Because of my slow processor and harddrive, I increased my buffer to max but it really depend on what else I have running. With just the front end and winamp radio I can listen to all stations no problem (dropped packets are rare and I attribute them to switching cell towers). When I have other things running I have to drop the 128k or above feeds, the 96 and 44s work well. Anything below 44 is probably mono and I tend to stay away from them unless its talk radio.Originally Posted by Terrapin
I keep creating playlists cause every time I turn around winamp is adding new radio features - they added XM and AOL Radio last month. So I have 128K and above playlists for several genres and then I have the 22-96K playlists. Audio is CD quality on 128k feeds and radio quality elsewhere.
My card was grandfathered because I've had it a while and it only costs me an additional $10 a month with no data limit, no extra charges and it works minimally with phonecontrol - best of all worlds.
Be careful about that "surfing and counting as dowload time." until Sprint and I worked out all the bugs, I was being charged per MB for surfing and it didn't count against my airtime minutes. Right now if you get the unlimited Visions package, it doesn't count against your airtime minutes and there is no charge per MB, but its a little expensive. Probably better to go with an unlimited EVDO card (more expensive still, but fast as hell).