I understand the kill threat for old radios still running. But if it wasn't working recently anyhow and now it does for a few weeks, why not take advantage of it while it lasts? Nothing to lose in that case.
I listened for the last free preview even though I really wasn't interested in subscribing. On many cars it's built in and as easy as pushing the SAT button to see if it works.
I received a similar letter over a year ago. I cancelled my service in 06 cause the car that had the XM tuner was parked with the battery disconnected. I called to cancel my service. The tuner never received the shut off command because the tuner did not have power. In 09, I finished fixing up the car. I turned on the radio tuned to XM and was surprised some of the station still worked. I left it like that over night because in the morning I was going to call to reactive my service. The next morning all stations worked!!! I never called to reactive my service. I haven't called to reactive my service and I am still receiving XM even after I got the free preview notice.
It is this type of reason XM sends out these notices. After the free preview ends, the tuners of the people who don't call to active are supposed to get a deactivation signal and shut off.
Tell me about it.I had gotten an old Stiletto 2 repaired by tss radio.The service had been canceled for over a year.When I got it back it worked for free for atleast six months before they finally shut it down.It was out of service do to a broken antenna which as I said was fixed.
I'm telling you it's not going to stay alive anymore without a lot of luck in timing. They're keeping the kill signals in permanent rotation because they were made to look so stupid over it (I can't find the article, but it came out sometime in the past year). It may work for a few days, but it'll get you eventually. I tried it with the factory Sirius tuner in my truck (I'm an XM sub). I made sure it activated during the last free play, then I disconnected the antenna. Three weeks ago (over two months after the free play) I hooked it back up and tried it.. It worked for a day and a half then it got whacked.
What I don't get is why they don't promo their Internet radio stuff more. I haven't had my radio for well over 2 years now so all these mailings they send me are worthless to me. A free period for their internet streams might get me back as I listen to shoutcast radio streams all the time on my phone.
I just got the letter for my factory Sirius radio but have never gotten any thing for my 2 XM radios that I removed from my account. Using the free 2 weeks on the Sirius radio until they cut it off again. The letter also included the 5 mo for $25 offer that I have yet to take them up on.