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XM Satellite Radio Teams Up With Alltel

Alltel Wireless can now get the XM satellite radio service on their handsets for $7.99 per month. The service will include “audio streams of 20 popular commercial-free XM music channels including: The 70s, 80s and 90s decades channels, Top 20 on 20 (Top 20 Hits), Ethel (New Alternative Rock), The City (Hip-Hop/R&B Hits), XMU (Indie Rock), Bluesville (Blues), Highway 16 (New Country Hits), and Viva (Latin Pop Hits)”. This is big news for XM, which is looking for ways to expand its market and mobiles are an obvious and sort after place to expand into…the service is already on Telus in Canada. The application was developed by MobiTV…it’s an almost identical form of service to MobiTV’s so it probably wasn’t that hard, and XM isn’t really a competitor.