"Roger that" on using a soon-to-be-canceled CC rather than a debit card or check.
Sirius may well be competing for the worst customer service of any company out there.
My wife and I have had Sirius radios for almost five years (since early 2005), and never had any real problems until my new (free) one-year service expired in my 2009 Jeep. I called the number to renew, planning on three years' worth, and got somebody whose English was barely understandable. The next day, I called again, but they (Customer disService) are only open a few hours each day - I wish I could get away with working only those hours. Yesterday was my third time attempting to re-activate my Jeep's radio using their Internet site, and each time it tells me my CC's are not valid, despite having used them yesterday for several purchases before and after my online attempts with Sirius.
Don't even get me or my wife started on the problems accessing her account for the radios in her Jeep and in the house...
We are both very easy-going and get along with most everybody, but neither of us tolerates poor customer service (nor should anybody else).
The above prompts two questions concerning Sirius:
1.) Are they going belly-up sometime soon, with their poor CS being a look at what's coming up for them and us?
2.) Do they expect customers to beg for service and/or to beg for the honor of handing them four hundred dollars (three years + "royalties")?
The answer to both had better be a resounding "No", as I beg for nothing (I don't even "beg to differ" - I just differ
), and I do not want wish to do business with a business that is headed down the tube.