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XM Radio Troubles

andrewket

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Dec 20, 2012
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Activated easily in about 4 minutes. Make sure you can hear channel 1 before you start the process. If you need to, you can have xm send the activation signal again. It's an option on their website and by phone (IVR).
 

SXM_Help

New Member
Feb 15, 2013
3
0
NYC
Has anyone had trouble activating the XM radio. I'm not sure if its the car or Sirius XM's fault?

Hi bk1004 -

We are sorry to hear you are having some troubles activating your radio. We would be more than happy to help you get started. When you have a moment, send us an email with your contact info to [email protected] and we'll be in touch.

Thanks,
SiriusXM Digital Care Team
 

mknox

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Aug 7, 2012
10,103
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Toronto, ON
I flipped my XM subscription over from my old car with no problem at all. FWIW, I let it expire since TuneIn and Slacker seem much superior to me.
 

Mayhemm

Model S P85+ "Lola"
Nov 9, 2012
1,966
32
Saskatchewan, Canada
I flipped my XM subscription over from my old car with no problem at all. FWIW, I let it expire since TuneIn and Slacker seem much superior to me.

Normally, I would agree with you. The only advantage to XM is that it is not dependent on a cellular signal. I frequently travel through mobile dead zones where Slacker and TuneIn will not function. I'll probably end up keeping everything just to be safe.
 

andrewket

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Dec 20, 2012
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Normally, I would agree with you. The only advantage to XM is that it is not dependent on a cellular signal. I frequently travel through mobile dead zones where Slacker and TuneIn will not function. I'll probably end up keeping everything just to be safe.

XM is also useful for live sports.
 

mknox

Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2012
10,103
1,866
Toronto, ON
Normally, I would agree with you. The only advantage to XM is that it is not dependent on a cellular signal. I frequently travel through mobile dead zones where Slacker and TuneIn will not function. I'll probably end up keeping everything just to be safe.

That's funny, because when I'd drive around the canyons of downtown Toronto, I'd frequently lose my XM (due to the signal being blocked by buildings, I assume) but no problem with the 3G signal. (This was true in my previous car as well -- nothing to do with Tesla's XM radio).
 

Mayhemm

Model S P85+ "Lola"
Nov 9, 2012
1,966
32
Saskatchewan, Canada
That's funny, because when I'd drive around the canyons of downtown Toronto, I'd frequently lose my XM (due to the signal being blocked by buildings, I assume) but no problem with the 3G signal. (This was true in my previous car as well -- nothing to do with Tesla's XM radio).

Oh, don't get me wrong, XM is far from perfect. I routinely get several drop-outs on my way to work (once by the library; a single story building, and once going through an underpass; which is made of wood:rolleyes:). I would have much preferred Tesla use Sirius for their sat service. Far fewer drop-outs.

However, when I'm traveling HWY-106 and there's nothing around for hundreds of kilometers but me, trees, and rocks...even XM would be a life saver if I don't have a good audiobook.
 

arondaniel

Il Sessanta Caricato
Sep 20, 2011
175
57
Memphis
Transferred from my old radio in 10 minutes.

It does sound like a tin can though, fine for talk anyway. I wish they'd get rid of some channels and compress the signal a bit less. :)
 

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