That basically becomes the going rate when you call in to cancel, and in reality that is all it is worth. 5-6 years ago, when there were no advertisements on the programs, I could see the rationale of higher subscription rates. Right now it is basically commercial based private interest radio programing. Oh, I enjoy it, but I could live without if need be, and use my tunein radio app on my iphone to find me the programing I want for free.I decided that it was a good deal and I am now a proud listener of XM.
You'll probably be getting a letter soon with the 5 months for $25 offer to come back. Or you could call them and ask for it.I have been an XM subscriber for years, and suddenly my radio started acting up (not holding the signal). I called to cancel, and was told that if I remained a customer, they'd send me a new radio for free. I accepted, but after several weeks, no radio. I called them back, and they said sorry, that radio was no longer available, but they had a similar one I could buy for only $99. I told them to forget it, I wanted to cancel and the guy basically said, "OK, you're cancelled, the balance will be refunded within a week." It was refunded, but I was really shocked that they didn't try ANYTHING to keep a 7+ year customer happy or at least try to get me not to cancel. No wonder their days are numbered!
If you don't call before the promotion ends, they will charge you full price. I usually call 3 to 4 days prior and say I want to cancel. They ask why and I say too expensive. They counter with either the 5 month promotion or the year for $85.Are folks having any luck with this after the six months is up. Or will I likely have to pay full price (Or higher than $29.94 for six months)?