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post #871 of 889 Old 07-13-2019, 07:32 PM
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I did. Several times, and acknowledged the email each time.
Lot losing sleep over it, but thanks for the suggestion.
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Does anybody know whether the "ZWINBACK" or other $77 promos for renewal are still valid?<br>
I used it last year but I don't want to try it again without knowing whther it is still valid and end up screwing up any chance I might have for a discount.
I don't have a code but they want me to reactivate a dead radio for $29 for 6 months? Maybe you have an old radio to reactivate?
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Angry This is getting old….

All I can tell you is DO NOT miss the renewal deadline on your promo. It's painful to get a bill at the current rate. Set a reminder, then set it again, then make sure SiriusXM is whitelisted for your email— do anything it takes not to forget. Give yourself a little grace period so you don't snooze that reminder into a full priced renewal. You may ultimately cancel, but getting a full rate bill from SiriusXM just hurts after 7 years of chasing their rates. It's my own fault… but damn if SiriusXM customer service isn't so hit and miss, that even though I knew I was negligent, I hated them just the same after the first of 3 calls and nearly 2 hrs to get it resolved.

Long and short: After two accounts renewed at full price I was able to get the charges reversed (courtesy credits) and promos put back in place. I removed Travel Link & NavTraffic for my 2013 Volt, as I don't use the nav anymore and the travel info (gas, weather, etc) never worked when I thought of using it.

Here's what I now have on each:

XM Select Light 6 Month @ $29.94 (no streaming)
U.S. Music Royalty Fee @ 6.41
No Billing or Re-Activation Fee

Called 866-635-2349 and followed the prompts for cancellation. I started polite but got progressively more frustrated with the rep offering me laughable promos. I asked to speak to a supervisor, saying that I thought I wanted to cancel my service. I seriously was expecting to, unless the next supervisor could help. I was put on hold for a long time. Honestly, I was so frustrated I finally hung up and decided to call when I'd cooled down and was home with a computer in front of me.

On my way back my SiriusXM service shut off.

Second rep, after I explained my previous experience (I'd not confirmed cancellation with anyone), apologized and got my previous promo back in place and refunded me the prorated month of full price charges I'd incurred. We got disconnected as she was doing the same for my wife's vehicle. Good times…

3rd rep, after back and forth holds with a supervisor I never spoke to, matched the promo and service refund for my wife's car. It was not without my having to repeat myself so many times I thought I was crazy.

Again, I went into this thing having screwed up. Maybe I'm a cheap little bitch, but this is a thread dedicated to discounts, so you're here if you're trying to get the most affordable price. I got that. But heck if I'm willing to do it anymore. There comes a point when the savings, the time spent and the service don't add up to the hassle. I'll never pay full price for this service. So if they don't match, or get close, next time, I'm cancelling. It's just not worth what you get, not with a little box in your pocket with every kind of entertainment you could ever wish for.

As usual, my honest disclaimer: I'm fully prepared to cancel my service.

And for what it's worth, I've never been offered a 12 month promo that rivaled the 6 month promos. Otherwise I'd gladly go for that. Anything to delay the pain.

Hope this helps others out there!
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I just called to get a new deal with my old one of $135.84[all access including fees]coming up for renewal in 4 days.......my new deal is $173.18 including taxes and fees[sometimes you don't get as lucky the 2nd time around but it's still a deal].
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i get the same deal each time- 6 months select package which also now has streaming $30 I call at a end of each 6 month cycle and say gonna cancel , they offer same offer as before..
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Next time it will cost you an extra buck.
"Important Notice: Effective November 13, 2019, the standard rate for primary and additional audio subscription packages will increase by $1 per month. This increase will be applied upon completion of your promotional period."
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Made "The Call" today, as my current deal runs out soon. I was hoping to get the $5/month promo for Select + streaming they're advertising on their site, but no go. I ended up with $48 for 6 months total for Select with streaming, which ain't awful.
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Did the dance today. It took a step or two more than usual but got the 12 months for $60 (plus fees and taxes) select package with streaming. First offer was 6 months for 50. Then she offered me the "same promotion" that i just ended (12/60), but it was a 'light' version. This meant no streaming, so I informed her it was NOT the same promotion that I'm currently on. Then there was an offer for 6 months again that included streaming which was essentially her opening offer. I calmly informed her that I'm not interested in paying more per month and that the value of the service to me tops out at the rate I've been paying for the service I've been getting. Back on hold for 3-5 minutes. Comes back and gives me the deal.

Be pleasant and be willing to keep saying 'no'. They'll get there eventually.
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Did the dance today. It took a step or two more than usual but got the 12 months for $60 (plus fees and taxes) select package with streaming. First offer was 6 months for 50. Then she offered me the "same promotion" that i just ended (12/60), but it was a 'light' version. This meant no streaming, so I informed her it was NOT the same promotion that I'm currently on. Then there was an offer for 6 months again that included streaming which was essentially her opening offer. I calmly informed her that I'm not interested in paying more per month and that the value of the service to me tops out at the rate I've been paying for the service I've been getting. Back on hold for 3-5 minutes. Comes back and gives me the deal.

Be pleasant and be willing to keep saying 'no'. They'll get there eventually.

Thanks! for the update
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Did the dance today. It took a step or two more than usual but got the 12 months for $60 (plus fees and taxes) select package with streaming. First offer was 6 months for 50. Then she offered me the "same promotion" that i just ended (12/60), but it was a 'light' version. This meant no streaming, so I informed her it was NOT the same promotion that I'm currently on. Then there was an offer for 6 months again that included streaming which was essentially her opening offer. I calmly informed her that I'm not interested in paying more per month and that the value of the service to me tops out at the rate I've been paying for the service I've been getting. Back on hold for 3-5 minutes. Comes back and gives me the deal.

Be pleasant and be willing to keep saying 'no'. They'll get there eventually.
Here's a post script to my story. Both of our cars were lined up and I had the previous promotion for both. Based on a conversation with my wife previously, I told that it was time for me to do the dance again and asked if she was ok with us canceling if I couldn't get the same deal. She said she was. In fact, she did such a good job of convincing me that she doesn't use it much because her commute is so short (she could literally walk if she needed to) that I only renewed my subscription and not hers.

Well, the response I got to that news was a little frosty. Something along the lines of "I thought you were going to renew if you got the same deal?". She then said it was ok, but in a voice that I've come to recognize as not being ok. So anyway, the day after hers expired this week, I went back to the website, clicked on the reactivate offer of 12 months for $60, entered her radio number and Voila still got the same deal.

The moral of the story is, if you get no satisfaction on the phone, cancel it and just reactivate with special offer after it expires.
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Lol, I just update the most recent reminder to the date of the next expiration. Sort of like my haircuts.
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I called in today and was able to get the same deal I had for the past year, $8.00 a month for a year plus “fees”. I’m happy with that.
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So I activated Sirius/XM yesterday on an older GM that I had never previously activated and received a 12 month $5 ($6.42 after fees). If I'm still happy in several months what would be the procedure to attempt to maintain the price? I'm at a bit of a disadvantage as I don't speak.

The package is XM SELECT. Is there a simple way to stream directly to a Yamaha TSR-5830 receiver in the house?

What should my calendar look like? LOL Package has start date of 12/03

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Last wee kI bought a 2017 Cadillac (Used) and the dealer included 30 days XM trial. Yesterday I got in the mail a "free" 3 month trial extension. * a $2 processing fee is required, paid via credit card. Which means they will give me 90 days for $2 as long as I provide a credit card so they can auto renew me for $12,000 (Maybe a little less).
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We renewed last week and they offered only 6 months at a time. I think the wife paid $48. They bill us and we mail them a check. Once they get your cc, you're at their mercy.

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they will give me 90 days for $2 as long as I provide a credit card so they can auto renew me for $12,000 (Maybe a little less).
That's for another CAR, right?
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