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Sirius XM Looks Like a Good Long-Term Investment

June 23, 2014 | About:
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irie267
Irie267 - 4 months ago

In its current Price/Value state, I would never consider buying SIRI. My first introduction to the company was earlier this year, when a purchase of a VW came with 6 months of free radio. Initially, I liked it, but as time went on, its preference faded fairly quickly. I asked myself: is this something I would pay $18 a month for? The answer, for me at least, is a resounding "No". Although there are no commercials, it is just as repetitive in its song choices as an AM/FM radio, it's another monthly bill (i.e. costs money), and it doesn't work under bridges or other obstructions. My car came bluetooth, which is what I assume all newer vehicles are being equipped with. I just stream Pandora via bluetooth; it doesnt cost anything (unless you want it to with an optional subscription), you can create the exact station you want (instead of using pre-existing channels that are just approximations), and it doesn't cut out when under bridges or other obstructions. It provides roughly the exact same output as SIRI, but it doesn't cost anything. Additionally, using Pandora barely scratches the data plan on my cellphone carrier, so there are no incremental costs there. There is nothing that SIRI provides (that I can tell aside from being commercial-free) that can't be substituted for free with Pandora or another music/media app and a bluetooth connection that most newer vehicles come with anyway. Just my $.02.

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