Price Changes

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by ken.muise, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. ken.muise

    ken.muise New Member

    I work for Sirius Radio And I have some bad news for our customers, I am in the activations department we just did some new training on what is to come

    Starting On march 1st the multi receiver radio is no longer going to be 6.99 the new price is 8.99 so we are only saving 30%.
    Also there is no longer going to be any free online listening. the only ppl that will get it for free are the lifetime subscribers. Everyone else has to pay 2.99 unless they have mostly music or the family pack then it is 8.99 everyone will be getting emails starting Jan 26th ffor the sale that will be going on. You can purchase a 3 yr plan to lock in the multi receiver rate with the 6.99 price.

    This SUCKS :(
  2. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    It sucks out loud. I can't imagine bringing my second sub back now. Maybe if the programming improved, but the playlists have never been smaller! That being said, I'm putting this in the rumour file.
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    That would bum me out about no more free online listening! :(
  4. syphix

    syphix Member

    What happened to a "price freeze", as required by the FCC?
  5. MM

    MM Administrator

    What about listening via WiFi for us Stiletto 2 users?

    I think it sucks that the prices are going up, but the economy sucks. I guess they have to do what they have to to survive.
  6. ken.muise

    ken.muise New Member

    with this there was a price freeze on the prim unit there was nothing about the multi receiver rates that was the same question i asked
  7. snakester

    snakester Member

    Wow... a loophole so big you can drive a bus through it. No surprise from our government.
  8. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    If true, I'd be pretty upset. I just cancelled my Premium internet listening since I would still have free online anyway when I needed it.
  9. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Well Mel bullshitied us again , and from now on Slacker will be my exclusive online radio provider. This is why Sirius XM could be bankrupt this year.
  10. I am calling shenanigans.
  11. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I would wait and see , but I think with the debt that they have they might have no other choice , or Mel likes to stick it up the subscribers ass.
  12. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    better zip over to and slap a lifetime sub on that 2nd radio!
    oh thats prob what they are hoping for.......
  13. ken.muise

    ken.muise New Member

    well i mean if u think about it.. the cost of everything went up i have been with sirius since 2004 and this is the first time we put our prices up, gas, oil food, clothing everything goes up at least 3 times a yr and we always stayed the same this is to help sirius pay off there debt so we dont go bankrupt this yr and if we do well poggie looks for one year off would be nice
  14. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    If SiriusXM goes this route, they're going to see a lot of secondary cancellations.
  15. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    +1 , and a risk of bankruptcy because those people will be pissed times ten. I bet right now Slacker is getting alot more internet listeners because of this.
  16. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    Is this just for the Sirius side of things or will this new policy affect XM subscribers also? I don't know who's making these decisions lately but it seems like Sirius is trying hard to piss subscribers off.
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  17. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I second your shenanigans.
  18. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I think so and I think Mel is waiting for his seat at the NAB Table.
  19. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    Somebody call CS.
  20. syphix

    syphix Member

    The only reasons I can see them doing this are:

    a) to avoid bankruptcy.

    b) to piss off customers, lower the stock price even more, and sell out to someone.

    c) to make up for dual subscribers. There are rumors that subscribers to both SIRIUS and XM will be able to soon have their second radio on a multi-plan, for (then) $6.99. Perhaps they're seeing more dual subscribers than they once thought, and don't want to lose the full $6, but instead only $4 per dual sub.

    I understand the internet radio price of things...the CRC is full of dicks that are over charging EVERYONE to stream on the net. I already pay the $2.99 and will gladly continue to because I enjoy the 128k long as it stays $2.99 for 128k. The extra $2 pisses me off (if true...I've got an email into two people to learn more), but it's not the end of the world. I waste $2 on coffee everyday. 1 day without coffee wouldn't hurt me.

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