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05-31-2013 05:39 PM
windingwilkie I bought a used 2000 Sport a year ago and it had the subscription already paid for a while but it finally gave out or at least the service was cut off. I figured they would find me but not so or at least not yet.Any suggestions how to approach the possibility of starting service back up?Anybody else had this happen?Thanks
PS. I mostly just used it to listen to good old 50's 60's Carolina beach music--Anybody else know that good music?
05-31-2013 11:14 AM
scottmphoto
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Originally Posted by baytownbert View Post
55 days according to my subscription page and they will shut me off, or I can pay (with taxes) $187.26 which includes a free month.

I really enjoy a few of the channels and hate FM radio with all the chatting and commercials.

1. Has anyone tried to negotiate a lower rate?

2. If it cancels, what options are people going with? I really hate the idea of using an MP3 player or Smartphone and have to push buttons on it while I'm driving, or do the steering wheel controls still work (I doubt they do except for volume)?

3. I guess I could rip a large MP3 CD and use it, changing it out every so often.

4. Are there promotional codes or coupons available to get the subscription at a reduced rate?
You can buy 32GB USB drives super cheap (I even bought a 128GB stick for $50). Load it up with all your music, plug it in the center console and all your music is with you.
05-31-2013 10:56 AM
4DoorCrush
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Originally Posted by fishmd View Post

Yeah, must be the case. I will enjoy it while it lasts and then let it go again. I use spotify in my Jeep through my phone which has much better sound quality and selection, so I will never sign up again for Sirius, but it is nice to have it for free. :-)
I don't have cell service most of the time
05-31-2013 10:28 AM
fishmd
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Originally Posted by hbgirl View Post

I seem to remember last week hearing that there's a "free channel" promo going on right now, to get new/past subscribers to sign up.
Yeah, must be the case. I will enjoy it while it lasts and then let it go again. I use spotify in my Jeep through my phone which has much better sound quality and selection, so I will never sign up again for Sirius, but it is nice to have it for free. :-)
05-31-2013 10:24 AM
hbgirl
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Originally Posted by fishmd View Post
Just so you all know, I let mine expire about 3 months ago. Now getting offers for 25$ for 6 months, but guess what. There are now a number of channels that are offered for free! Don't know how long this will last, but I now have over 100 channels and am not paying. And no, this is not a fluke. I know two other people who had the same thing happen. Channels were gone and are now back. You don't get full channel selection, but there are a lot of good ones there.
I seem to remember last week hearing that there's a "free channel" promo going on right now, to get new/past subscribers to sign up.
05-31-2013 10:22 AM
fishmd Just so you all know, I let mine expire about 3 months ago. Now getting offers for 25$ for 6 months, but guess what. There are now a number of channels that are offered for free! Don't know how long this will last, but I now have over 100 channels and am not paying. And no, this is not a fluke. I know two other people who had the same thing happen. Channels were gone and are now back. You don't get full channel selection, but there are a lot of good ones there.
05-31-2013 09:59 AM
4DoorCrush I get it for 79.99 a year
05-31-2013 09:40 AM
bncceo Man Sirius has really been letting me down over the past few years. I was one of the first subscribers when they came out. Sound quality was great - CD quality, they played lots of deep cuts from albums - stuff you never hear on normal radio - even on the mainstream channels.

Here in the last 3-4 years though the audio has gone from CD quality to something like listening to the radio over the phone through a sock. The only thing I can think of is that they have been so desperate to add more programming and channels that they have maxed out their available bandwidth and started compressing the audio streams more and more to compensate.

Basically the audio is muddled and full of compression artifacts and it makes me sad. It used to be such a wonderful thing but now it just pisses me off. I have maintained my sirius subscription for 13 years now through 6 vehicles and countless radios and I do so today only through loyalty, but I am seriously considering cancelling the whole deal.

So what I am saying is, If it were 10 years ago then yeah 10 bucks a month/100 year is a great price. But with today's quality issues I don't think its worth even half that. Just my .02
05-31-2013 08:46 AM
JKFiNk I let my subscription lapse for about 2 months, and continued to get mail from Sirius with lower and lower offers. I really didn't want to spend the extra money, but when it got down to $30ish for 6 months, why not? Love it on long road trips down to NC.
05-31-2013 03:25 AM
mcdull
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Originally Posted by Crashthings View Post
So I guess you paid MSRP for your Jeep? Paid asking price for your house?
The city I'm living in, houses got bid up $10K to $50K of asking price is very common because there is more demand than supply.
Good that it's not the case in buying cars.

Anyway, just received a letter of offer $30 for 6 months after my "mandatory" subscription has expired a week ago. No interest to renew anyway.

A CSR did call me before my subscription ran out, but it sounded like she's at a party, I simply told her I changed to a radio that doesn't have satellite (which is sort of true, my new radio needs another box to do satellite)
04-28-2013 08:40 AM
Crashthings
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Originally Posted by Alpinejku View Post
OR, maybe you could just pay their advertised rate and not try to beat them down. God forbid if they make a profit.
You said that you like the service, right?
So I guess you paid MSRP for your Jeep? Paid asking price for your house?
04-28-2013 12:54 AM
David M
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Originally Posted by baytownbert View Post
This thread is a year old. What is the current strategy to get a lower rate than $187.70?
We're still, and currently paying just $4.17 per month for 6 months of Sirius Select. We just let it run out every six months, and make no contact with them. Quickly and invariably, they come back and offer us the same low deal by email. When you renew, just make doubly sure to tell them before you accept their offer and pay, not to automatically renew your subscription. Because, it will automatically renew at their regular ridiculously high price if you don't. That's what they're counting on.

There's probably better ways to save a buck on Sirius, but this method has been working for us. Good Luck!
04-27-2013 09:34 PM
tropical36
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Originally Posted by baytownbert View Post
This thread is a year old. What is the current strategy to get a lower rate than $187.70?
The best way is to either ignore them for awhile or to call them and tell them that you're going to ignore them until they do make you an offer that you can't refuse, like has just been said.
04-27-2013 08:02 PM
E-man
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Originally Posted by baytownbert View Post
This thread is a year old. What is the current strategy to get a lower rate than $187.70?
Call them an ask for current specials. The $25 for 6 months is still going on, and they also have a 12 month for +/- $95.

I'm probably going to let mine expire and stick with Pandora One on my phone for $4 per month.
04-27-2013 06:39 PM
baytownbert This thread is a year old. What is the current strategy to get a lower rate than $187.70?
02-17-2012 03:20 PM
real4x4 ^^ go to channel 0 and your radio ID will display ^^ Also, I think you can click on SETUP and go in that way.
02-17-2012 02:19 PM
rdavis85 I have it in my 12 wrangler. Where do you get your ID and login?
02-17-2012 02:09 PM
Old Shadow
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I called yesterday to cancel my service, instantly they offered me a one year deal for $86.00 that's half of what I was paying
That's exactly what happened to me so I renewed. I had just music on the previous subscription and now I have every channel. More for less is better!
02-17-2012 12:26 PM
swiber My one year would not activate so they credited my account for the price. So I still have the free year.
02-17-2012 12:00 PM
mfaas88
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Originally Posted by baytownbert View Post
55 days according to my subscription page and they will shut me off, or I can pay (with taxes) $187.26 which includes a free month.

I really enjoy a few of the channels and hate FM radio with all the chatting and commercials.

1. Has anyone tried to negotiate a lower rate?

2. If it cancels, what options are people going with? I really hate the idea of using an MP3 player or Smartphone and have to push buttons on it while I'm driving, or do the steering wheel controls still work (I doubt they do except for volume)?

3. I guess I could rip a large MP3 CD and use it, changing it out every so often.

4. Are there promotional codes or coupons available to get the subscription at a reduced rate?

When I purchased my 2012 wrangler arctic two weeks ago, the dealership said to argue down the price until hell freezes over. He told me that one of his customers talked the price down to less than $40.00 dollars for one year, and locked in at that price. (NO, I didn't miss a decimal point!)
02-17-2012 11:48 AM
stryke-force $86 is the going rate for the year.
02-17-2012 10:58 AM
tropical36
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Originally Posted by Alpinejku View Post
I don't work for them. I just get tired of everybody wanting something for nothing. Glad to in the 1%.
It's called good old American free enterprise competition that makes what we have the very best for the price and the reason most, except for the world's idiots, envy the US and all it has to offer.
Don't worry if they can't make a profit, they'll soon figure out how or be gone and someone else with superior management and leadership skills will take their place, offering more for less and still will be able to show a profit.
Most don't go for or pay the first asking price, presented to them by their Jeep salesman either and I haven't seen too many of these dealers suffering for lack of profit. In fact, it's almost impossible to get the best price on a used one, without walking out, going home and then waiting on their phone call.
02-17-2012 10:11 AM
ezymount
cancel

I am thinking of calling to cancel both accounts, when my current 6 month free trial is up on the Toyota. See what happens...

I could actually live without it for awhile, since my wife does not listen to it, when she drives without me in her Jeep...
02-17-2012 10:07 AM
Lil Black JK Good timing with this topic. I'm going to wait for my trial to expire now and wait for a better deal. I tried to have my sirius radio put on with my 3 other xm radios. They gave me the cross platform excuse. I'm not completely buying into that. By not merging their billing accounts they are able to squeeze a little more out of us. They've already merged enough to have cross platform channels.
02-17-2012 09:52 AM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by Alpinejku View Post
OR, maybe you could just pay their advertised rate and not try to beat them down. God forbid if they make a profit.
You said that you like the service, right?
Why pay more if they are willing to give a reduced price?
02-17-2012 09:07 AM
jhaney I wish they still offered the lifetime subsscritpion. I signed up for one way back when and now my only fee is if I change radios. So when my year is up on my 2012 it'll cost me $75 to change it over but the way I see it that's pretty good for the life of my 2012. Oh and it still includes access to their internet service.
02-17-2012 08:50 AM
ezymount
discount

last time i called and ask for a discount, they replied not possible, maybe i should ask for someone in the US, next time I call ?
02-17-2012 07:15 AM
real4x4 ^^ That's still true, ezymount ^^ They can't combine XM radios with Sirius radios yet. They have to remain separate accounts. I used to have two XM converters and therefore I could manage under the same account. Well, the Jeep has Sirius, so I have to have a complete and separate log in and account for that Radio ID as opposed to my wife's XM in her Toyota. They haven't merged the two systems together. I don't know if I would call that getting a runaround, it's probably a monumental task to undertake for two companies that used to be completely separate and competitors of each other. They'll still help you...just call them.
02-17-2012 07:06 AM
ezymount
Discount?

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Originally Posted by blackrubicon View Post
I was wondering the same. I'm a long ways off from my subscription expiring. I know when I had my Chevy that I traded in I was ALWAYS getting emails from SiriusXM offering me good deals to come back. I never drove that vehicle so didn't feeling like paying for it. My Jeep on the other hand is a diifferent story. I have it in my work truck so I know I will get a discount for the second subscription. They seem to be somewhat flexible in their pricing. I know when I cancelled it on my previous vehicle they wanted to give me all kinds of goodies to stay.
> I was turned down once before, because my original vehicle had the XM Service in it and when I called SiriusXM, I was told they were not allowed to offer discounts for two units, if one had previously been XM and the second was Sirius, even though they are now SiriusXM..

I noted that when i took delivery of my new 12 Tundra, the radio sticker indicated it was provided by XMSirius, so I am wondering if I will get the same story when I call in 4 months, when that free period runs out..???

If others are getting the same runaround, we should start calling SiriusXM and complain.

Is anyone else getting the same runaround I did... ?
02-17-2012 07:06 AM
real4x4
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Originally Posted by Alpinejku View Post
OR, maybe you could just pay their advertised rate and not try to beat them down. God forbid if they make a profit.
You said that you like the service, right?
You're right, Alpine, I like the service; however, I don't want to get raped for it.

First, the music they are streaming down from the satellites is coming down whether or not I, or you, or anyone has a satellite converter in their vehicle.

Second, if they employed more US citizens instead of out-of-country call centers, I would be more understandable of the charges. I'm totally against out-sourcing jobs of that caliber. There's plenty of men and women who would jump at a chance to work in customer service. It's ridiculous. I call US Airways and the call is answered in Milan. I call Sirius and get someone in the Phillipines. I call Acer and, of course, it's India.

Lastly, they hold the power. They have something I want. They can say 'NO'
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