AirAmerica will no longer be on Sirius

Fri Apr 15 20:00:40 EDT 2005

  rogerkirk wrote:
>This points up the real handicap that Satellite Radio labors under:
>Each station has a different radio.  As long as they continue that,
>IMHO they won't get the traction they need.  Probably end up being
>another VHS/Betamax contest where only one format wins.  It also
>discourages others from enetering the field.  A radio that received
>both XM & Sirius (as well as other future services) would help push
>the format forward.  Of course, I might as well wish for world peace
>while I'm at it.  It will be interesting to see what the "free market" 
>does with this in the next 10 years.  WI-MAX just might make it obsolete.

If, of course coverage is any better or more reliable than cellphone coverage.

What about dual-mode receivers?  I doubt any technical hurdles would be 
difficult to overcome though the legal ones might be thornier.

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