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post #31 of 32 Old 08-23-2009, 05:44 AM
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I too fell for the life time deal where they said if I joined up would get the free upgraded on-line radio cause they were gonna start charging for it..

and now that my xmp3 died and wont boot will need a new one, I better not get charged 79 to transfer my service

can't believe this - hoping xmradio makes good on their word, but not looking good, if they don't sirus and xm should be split up again for abuse of their monopoly
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When I bought my lifetime subscription I specifically asked the sales lady if they would charge me $75 to transfer or if there was a limit to how many times I could transfer to another radio. Her answer was a clear and unambiguous "no" to each, that I could transfer as many times as I want and would never be charged for it.

I realize the fine print says otherwise. However, has any lifetimer ever actually been charged $75 to transfer or told they've reached their (3) limit and can't do it anymore?

I'm about ten months away from my $399 lifetime subscription breaking even and starting to rack up "free" months. Will SiriusXM still be around to deliver by then? Who knows. I haven't called to gripe about the 128K S.I.R. non-automatic upgrade for lifetimer's yet, but probably will sooner or later. I haven't heard the 128K feed in a while and never through my iPod, so I don't know what I'm missing, but the 32K sounds good enough to me through my iPod earbuds and on my home theater system with the sub woofer's help. Back when you could click on the "Premium" button to do an A-B comparison, I honestly could not hear much of a difference and suspected any difference I was hearing was in my mind. I doubt it would have passed a blindfold test with me.

Anyway, I found SiriusXM...when it was just be very helpful to making sure I was happy with their service. Hell, they sent me a FREE home/office S50 Executive System for an S50 they knew I'd bought at a deep discount on Ebay because the antenna that came with my S50 didn't work and the Executive System came with a replacement antenna! I swear, the tech support person I called to find out if it was the antenna that was giving me problems said not to buy a new antenna, she would just send me a brand new S50 Executive System (then about $100) for FREE including free shipping because it came with an antenna. And it works great.

So I'm wondering if they have or ever will enforce that $75 charge and 3 radio transfer limit. Although I can understand why they would want it to be in the fine print. I assume they want to have a legal fallback in some very rare case where a nutty consumer is calling every other week to request a transfer or something like that. They might not be able to see what he's up to from their end, but the evidence suggests he's up to something fishy, if you know what I mean, and they want to be able to put the brakes on it.
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