Satellite Radio Showdown: Sirius vs XM Radio

Written by Reno Charlton

Continued from page 1

Established and popular: XM satellite radio has been around a little longer than Sirius. It also has a higher subscriber base of over two million compares to Sirius, which has under one million.

Quality and clarity: There really isn’t much in it when it comes to quality and clarity of sound. Because XM and Sirius are both satellite radio providers, listeners can enjoy crystal clear sound and uninterrupted entertainment with either of these services. With both services available acrossrepparttar Continental United States you can enjoy widespread digital entertainment wherever you are inrepparttar 133391 country.

Choice: Again, there is not much in it when it comes to choice. Both XM radio and Sirius can offer over one hundred channels of music, entertainment, news and even commercial-free entertainment. Because ofrepparttar 133392 choice available with both of these providers, there is likely to be something to suit every taste with both XM and Sirius satellite radio. However, there are some differences in programming choice – although both do offer plenty of choice. It may be worth looking atrepparttar 133393 actual programs themselves to see which service will offerrepparttar 133394 most channels that suit your tastes and needs.

Cost of service: There is a slight difference in price when it comes to monthly subscription fees. With XM radio you can enjoy a monthly subscription fee of $9.99. With Sirius,repparttar 133395 monthly subscription fee is $12.95. However, Sirius also offers a range of block subscription options, and these can help to dramatically reducerepparttar 133396 cost of subscribing to its satellite radio service.

Activation fees: You can activate your service with XM radio for $9.99 viarepparttar 133397 website, and if you wish to activate by phone it will cost you $14.99. To activate Sirius viarepparttar 133398 website will cost you $5.00 and to activate via phone will cost $15.00.

Cancellation procedures: You can cancel both Sirius and XM at anytime. If you cancel Sirius prior torepparttar 133399 expiration of a prepaid subscription you may receive a refund of any unused subscription fee. If you cancel XM beforerepparttar 133400 expiration of a prepaid subscription you will also receive a refund of unused subscription, but you may be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00.

Listening online: You can listen online with both Sirius and XM. With Sirius this service is already included as part ofrepparttar 133401 monthly subscription cost, With XM you have to pay an additional $3.99 per month for this service.

Additional radios: You can get these with both Sirius and XM. You can get 2-4 additional radios with Sirius at $6.99 per month, and 2-5 with XM forrepparttar 133402 same cost of $6.00 per month.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs and formats differ slightly between Sirius and XM. The structure is as follows:


$12.95 per month $142.45 per year $271.95 per two years $499.99 for a lifetime

XM $9.99 per month $199 per two years $289 per three years $369 per four years $449 per five years


Based onrepparttar 133403 service, choice, and quality it is very difficult to determine whether one service is better thanrepparttar 133404 other. Clearly Sirius offers more cost effect subscription options, and onrepparttar 133405 other hand XM isrepparttar 133406 longest standing and most popular ofrepparttar 133407 two services. The service providers you select will be largely based on your needs and your budget.

The best way to ascertain which is going to berepparttar 133408 best satellite radio service provider for your needs is to make comparisons, which can be easily done online. Comparerepparttar 133409 reviews from other users, comparerepparttar 133410 cost of receivers and other equipment, and comparerepparttar 133411 programming choice available from each of these providers.

Whether you select Sirius or whether you go for XM you will still be able to enjoy high definition satellite radio, crystal clear sound, over one hundred channels of pure entertainment, and widespread accessibility. Making some comparisons will enable you to determine whether one satellite radio providers offers anything over and aboverepparttar 133412 other that will meets your specific needs or provide a more cost effective option for you.

Reno Charlton is an experienced freelance copywriter and an award-winning children’s author from the United Kingdom. You can read more of her informative articles on satellite radio at

Building a Document Management Plan Part I

Written by Ray Griffiths

Continued from page 1

1. You have better control of your proof of delivery documents. 1. They will be inrepparttar system faster 2. You know if one is missing atrepparttar 133390 end ofrepparttar 133391 day so you can do something about immediately. 3. Once they are inrepparttar 133392 system you will not loose them. 4. You can retrieve them instantly. 2. All customer documents relating to a transaction can be retrieved quickly to answer questions and resolve issues. 3. Imaged documents can be emailed or faxed fromrepparttar 133393 imaging system.

Again you need to look at your current process and determine, if you automaterepparttar 133394 POD process, will there be a good ROI.

Other areas where document imaging will help provide an ROI:

* Sending MSDS sheets with product orders * Work orders * Manufacturing documents * Quality control * Sending certifications with product orders

In my early years inrepparttar 133395 business I would work with a company and not askrepparttar 133396 money questions. I soon found that ifrepparttar 133397 company had not answeredrepparttar 133398 money questions it was difficult to get a sign-off, and most ofrepparttar 133399 timerepparttar 133400 project would die. When I work with a company today these arerepparttar 133401 first issues I deal with. I know that most organizations have a need for document imaging and many of these organizations have an easy ROI.

Ifrepparttar 133402 funds are available, proceed torepparttar 133403 next set of issues.

1. Who initiatedrepparttar 133404 project? 2. What problem(s) are they trying to solve? * Definerepparttar 133405 problem(s) * How will document imaging solverepparttar 133406 problem? 3. Are there other departments inrepparttar 133407 company that are interested or are there other departments you think will jump onrepparttar 133408 band wagon once a system is in place? 4. What other departments inrepparttar 133409 company should be involved.

Who initiatedrepparttar 133410 project can often berepparttar 133411 key torepparttar 133412 success of acquiring a document imaging system. If a high level executive is championingrepparttar 133413 project it will be easier to get approved.

In some casesrepparttar 133414 problem(s) will insure that a system will be installed, if it will solverepparttar 133415 problem, regardless ofrepparttar 133416 ROI.

When you invest in a document imaging system your goal should be to leveragerepparttar 133417 system torepparttar 133418 fullest extent. So it is important to look for allrepparttar 133419 areas that can benefit from document imaging technology. To do this you need to understand document imaging technology and how it can be applied. That will be covered inrepparttar 133420 part 2 of this series of articles.

Almost any company that can justify a document imaging system will have several departments that will be able to userepparttar 133421 system. But, (there is always a but) do not try to solve everyone’s problems withrepparttar 133422 initial project. It will become too complicated and overwhelming and nothing will get done. Pick one area like accounts payable. Once that is up and running move to another area.

Part 2 of this series will discuss how document imaging technology is used to solve some ofrepparttar 133423 most common problems.

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