MS has sent out the final price list for the Xbox Live service. Here's how things will work:
You will be able to renew your Xbox Live subscription online or by purchasing a subscription card at your local geek shop. You may notice that the starter kit will be $20 bucks more than it is right now. The new pricing goes public this Fall so if you plan on going all the way Live you may want to do it now!
Xbox Live one year renewal/subscription $49.99
Xbox Live monthly rate $5.99
Xbox Live Voice Communicator $29.99
Xbox Live Starter Kit $69.99