Just got 6 months for $25 from XM

Islandguy43

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I decided that it was a good deal and I am now a proud listener of XM.
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.
 

Kb Cool

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With the cellphones nowdays capable of streaming music at higher quality than satellite radio. Not to mention free!!! I have a feeling XM's days are numbered!!
 

Rangers484

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I just called and was offered the 50% off for a year. In June I reactivated a radio for 6 mo for $25, couldn't pass up the good deal. My contention has been that XM is overpriced and 50% off is the right amount for pay radio. When they stop offering it I will cancel for real.
 

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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!
 

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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!
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.
 

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I am getting letters and even on air announcements to renew the subscription for the car. I bought it in April so i think this isa bit early . I will likely wait for the reduced price. I was an XM fan for the sports but this car has sirius and without MLB it just is not worth that much to me.
 

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Well I got six months for $29.94. Even though I got two letters offering me this price they made me speak to a supervisor to get the deal and it was sort of like running the gauntlet but that is about the right price if you ask me.
 

Geronimo

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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)?
 

Bosco10021

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My trial expired in my new car. I called and said I was interested in the Premier package. They offered me 5 months of Premier for a total of $32.44. I took it.
 

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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)?
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.
 

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I am considering just paying for caching with Slacker. it would requirea bit more work than just casually turning on Sirius but I can tailor the stations so they are more enjoyable.


OF course if Ic ould get MLB on Sirius that would change things completely.
 

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