Originally Posted by HemiDawg
This was mentioned on the radio the other day - once internet streaming of stations becomes mainstay, satellite radio will go bye-bye.
Or so the terrestrial stations hope and prostrate themselves before their gods every night.
I don't see it happening, myself. It just won't be cost effective. A cell data connection costs what, $30/month? That's well over double what one sat radio costs, and you can run three sat radios for that price while getting change back. On top of that, the sat radio works anywhere in the continental US, that's more than one can say for a cell phone data connection. Cell data plans are no longer unlimited, so you also have to be concerned with just how much you're using it- overage drives up the cost rather considerably all by themselves.
While online streaming gives better variety, it loses attractiveness rather rapidly once you have to listen for extended periods or you get out into the sticks. A decent alternative if you have the means, sure, but just one of many options and hardly something that will kill off any of the other options.