Sirius-XM to raise ADDITIONAL RADIO rates, subscribers ready to jump off bridges…
Reading some of the blogs and comments to said blogs about this story might lead you to believe that the government was raising the price floor of milk to $759.32 per gallon.
Here’s the deal – Sirius-XM, hemmoraging cash and in real danger of bankruptcy, has decided to raise its rates. The interesting part is that they’re not raising the base rate of $12.95 for their base packages. The price increase comes in the form of a $2 per month increase on any additional radios on the subscriber’s account, as well as a $2.99 fee for online access.
To all the people bitching about this, I’ve got two pieces of advice.
1) Learn to read. It seems one of the main complaints in the blogosphere is that people with just one radio think their rates are going up. They aren’t. This ONLY APPLIES to additional radios and internet streaming. If you’ve got Sirius or XM just in your one vehicle, you have nothing to worry about.
2) IT’S TWO DOLLARS PER MONTH! Some of the comments over at Engadget are laughable…
“If they pull this stunt, I’m done with them.”
“well if i have to pay around 15 a month i am going to cancel my service. this angers me, I feel like contacting my local congressman.”
Seriously people – if you can’t afford $24 per year, you probably shouldn’t have satellite radio in the first place.
As a loyal XM subscriber, here’s my message to all the people who are up in arms over this – go ahead and cancel. Have fun with your terrestrial radio, static, and commercials every five seconds and about 10 minutes worth of music every hour. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.