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Old 07-27-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

It's about time

FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger - Washington Business Journal:
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

Hurray -- let's just hope they dont start to price gouge for things like NFL radio, etc.
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Re: FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

Problem is that if you are a current subscriber, don't you have to buy a new radio to receive both signals?? I currently subscribe to Sirius for Stern and NFL Radio and won't be buying a new radio if thats the case.
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Hurray -- let's just hope they dont start to price gouge for things like NFL radio, etc.
Thanks for giving them a good idea. lol
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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Problem is that if you are a current subscriber, don't you have to buy a new radio to receive both signals?? I currently subscribe to Sirius for Stern and NFL Radio and won't be buying a new radio if thats the case.
Your current equipment will work just fine.

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Old 07-28-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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Re: FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

ugh, the FCC approves everything these days. Oh how I would love to choke that weasel Kevin Martin.
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Re: FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

can someone please explain to me how this is not a monopoly?
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can someone please explain to me how this is not a monopoly?
Because they can price themselves out of the market. It wasn't just 2 satellite radio companies competing, they have to compete with AM/FM, also. People can always just go back to AM/FM if the price gets too steep.
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Re: FCC approves long-proposed XM, Sirius merger

I cancealed my Sirus radio this weekend. Just becuse my commute now is less then a mile by the time it has found the signal I am at my desk.
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Because they can price themselves out of the market. It wasn't just 2 satellite radio companies competing, they have to compete with AM/FM, also. People can always just go back to AM/FM if the price gets too steep.
Not only AM/FM, but HD Radio, iPod/MP3, CDs, DVDs, etc. There is plenty of competition out there to "defeat" satellite radio. One of the definite benefits of the merger is a-la-carte pricing, being able to pay for only those stations that you want.

However, I'm actually getting ready to cancel my Sirius subscription because with a 2nd child due in January, we need all the additional income we can hold onto.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:42 AM   #11
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BDB I hear you! That was one of my reasonings as well. Recently we did a scrub of our monthly bills now that we have our first child. Netflix, Sirus, Starz, Shotime, and a home phone all took a beating. Put another $175 a month in our pockets.

It is amazing how much crap you pay for that you don't use.
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Yeah, my wife and I just did that as well, and it sounds like we're definitely in the same boat. Sirius, netflix, vonage, gold's gym, and cable are taking hits on our household, with more cuts as necessary.
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Didn't you just have a kid? Wait till you have 2 in daycare at the same time. "Sirius"ly puts a crimp in the cash flow.
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Yep, our daughter will be 1 on September 27th, and she'll be around 15 months old when #2 is born.

Yeah, if Grandma can't "retire" to watch her grandbabies, I'm going to have to do some freelance web work and take on a 2nd job to afford day care.
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Didn't you just have a kid? Wait till you have 2 in daycare at the same time. "Sirius"ly puts a crimp in the cash flow.

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