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Old 07-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Sirius didn't even attempt to talk me out of canceling

Well after reading another thread, I didn't expect that. They didn't even attempt to talk me out of canceling. My contract expires on July 24 being that it was 'free' first year with the Jeep. I'm split on Sirius like most here. I like the variety: sports, news, all music types, etc. On the other hand, the quality is CRAP, we can all agree on that. There is no way I'd pay $159/yr for that quality. Judging from previous threads, it appears ~ $75/yr is the best anyone has gotten. I imagine I'll get something in the mail rather quickly with a 'better' price. It just sucks I'll have to wait around to play their game. If you all have any advice, I'll take it. I don't want to wait months to get my Sirius back...

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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A couple of weeks after I canceled, I got an offer for 6 months for $25. They will try to get you back.

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I like Sirius, and I got used to it.

But, I would not pay for it. I finished the year and walked away.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Believe me, they will send you all kinds of crap in the mail!! Mine expired Feb of this year and I refuse to renew. I get offer letters a few times a month to renew at lower prices. I know there are cool channels etc, but I just can't do it. Radio has been free my entire life and I am not about to start paying for it now.

Even when I had my subscription, I only turned on Sirius once, that was when we were tailgating for a University of Michigan Football game. Either I listen to the 'free' radio or I play my iPod.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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A couple of weeks after I canceled, I got an offer for 6 months for $25. They will try to get you back.
^This.

They don't mind you leaving.....Today.
But for the next year or two, you'll be getting offers via phone calls, emails, and letters. You can never really leave Sirius...They're like the "overly attached girlfriend" of subscription services.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I pay for sat radio in my car. I'm in my car about 1.5 hours per day, so I feel it's worth it. I LOVE music, and I DESPISE commercials.

I drive my jeep on the weekends, and that's not even every weekend, so I decided to cancel the service in it. Just didn't feel like it was worth it.

On another note, the sound quality of sat radio in the jeep sucked. It's great in my car, but crappy in the jeep. All other music sounds great in the jeep however.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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I let mine expire.

It is nice to not have commercials & the special channels are great, but you're paying for radio.

I got a 16GB SD card for my Galaxy phone, copied my whole music collection of 300+/- CD's as MP's (well OK, not the Gary Cherone version of Van Halen) to it & stream over Blue Tooth now. Not a bad song on the play list & it's free.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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The sound from my Sirius radio isn't as good as the other options, but it isn't that bad either!
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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my sat radio was the first thing to break in my jeep. it even shows up in my codes
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I love satellite radio personally for the sports and I'll pay for the lack of commercials. I love it when I travel.

As stated above though..they are desperate for subscribers and will give you deals
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I have Pandora One. For $4 a month no commercials. I hardly ever listen to Sirius now. Once my subscription is up I will not be renewing
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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My problem with Sirius/XM is that it is one company, but isn't. If you have a Sirius and XM radio, you have to have two separate accounts. They have channels that are JUST XM or JUST Sirius, unless you pay more. I prefer XM (love O&A), but I don't want to pay the premium on Sirius to get the channels I like more. I'm on the fence whether I'll renew when it's up in September, even at a very discounted price.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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I only like channel 59 - the highway which is the country music station. Wish I could only pay for that instead of 100+ more channels I don't listen too.

I've noticed the main channels have higher quality and some are horrid.

The thing I like the most about it - 75 miles into Mojave or going through 4 different states, I have reception and don't have to hunt for local FM stations.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #14
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Within 2 months you'll be getting the "We want you back letter" If you have a smart phone you have no need for sirius just either bluetooth connect and play all you music or hard wire play.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #15
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When my free subsciption ran out on my 08 they offered it (after I didn't renew) for $6.50 a month ($159.95 annually regular). Every year I would play the cancel game. By 2012 the had me at $7.50 a month. Free for a year again (new 2013 Jeep) and wouldn't pay for radio except I'm in my Jeep all the time.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #16
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Within 2 months you'll be getting the "We want you back letter" If you have a smart phone you have no need for sirius just either bluetooth connect and play all you music or hard wire play.

My jeep doesn't have bluetooth, but I fabbed up a mount on my dash that my otterbox clip will slide over, and have a cord that plugs into the aux jack.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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If you renew make damn sure you pay with a money order or be prepared to cancel your card at the end of your subscription or get auto paid full price for the following year.
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If you renew make damn sure you pay with a money order or be prepared to cancel your card at the end of your subscription or get auto paid full price for the following year.
Either that or see if your CC company has a virtual number like mine does. You log into your account on their website and get a temporary virtual number that's tied to your CC. The number is only good for the merchant who uses it the first time and it expires the following month.

No one ever knows what your true CC number is.

Years ago my wife paid something like $250 for a lifetime Sirius subscription. I thought it only applied to the radio she had at the time. However, when we bought our 2013 Sahara earlier this year they switched it over to the new radio.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #19
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If you renew make damn sure you pay with a money order or be prepared to cancel your card at the end of your subscription or get auto paid full price for the following year.
X2, we had to jump through hoops to opt out of auto-renew and even after all that I'm sure that we'll get hit with a full sub charge after 6 months. My suggestion would be to pay with a pre-paid credit card.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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I have Pandora One. For $4 a month no commercials. I hardly ever listen to Sirius now. Once my subscription is up I will not be renewing
If you have a paid subscription you can cancel now and get a refund. I got my refund check in the mail 12 days later.
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I had no problems canceling my subscription to XM with my old car. Maybe the Sirius billing department has issues, but I was never charged after canceling my subscription.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #22
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if i didnt work for directv and spend 2+ hours a day driving around in my work van I wouldnt have my sirius. cant tell you how annoying it was finishing a shitty job, wanting to listen to some good music while you drive to the next job, then spending the whole 10-15 minute drive listening to commercials.. since it is a company provided vehicle i cant change out the stock radio for something with an aux port or cd player either
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:39 AM   #23
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I never got anything from Sirius. My year expired and that was it. I never called them, but they never called me. I guess my dealer never gave them my address or anything.
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I got a letter from them about a week after buying my Jeep asking for my credit card number so they could "seamlessly" continue my subscription. I listen to Sirius every now and then, but mostly I use the Pandora app on my iPhone. I hope they don't harrass me about cancelling my subscription.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #25
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There was a time when paying for television was unheard of, also.

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