The world of car and home radio has greatly improved over the past few years, with the advents of satellite subscription radio services, such as the leader, XM. But unlike cable television or satellite television providers, XM radio subscription plans are far more affordable and offer a tier of different rates, all with different price breaks to cater to the many consumers who currently hold XM subscription plans, as well as those who are looking into signing up for them.
Right now XM satellite radio is offer four different XM subscription plans. All of the plans include a 170 digital, XM radio channels. The most commonly used XM subscription plan is billed at $12.95 per month (four months up front is required), and is called the Quarterly Plan.
The second most popular XM subscription plan is the 1-year plan, which costs about $11.87 per month, offering a savings of one month when paid in full. As the plans fall down the tiers, more savings are offered to the customer.
The two-year plan offers the equivalent of three months of free service, billed at $11.33 per month, and finally, the three-year plan offers the biggest savings, billed at $9.99 per month, inclusive of 8+ months of free service.
A newly released feature by XM allows user to add an additional radio, either in another car, or in their house for a flat rate of $6.99 per month. Finally, XM has also recently announced what they call “Specialty XM subscription plans” which offer unique services such as XM NavTraffic®, XM NavWeather™, and XM WX Satellite Weather®.
One thing is for sure, the affordability and availability of XM satellite radio has never been in reach for so many consumers. These days just about anybody can afford a XM satellite radio receiver, and with so many different XM subscription plans, they have a wide array of options in front of them.