Earlier this week XM Radio Canada publicly announced that it signed up over 50,000 customers as of February 28th and Sirius Canada's new activation fee suggests that it too has signed up just over 50,000 customers. From December 1st 2005 until February 28th 2006, Sirius Canada did not charge new subscribers an activation fee.
In a November 29th press release the company said that it would waive the activation fee for the first 50,000 subscribers.
The following quote is from that release:
SIRIUS Canada also announced that in celebration of its December 1 launch, the company has waived its activation fee for the first 50,000 subscribers.
Learning of the new activation fee, Digital Home contacted representatives for the company to find out when Sirius had topped the 50,000 subscriber mark, in order to determine which company hit the 50,000 mark first.
The privately owned company refused to acknowledge current subscriber numbers and in an email reply , a representative would only say "As you know, SIRIUS Canada is a privately company and does not release subscriber numbers."
Via Digtial Home Canada