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post #1 of 3 Old 07-26-2014, 11:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Best Option for Portable Application

Hi Everyone,

I currently subscribe to Sirius (factory) with my personal car and we subscribe to the Internet plan as well. I have to frequently rent cars to travel between Atlanta and Nashville. The costs for the SiriusXM for the rental is too pricey in my opinion. So, I would like to get a another Radio that i can take with me on the road every month for the rental. I'm researching the best way to do this given the antenna is not permanent. I see where there is a skydock solution for iPhone. I do have the iPhone 5, but i'm not sure how well that works. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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How about something like this: Siriusxm

Also, if you can find it, they used to make a portable dock for the sirius 7 that looked like a boom box. I have one in my kitchen and if traveling I only take the radio + "car kit" and a bean bag mount normally would used for a cell phone.

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I recommend the Onyx Plus - pick it up at Best Buy as they usually have good prices on it.

The price seems to fluctuate from week to week so if you watch it for about a month you should be able to pick it up sub $70.

All of the antennas I've dealt with have been magnetic, so it won't be a problem there. The worst part about this is that you'll end up with 3 wires across your dash (antenna, audio, and power).

If you want a cleaner solution and are willing to pay the data charges on your cell phone bill, then look into just subscribing to the internet streams for Sirius and get yourself a USB charger/cable for your car. Most rentals today have bluetooth so it'll work nicely.

Also, a lot of times when I've rented a car I don't select SiriusXM but it's just "on" in the car I get. Not every time but I'd say over 50% of the time.
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