This came to me as a surprise, but the Starmate 5 is not the only SIRIUS Radio that can obtain plans that are below the $12.95 subscription rate. The Starmate 5 is unique because it is the ONLY (currently) radio that is Ala Carte Capable. That means you can choose your favorite 50 Channels from this list of channels. Some like Howard 100 and 101 aren't available on the $6.99 ala carte plan. And some channels are 25 Cents extra. BUT that's not what I found interesting. It now appears that the following radios can also get these plans with the exception of Ala Carte. Stiletto 100 Stiletto 10 Stiletto 2 Sportster 3 Sportster 4 Sportster 5 Starmate Replay (Most) Starmate 3 Starmate 4 Starmate 5 Stratus Stratus 3 Stratus 4 Stratus 5 InV InV2 SCH1 SCH1W (Conductor) SCC1 SRH1000 SCH2P And of course the Brix versions of these radios as well. So if you have a newer radio and say just want to listen to the Mostly Music Plan for $9.99 that is now possible.