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post #61 of 485 Old 09-01-2008, 06:22 PM
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Is the $77 deal still active, or will they split the annual rate into a couple payments? Lastly, has anyone threatened to cancel if they don't get the $77 deal...and they don't give in?

Last month when I tried to cancel they offered me three months free or $77 for one year.
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I've been a subscriber for 4 years. I just cancelled my secondary service only to find out they won't credit the remainder of the money - only cancel the radio service when the time is up (12/2009). My primary radio is up in November so I may cancel if I don't get a cheaper rate. Even with the two-year discount (paying $11.50/month), it's not worth it to me.

I don't think HD radio is going to be the answer for awhile since it will probably still have commercials and the current range is limited.
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Last month when I tried to cancel they offered me three months free or $77 for one year.

I called to see if there is a cheaper package where I could just pay for the small number of channels I listen to, but they don't offer that... yet. Customer Service said they are expected to launch an ala cart option. I then asked if I could sign up for a year at the regular price (around $150) but make two payments to spread it out, and they could not do that. I asked to cancel so they transferred me to the customer retention group who offered me a year for $77 (which is the same as my asking to split the $150 payment, except now I get an entire year for $77).
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i canceled 2 months ago-got $84 dollar credit to my account.Now i listen to pandora at work and at home and my zune everywhere else-why buy the radio and subscribe for fm without comercials
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Just called today and got my third year in a row of the $77/year rate.

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i canceled 2 months ago-got $84 dollar credit to my account.Now i listen to pandora at work and at home and my zune everywhere else-why buy the radio and subscribe for fm without comercials

Because some people don't listen to just music.
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i canceled 2 months ago-got $84 dollar credit to my account.Now i listen to pandora at work and at home and my zune everywhere else-why buy the radio and subscribe for fm without comercials



Its a bit better then FM.....

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This still works. I told the first customer service rep flat out that I'm in construction and work is minimal right now so that I can't float 150 but I heard you have the $77/deal. She then transfered me to a specialist who I did the sob story and he said with the merger there are no deals. I then asked if he was the guy who I talk to to cancel service, he said yes, and I said ok lets cancel. Then walla. "Let me talk to my manager and see what we can do"

He folded like a pancake standing vertically.
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This still works. I told the first customer service rep flat out that I'm in construction and work is minimal right now so that I can't float 150 but I heard you have the $77/deal. She then transfered me to a specialist who I did the sob story and he said with the merger there are no deals. I then asked if he was the guy who I talk to to cancel service, he said yes, and I said ok lets cancel. Then walla. "Let me talk to my manager and see what we can do"

He folded like a pancake standing vertically.

I don't see this deal going away with their stock at $.17 per share. What does it cost them to provide me with their service? A little bit of record keeping and a couple stamps a year to send me an out of date station guide. I'd say that you could call up and say $12 per year or I'm canceling and they would fold.

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I thought I had read somewhere on this forum of people getting the $77 a year XM + best of Sirius for a total of $100 per year. I can't find the posts now but can anyone confirm this? I called yesterday and they would not offer it to me. Also what kind of discounts can I get on my secondary radio?

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My 3 month trial subscription with a new car expres tomorrow. I called XM and gave the ZWINBACK code that I got from various websites - offer is still valid for $77 per year, no questions asked. They did make an upsale offer of $399 for life for the XM Everything package which can be transferred to new vehicles up to 3 times. Good deal if you plan to keep listening to XM for 5+ years.
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My 3 month trial subscription with a new car expres tomorrow. I called XM and gave the ZWINBACK code that I got from various websites - offer is still valid for $77 per year, no questions asked. They did make an upsale offer of $399 for life for the XM Everything package which can be transferred to new vehicles up to 3 times. Good deal if you plan to keep listening to XM for 5+ years.

That's pretty optimistic thinking that they will be in business after five years.

I'm not sure what the deal is with the new vehicle three transfer limit. I just switched cars and called them up with the old and new radio ID. They switched my $77 plan from the old to the new radio no charge.

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I just renewed for $77. (This is the 3rd time I've done it)

They're going to want to charge you $141 (or something like that).
Tell them that you don't use XM enough to warrant that price and that you'd be willing to do the $77/year, but otherwise you'll have to cancel. Then, they'll transfer you to someone else who should give you the deal.

Also, they'll want to sign you up for automatic renewal for the following year, but that is $12 a month or so. I recommend telling them no, that you'll stick to the yearly invoice billing.
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I called today to subscribe for the first time. I had the 3 month trial that came with my car. They had called previously but the best they were willing to offer was 3 months at 5.99. I refused and let it expire then called back and said my neighbor had gotten a year for 77$ and could I get that . I got no resistance and was signed up immediately but was informed that it would go up to the normal price after a year. Didn't think to try to turn that part down.
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I got no resistance and was signed up immediately but was informed that it would go up to the normal price after a year. Didn't think to try to turn that part down.

This is how it is for everyone. The previous poster was talking about automatic renewal and suggested getting the statement in the mail (as a reminder to call for your next $77 deal).

They cannot set you up for $77/year and have it automatically renew at $77/year since they consider this a special rate. It will renew at the standard yearly rate. You just have to call them each year and get the $77/year rate again. I'm on my third year at $77 and I've had to call each year prior to renewal.

If they don't offer it to you then call back. They do want the subscriber and $77 per year over no subscriber and $0 per year.

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I just extended my primary subscription a year for the $77 rate, but I had to threaten to cancel. As far as I can tell, there's no better deal for the second (or third) sub than the $6.99/mo each in the family plan. Actually, separate subscriptions at $77 each would be a few cents less, but not worth the aggravation.

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For those interested, my 3 month trial with the new Altima ends tomorrow, and and I just got off the phone with XM-code ZWINBACK was accepted, $77 for 1 year.
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For those interested, my 3 month trial with the new Altima ends tomorrow, and and I just got off the phone with XM-code ZWINBACK was accepted, $77 for 1 year.

I wish they would get a code that will work with the best of sirius. I tried this but they won't budge or do anything to let you add sirius.
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Received ann e-mail about upgrading to lifetime service with or without best of Sirius. Called to find out more and for $499 you can have a lifetime XM Everything w/best of Sirius and never get another bill from them again. A big problem though IMO is if you have multiple radios they want $499 for each one. Just thought I'd share incase anyone is interested.

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Received ann e-mail about upgrading to lifetime service with or without best of Sirius. Called to find out more and for $499 you can have a lifetime XM Everything w/best of Sirius and never get another bill from them again. A big problem though IMO is if you have multiple radios they want $499 for each one. Just thought I'd share incase anyone is interested.

Just keep in mind that the "lifetime" is their lifetime and not yours. At this rate lifetime might equal a year subscription.

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Just keep in mind that the "lifetime" is their lifetime and not yours. At this rate lifetime might equal a year subscription.


Bryan, don't be ridiculous. XM/Sirius going out of business? Why that would be as remote as GM, Ford or Chrysler going out of business. I mean that would be like losing money you invested with Bernie Madoff. Impossible!

That being said, thanks for the info Kahuna. I would be tempted, I have XM in my car and on my Inno, and now I just bought my wife the XMP3 for Christmas.

You know its just like printers, they should give them away because its costs a fortune in ink!
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Bryan, don't be ridiculous. XM/Sirius going out of business? Why that would be as remote as GM, Ford or Chrysler going out of business. I mean that would be like losing money you invested with Bernie Madoff. Impossible!

You've got a point, I don't know what I was thinking. I'll go pick up an Inno at Circuit City... oh wait, all of them in my area now have their doors boarded up.

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3 Months up a new car here too, would like to get Stern back despite having dropped Sirius late last year, but no way am I spending $17 a month for it, i would definitely spend the $100 a year, will try to go for that....

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Received ann e-mail about upgrading to lifetime service with or without best of Sirius. Called to find out more and for $499 you can have a lifetime XM Everything w/best of Sirius and never get another bill from them again. A big problem though IMO is if you have multiple radios they want $499 for each one. Just thought I'd share incase anyone is interested.

Is that the lifetime of the radio or can you switch radios?

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I was thinking of getting the Sirius Ala Carte for 6.99 a month but I saw they said you needed a radio that supported the ala carte? Does my Denon 988 support this? It is Sirus ready as it has the input for the ant. It does not have an XM ant. input.

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Per the above posts. I gave the customer support rep a song and dance and they gave me the $77 rate again for another year. The price they wanted to charge me was $142.45 for 1 year. I had to wait about 10 minutes to talk to the rep but I got the $77 again this year. Tell them to shut it off and they will fold.
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I called in last week and said I want the $77 for 12 month deal and they gave it to me.

Congratulations for actually getting through. My sub is now up, last year I got the $77 deal after not renewing the freebie that came with the car.I called last week after getting a notice saying my subscription would be rolled over automatically at $38.95 per quarter. No way. Called 3 times, got through and when I said I wanted to cancel I was cut off. 3 times in a row. E-mailed them 3 times as well and got 1 "form" response saying if I had a problem, call. I did, I called my bank and got a real person, explained the situation, and 2 days later got a letter from the bank with confirmation my accounts would not be chargeable by ACH/SIRIUS SATILITE (their spelling) XM.
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First called XM on 1/03/09. This is the first real reply I have received.


Thank you for contacting XM.
We have received your email and we are sorry to hear that you were disconnected 3 times when you contacted our Listener Care Center. We have cancelled your service and closed your account as of 1/12/09. Please note, XM service is continuous, and your services will rollover to the same terms and service package that you initially started your service on unless changed by you or by XM. Your radio will only be deactivated if you contact us to cancel or if there is an unpaid balance as outlined clearly in our customer agreement. Please visit http://xmagreement.xmradio.com to review these terms (see section 8).
If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to send an additional email or you may contact a Listener Care Representative directly at 1-800-XM RADIO (800-967-2346). Our Listener Care Center's hours of operation are as follows:
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Hi everyone....I am happy to report that I was able to get the FULL YEAR susbcription for 95$/year (CANADA). Just in case some Canadians are online wondering if deals are available to us...there are some deals.....
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would this work for sirius or am i out of luck?
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