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Old 04-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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XM launches radio on BlackBerry

By Simon Sage on XM-satellite-radio

XMHow does 20 commercial-free, 24-hour radio stations on your BlackBerry sound? Pretty good, especially for $7.99/month. QuickPlay and XM Radio have teamed up to bring comedy, country, talk, hip-hop and any other radio station you would want to hear to your BlackBerry. AT&Txxx8217;s been supporting XM radio services for a little while, but the service is significantly opened up and expanded with this QuickPlay partnership. Any BlackBerry packing OS 4.2 and up is good to go, so head on over to www.xmradio.com/bb for a free 24-hour trial. Stay tuned for more news out of Las Vegas!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I installed this earlier and it works pretty good.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have XM in my wife's car. I will have to see what my cost will be to add on.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had XM on my blackjack while nice I found I was using music from sd card more
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have XM in my car and office, and I love it. If you're going to get it on BB, consider carefully the stations that are offered. It's NOT all of them - I think they offer 25 streaming to BB. If the ones you like are not among them, don't pay the $8.99 per month. Also, with XM and Sirius likely merging soon. the stations offered now may be subject to change.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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too bad its not available for t-mo
dl'd the prog, didnt work, went to xm and available only on att, alltell and someone else..ugh!
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What OS are you using?
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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too bad its not available for t-mo
dl'd the prog, didnt work, went to xm and available only on att, alltell and someone else..ugh!
It seems to be working well on my T-Mobile 8320.

Has anyone determined if you have to pay for this if you're already a subscriber?
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Just installed on my TMobile 8820, seems to work ok.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It seems to be working well on my T-Mobile 8320.

Has anyone determined if you have to pay for this if you're already a subscriber?
Your question is the same as mine.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your question is the same as mine.
Yes, you do. I had the same question and contacted either XM or AT&T - can't remember which. This is separate from your regular XM subscription.
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I assume extra but what about a discount?
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How is this different than listening to XM Radio Online, which is currently bundled into an XM subscription (i.e., no additional charge). In this case, the BlackBerry is simply another computer that is accessing the XM audio stream. Yes, I could understand a one-time reasonable licensing fee for the XM Radio Mobile application, but $7.99 per month is ludicrous for current subscribers -- a subscription for an additional XM radio receiver is only $6.99 per month!

BTW, XM is not the first to neglect current subscribers when launching a BlackBerry application service. The AAA currently offers no discount to AAA members for their AAA Mobile for BlackBerry application (currently $9.99 per month), which is an "award-winning navigation and local search application from AAA".
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Noob here. Why pay for it again when you can use orb + uXM and listen to it for free.

Setup is in this thread: Sirius Radio Works On My Blackberry Pearl 8130......check It Out..

Works great on my vzw pearl

edit: you have to already have a sirius or xm subscription

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wouldnt work on my 8130
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So the bottom line is regardless of your subscriber status its $8 a month?
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah there is NO way I would ever think about paying $8 a month for this application! Good luck XM but after seeing the application with only 20 stations 15 which I would never listen to I think you will end up pissing people off asking them to pay this much for something that looks to not even be finished. The only reason I downloaded this was for talk/sports radio which is not available. No MLB right when the season kicks off.
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Great looking application.....
Horrible Sound quality.....
Stops playing music whenever you get an email, and you have to relaunch the channel....
volume control doesn't work unless in the application....

Not worth it to me......
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Maybe someone would consider devising a poll as to what percentage of users
Current subscribers or potential new subscribers paid the new subscription
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I already pay for 2 xm products (plus a sirius, don't ask). not a chance I am paying for one more.

Also, it did not work on my VZW 8130
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