Just like cable TV / no one ever thought they would pay for it, we got 3 channels for free. But cable gave over 50 channels. most with no commercials, just like sirius is doing now. Sirius has no competition either they are the only satelitte radio in america. Plus cd quality sound & we never run out of the greatest music since the 1050s. The only bad thing is there are too many good songs at once, its hard to decide which one to lisen to.