Friday, March 22, 2013
Who Needs Satellite? I Heart Radio.
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When I bought my car, it came equipped with a satellite radio already installed. And three months of free service.
That I never bothered to activate.
And then it expired and I really didn't care.
But then they started calling me. Like, ALL THE TIME. And sending me stuff in the mail. Inviting me to sign up for Sirius XM for, like, $25 for six months or something.
Last year, I was in a car accident and my rental car had satellite radio. So I listened a little. Found one or two stations that were okay, but mostly listened to my regular radio stations, or CDs, or my iPod.
Sirius XM kept after me. Begging for my business. Probably because they have contracts they can't afford to pay because no one wants their service.
It siriusly feels like a waste of money. And they keep trying to offer me low rates. Despite the fact that I never even used it when it was FREE.
A few months ago, I downloaded the I Heart Radio app on my phone. I love it. I get to listen to all my regular stations, plus I can create my own, sorta like Pandora.
I use I Heart Radio pretty much every day. I use it online to listen to the radio at work. I use it on my phone to listen to the radio at home. I use it a lot.
And I definitely used it on that 3000 mile round trip to Texas and back.
Because I have discovered 24/7 Comedy Radio. Stand up comedy, 24 hours a day.
BEST ROAD TRIP LISTENING EVER.
Of course, this mostly works because I still have an unlimited data plan, but seriously, there's no way satellite radio can compete.I don't know why they even try.
So between I Heart Radio, and Pandora, and my iPod, and the voices in my head, there was plenty to listen to. Without that dumb old satellite.
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