August 14th, 2006, 16:37 PM
XM channels to air on Alltel cell phones
20 music streams to be offered for $7.99 monthly fee
NEW YORK - XM Satellite Radio Inc. has made a deal with Alltel Wireless, a cell phone service provider, to distribute some of XM's commercial-free channels over cell phones.The deal, which is expected to be announced Thursday, mirrors a similar arrangement announced last year between XM's competitor Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and Sprint Corp.
The pact between XM and Alltel will allow Alltel subscribers to get access to 20 XM music channels for a monthly fee of $7.99.