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Baroque Bloke
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Congrats! I gave those smarmy assholes the boot about five years ago.

I think the word “smarmy” was created to describe that outfit.



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Posts: 6750 | Location: San Diego | Registered: July 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by frayedends:
I like a few stations. I use the app and CarPlay in the car to avoid drops of signal. I understand that every year I have to use the chat feature and tell them I’m cancelling unless I get the $6/month deal. It worked great last time. I just said up front unless I get $6 per month cancel and they did it without a fight. That covers my car and all my other devices.

I mostly listen to Ozzy’s Boneyard and Patriot radio.


Same here. I like the Sinatra channel and a couple others. I to pay around $6 a month. As long as they continue to offer the discount, I'll continue to subscribe.
 
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Originally posted by frayedends:
I like a few stations. I use the app and CarPlay in the car to avoid drops of signal. I understand that every year I have to use the chat feature and tell them I’m cancelling unless I get the $6/month deal. It worked great last time. I just said up front unless I get $6 per month cancel and they did it without a fight. That covers my car and all my other devices.

I mostly listen to Ozzy’s Boneyard and Patriot radio.


Same here. I like the Sinatra channel and a couple others. I to pay around $6 a month. As long as they continue to offer the discount, I'll continue to subscribe.


Yep, $6.00/month is what I pay also. Cheap entertainment and no loss of signal like you get with stations with antennas on hills or mountains.
 
Posts: 7788 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I cancelled them recently too. I just didn't use it that much. My commute is short, and on road trips, I just prefer using Carplay. The cancellation process was pretty easy this time. I did it using the text/chat function. They still went through the same series of questions and special offers to get me to stay, but I didn't have to listen to the guy and just typed "no cancel" after each text. It didn't take long, and they sent me a cancellation confirmation right away that included the credit refund amount.



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Posts: 1942 | Location: Semmes, Alabama | Registered: June 15, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I has six months free with a new car, signed up for six more months for $5 per. Got my first charge for $21.95. on Thursday called to clear up the misunderstanding. called again Friday. more than 15 minutes wait each time and I gave up.

I'm done. I haven't called yet today but I'm out. WTF kind of business model is it to treat your customers like yesterdays socks.

I miss my CD player already.


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Posts: 5792 | Location: Washington | Registered: November 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've been doing the annual "let's make a deal" game with them since 2007.

Until this year, it's always been a matter of letting the subscription cancel, waiting for them to call every other day, then live chatting (had to be live) with a retention specialist to cut the deal.

This year was remarkably easier. I only had to let the subscription lapse for about 3 days before I hopped online and got the new subscriber price of $5.95/mo. (or something like that) for car & streaming from a live chat rep. Didn't have to call anyone live for the first time in 15 years.

I don't think I've ever paid more than $6-7/mo. Given that 80% of the time I'm listening to XM Patriot (125), that's not a bad deal at all.

-Rob




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Posts: 15758 | Location: Maryland, AA Co. | Registered: March 16, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got my truck back today (Tacoma frame replacement recall) and the XM radio is still active. Guess they canceled the FJ Cruiser....
 
Posts: 13041 | Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA | Registered: October 16, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got 2 lifetime subscriptions back in 2004. They credited the 18 months of free service when I bought a vehicle and I think I paid $400 each, net.

Definition of "Lifetime" right in the contract was original radio plus 3 swaps, for a total of 4 radios.

I am on my last radio in my current truck of one of the accounts and thought my good thing was over.

Turns out some dude named Alvarez sued and made Sirius change the definition in the contract to my actual lifetime with a $35 fee anytime I want to swap a radio.

I could not listen to FM radio and the 22+ minutes of commercials per hour after almost 2 decades of commercial free music.

Being able to listen to the home feed for most sporting events I want to listen to regardless of where I am.


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I think the last letter they sent me was for $5.99 a month for 1 year and I still turned it down. Way too many commercials for something you pay for. Since Covid I'm not driving as much anyway.


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Posts: 950 | Location: Bluegrass State GO CARDS!!! | Registered: July 31, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I think the last letter they sent me was for $5.99 a month for 1 year and I still turned it down. Way too many commercials for something you pay for. Since Covid I'm not driving as much anyway.


Commercials on SiriusXM? I've only had it for 10 months but I've never heard a commercial on it.
 
Posts: 7788 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I got 2 lifetime subscriptions back in 2004. They credited the 18 months of free service when I bought a vehicle and I think I paid $400 each, net.

Definition of "Lifetime" right in the contract was original radio plus 3 swaps, for a total of 4 radios.

I am on my last radio in my current truck of one of the accounts and thought my good thing was over.

Turns out some dude named Alvarez sued and made Sirius change the definition in the contract to my actual lifetime with a $35 fee anytime I want to swap a radio.

I could not listen to FM radio and the 22+ minutes of commercials per hour after almost 2 decades of commercial free music.

Being able to listen to the home feed for most sporting events I want to listen to regardless of where I am.


My buddy wisely bought the same deal about the same time. If you have the original p-work, you might note there's no stipulation for the number of radios (my buddy has the original p-work an there isn't any wording about three radios).

He's on his his fifth or sixth receiver.









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Originally posted by redlickranch:
I think the last letter they sent me was for $5.99 a month for 1 year and I still turned it down. Way too many commercials for something you pay for. Since Covid I'm not driving as much anyway.


Commercials on SiriusXM? I've only had it for 10 months but I've never heard a commercial on it.


Commercial free music stations. Other stations - not so much - all the usual suspects, car and home warranties, Medicare, gold, quack remedies etc etc
 
Posts: 1830 | Location: Lake Country, Minnesota | Registered: September 06, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Commercials on SiriusXM? I've only had it for 10 months but I've never heard a commercial on it.


No commercials on some of the music stations, but they still talk WAY too much. Pushing other stations, or just the DJ talking between songs. Just play the damn music!!
 
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Commercials on SiriusXM? I've only had it for 10 months but I've never heard a commercial on it.


No commercials on some of the music stations, but they still talk WAY too much. Pushing other stations, or just the DJ talking between songs. Just play the damn music!!


I like the trivia thing they do.
 
Posts: 7788 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The one year trial just expired in the company vehicle yesterday. I listen to Stern and Hair nation plus a bunch more, have not listened to traditional in years. Bought lifetime back in 08 and have now transferred it at least 8 times. Went to add the company vehicle but not paying 20 a month. Let's see if they send me an email with a discount, since it looked like I was signing on the website then changed my mind
 
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