Dang! No deals right now.

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by dmspen, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. gjrhine

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    Alexa can be changed to any name you want.
     
  2. Eva

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    Someone got me an Echo for Boxing Day. It's sitting in the shed collecting dust - have no use for those spy speakers.
     
  3. trh

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    Last I checked, there were only four wake words for Alexa: Alexa, Computer, Echo and Amazon. Are there others now?
     
  4. trh

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    If I was doing something illegal or immoral, I might be worried. But as we told our kids when they were growing up, "If what you're about to do is something you wouldn't want your school principal, preacher or parents to know, then don't do it."
     
  5. phrelin

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    Oddly we have never worried about Amazon's spying. They cannot even figure out what to advertise to us. I suppose someone else could spy if they are at least a mediocre hacker, but I'm not sure what personal information that isn't already all over the internet would be worth the effort.
     
  6. gjrhine

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    Many millions prefer convenience and utility to paranoia.
     
  7. gjrhine

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    Sounds like you have a problem only if you have family members named Alexa, Computer, Echo or Amazon.
     
  8. James Long

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    Or any other phrase that sounds like their key words to a computer.
     
  9. gjrhine

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    Or when it comes out of the TV. ;)
     
  10. Eva

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    There has been stories about those things recording convos.
     
  11. gjrhine

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    BTW Echo Auto on sale today - $29.99. Just got another one. Free Sirius and Alexa in all my vehicles.
     
  12. Eva

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    Or free spys in your car...
     
  13. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You are only paranoid if they are not out to get you.
     
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  14. Eva

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    Hmm Sounds like I'm being trolled...
     
  15. dmspen

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    Subscription renewal for SiriusXM All Access came up for my other car. I chatted with a rep and said I was looking for a better deal than the Auto Renewal price of $20 plus a month. He then explained how Auto Renewal worked. Duh. I asked if there were any deals. No he said. I then told him I stay at home and rarely drive my car now due to Corona Virus shelter in place laws. I told him to just cancel my subscription.
    Suddenly, "Hang on for 2 minutes and let me see what I can do".
    4 minutes later he comes back with the $99/year price, same as the other car. He stated it was allowed because of the current situation in the world.
    <roll eyes and accept contract>
     
  16. James Long

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    There always seems to be a deal when SIRIUSXM hears cancel. Sometimes it comes a couple days after the cancellation, but there always seems to be a way of getting a deal.

    It is one of the things I do not like about SIRIUSXM. Just give me the best price ... don't make me play games.
     
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  17. TheRatPatrol

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    Did anyone else get an email offer for a $10.00 Echo Dot? Just wanting to make sure it’s legitimate. Thanks
     
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  18. grover517

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    I have been getting the 5 bucks a month (or less) deals for the Select package for years but of course, just like with D*, you have to play the cancel game. I won't accept any plan with auto renewal or where I have to provide them with a CC, so I request email invoicing as well. If and when the day comes, those deals aren't available and only regularly priced plans are, will be the day I truly cancel. Although it is nice having a commercial free service like XM, I just don't listen to it enough to pay any more than 5 bucks a month.
     
  19. makaiguy

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    Ditto.

    My wife HAS TO have her SiriusXM in her car, but she won't play the game and would just play the fuĺl price, so it falls to me to be the one to make the calls. For my car I've never been willing to pay for the service beyond the expiration of the trial with a new car. Now that they include their streaming service with an automobile subscription, if on a trip in my car instead of just driving around town we can stream it via my phone at no extra cost so I don't have to listen to my wife complain when she can't get her Phlash Phelps phix.
     
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  20. MrWindows

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    Got the offer and jumped on it immediately and it is sitting on the shelf waiting for me to figure out where to deploy it.
     
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