I'm not going to be pulling the trigger on this one, but for those of you that want the Best of XM and are a current SIRIUS lifetime subscriber, you can now get The Best of XM Lifetime add-on for $100 (previously $150).
I would be tickled pink if Sirius would let us add a full XM subscription as a family plan for $6.99. If I have to pay a full $12.99 for an full sub, then I might have to cancel two of of my Sirius radios on the family plan to get one XM.
I wonder which way would produce more listeners, subscribers and revenue for the new SiriusXM?
One would have to have a full Sirius sub and an XM radio to get the XM sub on a family plan. Dropping the Sirius sub negates the advantage of obtaining an XM family plan sub. I have run the numbers and it is a net gain for the new company.
I think you misunderstood me. Lets say I have an XM sub $12.95 and a Sirius Sub $12.95. If you allowed me to add an XM sub under my Sirius account. I would drop the $12.95 account an add a $6.99 account. I guess it depends on how many dual subscribers that they could potentially lose that additional income from.
But I do agree for non dual subscribers, I would see that has a great potential to add a lot more subscriptions even if it is at a lower rate. Right now however, their accounting system is such that I don't think they can do it.
Right now their accounting system probably doesn't support this and how long will it be before they combine accounting systems that would potentially allow this?
Since Mel claims that there is not a significant number of dual subs, why would they care about those few droping 1/2 of their sub price? There would be a significant number of people who may add a $6.99 package on their car XM or Sirius tuner which is sitting inactive because they have a PnP or portable of the other provider.
I don't think they have to do a full accounting integration to do it. A simple query terminal of the other system in the CSR office (or supervisor office) would suffice along with a comment on the main system.