Old Sirius/XM radios will still work

If you're a satellite radio subscriber like me, you've probably wondered whether you might have to buy a replacement radio if and when the XM Radio and Sirius merger happens. Of course I don't want to spring for a new radio to replace my Sirius Sportster. But I also fear the potential cost of having to install a new radio.

Well, the companies have confirmed (or reaffirmed) the fact that current radios will continue to work and receive programming from both services once the two companies marry (we'll have to wait and see what the FCC and DOJ have to say about this matter). Of course, part of this is to ensure that new customers keep on buying radios while the deal is in limbo. But that's good news for those of us who have already invested.

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