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Can't get XM channels

My wife has a Sirius Sportster SP-R1 Satellite Receiver that doesn't go above Channel 184. |She wants to get higher channels. What should she do?

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Goto sirius.com. You will need to access you account and find out if your radio is upgradeable for XM channels. You can find that out once you try to add xm to your account.

If it isn't you can get a free or a discounted radio from them to do it by calling customer service up. They do that for existing customers.

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