Im really disappointed in this decision. There are people like myself who use the internet radio to listen at work, and dont really care about the improved sound quality I listen to Howard every morning at work. Now I have to pay $3 extra per month to do this?
But wait...my option is to renew now, when my subscription isnt up for 9 months, wait and pay the $3/mo (stupid), or go without. Maybe I should renew now...assuming that gives me 1 year and 9 months on my subscription. By that time, Howard's contract will almost be up and we'll really see if Sirius XM can hold on.
Obviously they feel they are losing money providing a free internet radio service. And/or dont have enough $3 premium subscribers.
Ive been a Sirius fan for 3 years on 2 radios, and this is the first time they've really done something boneheaded, IMO.
The more I think about it, the more annoyed I get. "During the merger, all we heard was "the subscriber's rates will not go up". No, just all the things around the base rate will go up. They are just trying to force renewals to get their first quarter numbers up. BS.