Pandora Fees/Charges? Free or not?

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  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    I am not a Pandora subscriber, so I was a bit surprised that I still was able to listen to the various Pandora stations via Car Play, albeit with commercials. My car indicated the incoming streams were being received by LTE or 3G.

    Is this “normal”, or are there charges accruing merely waiting for me to think the “free” music will last forever?
     
  2. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Pandora has a free tier. More to the point, how exactly would it charge you? More likely it would stop after some time period.
     
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    Many thanks, kind sir. Indeed that puts the issue to rest.
     
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    SiriusXM is about to buy Pandora for $3.5 billion.
    I expect there will be changes.
     
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    Wow, that is exciting news. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Well I guess it depends on how you look at it. Pandora is better than XM radio in that it allow you to choose not only the genre but also the artists. For example if I want to listen to Bread, it plays predominantly Bread music along with other artists who play very similar music. XM does not have this ability. I would rather pay for Pandora than XM any day of the week. For me this is disturbing news that XM acquired Pandora. Still trying to figure out how XM and Sirius merged into a single entity without opposition from the U.S. Government. By doing so they created a monopoly which I thought was against FCC regulations.
     
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    Which FCC is that baypharm?
    Always Apple music.
    I'm glad I have a big iTunes library, even have some old Bread album, digitized from LP.
     
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    Yeah I have the majority of my music digitized onto my iPad. I can bluetooth to my stereo system or my headphones.
     
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    Sirius is a definite show-stopper for me- everything from selection to frequency response. I would have preferred paying Pandora than settling for Sirius. Not that this screed contributes much to the discussion at hand, it's just that I fail to see the upside of Sirius.
     

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