1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone Cancelled Their Subs or Thinking About it?

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by fielding, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #21 of 103
    Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    2,179
    0
    Jan 30, 2007
    I hope you don't mind me asking a question, but you said you had a "lifetime" sub. What happens if Sirius XM goes out of business? Another problem Sirius XM has IMHO is that now people are afraid to pay them money. When I went back to XM they had good 1, 2, or 3 year packages. I thought about the packages, but they have to be paid upfront. So I thought if I pay for a yearly package of any length and Sirius XM goes out of business early this coming year I would probably never get my money back :eek2: So I just went with a 3 month plan that while it doesn't give me any discount at least I won't lose a lot of money if Sirius XM goes out of business. But, of course, the company badly needs money from subs now. However, there are probably other people like me who like the packages, but don't want to pay upfront money because they are afraid the company will go under. And if the company doesn't get money it will go under :rolleyes: What a mess :girlscrea
     
  2. Nov 16, 2008 #22 of 103
    Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    11,499
    4
    Mar 21, 2002
    If the company goes out of business then the only logical thing that can happen is the receiver stops working when the service is shut down. I believe lifetime subscriptions were $400, so after 31 months of use you've broken even. Only reason I never went lifetime is if you swap receivers your charged $75, and can do it a max of three times. At the rate technology changes, I don't want to be tied down to something like that.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2008 #23 of 103
    philslc

    philslc Legend

    164
    0
    Dec 2, 2006
    I agree. I switched to XM to get live traffic updates for my GPS. I like the combination service.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2008 #24 of 103
    salmo62

    salmo62 New Member

    11
    0
    Aug 20, 2006
    Agree 100 f*****g %. OTA radio makes me sick:barf: and I refuse to listen.
    SatRad is the only way to go for me. :D
     
  5. Nov 16, 2008 #25 of 103
    Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    2,179
    0
    Jan 30, 2007
    Wow if they were only $400 that was a deal for sure. So people that have been lifetime subs for some time really won't be hurt if the company does go under now. But what about people with 1, 2, 3, year packages?
     
  6. Nov 16, 2008 #26 of 103
    mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    4,224
    3
    Mar 21, 2006
    Nope. Keeping mine for right now.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2008 #27 of 103
    mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    4,224
    3
    Mar 21, 2006
    I am happy with it so far. I like being able to hear my Sirius channels on Directv and in my GM car. So, I am happy. :)
     
  8. Nov 16, 2008 #28 of 103
    mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    4,224
    3
    Mar 21, 2006
    I agree. You can gripe about it all you want. But, it is still a hell of a lot better than FM radio.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2008 #29 of 103
    johnjroy

    johnjroy New Member

    5
    0
    May 25, 2007
    Just called Sirius and canceled my radios in both vehicles. They tried to keep me by first saying that they may bring back some of the original Sirius channels in January but then also stated that was a rumor. Then they tried to give me 3 monts of free service on 1 of the 2 radios, I told them do it to both as it is a joint account, they refused. I told them to drop service.
    Service cancelled as of next month stated they can not cancel service mid month even though I pay yearly on both receivers. Had both from 2004 and they have no concern to see a "loyal" customer walk. Very upsetting, Shame on Sirius and shame on the FCC for allowing this monopoly!

    John
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 #30 of 103
    VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

    679
    5
    Jul 26, 2006
    Virginia...
    any mention of a refund?
     
  11. Nov 17, 2008 #31 of 103
    johnjroy

    johnjroy New Member

    5
    0
    May 25, 2007
    Yes I will be getting a refund for the so called unused time. However they tell me even though I am auto billed to my CC every year (primary on 9-15 and secondary on 2-15) that I have to run service thru the 15th of the month. Can not cancel mid month, so effective December 15 my service will be shut off automatically and I will receive a 129.32 credit to my card for the remaining service on both units.

    I am still very upset, I would rather pay the money and ENJOY the service I had, just like others here.

    On a side note, anyone notice Serius/XM stock closed a 26 cents a share on Friday! Glad I am not a shareholder!

    John
     
  12. Nov 17, 2008 #32 of 103
    pigskins

    pigskins Legend

    146
    0
    Sep 7, 2007
    Thanks, I was going to ask about refunds for pre-paid service. I read through their TOS and it said I would be entitled to a refund of the unused portion, but it's good to hear they are sticking to it.

    I think I am going to cancel and sell my equipment before it becomes completely worthless. I'm going to go to a network device solution to stream internet radio to my home office, so I'm covered there.

    Anyone suggest a decent portable solution for the car? Not an MP3 player fan at all, too lazy to rip & save or download and refresh the player. Something like the Slacker portable unit looks like a good idea. Any others?

    Also thinking of getting an internet clock radio for the bedroom, liked to fall asleep to Sirius using the boombox.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2008 #33 of 103
    Cmnore

    Cmnore Godfather

    291
    0
    Sep 22, 2008
    I can't believe what a CROCK this merger turned out to be. I am still considering cancellation, but I have yet to pull the trigger.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2008 #34 of 103
    VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

    679
    5
    Jul 26, 2006
    Virginia...
    ...the other thing that pisses me off is even if I wanted to sign up for the best of XM (NBA) according to the Sirius website (under my account) my radios can't get the service. Now what kind of crap is that?:mad:
     
  15. Nov 17, 2008 #35 of 103
    feets

    feets AllStar

    68
    0
    Jan 27, 2007
    middle of a...
    Not really :nono: local Fm dj's talk is more intelligent than these buffoon's :rolleyes: to me we are getting less for our money :mad: and it's about to come out of the cars and house........:( bring back the real xm........ I figure by the end of 09 there won't be any sat radio left with this fool running the show;)
     
  16. Nov 17, 2008 #36 of 103
    paja

    paja Godfather

    421
    0
    Oct 22, 2006
    At my peak I had three XM and two Sirius subs along with Sirius hooked up through my home system from DISH. Now I'm down to one XM sub having dropped one, dropped both Sirius and DISH. I do get the URGE channels now from U-verse.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2008 #37 of 103
    pigskins

    pigskins Legend

    146
    0
    Sep 7, 2007
    Yea, tell me about it.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=142787
     
  18. Nov 17, 2008 #38 of 103
    tvjay

    tvjay Godfather

    293
    0
    Sep 26, 2007
    I borrowed an XM radio for a trip awhile ago just to see if I liked it because all my co-workers did. I decided after that trip that XM, in my opinion, sucked so I bought Sirius. I liked the Sirius channels better but now they took away my The Beat and gave me BPM. To be honest BPM isn't that good. I liked The Beat because they played songs. BPM does live broadcast which is what Area does. I don't want to listen to live clubs, I just want techno/dance songs. If I wanted to listen to clubs I would listen to Area. So far, I am not impressed with this merger. This merger is also why I go month to month so that any moment if I decide to cancel, I can.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2008 #39 of 103
    blucas95

    blucas95 Legend

    150
    1
    Sep 26, 2006
    I'll throw my 2 cents in as well.

    Seems like most of the people who are upset at XM subscribers. I have two Sirius radios in both vehicles and the wife and I both preferred the Sirius versions of the decade channels MUCH more than the new XM ones.

    It seems like the only thing they succeeded in doing is upset people in both camps.

    Oh, and I too was excited that I would be able to listen to both Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony with the "Best of XM". Nope - add me to the list of people with a relatively new car (2006 Infiniti) with a radio that is "too old" to receive the XM stations, even though their website claims "Most radios will be able to add The Best of XM". That is blatant false advertising there - I'm sure that the number of subscribers with older radios FAR outweighs the number with radios produced in the last year - which is what one of the customer service reps on the phone told me.

    :mad:
     
  20. Nov 18, 2008 #40 of 103
    Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    2,179
    0
    Jan 30, 2007
    Please read my Merger Thread. There are a lot of things that could happen. So I would say sit tight and see what does happen. And I'm putting my money where my mouth is I signed up for an XM Lifetime sub yesterday.
     

Share This Page