Sirius XM Jacking Up the Price
Update: Increases are coming for the now-merged satellite radio service.
Sirius XM
January 20, 2009 by Rachel Cericola

Love enjoying that Sirius XM subscription at work? It will soon cost you. Orbitcast fired off a few rumors about the potential Sirius XM increase. Now Sirius Buzz has confirmed our fears.

The first increase will come for Sirius XM subscribers with multiple subscriptions. In other words, if you want more, you are going to have to pay more. The price will increase $2 over it’s current $6.99 per additional account. The new pricing is expected to kick in come March 11.

We are most sad about the new online listening fees. Currently, it’s a freebie. However, Sirius XM will start charging another $3 for that option.

One rumor that was not confirmed: We heard there could be a bump in the Mostly Music/News package. Currently, it costs $10, but reports say it could go up to $12.95. However, this might not be accurate, since Orbicast points out that it could violate the merger concessions made with the FCC.

It looks like I should have signed up for a Lifetime subscription when the chance was there. Subscribers are being offered the option to lock-in rates. You might want to start actually reading that email that Sirius XM sends, starting January 26.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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