updated 12:30 pm EDT, Mon July 23, 2007
Merged XM/Sirius plans
Although the companies have yet to even complete their merger, XM and Sirius have announced new "A La Carte" pricing plans based on a unified company. At the base is a $7 subscription, offering 50 out of 100 stations on either XM or Sirius exclusively; the major new option is a $15 plan, allowing listeners to pick 100 stations split between both XM and Sirius. A $17 plan, meanwhile, will give access to all of one network with a handful of stations from the other.
Those who currently subscribe to $13, unlimited single-network usage will be able to hold on to their services. The new plans should be available by the end of the summer, and according to XM and Sirius, should require no new hardware. Car manufacturers are expected to start bundling the plans shortly afterwards. [via Leftlane News]