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Old 06-01-2017, 05:33 AM
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If it's still active, XM used fixed Geo-synchronous satellites (two originally named Rock and Roll, mainly aimed at each coast.) The tuner typically just picked up one. Sirius used several lower satellites in faster orbits, so the tuner would occasionally need to swap to a different satellite as one went out of range. That could be one reason for variable quality and dropouts with the Sirius satellites. As the signal gets weaker and weaker, you run into problems until it decides to look for a better signal from another satellite.

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Hey back at you.

I noticed a lot more dropouts with my 2016 vehicle than on the 2008 and it seems to vary depending on station. On my car which is a 2008 model, its much better. Don't know if the older one has better sensitivity or maybe is buffering so the dropouts are masked.
something wierd is certainly going on. No doubt that there are more sat(s) in orbit in 2017.
It would be interesting to learn if Sat Radio is app -driven like so many other (crappy) services.
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My 2017 Chevy Bolt came with three free months SXM.... I'm 1.5 months into the free trial now and am already getting (crappy) offers from SXM at $220+ per year.

Should I just let the free trial expire and let them send me better email offers or it it worth chatting w/them before the trial expires?
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Let it expire and they will bombard you with really good offers.
Got a acceptable offer from SXM in the mail yesterday... $99+$12 for 12 months.
I took then up on it, paid online.... much better than their original $220 offer!
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I dumped SiriusXM well over a year ago. Maybe longer. And I have yet to receive a SINGLE offer from them to come back.

I would never sign up again, but the fact that they never even sent me an offer to reup after 8-9 years of continuous service, ever, hurts. SNIFF!!
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^ maybe all their offers got automatically dumped in your spam, bulk, or trash folder?
Maybe intercepted by your ISP's bulk mail traps before it even got to you?

I got two offers from them via snail-mail after one month with the Bolt.

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Went through the usual ritual when I called to cancel. Took the 5 month plan for $29.51. I'm always prepared to cancel since I only listen to SXM a few times each week. It's nice to have but not essential.
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