. It has a few features I hope I'll never need like crash reporting. I have an 08 so I can't utilize the theft protection feature, but with their GPS coordinates I will hunt down whomever has made the fatlal mistake of taking my truck myself.
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01-04-2010, 03:47 PM #3
My XM expired back in May on my 09, when i called i was planning on getting a 4 yr subscription but the lady i talked to said for i think 30 bucks more i could get a lifetime subscription so thats what i opted for. I got the mid level i think, it was 460 for, like i sad, life. As for Onstar, im in the same boat, i havent used it other than to bug the operator for weather conditions to show it off to my friends but it would be really good to have if you need it I guess kinda like an extra insurance policy is how i look at it.09 Silverado 5.3 LT Crewcab Z71, Rhino Line, Rough Country leveling kit
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01-04-2010, 08:01 PM #4
i had sirius in my last truck. this one has xm. i would not be without it. drove my sis in laws car for a few days that did not have it and realized then how much i missed it. i love sports and like being able to listen to any game. if you have more than one xm radio you can get a multi unit discount. my wifes tahoe has xm and we pay $20 a month for both. this is the xm plus best of siruis package. i also like being able to listen to cnn and catch up on what i misssed in the world while i was at work.
01-04-2010, 09:03 PM #5
Living way down here in the South, it's comforting to know that if we have another hurricane or similar event where power is out for an extended time, OnStar and the sat-radio and telephone will be available. That's nice, if you've been in a situation where the only other alternative was smoke signals! And the music is good, too!The Cheap-*ss Modder & Thread Killer
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01-05-2010, 03:17 PM #6
I've had XM for a couple of years now. I just like being able to drive to and from work and listen to the radio without commercials. The local stations really got to me, nothing but talk radio on the way in, and at 5 minutes after 5 they all have 10 minutes of nonstop commercials plus on the RDS screen where they SHOULD be displaying the song and artist, they sell that space as advertising.. I didn't buy a truck with this fancy radio so someone can sell the display on it to the local McDonalds!! But thats just me.
I do think the sound quality of XM isn't that great though. It just seems kind of "tinny" sounding even compared to normal FM radio.
01-05-2010, 03:48 PM #7
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01-05-2010, 03:49 PM #8
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01-05-2010, 10:37 PM #9
i work about 70hrs a wk so i miss a lot
01-05-2010, 10:52 PM #10
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I have owned my truck for 3 years and have had Onstar (w/hands free calling) and XM will stay with them.Darcy
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