Satellite Radio Essay

889 words - 4 pages

Satellite Radio

When I drive my car around town running errands and going from place to place, it’s nice to listen to the radio. Now since this distance I am traveling seems to be within a 30-40 mile radius, flipping through the stations is not much of a problem for me. Now on the other hand, I do travel out of town frequently, and I hate it when I want to listen to the radio and there is no signal. The reason why none of us can is because radio signals don’t carry much farther than the town’s radius. Trying to find a station in the static is very annoying. Most of the time (especially in Iowa it seems) there are no stations for miles. Now who would honestly like to travel like ...view middle of the document...

• 2 satellites orbiting the earth
• Only 9.95$ per month

These are just a few of the perks that XM has to offer. XM has teamed up with pioneer, Jensen, and audiovox to create the car decks that are “XM ready” so the price of the equipment can be very affordable.

The Delphi unit is a little more expensive, but depending on when you want to listen to radio, whether it is at home or in the office, this unit is a prime choice. The unit comes with a kit to mount in the car, where the Delphi face is the only portable part. This kit with run close to 150$. Then there is the boom box that is 99$ where the Delphi face pops right in and can be used in the office, at home, or lounging around.

The satellite company that has teamed up with Sony is Sirius radio. There are a lot of similarities between Sirius and XM radio. To choose between the two is really a matter of preference. Both companies have a lot to offer their customers. As the competition continues to grow, so do the perks with each company.

There are over a hundred channels with the majority of them being commercial free. The company has launched 3 satellites that are in orbit around the earth. Each satellite spends approximately 16 hours over the U.S. There is at least one satellite over the continental U.S at all times. There is a fourth satellite on the ground that is ready to be launched in case of...

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