I'm coming up on my sub expiring(2 days) and I will do the "cancel my sub routine"for the 5th time. I used to worry they would call my bluff,but now I have a 3 month backlog of podcasts and they continue to pile up. If they cancel fine I can live without it. I will pay 5 bucks a month for O&A and R&F,they are the only
reason I keep the sub to XM.( I do however have a lifetime sub to sirius so I am not totally without sat. radio)
They usually offer between 20-30 bucks for 5-6 months,offered at end of the call with customer retention. I tell them I rarely listen anymore and don't see the need to pay for something I hardly use. That usually get them to offer the final rate they can, I guess I will find out if it still works....UPDATE
I called them and tried the "cancel my sub" routine they offered 2 months free,I declined then they actually CANCELLED my sub! No fuss or hassle just goodbye,I tried to negotiate the 6 month plan but they declined saying they no longer offer it.So that was interesting but hey I haven't paid full price in over 2 years so I have had a good run...
Of course today
they just sent me an email offering 6 months at $4.17 per month
for xm select, which gives me O&A and Ron & Fez so I lost a week but got the deal again. I wonder how long this can go on, but hey I'm happy!