View Single Post
Old 08-19-2008, 10:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
piusg's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wellington (like the beef), FL
Model: 9550
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 56
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hey, I'm a long-time XM subscriber (I've had two receivers for over five years now), and I can listen for free on my PC--and that's in XM Radio's Terms of Service. I think that this new 20-channel-for-$7.99-a-month is total bullcrap and a slap in the face to loyal XM subscribers like myself.

If I tether my BlackBerry to my ThinkPad, I can listen online for free--and routinely do on my train commute to and from work. And I used to stream XM over my Palm Treo for free after I logged in with my XM account.

Why shouldn't I be able to listen to XM directly on my BlackBerry, eliminating my PC, without having to pay some slimy "shakedown fee?" It's the same signal, for Christsakes.
Verizon Wireless Storm 2 9550 OS / Plantronics Voyager Pro
Offline   Reply With Quote