quote: Here's a link to a Reuters article reporting that new radios would be needed for the combined plans.
quote: Best of Both Packages Will Be Available on Existing RadiosToday, if consumers want the best of both XM and SIRIUS, they need two satellite radios and two separate monthly subscriptions totaling $25.90. Following the merger of SIRIUS and XM, consumers will be able to obtain the best of both SIRIUS and XM, on any of today’s satellite radio devices with one monthly subscription.
quote: *Available only for subscribers using next generation receivers who select channels via the Internet.
quote: XM customers would continue to receive their existing XM service, and be able to obtain certain SIRIUS programming. SIRIUS customers would continue to receive their existing SIRIUS service, and be able to obtain certain XM programming.
quote: Another a la carte option would allow subscribers 100 channels and give the option to pick from the best programming of both XM and Sirius for $14.99 per month.
quote: A La Carte – 50 Channels ($6.99) – Currently the only standard package offered by either company is $12.95 a month. Under this new option, for only $6.99 per month – a savings of 46 percent – consumers will be able to choose either 50 SIRIUS channels from approximately 100 SIRIUS channels or 50 XM channels from approximately 100 XM channels. Additional channels can be added for 25 centseach, with premium packages priced at additional cost. However, no one choosing this option will pay more than $12.95 a month.