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

MAJ Badmotherfarker

is drinking a beer.
Oct 11, 2008
8,461
211
63
Washington D.C.
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.
 

bigdaddyII

Member
Oct 13, 2008
137
11
18
Southern Louisiana
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.
 

MM

Administrator
Oct 9, 2008
4,312
105
63
New England
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.
 

DAB

Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
9,434
149
63
Louisiana
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.
 

TSS Taylor

DRC Fan
Oct 9, 2008
3,497
188
63
Chicago, IL
www.tss-radio.com
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.
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.
 

Davis

Member
Oct 10, 2008
576
7
18
Plus I don't think the billing systems are an easy thing to merge.
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:

jwt873

Member
Oct 12, 2008
112
6
18
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.
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

is drinking a beer.
Oct 11, 2008
8,461
211
63
Washington D.C.
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.
Yea, that's a good point that I hadn't thought of. I was approaching it as "I'm adding a new radio".