How Many Subscribers from Sirius Or XM do you think will cancel on Wednesday

Jleimer

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With the big channel change on Wednesday going down , how many subscribers do you think will cancel either Sirius or XM. Personally I think it could be a couple of million , but what does everyone think on DRC will occur.
 

SISO

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But seriously, not enough to make churn any larger than it usually is. This forum is blowing this WAY out of proportion.
 
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drfreeman777

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how do you know, new potential subs
might like the new line up
mel might be right on the money?
 

DAB

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I think all these folks complaining make it seem like there will be a lot, but I don't think there will be nearly as many as some are thinking. The fact is that for many getting rid of sat radio would basically mean going back to AM/FM. I think once you've had the service even with the upcoming channel changes would still be better than AM/FM. So, I think you will have some die hards cancel just for principle. I think many of them will come back after they have to deal with AM/FM for while. But in the end, the cancelations won't be enough to even increase the churn numbers.
 

awfulwaffle

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You won't even notice it. You people are blowing this way out of proportion. It will be just like when you first got satellite radio. You find your new hard rock station, it's that simple.
 

MadisonRadio1

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Is it possible some subscribers might actually like it. Let's say XM came with your car four years ago or you received Sirius as a gift. You've always been curious about the other service but not enough to make the effort to change. Now you finally get to hear the other guy.

Any way my guess will be 50,000 Siruis subscribers lost, 250,000 XM subscribers lost. Many of which will get Slackers
 

jeddeth

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I'm curious if I could switch from using my stiletto to using my xm inno. It's a much better device and if the two units are both receiving the same content, why should it be a problem. I'm a lifetime sirius subscriber... cant they just merge my account?
 

DAB

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I'm curious if I could switch from using my stiletto to using my xm inno. It's a much better device and if the two units are both receiving the same content, why should it be a problem. I'm a lifetime sirius subscriber... cant they just merge my account?

No because they are still 2 separate systems at this point. So, if you have a lifetime sub on Sirius you are basically stuck with Sirius.
 

jeddeth

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No because they are still 2 separate systems at this point. So, if you have a lifetime sub on Sirius you are basically stuck with Sirius.

that's what I figured, but a fella can dream.

Actually, since I have the soloist and the SL10 boom box... I guess I should just sell the inno. But it would be nice if the next generation of Stiletto were as nicely built (as small and strong) and the inno's are).



To get back on topic: If they dropped BBC Radio One and Lithium... I would probably move away from Sirius and just listen to internet radio. Being a lifetime subscriber makes it sort of difficult to protest the channel line-up. You can't cancel it, but I guess you can give it to your dad or something.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Tell me about it! My LORD it is the end of the world! Mel is the DEVIL!

Just because they are over worked up does not mean that Mel is NOT the Devil. :)

I'm curious if I could switch from using my stiletto to using my xm inno. It's a much better device and if the two units are both receiving the same content, why should it be a problem. I'm a lifetime sirius subscriber... cant they just merge my account?

Not yet. If and when they merge the billing systems and allow you to put an XM sub as a family plan on your Sirius sub, there is no reason you would not be able to switch hardware (with a cost of one of your transfers though no doubt).
 

ClubSteeler

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I think the majority of cancellation will simply be from dual subs.

I think the rumored new lineup looks sweet. There will be MILLIONS of messages from irate posters threatening to cancel, few will.

Once they realize that satellite radio still kicks ass, even without these world-renowed musical geniuses that XM searched every corner of the universe to find such un precidented talent, they'll accept it. Once they realize that such amazing genius could better be used to cure cancer, they'll accept the lower intelligence currently being used to perform the incrediblly tough task of playing songs.

They're even going to really like some of the merged channels, but they won't admit it.

And the only GOOD channels will somehow, coincidentally, be the ones that kept XMs name. Even channels that took the sirius name, but kept the XM playlist will be worse.

And the 99.9999% of the listeners out there that don't want to hear the B-side to the only single ever released by Omaha's biggest Cornhole tournament band, will be just as happy.

yay!!
 
I have canceled all my SIRIUS Radio's except for the one in my truck, and the only reason why I am keeping that subscription is because I have the Sirius Backseat TV service for the kids.

There is no reason for me to subscribe to Sirius anymore, instead its better for me to be an XM subscriber, as I get everything I want on one radio. MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Howard Stern, Raw Dog Comedy, Bubba the Love Sponge...

So having XM with the best of Sirius will give me everything I listen to there is no reason for a seperate Sirius subscription.

Thanks Mel for saving me money. :)
 

Dark Star

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I have canceled all my SIRIUS Radio's except for the one in my truck, and the only reason why I am keeping that subscription is because I have the Sirius Backseat TV service for the kids.

There is no reason for me to subscribe to Sirius anymore, instead its better for me to be an XM subscriber, as I get everything I want on one radio. MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Howard Stern, Raw Dog Comedy, Bubba the Love Sponge...

So having XM with the best of Sirius will give me everything I listen to there is no reason for a seperate Sirius subscription.

Thanks Mel for saving me money. :)


Think I should cancel out on my Sirius sub today? I was going to wait until tomorrow but I'm thinking that it might be one big pain in the ass to do so then.