Originally Posted by slayer202
I have an original sirius sportster that seems to be dying on me so I'm consdering upgrade options.
My first question is whether each dock for all the different radios are the same or different? I'm guessing they are different but it would be much easier if I didn't have to remount a dock.
Second, sirius offers some deals on additional radios if you buy a 3+ month package combined. The terms talk about if you cancel the plans early, and that they renew automatically etc, but I can't find any information about if I cancel my original plan. Do I not have to keep my original subscription if I get one of these discounted packages?
I tried calling them up but was on hold forever and gave up
Your first radio subscription is full price, additional radios are something like 1/3 off, or there about.
Don't worry about a cancel, when you get your new radio, you can transfer your Sportster subscription to it without having to cancel, but they will charge you $15 transfer fee. Although if you argue that you are transferring is because their crappy radio broke, they'll usually waive the fee.
Your original sportster has the same docking as the Sportster Replay. Anything newer is a 5V radio (Sportster was 12V) with a new docking scheme. The new universal dock will work for the Sportster 4 and 5 and most of the most recent stratus radios too. If you go with a portable, which I am a HUGE fan of, the Stiletto 10 and 100 use the same dock, the Stiletto 2 has a different dock.
You could, if you wanted, get a Sportster Replay refurbished radio only, without any docks or anything and not have to upgrade anything.http://www.tss-radio.com/refurbished...er-p-5986.html
PS - If you are lucky enough to have an old sportster radio with a useable FM transmitter.. forget it. It's extremely rare to find any radio without a nuetered transmitter.