|05-31-2013 05:39 PM|
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|
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|05-31-2013 10:24 AM|
|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|
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|
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)
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|04-28-2013 12:54 AM|
There's probably better ways to save a buck on Sirius, but this method has been working for us. Good Luck!
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|04-27-2013 08:02 PM|
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?|
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|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|
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|
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|
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.|
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|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|
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|
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|
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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