NO, because unlimited data plans are reappearing. I just converted to T-mobile's unlimited 4G. Coincidentally, I received an e-mail from Sirius/XM for a free month trial of their smartphone app / tablet / computer streaming service. Great, I always wanted to try it for myself.
Sirius/XM will definitely not be getting my money for a subscription - and after testing it for a week I have already uninstalled the app. The main reasons are listed here, bearing in mind that I am mostly comparing with Tune-In Radio Pro (which I use the most) and Pandora.
1. Channel selection sucks.
2. Even when they are playing music I like, playlists are limited and repetitive. I thought it should be different than terrestrial radio? More dumbass me for thinking so.
3. The app forgot my login info after a week. It was easier for me to uninstall the app than enter my credentials, because I just didn't care if I ever used it again.
4. Taking the cake, the app stopped playing the other day and I thought what!? Activated my phone to see a message indicating that it had stopped due to inactivity. HELLO!! I listen to music all day long at work, and I shouldn't have to interact with my phone to keep it coming. BOGUS!! That irritated me more than anything else about the Sirius/XM streaming service. EPIC FAIL, as my son would say.
Bear in mind that I am not nor have I ever been a Stern fan, so that doesn't factor into my verdict.
With Tune-In Radio Pro I have a MUCH wider selection of music, more stations, no inactivity stoppages, plus the ability to record the stream.
BTW, I can stream Netflix at home on T-mobile's 4G network using my smartphone as a wireless hotspot. Not something I do regularly, but an interesting test of capacity and explanatory as to why I get great quality audio with Tune-In Radio Pro.
Thanks to Sirius/XM for the free trial, but no dice, no way.