Goodbye to Sirius?

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    Well, since I got this Droid X and started messing around with it, I have an idea. I bought the car dock today after messing with (and signing up for) Pandora a litttle bit. I have a lot left to learn about it (both the droid and pandora), but I'm starting to think I can get rid of my Sirius radio (and subscription) and use the Droid with either MP3's or Pandora. The only thing that I'd really be missing would be Howard Stern.....and he's talking about leaving soon anyway. Does anyone use Pandora exclusively in their cars? Anyone have any good Pandora tips or stations?

    Let me know and thanks,

    Warner
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    I did the same thing when I got my Droid....the only thing I miss now is Howard Stern...
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    I've had XM since it launched....Still see no reason to get rid of it...
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    I used to use Pandora. Just ended up putting all of my music on the SD card, haha. Search for the app Slacker Radio as well. I personally think that Slacker is better than Pandora. However, there are ways to work around the song-skip limit in Pandora. I think using the Droid in the car is much better than local/satellite radio. All I can tell you is make sure you have a charger handy. I don't know about the Droid X's battery life, but I know Pandora can suck juice like using a straw in a shot glass (Was that funny? I'm not sure). dancedroid
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    I bought a USB cable today that plugs into my lighter adapter and into the car dock, so my X is actually charging while it's docked. And the other nice thing in this configuration is that the screen doesn't blank out, either. SO, how to you get past the 6 per hour skip limit with Pandora?

    Warner
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    I just switch to a different station and then switch back to the station that I actually want to listen to. Wouldn't recommend it while driving though, haha.
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    That's what I thought you were going to say. Haha. Thanks.

    Warner
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    plenty of radio streams via Xiia also
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    Xiialive beta if you want to listen to Howard Stern. I also use pro launcher for landscape mode on home screen with live wallpaper waveform. Looks awwsome with the window mount wich I dont have for DX yet. Also I bought a stereo that has bluetooth audio, so no wires
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    Same here. Actually Sirius first for me and I also think Sirius launched before XM? Also, what is the fascination with Stern? I listened a few years back but I think he's jumped the shark nowadays...
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    I use Slacker Radio. I kind of like it better then Pandora...
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    I love XM, however my company pays for it in my company vehicle, and they also pay the internet service add-on, so I use my phone to stream it and plug that into my personal vehicle and boom....got it there too :D
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    I wonder if perhaps there might be a pandora song limit patch/crack out there :)

    Sent from my Droid running Simply Stunning @ 1GHz
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    If you're streaming does that mean calls go straight to voicemail?
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    I have pandora on my phone and I am still going to get sirius. For two reasons one is much safer to control sirius and music threw the head unit than my phone. Also if verizon does go to limited data plans I do not want to have to worry about running out of bandwidth just by playing pandora.
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    There's another service called Last.fm that also offers a slick app/widget for the Droid X. It's the same as pandora although I think it does the job better (no skip limit, memorizes all the songs youve ever listened to to build your stations better, etc...).

    I have it fully integrated with my two iPods and my my mac to listen to any music I ever play digitally.
    Last.fm ? the Blog ยท Last.fm on Android
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    Not while it's in the car dock, at least. I was driving yesterday listening to Pandora when a call came in. The call interrupted the music and let me answer the call. Pretty slick!

    Warner
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    Sadly, i hope this is howards last year, then i can cancel my Sirius.. I basically record Thursdays and listen on my Stilletto during the week.

    (i have XM and Sirius in my Truck).
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    screw satellite

    I've gotten rid of Satellite radio awhile ago. The Droid X can stream a few programs that will give you music when u need it most. In your car... On top of that BANG you got your GPS NAV system, as well as your phone. SO here you are driving down the road blasting Pandora, IHEARTRADIO, Slacker Radio or plain out MP3s when "ring" incoming call. You take the call, and then back to the tunes. You'll never miss a call because the radio was too loud. ALSO same time the GPS is telling you to take a right up ahead... The music pauses, the GPS says its thing, and then the music comes back. EVEN better. Your driving down the road, blasting tunes... the phone rings... your in the MIDDLE of a call, and your turn is coming up. The GPS will tell you in your ear/speaker... Can your Satellite radio do ANY of that... other than play music sometimes depending on tree coverage
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    Which GPS app do you like the best? Any recommendations?

    Thanks,

    Warner
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