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Anyone Cancelled Their Subs or Thinking About it?

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

  1. Nov 25, 2008 #61 of 103
    1964

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    They are all new. I just assumed they were from Sirius.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2008 #62 of 103
    Dolly

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    Most I would say now are from Sirius. Sirius from what I have learned from Sirius subs. has always had DJs that talk more. While at XM on a lot of stations you rarely heard a DJ much at all. This was a BIG change for XM subs. And most don't like it. I have personally never minded hearing a DJ myself so I'm sticking with Sirius XM.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2008 #63 of 103
    Jon J

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    I've got a quarterly payment for two XM radios coming up in early December. I seldom listen to anything but music, so I phoned today to switch both to the Mostly Music package. Turns out I would pay more for Mostly Music versus what I now have...$59.94 for MM or $59.82 for the two XM Everything subs.

    (Palm slaps forehead) ;)
     
  4. Nov 26, 2008 #64 of 103
    rudeney

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    As a Sirius subscriber, I'm used to the DJ's and in fact enjoy many of them. I like the original MTV VJ's on The Big 80's (now 80's on 8) although I never really watched them much on MTV (I guess MTV came a little after my time, even though i love 80's music)). I have never cared much for the Morning Mashup on Hits 1, but I like the DJ's on First Wave 22. I find that I prefer to have a DJ on rock stations. I also liked Brian Atwood on Symphony Hall 80, but he's gone. It's a shame because he was always so excited about classical music and I looked forward to his show each day.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2008 #65 of 103
    Dolly

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    Back in the day when my area had good AM/FM channels the DJ's were like local celebs. They had big (for this area) followings. Great personalities that made listening to them fun. Sadly those DJ's are now retired or dead :(
     
  6. Nov 28, 2008 #66 of 103
    jimmyv2000

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    i dropped my second radio a few days ago the day that sub was to expire,Then i put it on Craigs list and Back page for Sale along with the second home kit,I kept my primary radio on just for 1 more year:mad: (just to shut the wife up) so she can have XM in her car.
    This new line up basically Bites!
    Next november i will not be a sub i can guarantee that.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2008 #67 of 103
    Lord Vader

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    Do these morons know what the bleep is going on there?!?

    Three months ago I applied for a rebate when I upgraded my car receiver. A few weeks ago I get this Email telling me, literally, that because their vendor that is paying the rebates went out of business and had no money to pay the rebates, the rebate checks would bounce and I was to destroy it once I received it. They would automatically reissue a new check within 5 days. Well, I'm still waiting!

    I went back to an older Email to click on the link to check my rebate status. The link tells me that the online rebate status site no longer exists and that I'm to call 1-877-967-4675, so I called that. After asking me way too many questions about my account, I'm put on hold and get disconnected! :mad:

    I call back and bitch, then they tell me that I dialed the subscriber customer service # and I'm to call 1-866-281-1125. So, I call that number, get the automated rebate status center instructions, and am asked to input my zip code. I do that and get a response that tells me that too much time elapsed with no input; I'm to re-enter my zip code. I do that and the same damn response--too much time elapses. I then hear, "Please hold while we transfer you to a rebate specialist." Sounds good, right? Wrong! I'm transferred to an automated message that says the "new number" to their rebate status center is 1-877-967-4675.

    WTF?!? That's the same original number I dialed!!! I call that back and am told by a representative that I need to dial 1-866-281-1125. I tell them, "No dice! That number no longer works for the rebates, telling me to call the 877 number." Now I'm fighting with customer service about the rebate and am being repeatedly told that I have to call back the 866 number!!! I told them to forget it and either credit my account the $30 rebate amount or I'll cancel my service, dispute my credit card charges for service because they did not deliver what they promised, and see if my attorney wants to pursue them. Considering I know three other people who were promised rebates months ago and never received them, I smell a class action suit.

    Customer retention tells me, "We can't issue credits. We'd be happy to cancel your account, however."

    @ssholes!

    This merger has ruined the company!
     
  8. Dec 6, 2008 #68 of 103
    Richard King

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    Loving XM more than ever. I had Sirius quite some time ago. My most listened to station was The Underground Garage (yea, a great mix of pop and punk rock). I switched to XM a while back just to check it out. I have missed the UG ever since. Recently they put The Underground Garage on Xm and I love it. Me??? Drop it??? No way!! ;)
     
  9. Dec 6, 2008 #69 of 103
    Dolly

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    Mr King you and punk rock :D I sure didn't see that one coming :lol:
     
  10. Dec 6, 2008 #70 of 103
    Richard King

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    :lol: I think it's the mix that gets me, along with the commentary from the DJ's telling about the history of songs and performers. Give it a try, you might like it. It's the kind of radio program that I would put together if I were doing one. ;)
     
  11. Dec 7, 2008 #71 of 103
    pigskins

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    Funny thing is, you *could* do that and save yourself the monthly fee. :)
     
  12. Dec 7, 2008 #72 of 103
    Dolly

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    I will definitely check that channel out :)
     
  13. Dec 7, 2008 #73 of 103
    Richard King

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    Ah, but to research all the data on the artists that is disseminated on that channel would take forever, more than a full time job for one person. You obviously haven't listened. ;)
     
  14. Dec 7, 2008 #74 of 103
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    i love the beatles show on sunday nights @ 12am great stuff :)

    me drop xm no way
     
  15. Dec 7, 2008 #75 of 103
    cweave02

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    I have made 2 trips to DC in the last month and a half, and the traffic channel has been heavenly. My favorite channels are the Decades on XM, and I used to like Holly this time of the year, but during those trips to and from VA, I heard the same songs over and over, just by different artists. Little variety, and the Traditional channel next door is no more traditional than Holly.

    Can;t wait until the PGA starts up again in January!
     
  16. Dec 7, 2008 #76 of 103
    Dolly

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    Gee I didn't know they had a show like that! Where is it? I think part of the problem with all the negative talk is that all the "good stuff" that still remains gets left out.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2008 #77 of 103
    Richard King

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    There was a Beatles show this morning on Underground Garage also. I don't know if it is every Sunday, since I just found UG on my XM radio, and, did I say that I am pleased? ;)

    Warning to Dolly: Beware that this may become your favorite station. I guess Pop Punk is not the best way to describe it, more like garage bands, pop, with some punk thrown in for diversity. It's really a good blend.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2008 #78 of 103
    Dolly

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    I forgot to ask you the most important part--what station is it on!!!!! I have an XM car radio. I hate to look station after station, but I will if I have to. I know that station wasn't given to D* so they can't help me there.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2008 #79 of 103
    pigskins

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    Nope, I haven't and I won't be. Not my flavor. I'm seeing more and more posts from people who appear to be keeping their subs for one particular channel. Seems a bit much.

    One sign of the times - I have a bunch of artist alerts saved on my car radio and while to some it might appear that a lot of beeps means little variety, I have quite a variety of music types saved. Since the merger, I rarely get any alerts. So for me, canceling will be easy. The new music playlists are not for me. So it's off to Slacker G2 I go, hoping that will get the job done. It's a gift from Santa, shhhhh!!!
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 #80 of 103
    Richard King

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    Go to page, er channel, 59.
     

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