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post #661 of 690 Old 04-21-2016, 02:08 PM
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I just got off the phone, used #866 635 2349. Couldn't get 6 month, got 5 for 27.63 total including paper bill. Took less than 5 min. Very easy, no pushback from the rep. This is just the basic plan. I use it for news and some music, although the quality isn't very good for music. Worth $5 a month for me, but not much more. I'm more than willing to cancel if they stop these deals.
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My trial subscription ends in June.
I called and asked for best price for all access for year. Gave me $119 plus royalty fee $30.
Took 5 minutes. Will call again in 12 months.
I listen more on iPhone than car.
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What exactly is a 'royalty fee' ?
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What exactly is a 'royalty fee' ?
A below-the-belt fee to cover the costs they have to pay the music companies for the rights to play music.

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A below-the-belt fee to cover the costs they have to pay the music companies for the rights to play music.
Thank you, the name makes sense then
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I just got off the phone, used #866 635 2349. Couldn't get 6 month, got 5 for 27.63 total including paper bill. Took less than 5 min. Very easy, no pushback from the rep. This is just the basic plan. I use it for news and some music, although the quality isn't very good for music. Worth $5 a month for me, but not much more. I'm more than willing to cancel if they stop these deals.
We took my wife's car down to Florida last week and used pandora and iheart radio on my iphone blue tooth to her audio system.
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Thought the sound quality wasn't that great but it didn't sound much better in my car that has satellite radio.

To be honest with you, unless there is a channel that is on satellite and not streaming radio, there's not much reason to pay for satellite. I almost left out that on this trip we had excellent cell data service. I know there are parts of the country where its spotty and then satellite would be the better option.

On a side note, prior to the trip, I renewed satellite in my car for 6 months for 36.10 including royalties and paper billing.
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After Sirius charged over $500 for 3 years in the car this is the last year. Apple Music has far better quality and way more music for a lot less. We plugin since the quality is better than Bluetooth. Good riddens Sirius!
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After re-upping for 5 months for $25, I've gotten 2 emails (after asking to unsubscribe, which takes 10 days [for some reason]) offering 2 free months to new/inactive accounts.
Stupid marketing.
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when i got my truck in Dec. 2013 it came with a year for free. renewed twice since at the $25/5 and then $30/6. third time called, the dude wouldn't budge from $50/5 and i cancelled. called a little while ago and told them my friend just got $25/6, she gave it to me. no issues. local radio was getting boring for a while.
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And now, for the second time since I re-upped, it's free for two weeks (until 5/31).
https://www.siriusxm.com/sxmlp216

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I just renewed 1-Year of the All Access Package for $100 (same as I paid last year).
I need the App and Howard Stern (don't hate).

Called 866 635 2349, threatened to cancel, they transferred to cancelation group, insisted on same rate as last year - $100, she obliged with no arguments

Total Call Time 9 mins

I wonder if I could have got it down lower
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for what it's worth:

My Sirius plan was up for "auto"renewal,last month, Sirius had my credit card on file (Renewal Plan they quoted was =$204.88 for 1 year)

After a short/calm/basic call to Customer Service stating i wanted to cancel cause "i wasnt really listening to sirius radio much at all" they offered 1 year at $85.56 (odd price to include 56 cents???) to keep my on board. Took the deal, credit card staement shows $85.56,all is well.

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And now, for the second time since I re-upped, it's free for two weeks (until 5/31).
https://www.siriusxm.com/sxmlp216


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In 2015, paid $89/12months + fees for each of two cars for XM Select. ($202.74 total) Called to say the renewal prices increased 99% and 25%, which wasn't worth it. The normal dance we do every year ensued. Rep said I was on a promotion, blah blah; replied I wanted to just cancel both. She could maybe get a similar deal, put me on hold to 'talk to supervisor'. For literally 20 minutes. Came back, $197.99 for both with all fees, about $99/each. Cheaper than last year.
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My six month special offer for Sirius Select with/Internet radio was ending tomorrow, so I called to ask for a better long term rate than the month-to-month it was falling to.
Rep said that with that radio there was no promotions, so nothing for them to do.
I threatened to cancel, and suddenly they were able to give me the All Access package for $120 + royalty fee.
Decided my time was more valuable than trying to beat them to $99/year, so took it.
Now to put a calendar notice for next year to do the same dance.
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I just called to cancel. Without hesitation, they offered me the same $30 for 6 months promo that I previously had. Will call back in December to do it all over again.
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My Sirius/XM "All Access" Plan radio was due to renew this week at $272. I did the usual call to cancel, and they renewed it at the same special deal price I've paid for the last few years. $119 + $16 in Service Fees. It was quick and painless. I was on the phone for about 5 minutes. $10 a month for full access and streaming is a fair price to me.
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Red face XM Again

Renewed XM select today for $99/12 months + fees. Direct number to retention services is 866 635 2349

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Arrow Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more...

SiriusXM with Travel Link & NavTraffic renewal time again for my 2013 Volt.

As usual I called 866-635-2349 and followed the prompts for cancellation. I was polite, reasonable, but firm with Lisa, the rep I spoke to. We did a lot of back and forth with her putting me on hold to get her supervisor to authorize matching what I've previously paid, or offering a lower price.

After over 45 mins on the phone, she finally was able to confirm the rate, matching what I've had before:

XM Select 6 Month @ 24.99
SiriusXM Travel Link 6 Month @ 5.97
NavTraffic 6 Month @ 11.97
U.S. Music Royalty Fee @ 3.47
Phone Payment Discount @ -2.00
Total Charges = $43.70

Overall it wasn't the most pleasant experience. REALLY I was resigned to just cancel. I'd had a long day and wasn't interested in getting in too deep. All said, I did not feel like a valued customer. The overall tone of the call was one of annoyance and frustration with me. I saw it through though, and it paid off.

As usual, my honest disclaimer: I'm fully prepared to cancel my service. All the features are redundant in my car and the music selection, in my opinion, is not worth the premium pricing. I prefer my iPhone (WAZE, Pandora, Stitcher, Spotify, Rdio, Tunein, etc.), but if I can keep within this price range, I'm happy to pay that for the SiriusXM features.

Hope this helps others out there!
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Has anyone found a strategy for getting the best price when you have 3 vehicles with satellite?

Seems that there should be some discounts available given that I can't be in one of two of the vehicles at the same time.
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Well this is interesting. I've been a subscriber since 2006 and every year would have to call up and go through the charade of threatening to cancel my service unless a received a deal. Starting with my last renewal, I'd been paying a $99.00 base price before taxes and fees. I was checking my credit card statement today and noticed that I the company automatically charged me the base price of $99.00 without the yearly threatening phone call.

Not bad Sirius/XM. Not bad at all.
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Nice! chukf1

Historically, I have paid for (2) life-time subs. The 1st was to the original XM radio (before the take-over) in 2005.
The 2nd time after the merger was in 2009. They have no record of either transaction?
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2nd Note:

free radio service for the next 2 weeks starting today!
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I just renewed 1-Year of the All Access Package for $100 (same as I paid last year).
I need the App and Howard Stern (don't hate).

Called 866 635 2349, threatened to cancel, they transferred to cancelation group, insisted on same rate as last year - $100, she obliged with no arguments

Total Call Time 9 mins

I wonder if I could have got it down lower
Is it total $100 or $100 + fees? What's included? Car and internet? Or car only?
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What are the differences between the different phone numbers? 866-635-5020 appears to be the 'official' cancellation number on the web site. I've also seen references to 866-635-2349 and 855-534-3297.

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What are the differences between the different phone numbers? 866-635-5020 appears to be the 'official' cancellation number on the web site. I've also seen references to 866-635-2349 and 855-534-3297.
Looking for an answer on that too. Two weeks remain on my "teaser" 90-day free with a certified pre-owned BMW.

Sat Music is really the only thing I've been using. Useful as commercial-less radio is geographically limited due to some signal shadows caused by mountains to the west. I don't listen to anything with commercials.

It would be nice to get a deal for well under $100/yr. Otherwise, I have done without for 44 years of driving, I'll muddle-through somehow.

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You should be able to get a basic package for $25 for 6 months (slightly over $30 with taxes and fees).
The cancellation number I have with that offer (from a little over a week ago) was -2349.
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