Pandora radio will kill Sirius and any other form of satellite radio. Let me explain how I know this. I recently got a new phone with 3G service rendering my old phone obsolete. As I was trying to decide whether to sell or keep my old phone, I plugged it into iTunes, blanked it out, and put on all my music and apps for the kids. I was thinking that I could still use it as an MP3 player and the kids love all the game apps. Even though the phone doesn’t have phone service anymore, it still connects to the internet through my home wi-fi. That’s when I thought to myself that I could put the Pandora app on the old phone.
This is the first time that Pandora really hit me as a badass application. I mean, I’d used it in the past on my desktop & laptop and it was cool. Even cool enough that it was up there with the cooler things on the internet. But, this was different. This was mobile Pandora. My old phone was kicking out sweet music on my old Bose docking station – FOR FREE!!!! This is music that is as easy as flicking on the radio and there’s no monthly fee. The depth of the library is enormous. This was one of those epiphany type moments of how cool technology can be. My wife and I had been talking about selling our old phones and now there’s no way that I want to do that. I can also just yank the phone out of the docking station when my kids want to play games too and they won’t be killing the battery on my new phone.