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Satellite radio rivals XM and Sirius announce a merger...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. dontoe

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    meh... competition would always be better. Imagine if there was just one car company. Good lord would that suck!

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    In this case, I think it's all good for the customer. At least in the short term.
     
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    until they decide that all the good service they are giving you will cost more per month. Sure, you could cancel the service... but that is pretty much your only recourse. Cable bills don't get crazy high because people can just get a sat dish... and vice versa. I like competition.

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    hopefully some of the sirus stations will carry over, my xm's stations suck compared to my buddys sirus
     
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    I doubt that the merger will actually be allowed. There were laws put into effect in the beginning that specify that there will be 2 separate services.
     
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    I own 5 bills in equipment , if it don't work for at least another 3 or 4 years , I will be pissed .

    I just spent 3 bills alone on the wifes Stilletto , so I can continue to married for years to come !!
     
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    I just switched to sirius and bought new car equipment so I'm a couple in myself.
     
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    If it is allowed, I just hope Sirius continues with better customer service than XM. I am still waiting on a refund check from when I sold my Duramax...........6 months ago.
     
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    I'm getting prompted to login...I couldn't read the thread.


    Aren't both companies losing money? -2 + -2 = ?
    Did that work out for Sears and Kmart?

    I wouldn't be surprised if they started airing commercials...just a few at first...
     
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    Oh goody,Howard and O&A at the same employer again!!! Wonder who comes out on top?:confused:
     
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    Maybe I'm crazy, (hence the name) but i have BOTH services, the XM is hardwired in the Burb,( sounds awsome) and i also have the portable Sirius unit for the work rig,(sounds good for cheapy stereo unit) for when i get out in the middle of nowhere, and can only receive the spanish channels :doah:

    They both have their upsides and downsides. The main upside to the whole setup, is NO COMMERCIALS, as in those on regular broadcast crap radio. :crazy:
     
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    I just hope they don't screw with my lifetime subscription!
     
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    Received an email from Sirius, seeing as i am a subscriber and all,,,,,:crazy:



    "February 19, 2007

    To: SIRIUS Subscribers

    Today is a very exciting day for SIRIUS customers. As you may have heard,
    SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio are merging to form the nation's
    premier audio entertainment provider.

    This combination of our two offerings will benefit you - our loyal listeners.
    As a single company, we'll provide superior programming to you every day with
    the best of both SIRIUS and XM. Currently, XM and SIRIUS broadcast a wide range
    of commercial-free music channels, exclusive sports coverage, news, talk, and
    entertainment programming. Howard Stern. Oprah and Friends. The NFL. MLB.
    NBA. ESPN. CNBC. Fox News. Additionally, the combined company will be able
    to improve existing services such as real-time traffic information and rear-seat
    video as well as introduce new ones.

    After shareholder and regulatory approvals, we anticipate that the combination
    will be finalized by the end of 2007. Until then, both companies will continue
    to operate independently. We will continue to provide you with the
    uninterrupted service - as well as the outstanding customer support - that you
    have come to expect and enjoy from SIRIUS. We do not anticipate any changes in
    your service during the merger process, however, please call our customer care
    team on 1- 888-539-7474 should you have any questions.

    We look forward to the many benefits this combination will offer and continuing
    to make your listening experience an enjoyable one - offering more of the Very
    Best Radio on Radio.

    Stay tuned,

    Mel Karmazin, CEO"
     
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    rates are going to sky rocket.

    Like Jek said, cable bills are outrageous because they are often monopolies. This is only going to be bad for the customer I think.

    No I don't have Sirius but I really did want to get it.
     
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    They can talk it up all they want, and they have too, but the FCC is not going to like it. Just say this word with me - monopoly.
     
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    Like I said, I doubt that it will happen, at least without some serious regulation. The stuff to hardwire my Sirius into my DD will be here today. I can tell you that it is a great deal for the $$. I use it in the car and shop.
     
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    Why is it a monopoly? Satellite radio is a luxury item...
     
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    translated for public consumption by The Jek-ster...


    :thumb:

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    Well, I sure as heck hope they don't screw with the rates, and that all the old equipment doesn't get outdated.

    I just bought two Sportsters and three car kits..:crazy:
     

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