A la Carte packages

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by kryptonite, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member

    I can see buying an A la Carte package if you don't want any of the "edgy talk" or sports. If you only want SOME of the music, you'd be good on this to pick and choose what you want.

    But if you want the majority of music, you're screwed...better to get the mostly music package?

    If you want any sports or Howard (or similar), you're better off getting the "Everything" package.

    Did anyone figure out why these packages exist other than for people who want to subscribe without paying for what they don't want and MAYBE getting a lower rate? I'd think the majority of subscribers would be screwed into the "everything" or "mostly" package and just blocking out what they don't want.
  2. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    The a la carte package exists to satisfy a merger condition, not to satisfy customers. Sirius XM would rather have you sub to everything + bestof (or, at least, to everything). That's how they make their money.
  3. downsj

    downsj Member

    Actually, I think they're great.

    My primary radio is my Pioneer, in my car-- Since I only listen to music and occasionally Dave Ramsey in the car, I switched it to "mostly music". This made my primary radio significantly cheaper, while still giving me a discount on my secondary radios. It was a great deal for me.
  4. The Ala Carte thing is something they care about much. They want you to pay the $12.99 a month in which I don't want all those channels.

    If they offered the $9.99 Mostly Music with a few sports channels would be nice. It would be nice if they added a few channels Like Mad Dogg, ESPN Sports Radio, and Fox Sports Radio. They want you to pay $12.99 if you want your Music and Sports together. It would be nice if they did something that offered Music with a few sports/news/talk/entertainment channels. I don't see why we have to pay $12.99 to get everything we want when were not gonna be using all the channels anyways.
  5. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member

    Let's say the economy is strong and people are buying luxury items.

    There's probably a lot of people out there who WOULD pay for satellite radio, but they don't want to pay for the edgy talk content like Howard, O&A, Bubba, R&F, etc. This way, they don't have to pay for it (even though some of their money might actually go to that talent), and they get a discount.

    Likewise, if I have a 13 y/o daughter, she may be interested in the music content. This way, if I were to buy the "pick and choose" package, she'd be able to listen to the music she wants and I wouldn't have to worry about exposing her to edgy content.

    Still, I think the "Mostly Music" package is good. I can't see the "pick and choose" packages becoming extremely popular.
  6. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    However, if those people are savvy enough to even be hip to Sat. Radio I'm SURE they would know about the family friendly packages or the ability to BLOCK the channels they find offensive.

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