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    Will cheap unlimited data calls kill satelite radio?

    Its inevitable that soon the price for unlimited data calls will drop.....do you think the cell giants will release a cellphone based statelite radio........or do you think streaming audio over the internet has the potential to kill satelite radio?
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    huh? so you are saying that we can get streaming radio through our cell phones? And plug it into our computer or HU's?
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    you've never heard of streaming audio?....podcasts perhaps?
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    im a hick. Cell phones? lol

    It would be neat to have one company have both eh?
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    It's inevitable. But it won't happen for awhile. Sat radio works wherever you are. Streaming audio works where the cell towers are. I think the cell providers will milk the data streams for quite awhile until it becomes a commodity, then switch over.
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    from the propoganda I here is that in china cellphone reception is great all over the country....and that our country has a relatively poor setup........I saw this on the Tony Dansa show.....so who knows.....but they claimed to have never lost reception anywhere....even in the middle of farmland out in the "middle of nowhere"
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    Nop because its still tower based and bandwidth will be a problem for years to come over those cards.....

    AND dont be surprised if the satellite radio companies move down the same road in the future.
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    The reason why cell reception "sucks" in the US is because every GSM prvoider is using 1900Mhz freq.

    Once Cingular get's it's act together and get's 850MHz freq going.... things will be A LOT better... except for you guys with T-Mobile....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    Its inevitable that soon the price for unlimited data calls will drop.....do you think the cell giants will release a cellphone based statelite radio........or do you think streaming audio over the internet has the potential to kill satelite radio?
    Well, I listen to streaming audio on my computer almost daily through my cell phone and its addictive. I also have sat radio and they don't compare.

    If there is a particular genre that you prefer that is outside the mainstream - internet radio is the way to go! I love reggae and each of the sat radio systems have one channel, but on streaming audio I can get 15 channels. Reggaeton is another new genre that is just now breaking into the mainstream and I've been listening to it through the internet for years. I also got hooked on a couple radio stations in Italy and Paris when I lived there. They both have internet feeds, so I can still listen to them at home or in the car with my computer and cellphone.

    Internet radio also fuels my desire to be leading edge. I thought XM would be on the forefront of new music, but, I assume, their legal requirements, to play music , i.e., RIAA oversight keeps them mediocre at best. There are a few specific programming segments that preview new music or albums or concerts, but they are few and far between. Internet streaming audio, on the other hand, has everything I ever dreamed of when it comes to new music. New artists, breaking releases, new genres, you name it, its out there ripe for the picking. I drove up to Chicago last weekend and recorded almost a dozen new songs off the internet in a four hour drive - that's what I call leading edge!

    Lastly, the sat radio (at least XM for sure) companies see the writing on the wall. XM charges an extra bucks for internet and yet Winamp radio carries a few XM channels for free. Sure the premium channels will probably never be offered over the internet, but sat radio knows there's more money to be made on the internet while they attempt to get sat coverage worldwide.

    Sat radio will probably never go away. Too many people with blinders on appreciate the ability to listen to on channel or another from coast to coast. The premium channels are costing them millions that they must recover and in the case of Sirius many new customers are junping for joy over Howard Stern. They'll keep sirius going for years to come. Even Oprah is getting a show on XM.
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