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Old 07-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Well it's SIRIUSXM now

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, problem is how are you going to get all channels on the current radio in our trucks, you can't you would have to get a new radio, and that sucks.
What could be a problem is now they are the only satellite radio on the block with a massive debt load and will be forced to raise prices.

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Old 07-30-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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The new pricing has been filed with the FCC, and they are committed to this for 3 years:

XM Radio: http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/xms-postmerger.html

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http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/si...r-line-up.html

If you don't upgrade your equipment, you do not have the A La Carte options.
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And of course, I'd have to pay to upgrade the equipment, even though it's their merger that caused the need...
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so i haven't read into this very far but what the hell happens to the ones who have a year subscription? are we just SOL or are they paying the rest back?
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Your original equipment is guaranteed to work for at least 3 years after the merger. If you have XM, you can still receive XM channels. If you have Sirius, you get the Sirius channels. On the new equipment, you will get to pick and choose channels from either network to form your own "package" if you want.
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well that sounds great and all but earlier when i had to re-enter all my saved stations... noticed there were several XM stations that no longer exist. so in two years i take it i'll have a whole 10 crappy stations?! haha
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''If you don't upgrade your equipment, you do not have the A La Carte options.'' That is the part of the deal that would make me dump the whole thing, as I like the stock radio in my truck and don't want to change it.
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''If you don't upgrade your equipment, you do not have the A La Carte options.'' That is the part of the deal that would make me dump the whole thing, as I like the stock radio in my truck and don't want to change it.
Exactly my point.

This merger does nothing for me, except make me spend money if I want to "take advantage" of it.

Complete crap. Can't wait for the negatives to come out...
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Well they're already losing money, so I wasn't expecting to get more for less out of the merger. I happy I can get the same thing for the same price. That's more than you can say for most mergers (like airlines!)

I may even save a little with the XL rebate - I don't think I listen to any of the channels with XL content anyway.
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Exactly my point.

This merger does nothing for me, except make me spend money if I want to "take advantage" of it.

Complete crap. Can't wait for the negatives to come out...
This is what I don't understand, why is it if some channels can be shared between services, why do I need a new freak radio to get all of the service, this is the part of the deal that stinks.
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