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The standard activation fee is , but if you activate your radio online and choose an annual plan or greater, the fee is reduced to .As with XM, Sirius subscribers save even more when they activate additional radios, with up to three additional subscriptions per household for only .99 a month each.

The Set-Up To enable your s50 to begin receiving Sirius programming, you can either go online or call Sirius' toll-free number.Make sure to have your s50's unique radio ID and a major credit card in hand for the activation.All in all, you'll get 67 commercial-free music channels, plus another 61 channels featuring talk, news, entertainment, local weather and traffic (for major metropolitan areas).Joan Jett hosts a show for Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage (channel 25) and my college classmate Larry Flick co-hosts "Out Q in the Morning" (channel 106) on weekday mornings.Then Howard Stern announced he was leaving terrestrial radio to join Sirius starting January 2006.

Cut to spring 2006 and the margin is much slimmer: 6,200,000 for XM to 4,400,000 for Sirius.The Sirius s50 is the company's first "portable" device.Unlike XM's XM2go units, however (which include their own built-in antenna), the s50 cannot tune into or record live programming unless it is docked -- to either a home or car base station -- and connected to an external antenna.Lifetime subscriptions are also available for 0 for a single device.You can transfer a lifetime subscription to a different Sirius receiver when you upgrade or replace your radio -- up to three times -- for only per radio (this offer apparently expires July 30, 2006).There are also a plethora of "second-tier" performers, such as Jim Breuer (ex-SNL alum), Candace Bushnell ("Sex in the City" author), Jay Thomas (ex-Mork and Mindy cast member), and Vinny Pastore (ex-Sopranos).