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#151 OFFLINE   I WANT MORE

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

Mine renewed about a month before they were due. I called and asked to cancel due to the price. I was issued a credit to the 1/2 off 1yr price. $116.46 total.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

Mine renewed about a month before they were due. I called and asked to cancel due to the price. I was issued a credit to the 1/2 off 1yr price. $116.46 total.


Quote: "Mine renewed about a month before they were due."

I assume that you used a credit card and SiriusXM charged it one month early.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:00 AM

Quote: "Mine renewed about a month before they were due."

I assume that you used a credit card and SiriusXM charged it one month early.


Correct.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

Just curious. In Canada, the XM packages also have a royalty fee attached. Is there such a fee in the United States? In Canada, you pay your rate, then about a 17% music royalty fee, then 13% sales tax. It gets pricey up there. How does your bill break down?

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

Just curious. In Canada, the XM packages also have a royalty fee attached. Is there such a fee in the United States? In Canada, you pay your rate, then about a 17% music royalty fee, then 13% sales tax. It gets pricey up there. How does your bill break down?

Yes, we have the royalty fee in the US. 9.8%? Sales tax varies by location.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

My trial membership just expired so I called to see what deal I could get. After the CSR went through all the normal prices I mentioned that a friend of mine just renewed at 29.99 plus tax for 6 months. She said since I mentioned it, she can give me the same deal. So I just renewed for 6 months for a of $32.47 total. XM Select package. Will call in 6 months to get a new deal or cancel.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

"Starting tomorrow -- and running through Nov. 27 -- Sirius will be turning on all inactive radios. Listeners won't have access to all of the platform's content, but 60 stations of sports, news, talk, entertainment, and commercial-free music should give them a good taste of what they're missing out on."
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

"Starting tomorrow -- and running through Nov. 27 -- Sirius will be turning on all inactive radios. Listeners won't have access to all of the platform's content, but 60 stations of sports, news, talk, entertainment, and commercial-free music should give them a good taste of what they're missing out on."

They added a few channels to my radio today (I have an a la carte subscription). They have done that before for special preview weekends. I have not looked to see what is temporarily there.

Here's the promo list for Sirius and XM.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Mine renewed about a month before they were due. I called and asked to cancel due to the price. I was issued a credit to the 1/2 off 1yr price. $116.46 total.


My subscription for XM Select was due to renew on 11/26 so I called today to cancel. I have been paying $77 + royalty fees & taxes for 3 years straight. Well this year the best they could do was $86 + royalty fees & taxes ($93.73) as their prices went up a bit but still this was a pretty good deal. They also gave me a credit from today until 11/26 since my new renewal date will be 11/23/2013.

This subscription is for my wife's car. I have an XM receiver in my 2012 Camry SE but I feel that the quality of XM is not that great. CDs or higher bit rate mp3's sound much better IMHO. Since I have a USB port in the Camry I just loaded up a 16 GB USB flash drive with my entire CD collection so I can listen to what I like in much better fidelity. :icon_bb:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

Another one of those famous "$25 for 6 months" deals is expiring for me in about a week. Needless to say, with the terrible audio quality of late I won't be renewing at their ridiculous "regular" price. I wonder if they will offer a deal or if I have to cancel for a month or two before they come back begging with their snail mail offers? Stay tuned as they say!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

I had no trouble getting the $25 for 6 month deal on 3 xm units.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

I had no trouble getting the $25 for 6 month deal on 3 xm units.


for a second time?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

for a second time?


I'v been doing this deal for a few years, they use to have 5 month's for $25.00, and $77.00 for 12 months.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

I'v been doing this deal for a few years, they use to have 5 month's for $25.00, and $77.00 for 12 months.


Is there a no service gap between the deals?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Is there a no service gap between the deals?


No, I call a day or two before my term is up.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

So that is a little over $4 a month indefinitely. Hard to beat.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

Alot depends on who you talk to. If you don't the deal hang up and call back.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

Just renewed for 3 months, for $18.00. Not too bad for a short term deal.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

Just renewed for 3 months, for $18.00. Not too bad for a short term deal.


$25 for six months is much better!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

$25 for six months is much better!


They wouldn't offer me anything else, with the exception of a 1 year contract at half price. It would have maxed out with taxes in, for just under $100.00.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Well, I called SiriusXM today as my 6 month $25 special ends next Tuesday. Before calling, I logged into my account on the web and discovered that if I'd done nothing it would have auto-renewed for another six months and charged my credit card $103!!

The first call produced an almost impossible to hear (and almost impossible to understand) voice that sounded like it was speaking from Mars. I hung up and tried again. This time I got a clear connection with someone who obviously was much more attentive in "learning to speak English" class.

"Would you continue the service for the same rate of $25 for six months" he immediately asked after figuring out I wanted to cancel. "SURE" I said. After the usual questions I was back in business for another six months.

Then I logged into my account to see just what he had done. It's bizarre! The invoice shows "XM Select" for $29.94 and a music royalty fee of $2.93. Then there is a tax of $1.67. But there is also an inexplicable "adjustment/credit" in the amount of $7.91! I also got a credit for the four days remaining on my present "deal" making the grand total come out to exactly $26.

I wonder what kind of games they are playing with the FTC & FCC as part of their merger agreement but as far as I'm concerned I'm happy. They must just assume that there are a lot of subscribers who don't pay attention to when their promo sub ends and once it renews they just put up with the highway robbery fee.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

I thought the auto renew was fairly clear ... yes it is a trap, but it is a disclosed trap.

Cancelling is still the best way of getting a good deal.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Well, I too have been doing a 5-6 month renewal for ~$30 for the past 2+ years. Called in today to do the same thing. 2 people would not renew it for me. So I went ahead and cancelled it. This was in my wife's car. I always told her as long as I got that deal she could have it, but I wasn't paying their full prices.

My car is on a free 1 year subscription which ends in March 2013. I will not be renewing as I do not need satellite radio.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

I had to cancel a RoadyXT subscription yesterday. Wasn't going to use it any longer.
Maybe next week I'll post it in the buy/sell area here with both car and home kits.

While on the phone I was able to negotiate s good deal on extending my built in XM and NavTraffic for an additional year. CSR volunteered the half off program. So I grabbed another year of XM and the NavTraffic was thrown in for free. Think promo ends today or tomorrow.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Okay, while we all like to bash, and deservedly so, companies that we feel are not delivering a fair value for our consumer dollar, Dish, DIRECTV, and SiriusXM included, my experience with SiriusXM yesterday evening was truly a Hall-of-Fame positive one.

In short (or not so), I recently acquired a new-to-me XpressRCi to replace the Snap radio I had in one of my vehicles that simply didn't have enough presets for me, so when the new radio arrived, I went on-line to do the requisite radio "swap" on my existing account.

Unfortunately, I discovered during the process that although the "swap" may be completed on-line, it required the entry of credit card data, which is data that even though I am a very long-term XM subscriber, I simply refuse to give to SiriusXM.

So, girding my loins (I love that term), I dialed the "support" number, fully cognizant of the fact that, as in the past, I'm going to be spending 30-45 minutes on hold before I'm able to speak to an actual human being.

A quick jaunt through the SiriusXM IVR, and two minutes later, I'm speaking to "Chris." Yes, two minutes, and I was left almost speechless as I had a good thirty minutes of preoccupation activities planned before I expected human interaction (the litter boxes are still full)!

So:

1. "Chris" asks how he can assist.
2. I tell him I want to complete a radio "swap."
3. "Chris" says he can help me with that, asks me for the radio details and asks if he may initiate the "swap" fee.
4. I figure, what the heck, since I have a human on the line, I tell "Chris" that I would rather the fee be waived (even though I was willing to pay it if I could have completed the transaction on-line, but by invoice, not by credit card).
5. "Chris" asks if he may put me on hold for a minute or two to check to see if the "swap" fee can be waived (great, here comes the 30-minute hold). He comes back about thirty seconds later and informs me that the waiver is done!

Okay, I figure that I'm on a roll, so even though I still have four months remaining on my fourth or fifth round of multi-radio promo pricing, what the hack, let's see what they can do, so I asked about renewal promos, to which "Chris" replies that there is "nothing available at this time, but to be sure to check back as the promo gets closer to its expiration." Since I had no intention of canceling service, I, obviously, wasn't going to push the issue at that time and simply thanked "Chris" for his great service.

This was, by far, the best experience I have ever had with SiriusXM and it pleases me to no end, both as a subscriber and a shareholder, that SiriusXM appears to be taking their service "Siriusly."

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