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      08-01-2012 12:25 PM #26
      I think the sound quality from their iPhone app is superior to the actual satellite radio stream. Does anybody else's cut out when they drive under trees? I live in a very wooded area and have blackout spots all the time...

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      08-01-2012 01:14 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by FenderR View Post
      ...Does anybody else's cut out when they drive under trees?...
      There are some streets with thick tree canopies where my reception cuts out badly.
      I think we'd need to drive around with big satellite dishes to overcome that.


      There are other places where I get really bad reception at the same times every day, but better reception in those same spots most other times because the satellite's orbits are closer to the horizon relative to my position.

      I wish they had more satellites.


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      08-01-2012 01:15 PM #28
      I work at the marketing firm that partners with them- Best deals:
      5MO/$20
      6MO/$25
      Year/$86

      Say you were offered it in a mail in coupon and don't have the promo code. They HAVE to honor it. Also they can waive the 15 dollar reactivation fee, don't let them fool you.



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      08-01-2012 01:29 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by FenderR View Post
      I think the sound quality from their iPhone app is superior to the actual satellite radio stream. Does anybody else's cut out when they drive under trees? I live in a very wooded area and have blackout spots all the time...
      I have noticed more brief cutouts in the R than I had in my JSW. I can't really say it is caused by obstacles (like trees) it just seems to happen randomly, but more often.
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    5. 08-01-2012 01:32 PM #30
      My dealer told me to wait until it expired and then they would send me a renewal. He said ignore the first one and after that they would send a second one for $15-20 for 6 months.

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      08-01-2012 01:33 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by AlexSupatramp View Post
      I work at the marketing firm that partners with them- Best deals:
      5MO/$20
      6MO/$25
      Year/$86

      Say you were offered it in a mail in coupon and don't have the promo code. They HAVE to honor it. Also they can waive the 15 dollar reactivation fee, don't let them fool you.



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      Nice, thanks!
      I'm going to be re-subscribing for my R, as well as my wife's Explorer. Do they do any additional multiple-vehicle discounts?
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      08-01-2012 02:13 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by lobuzz311 View Post
      Nice, thanks!
      I'm going to be re-subscribing for my R, as well as my wife's Explorer. Do they do any additional multiple-vehicle discounts?
      Not with the promo prices, it goes back to the normal price (way too expensive IMO) after the promo period, with two receivers I believe you get 30% off each additional one after the initial radio. I'd set it to turn off (rather than auto renewal) and keep calling them when it's about to expire and get another promotion. It's a little work but it will save you hundreds.
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      08-01-2012 02:17 PM #33
      I love when threads help save me money.

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      08-01-2012 02:42 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by AlexSupatramp View Post
      I work at the marketing firm that partners with them- Best deals:
      5MO/$20
      6MO/$25
      Year/$86

      Say you were offered it in a mail in coupon and don't have the promo code. They HAVE to honor it. Also they can waive the 15 dollar reactivation fee, don't let them fool you.



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      08-01-2012 03:47 PM #35
      So my subscription is ending, but I am gonna be swapping to the RNS-510 unit this weekend. This unit has nav-traffic compatibility, along with the travel link services (weather, sports, movie showtimes). Should I wait to install this unit and then talk to Sirius about deals? Not sure how the subscription works if I change headunits, but I heard the free subscription transfers over to whatever unit I use that is Sirius compatible in the car...

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      08-01-2012 04:06 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by ecirwin View Post
      I have noticed more brief cutouts in the R than I had in my JSW. I can't really say it is caused by obstacles (like trees) it just seems to happen randomly, but more often.
      I have experienced the same issue in the past with Sirius cutting out for a second (just long enough to notice). I thought I was crazy at first and kept dismissing it due to obstructions (trees, overpasses). Only till I saw it occur going over bridges with no obstructions did I realize it wasn't me. Dealership told me prior to picking it up from service to contact SIRIUS and request them to send a "boost signal". I never did call them. When I picked up the car, I could tell the RNS-315 had been re-initialized and the problem has not reappeared since.

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      08-01-2012 05:14 PM #37
      Starting to use pandora more often. My trips are short and there is too much compression/loss of range with sirius now. It sounded much better when I had my 2004 a4. Now it just sucks.
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      08-01-2012 06:28 PM #38
      I have not encountered the Sirius problems many of you speak of BUT then again, I have not yet ventured out of Illinois.Wisconsin area with my car either.. lol
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      08-01-2012 06:36 PM #39
      Not a fan of Sirius at all. Definitely not enough stations I care to listen to, esp for the $$. (Maybe 3, 4 at the most). I also hate all of the mail I receive from them for renewals, etc (with 4 newer VWs, this mail starts accumulating rapidly).

      I will definitely tell the dealership NOT to activate this on my next new VW.

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      08-01-2012 07:20 PM #40
      They've been calling me everyday, multiple times a day since my subscription ran out. I really rarely used it when I had it, I just prefer listening to my music than the crap that they play. I also don't drive long enough to listen to the talk shows.

      They've literally been calling me at least 3 times a day. lol

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      08-09-2012 08:01 AM #41
      any RNS-510 owners out there having problems with Sirius Traffic ? All my other Sirius Travel Link features work fine (gas prices, weather, movies and sports scores) but traffic seems to either take a very long time to load - 5 or 6 minutes - or sometimes not load at all ? The last 2 mornings i drove to work (about a 20 minutes drive) with NO traffic on my map at all but it was working on the way home last night..

      I called Sirius AGAIN and they told me to do a factory reset - which i did - lost all my presets (phone, radio and Nav) and still i drove to work his morning with no traffic data.. anybody any thoughts ?

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      08-09-2012 11:07 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by VeRmont VW View Post
      any RNS-510 owners out there having problems with Sirius Traffic ? All my other Sirius Travel Link features work fine (gas prices, weather, movies and sports scores) but traffic seems to either take a very long time to load - 5 or 6 minutes - or sometimes not load at all ? The last 2 mornings i drove to work (about a 20 minutes drive) with NO traffic on my map at all but it was working on the way home last night..

      I called Sirius AGAIN and they told me to do a factory reset - which i did - lost all my presets (phone, radio and Nav) and still i drove to work his morning with no traffic data.. anybody any thoughts ?
      i'm about to install my RNS-510... and my free subscription expires today. So how do I get my subscription renewed (hopefully after haggling for lower rates) and then transferred over to my new unit? And can I haggle the Travel Link subscription price? I don't plan on keeping the music stations, just want Travel Link on the RNS-510..

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      08-09-2012 11:27 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      i'm about to install my RNS-510... and my free subscription expires today. So how do I get my subscription renewed (hopefully after haggling for lower rates) and then transferred over to my new unit? And can I haggle the Travel Link subscription price? I don't plan on keeping the music stations, just want Travel Link on the RNS-510..
      A couple thoughts - when i replace with my rns315 with the 510 i got another 3 months of Sirius for free. I guess it depends if its a new unit or used. Peteski units are new.

      Its a huge hassle to get the Sirius travel link turned on but its doable. Sirius has these radios MIS-coded in there system. call 855 260-5969 for advanced tech support and just keep pushing.

      I have not seen or heard ANYBODY getting discounts on travel link - onoly on radio subscriptions

      dont forget - rns 510 needs a seperate bluetooth unit AND it requires a decent amout of VAG COM work to get everything sorted with no fault codes .. lemme know if u need some help..

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      08-09-2012 11:41 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by VeRmont VW View Post
      A couple thoughts - when i replace with my rns315 with the 510 i got another 3 months of Sirius for free. I guess it depends if its a new unit or used. Peteski units are new.

      Its a huge hassle to get the Sirius travel link turned on but its doable. Sirius has these radios MIS-coded in there system. call 855 260-5969 for advanced tech support and just keep pushing.

      I have not seen or heard ANYBODY getting discounts on travel link - onoly on radio subscriptions

      dont forget - rns 510 needs a seperate bluetooth unit AND it requires a decent amout of VAG COM work to get everything sorted with no fault codes .. lemme know if u need some help..
      ok thanks! I got the peteski unit (and the bluetooth module) 2 months ago, but its still sitting in my house. haha.

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      08-09-2012 11:45 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      ok thanks! I got the peteski unit (and the bluetooth module) 2 months ago, but its still sitting in my house. haha.
      He is a Great guy to deal with - the units are brand new and i've called him on more than one occasion for "tech support" -

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      08-09-2012 12:30 PM #46
      Do you have to call to cancel the free trial or does it automatically expire?

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      08-09-2012 12:36 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by phastman View Post
      Do you have to call to cancel the free trial or does it automatically expire?
      It auto-expires. and when you click on the sat button it will just show you a phone number to call if you want to renew.

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      08-09-2012 05:15 PM #48
      Sweet - thanks for the info.

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      10-05-2012 11:46 PM #49
      Id renew for $90 a year... I will push for the 6 month deal though... and just continue to use that if possible.

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