Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NAB Reads Orbitcast

Well, it seems that NAB reads Orbitcast. Maybe that is where all the bandwidth is going. Not surprising really; Orbitcast has always been the leading source for anything satellite radio. In its latest Reply to Opposition filed by XM and Sirius, NAB immortalized a number of commenters from Orbitcast. There's Joe, Flap Jackson, PFreak, Anonymous Coward, JohnG, and Mr. FancyPants.

Here are the latest Orbitcast commenters to reach fame and glory in a NAB filing:

“Officially count me as being opposed to the merger . . . it opens up too many doors for the consumer to get screwed. They are already showing signs of being misleading when they said earlier that the prices would not be raised and that all of the current radios would work . . . both statements are true, kinda, but not really in the nature of which they were made.”
Posting by Joe to Orbitcast

“The merger doesn’t benefit the customer anymore, in fact, it will make it worse with all these new plans to keep track of. . . . NO THANKS!” Posting by Flap Jackson to Orbitcast

“Finally, as the ‘details’ begin trickling in people are starting to wake up and realize this is a bad deal for existing customers. . . . You will not be getting the best of both services, you will not be getting sports from each service, your bill is going to increase and you’re going to have to buy new equipment which I highly doubt will fill my needs immediately. . . .” Posting by PFreak to Orbitcast

“I love how it says the current price for XM and Sirius (select) is $25.90. Last time I checked you get way more channels when you subscribe to both of them for that price. It makes you think you are getting a deal but really you are only getting 10 Sirius channels and not all of them like you would if you did pay the $25.90.” Posting by Anonymous Coward to Orbitcast

“I agree with some of the previous posters regarding Mel’s smoke & mirrors. . . . The only thing an existing customer can do is keep what he has at the same price or pay more for additional stuff – unless he buys a new radio. . . . ‘A la Carte’ packages are a typical bait & switch. . . .” Posting by JohnG to Orbitcast

“These packages will make most of us spend the same or more if we want any SIRIUS/XM
Programming. I’m an XM sub[scriber] and I would like to add some of the SIRIUS rock stations. So I could either go with the A La Carte 2 of the Best of Both packages which are $14.95 or $16.95 respectively. So in the end if you want to cross over . . . then you can’t do so in any capacity without paying the same or more.” Posting by Mr. FancyPants to Orbitcast

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1 comment:

homer985 said...

"In its latest Reply to Opposition filed by XM and Sirius, NAB immortalized a number of commenters from Orbitcast. There's Joe, Flap Jackson, PFreak, Anonymous Coward, JohnG, and Mr. FancyPants."


Okay, now this is just ridiculously funny!!!