Dodge sirius updating channels
Our new-to-us 2007 Chrysler Town and Country has a factory radio/CD/cassette that is (was? It was not an important feature to us, but we have gotten mail and email from Sirius XM offering six months free.
I called their number and did the procedure at the vehicle that is supposed to activate it. Some weeks later I tried again, again without success, and they told me my receiver needed to be "upgraded" and to contact my dealer. I would ask Sirius XM but I think their phone people are taught a script and don't really know and/or won't really level with me. It should have display screen that gives it's status. If you don't see any of that, then the receiver in your car is not working. I have found a number of satilite antenna failures on Chrysler products. In some cases the satilite receiver had become corrupt and it was necessary to remove the fuse for ten minutes before activating the Sirius signal.
In 2008, the FCC approved the merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, basically saying it was OK to create a satellite radio monopoly because otherwise the companies would go out of business due to competition from digital.
The merger was a profitable move for both companies.
I have enjoyed satellite radio for the last three and a half years. Who wants to listen to advertisements for music sandwiched between advertisements for products when there are so many other options?