No multi radio discounts for Sirius/XM combinations for "2 years"?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by MAJ Badmotherfarker, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I called both Sirius and XM to see if I could get a second radio discount by paying full price for either a Sirius or XM radio and then adding another of the opposite brand. Both XM and Sirius told me it would be a "few years" before that's possible. Seems pretty lame.
  2. bigdaddyII

    bigdaddyII Member

    Figures. I checked out the "Best Of" XM channels to see if there is anything in there worth listening to and the only XM channel of interest in The Virus. Not 1 single music channel. For now I will save my $4.00 and enjoy the same channels I paid for originally.
  3. MM

    MM Administrator

    That would be nice if we could do that.

    I did see when I just signed up for XM a few days ago they had XM Everything plus the Best of Sirius for $14.65 (I think).

    So if you call you might be able to add best of for $2 a month.
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Well I can understand them not doing this, can you imagine how many XM or Sirius subs that would get canceled in order to add a secondary subscription under an existing plan. This would cause them to lose money at a time when they simply can't afford it.
  5. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    They would be out of business if they did it. Plus I don't think the billing systems are an easy thing to merge. That will be tougher than uplinking a feed of music content.
  6. Davis

    Davis Member

    Depending on the system, you are 100% correct. I am combining two companies, in SAP, and it has taken 4 months so far and the entire project is slated for 1.5 years. This is the same type of thing that Sirius and XM would have to do. It isn't just merging that is the issue; it is the thorough testing that must take place. When you merge companies you have a huge risk of "breaking" the other company's functionality. I have seen the original company's functionality come to a stop, at go-live, because somebody didn't test one single piece of the puzzle.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  7. jwt873

    jwt873 Member

    Sirius-XM is 3 billion dollars in debt and are losing almost a million dollars a day. Like DAB and TSS Taylor say... Offering a second radio discount for 'the other' service would be committing suicide.
  8. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Yea, that's a good point that I hadn't thought of. I was approaching it as "I'm adding a new radio".

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