Originally Posted by tlogan6797
...and pay attention to your old radio if you have second car. They may not turn off the old one so you may be able to use it a second car. I transfered a lifetime off a Sportster about three years go and the original one is still working. I have second car that is almost impossible to replace the radio so I pulled out the old Sportster about a year ago and it was STILL working. And still is.
My guess is that if they actually start turning off all those cancelled and transfered radios, there's no way they can tell advertisers that they have 6 million listeners. At least this way, they can pull the count of active radios and say "See? 6 million."
Your logic is completely false.
Satellite radio is a one-way system. There's no way they can possibly tell how many radio are activated. They do, from time to time, send deactivation signals. However, if your deactivated radio is not on at the time, you miss it. Eventually, your radio will be deactivated.
So any info they are tell advertisers are based on 2 things: self paying customers, and automobile free trials, as reported in their financials.
Any assumption by you that they somehow know how many radio missed their deactivation signals, and somehow use this number in advertising negotiations is completely false and ridiculous.
How exactly are they "pulling count" of active radios? Do you think your radio is covertly beaming back up to the satellite right to Mel's iphone app to let him know that your radio is on?