XM SkyDock: Do not buy this dock! Review

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Do not buy this dock!
As with so many other reviewers, my SkyDock worked reasonably well for about six months then quit. The current error message says it "can not power on the radio" even though the radio is on and playing a local FM station. Then it switches to "SkyDock not connected" and just spins indefinitely. At least I can enjoy the little blue background waves on the home screen. In fact even when it worked, it would display the message "Skydock not connected" even when I was receiving and playing music with it on my radio. Maybe it was forecasting the future. I can play anything on my IPnone through the FM transmitter on the dock to my radio, just NOT XM material. So that part of the device is working. Seems like a software issue to me, but no one seems to know. XM service is absolutely no help, even if you can get them on the line, but don't count on it. Even if you do, you will be on hold until next spring. Further XM will NOT cancel the contract even though I can no longer receive this service with their dock. So I'm stuck in a useless contract with a device that does not work. Take your money elsewhere. Never again.
Buster222 on Sep 23, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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Needs room for more favorites
This app works as advertised. I love having XM in my car through my iPhone 4. The new background audio capabilities make this app even better. The only complaint I have is that they limit your favorite channel list to 12. This seems silly and I don't understand why they don't expand this list by making three groups of 12 (preset A, B & C just like all car stereos have FM1, FM2, FM3).
McBoiler1 on Sep 23, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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Could not power on radio
Loaded update worked for few days then it quit. If you go into settings fm transmitter is off and it will not turn on. Deleted app and reinstalled twice before I could get it to work for one day Now having same problem again please fix problem with app.
Bassgas on Sep 22, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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Do not upgrade to new version
The latest version worked for a few days..now doesn't even power up. Crashes.
DJSteve4 on Sep 21, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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Technology is ridiculously awesome. . . .except for current version!!!!!
Update for version 2.1.8. FIX THE APP ALREADY WITH THE 'DOCK NOT DETECTED' ERRORS!!!!!! This garbage has been going on for like 2 versions and 2.1.8 claims to have it fixed. Right. Now it happens MORE THAN EVER. Sometimes I have to unplug the phone and plug it in again 3 or 4 times to get it to work. Not fun or safe to do while driving. This is an incredible app. They did a great job with the interface. Works great for me. The Skydock itself has a great FM transmitter (much better than the MyFi) if you don't have an aux input for your car stereo. Skydock also allows you to play your iPod music over your car stereo, too. Channel changing is very quick, again, much better than the old MyFi portable radio. Overall, I'm VERY pleased. I highly recommended the app AND the Skydock (REQUIRED TO USE THIS APP) especially if you already have an older XM portable radio that you were thinking about replacing.
jkdman123 on Sep 20, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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New version does not work. Error message. Please fix now!!!!
Bababoey0001 on Sep 19, 2010 for XM SkyDock
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