Sirius XM question.

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  1. fenderbaum

    fenderbaum Well-Known Member

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    So I just received my annual bill for Sirius, and for 2 cars and a home radio (3 subs) they want nearly $500. I only really listen to one channel like 90% of the time so to me it is not worth it (I can get O& A elsewhere). I also have Pandora so between that and the iPhone/iTunes my music and podcast needs are covered. I have heard people talk about the fact that they cancelled and the customer retention called and gave them a year for like $50. Has this happened to any of you good folks, and if so how do I go about getting a reasonable price? I like the service, but I can certainly live without it. Especially for $500.
     
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    Oh, and this does not include internet access either.
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    I got a year and online streaming for $78 when I called to cancel
     
  4. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Fender, I only had one sub but when I called to cancel they immediately offered me half price.
     
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    Alright, then I guess I will do that. I really do not care if I get online or not, thought the on demand thing sounds cool, but can you send the content to your car?
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    I pretty much got this exact deal when I made the call..plus, they beamed the signal to a new receiver for me at no extra charge.

    the trick is to say that you can't afford the service anymore..don't complain about the programming, theres a much slimmer chance they wont give you a better price if you do.
     
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    Will do, I just think that $500 annually is a little too much for radio. Good radio, but radio none the less. Thanks Naz.
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    I specifically told them that it was programming and I got offered a deal. Have you heard of someone who didn't?
     
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    78 bucks is too much for that junk also
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Thats what I did..I said I had to cut costs and Sirius was on the list...They spent almost a half hour trying to talk me down
     
  12. nazdrowie

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    pretty sure a few threads have been made in the Stern Forum about it.
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    The first time I called I said it was because of programming and they were doing radio edits...They gave me 6 months free to decide
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    didn't take that long with me..buddy offered the $75 deal right off the bat and I was all "hmmmmmmmm...". then he says "I could give you a few days to make up your mind if need be", and then I says "uhh that's okay, I'll take that offer". I'd say it was no more than 15 minutes on the phone with those idiots :jj:
     
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    I can see my way clear on $78 I guess? I wonder what will happen when Howard goes? O & A have a new 2 year (or is it a 1 year deal)? Either way, Sirius has done nothing to really advance the technology (like Apple) they just rely on awful customer service and raising prices.
     
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    I hate to say this, but if I get someone with an accent I hang up and try again.
     
  17. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    I got lucky and spoke to a few people with Canadian accents :c
     
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    Canadians are cool, I find that if I get a person from India, they never understand what I am saying or am after, all they say is I understand and re-ask the same question they just said they understood.