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Sirius/XM pricing plans announced (well, discovered)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by markvid, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6519869225

    This is what they plan to do...those of you who thought we could get a little bit of both services at the same price?

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    NOT SO FAST, MY FRIEND!
     
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    There was a thread about this some time ago, I believe. This is not a surprise. The information's been out there for a year; I just found it by looking up a US News & World Report blogger's report from last summer.

    http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/sirius-postmerg.html
     
  3. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    To be able to get those new plans, you'll have to buy a new radio, which should be out in a few months.
    From the Wash. Post:

    Q It costs $12.95 per month to subscribe to XM or Sirius. Will the price go up?

    A The companies have said that they would freeze the $12.95-per-month rate for three years after the merger. In the letter to the FCC, XM and Sirius said they will create a number of programming options ranging from $6.99 to $16.99 per month.

    · For $6.99 per month, subscribers can choose either 50 Sirius or 50 XM channels and add additional channels for 25 cents each per month.

    · For $14.99 per month, subscribers get 100 channels: XM subscribers get mostly XM channels and can pick Sirius channels to round out to 100. A similar deal will be available for Sirius subscribers.
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    · For $16.99 per month, XM subscribers get all of their current XM channels and can add an undetermined number of Sirius channels. Vice-versa for Sirius subscribers.

    · For $9.99 per month, subscribers can get a "mostly music" or "mostly news, sports and talk" package of channels.

    · For $11.95 per month, subscribers can get a "family-friendly" package of existing channels from either XM or Sirius, which would block out such programming as Howard Stern and rap and rock channels with profanity-laced songs. For $14.99 per month, subscribers can get a "family friendly" package of channels from both services.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    $16.99 for both is a bargain...
     
  5. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Playing off the $6.99 plan, why don't cable TV companies offer this? (not for $7, obviously, but at a rate reduced off the full package.)

    Just like I don't need or want all of the 175 channels on my cable TV system, I don't need that many choices on my satellite radio. Let me pick any 50 I want and I'll be happier than Roseanne Barr at a Vegas buffet.
     
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    No, it's not, it's no longer 2 services, just 1.
    I am not paying a penny more.
    I am done with XM.
     
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I sill can't figure out why anybody would pay for radio.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Commercials suck. And my musical tastes are more varied that land-based radio provides.
     
  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    I was too young when cable TV became prevelant, but did people question about paying for TV then too? (serious question, not trying to be a dickhead)
     
  10. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    Two words: Clear Channel.

    Four years and counting with Sirius. No chance in hell I'd ever go back to free radio.
     
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Since I don't know how old you are, here's what television was like in the '60s. You put up an antenna on the roof and you got three stations, maybe four. I don't know how old I was before I saw television in color. There was no ESPN, CNN or channels devoted solely to the weather, cooking or shopping. AND . . . when you wanted to change the channel, you actually had to get up, walk over to the TV and do it . . . yeah, manually! I don't recall any threats of revolution because someone thought of CNBC, Discovery Channel, etc., and wanted to charge you 20 bucks a month to get 'em.
     
  12. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Old enough to remember TV without cable, the trenches being dug around my condo complex to bury the wires & having to change the channels manually.

    I just don't remember my parents or anyone else complaining about having to pay for it.

    To me, the difference between commercial radio & satellite radio is just as dramatic as the ones you listed.
     
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