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By pandaboyy, Senior Member on 7th December 2008, 09:36 PM
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If you think this is a fraud, please don't read any further. If you're an admin and think this is inappropriate, please delete this post. I just want to share my finding.

This may help you guys to get free trial for Sirius and XM radio for a while.
1- use this legally link to create a new email path for your real email.
2- Then use this new email address to register for your free account (3 days on Sirius and 7 days on XM radio).
3- You shouldn't abuse it too much, according to the rule, you can only create 1 account per email address

I don't think this is illegal, or considering as crack or hack... since they offered it to people who has an email address

So that you know, I did subscribe for a full year package on Sirius, but it's just damn too expensive it's like getting another cellphone plan.

Why XM radio so expensive? more than $17/month. I paid $150/year.

PS: get your Sirius and XM radio player here
 
 
7th December 2008, 09:43 PM |#2  
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nice found this would probably be useful for pandora too
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nice found this would probably be useful for pandora too

Is there a free soft for Pandora on the Fuze?
8th December 2008, 12:11 AM |#4  
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well see in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hlight=pandora they offer a cab from the incite for pandora which does work but it has you register with your email and it gives you a one day trial but using that jetable site you can probably give yourself a couple of days worth of use oh i forgot to mention that i think the cab will only work for ATT
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well see in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hlight=pandora they offer a cab from the incite for pandora which does work but it has you register with your email and it gives you a one day trial but using that jetable site you can probably give yourself a couple of days worth of use oh i forgot to mention that i think the cab will only work for ATT

Pandora doesn't let Canadian User to register anyway...
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I use audio scrobbler/lastfm windows mobile client. Crappy interface but nice Pandora like song selection
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This is pure silliness. You can get Free sirius radio on an actual sirius radio pretty easy if you are patient. Here is how to do it.

First some background.

The way the sirius, and xm for that matter work is, a signal is sent from the satellites telling it to activate, and what channels it can have. There is no way for the radio to communicate to the satellites, or to sirius or xm at all. The providers have to send a signal which turns if off after deactivation. If the radio never gets this signal, it will not deactivate.

Now, how long will they keep sending the deactivate signal. I'm not sure. Some say 3 months. but there is no way to actually know for sure without talking to them. It takes months. I also have a trick that will make sure you will get this to work.

  1. Get sirius, and pay for service. You have to be out of trial. Or if you have sirius already...
  2. Turn off the radio, disconnect the antenna.
  3. Do not trun it on or connect antenna at ALL!
  4. Call sirius and tell them your radio Broke. This is improtant, If the radio is broke, why keep sending a signal to it?
  5. You will either have to purchase a new radio, or talk them into a free one. Most cases you will get a discount if you tell them you will cancel your subscription.
  6. Once the new radio comes, Put it in your car, and activate it.
  7. Take the old radio, keep it in the base and keep power to it, so it does not loose memory. The memory will keep for some time, but it will die at some point requiring reactivation.
  8. No listen to your sirius, and keep paying for a bit.
  9. wait 6 months, a year is safer.
  10. Hook your disconnected radio back up to antenna and turn it on.
  11. HOLY SMOKES ITS STILL ACTIVATED!!!!
  12. Yes, this works. If you don't believe me, I don't care. Will just rock out for free and you wont.

How did I find this out? I had a radio where the antenna broke while active. I called up sirius and told them my radio didn't work any more and I wanted to cancel because I was not gonna spend any money on a new radio. They sold me one for $15 and credited me a few months, which took care of the cost of the radio and then some. I didn't think anything of this. Had that radio sitting on the shelf for a long time. Almost 2 years. Yes the memory held, but I wouldn't take a chance doing it a second time. About 6 months ago I put the radio in a base to see if it sill worked and to my surprise it was still activated. I did the math and figured how it worked. Still going free.

Do I feel bad about this? NO. Why? Because I still pay for sirius. I have 2 other vehicles I pay for. I use the free on in the house. I used to just take the receiver in every day because I have a base hooked to my stereo.

I can only listen to one at a time. So if I switch from one to the other, whats the difference. Anyway, whatever.


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Originally Posted by pandaboyy

If you think this is a fraud, please don't read any further. If you're an admin and think this is inappropriate, please delete this post. I just want to share my finding.

This may help you guys to get free trial for Sirius and XM radio for a while.
1- use this legally link to create a new email path for your real email.
2- Then use this new email address to register for your free account (3 days on Sirius and 7 days on XM radio).
3- You shouldn't abuse it too much, according to the rule, you can only create 1 account per email address

I don't think this is illegal, or considering as crack or hack... since they offered it to people who has an email address

So that you know, I did subscribe for a full year package on Sirius, but it's just damn too expensive it's like getting another cellphone plan.

Why XM radio so expensive? more than $17/month. I paid $150/year.

PS: get your Sirius and XM radio player here

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Originally Posted by mchaos

This is pure silliness. You can get Free sirius radio on an actual sirius radio pretty easy if you are patient. Here is how to do it.

First some background.

The way the sirius, and xm for that matter work is, a signal is sent from the satellites telling it to activate, and what channels it can have. There is no way for the radio to communicate to the satellites, or to sirius or xm at all. The providers have to send a signal which turns if off after deactivation. If the radio never gets this signal, it will not deactivate.

Now, how long will they keep sending the deactivate signal. I'm not sure. Some say 3 months. but there is no way to actually know for sure without talking to them. It takes months. I also have a trick that will make sure you will get this to work.

  1. Get sirius, and pay for service. You have to be out of trial. Or if you have sirius already...
  2. Turn off the radio, disconnect the antenna.
  3. Do not trun it on or connect antenna at ALL!
  4. Call sirius and tell them your radio Broke. This is improtant, If the radio is broke, why keep sending a signal to it?
  5. You will either have to purchase a new radio, or talk them into a free one. Most cases you will get a discount if you tell them you will cancel your subscription.
  6. Once the new radio comes, Put it in your car, and activate it.
  7. Take the old radio, keep it in the base and keep power to it, so it does not loose memory. The memory will keep for some time, but it will die at some point requiring reactivation.
  8. No listen to your sirius, and keep paying for a bit.
  9. wait 6 months, a year is safer.
  10. Hook your disconnected radio back up to antenna and turn it on.
  11. HOLY SMOKES ITS STILL ACTIVATED!!!!
  12. Yes, this works. If you don't believe me, I don't care. Will just rock out for free and you wont.

How did I find this out? I had a radio where the antenna broke while active. I called up sirius and told them my radio didn't work any more and I wanted to cancel because I was not gonna spend any money on a new radio. They sold me one for $15 and credited me a few months, which took care of the cost of the radio and then some. I didn't think anything of this. Had that radio sitting on the shelf for a long time. Almost 2 years. Yes the memory held, but I wouldn't take a chance doing it a second time. About 6 months ago I put the radio in a base to see if it sill worked and to my surprise it was still activated. I did the math and figured how it worked. Still going free.

Do I feel bad about this? NO. Why? Because I still pay for sirius. I have 2 other vehicles I pay for. I use the free on in the house. I used to just take the receiver in every day because I have a base hooked to my stereo.

I can only listen to one at a time. So if I switch from one to the other, whats the difference. Anyway, whatever.

There is an even better way.

1. Get a Radio (I got one cheap at a garage sale)
2. Pay for the ongoing monthly plan (approx. $15 per month + $15 activation)
3. Activate and listen for awhile
4. Once you know your radio is activated and working, turn it off and disconnect the antenna
5. Cancel the subscription, act as if the radio was broken AND/OR you are moving to an area with NO SERVICE. This will keep them from constantly annoying you with offers..
6. Wait approx. 3 months. I personally waited exactly 4 months + 1 day to be safe, but many other people have waited less.
7. Finally, turn on the radio and enjoy free (super-cheap) lifetime subscription

For those worried about wasting ~$40, Sirius regularly will try to give you discounted plans once you "quit". For example, I could have gotten 6 legitimate months for $20 AND free activation. In other words, if it doesn't work for you, you still have a good plan to go off of. For those trying this out, please post success stories regarding the time waited and other factors. Thanks and good luck!
28th February 2014, 09:42 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Dreadhawk177

There is an even better way.
For those worried about wasting ~$40, Sirius regularly will try to give you discounted plans once you "quit". For example, I could have gotten 6 legitimate months for $20 AND free activation. In other words, if it doesn't work for you, you still have a good plan to go off of. For those trying this out, please post success stories regarding the time waited and other factors. Thanks and good luck!

Does this also work for traffic subscription? Does this method keep this active?
28th February 2014, 03:21 PM |#10  
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Does this also work for traffic subscription? Does this method keep this active?

As far as I know, yes. Essentially, all the data is being sent everywhere by 3-4 satellites. Everyone gets these signals, but your sirius device must be activated via code sent in through the satellites. Once you cancel your subscription or it otherwise runs out, the satellites send a "kill signal" along with the music and other data. If your particular radio is listening, it will read that signal and deactivate. I'm not 100% sure how doing this method with in-car devices would be different, but I'd imagine that you'd need to just cut the antenna and/or keep your actual radio powered off. I know that somebody put their motorcycle in a big garage over the winter and their subscription was canceled, and when he turned it on next spring everything worked. In short, unless the traffic costs extra or is something entirely separate, you would be fine. Good luck!

As far as I know, the method hasn't been extensively tested on in-car radios and such. I am not 100% sure cutting power to the radio would be enough to prevent the signal from killing your radio's subscription. Cutting the antenna should work, though. Please test in the future.
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But... is it possible to record and to emulate SXM activation signal?
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