You can get a discount from Sirius if you just wait them out.
My new car came with a six-month free trial of the Sirius radio system. Nea
r the end of that period, they mailed me information about subscribing; it
came to about $15 per month for a one-year subscription, $180. I didn't thi
nk it was worth that much so I let the subscription lapse.
After a couple of weeks, I got another letter offering me half off, a full
year for $89, about $7.50 per month. That seemed reasonable so I signed up.
If you've only one, wait a while longer and they'll get it down even
more or might negotiate a deal if want to argue with 'em...
I've told 'em when they put _all_ vehicles owned/equipped on for a flat
rate of $5/mo or less, _then_ I'll at least consider it. Until then
I'll do w/o as it really isn't worth a nickel to me...
I was on the road for 38 years and really depended on radio.
As the stations got worse and worse I was thinking of getting Sirius
but then retired.
I miss those old days when there were so many great radio stations.
I drive quite a bit at least 1 1/2 hours a day and a couple of trips a
year. I thought it would be silly to pay to listen, but now can't stand
commercial radio. Nice to be able to take a few hundred mile trip and
not have to hunt for a good station every hour..
> about subscribing; it came to about $15 per month for a one-year
> subscription, $180. I didn't think it was worth that much so I
> let the subscription lapse.
> reasonable so I signed up.
You do realize that your deal undoubtedly came with an automatic renewal
at their regular price don't you?
They must be notified BEFORE your current less expensive year runs out
and they are betting that you forget and don't do it. If you do forget
then you have a new one year contract at their regular price!
I have had three vehicles with their system and never renewed any of
them. On the my new KIA Cadenza I would renew ONLY the traffic portion
but they will not do it without an automatic renewal so I told them to
Not true... my wife has been using Sirius/XM since 2006.
Our car came with the first year free. She let it expire, and since
then has paid only 5 bucks a month.
1) it expires
2) within a week or two they call to get her back
3) she refuses to pay full price
4) they offer her 6 months for $30
As a sidenote - it seems that one 6-month period was $6 per month.
We have NEVER been held to a contract beyond what was
That is really interesting especially compared to what the original
poster just said below and what Sirius/XM told me via phone and email.
Does your wife CURRENTLY have that same deal or was this sometime in the
We still currently have it. It may well be that she has to call and cancel
after her 6 month agreements, but regardless, she does 6 months, ends it,
and they ALWAYS call back. We have never paid more than 6 bucks
a month for service. And won't, as most of the channels now have
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:09:09 PM UTC-5, IGot2P wrote:
Good point, Don, always something to watch for with these deals. I checked
for that before signing up and they do have an auto-renew clause. They noti
fy me 30 days before expiration and I have to call them to cancel. I alread
y have it on my calendar for cancellation next February. I plan to retire i
n 2015 but I have an hour commute to work twice a day until then. The CD pl
ayer, the local fine arts station, and the three Sirius channels I listen t
o should be enough to keep me entertained for the duration, otherwise the s
ound of my own wheels may drive me crazy.
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