I own three Sirius radios. Two of them have been getting service for years, even though they shouldn't be. How it this possible? Here's what happened:
I had two portable Sirius radios that I purchased in 2004. I paid for a year subscription for each of them, then renewed it the following year. In early 2006, I bought a car that had Sirius radio in it from the factory. Instead of paying for a new subscription, I asked to have the remaining subscription time that existed on my other two radios transferred to the radio in my car. This caused all kinds of confusion, and I spoke to at least a half dozen customer service reps and their managers. Five individual accounts were set up in order to sort it all out. I was mistakenly billed and credited various amounts over and over. Eventually, all the charges were refunded, and it all seemed to be sorted. The car had service, and I assumed the other two radios did not, although I didn't turn them on to check. Over a year passed, and on a whim I turned on the radios that were not supposed to have service. To my surprise, they both had full service and were able to receive all the channels. I logged into the accounts that were associated with them (there are several, like I said, a real mess), and from what I can tell, they both show a $0 balance, but no payments charged or paid. The accounts have remained like that for years, and both of the radios continue to have service. I'm only paying the annual subscription fee for the radio in my car.
How can these two radios still be working after all these years? Will they work forever? Has anyone had a similar experience? Only thing I can figure is that everything got so confusing that some rep just put the radios on a lifetime subscription just to fix the problem and get rid of me. Is that possible? I'm certainly not complaining, just confused about how it could happen.