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Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:55 am
by cwerdna
It's free again from Nov 14th to 27th per http://www.siriusxm.com/sxmlp217.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:31 pm
by jjeff
Thanks for the tip. I tried it and indeed got all the channels on my S but after a few minutes went back to FM.....
Is it just the radio in my S or does all XM sound like crap? Very little bass and tinny/shrill. I have my audio controls set to the middle as I do with FM but FM sounds worlds better, is the sound quality due to the compression of XM or just the radio in my Leaf?
I think I've noticed it before but I didn't remember it sounding quite this bad :(

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 am
by jake14mw
It's not you, it's definitely a tinny sound.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:25 pm
by jjeff
jake14mw wrote:It's not you, it's definitely a tinny sound.
Thanks, it's just I've never heard XM on anything other than my car stereo so I didn't know. I mean I'm not a hardcore audiophile but how can people pay for something of that quality :? I'm guessing to get better quality they'd only have to drop 20%?? of their channels, I know I'd never miss the vast majority of what I've heard, but I suppose they are going for the masses and more channels=more potential customers :idea:

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:17 pm
by cwerdna
Seems like it's free again thru May 29th and this time, it includes their app.

https://www.siriusxm.com/listenfree
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/de ... story.html

Someone else on a Leaf FB group noticed that traffic suddenly started showing up on their nav system. Sure enough, SiriusXM traffic was showing up on mine even though I've never paid for it. I've only had it during the free trials on my Leafs.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:48 pm
by Nubo
cwerdna wrote:Seems like it's free again thru March 29th and this time, it includes their app.

https://www.siriusxm.com/listenfree
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/de ... story.html

Someone else on a Leaf FB group noticed that traffic suddenly started showing up on their nav system. Sure enough, SiriusXM traffic was showing up on mine even though I've never paid for it. I've only had it during the free trials on my Leafs.
OK, I thought maybe it had something to do with me purchasing the lease but this makes more sense. Easy-come easy-go.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:52 pm
by alozzy
The last time it was free, I checked it out - I wasn't impressed...

I can't imagine paying anything for this type of service, since it loses signal far too often and there's a lot of mediocre content too. Are there any subscribers out there who find value in it? Just curious, as perhaps my experience with it is atypical...

My guess is that millennials are completely uninterested in SiriusXM, which doesn't bode well for the company. However, I'm not a millennial, so maybe I haven't a clue :-)

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:19 am
by cwerdna
alozzy wrote:The last time it was free, I checked it out - I wasn't impressed...

I can't imagine paying anything for this type of service, since it loses signal far too often and there's a lot of mediocre content too. Are there any subscribers out there who find value in it? Just curious, as perhaps my experience with it is atypical...

My guess is that millennials are completely uninterested in SiriusXM, which doesn't bode well for the company. However, I'm not a millennial, so maybe I haven't a clue :-)
I'm not a millennial either but to make a long story short, after getting enough nag snail mail and finally a low enough price, I gave in.

There is NO WAY I'd pay the full price of $15.99 + taxes and fees for XM Select (https://www.siriusxm.com/ourmostpopularpackages?). The service is NOT worth that $ for the so-so sound quality. But, it almost never drops out for me. About the only places that happens are when going under overpasses.

But, when I got deals like $20 + taxes and royalties = $22.77 for 5 months, that's ok. That was long ago and the prices have gone up since. My most recent re-subscription was for $24.99 + taxes and royalties = $28.46. That's ok with me. When my subscription is about to auto-renew at full price, it means I have to call them to ask them for the same or similar deal or I'm canceling. People on Tivocommunity do that all the time. There's a long running thread there: https://www.tivocommunity.com/community ... xm.473941/. (You need to be a free member to see it.) Apparently, we have a similar thread here but it's not as active: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=13664.

If it eventually rises to much above $6/mo with fees, then I'd think twice about it or look into turning it off at certain points (e.g. vacation, not restarting until I'm thru the TWiT podcast for the week, etc.)

I do like having the instant access to certain genres I like, variety and music discovery. I found quite a few songs I like thanks to SiriusXM. Some I've bought thru other means (e.g. iTunes, Amazon) and others I've added to a Spotify playlist.

It looks like I've renewed for 5 or 6 months subscriptions at least 5 or 6 times. I took advantage of the free trial on my original Leaf. On my current used Leaf, somehow the previous driver/dealer never activated the free trial, so the CSR set me up with free unused month at one point when I was nearing cancellation.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm
by alozzy
More power to you, glad you regularly have a better signal quality than I experienced.

Re: Free XM Again

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:32 pm
by palmermd
cwerdna wrote:Seems like it's free again thru March 29th and this time, it includes their app.

https://www.siriusxm.com/listenfree
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/de ... story.html

Someone else on a Leaf FB group noticed that traffic suddenly started showing up on their nav system. Sure enough, SiriusXM traffic was showing up on mine even though I've never paid for it. I've only had it during the free trials on my Leafs.
March 29, 2019 or May 29, 2018? I noticed the map had traffic recently and then tried the radio and it was working. I don't listen to the radio much, but the traffic info on the screen is nice.