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Old 01-03-2012, 04:04 AM   #1
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Dumping Sirius/XM......

My wife got an 09 Ford and we bought it for 2 years, but sheeze.....

$160.00 bucks a year to re-up and it's just not worth it. They say it's commercial free, but they are CONSTANTLY playing commercials for THEMSELVES.

The channels are redundant, and the years are going so fast I can see spending enough to

RENT

music, in a few years, to actually BUY a project bike, a bunch of silver coins, a new gun, etc.......

See ya......
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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Ditto, I wish I did not have satellite radio and on star,

hide a key on the car, who needs lockout service

I always seem to find a good station to listen to, much of the time it is NPR I would rather give the 160 to them

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #3
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Called them to cancel recently. They asked why? Told them that it was overpriced and I didn't see the need to drop that kind of coin anymore. They asked if I would stay for $7/month? I decided to stay.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:31 AM   #4
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They asked if I would stay for $7/month? I decided to stay.
Let me get this straight.

They'll cut the bill in half if you threaten to cancel?
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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Cancel is the magic word.
They can and do offer $77/year and sometimes throw in a free month to retain customers.(edit:from what I understand,if you bring up the 77deal,it significantly shortens the conversation....lol)
just mark your calender for 11 months from now and do the cancel dance again.

I've known people that have been doing this for 3 or 4 years.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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That smells like Bailout money to me.

And, it's a double standard that reeks as well.

I wouldn't pay $77.00 a year either.

Maybe if they give me the 2 years they already owe me, we can negotiate later..........
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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I will jump in here with ONE significant defense of Sat radio:

It does not use up MORE of our increasingly limited RF bandwidth.

If EVERY car started streaming their fucking audio via the InterTubes, there would be no phone or data bandwith left in the US for mobile data devices.

My favorite if I can't find NPR, is my iPod, I've got a years worth of audio on mine, that goes a long ways.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:05 AM   #8
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I will jump in here with ONE significant defense of Sat radio:
I'll defend it, too. I love Sat radio. Philadelphia used to be a pretty good radio town. But, then Clear Channel came in, and it all started going down hill. With all the idiot DJs, and all the stupid commercials they run, I just can't stand it anymore.

I think Sirius/XMs programming is pretty good, and if you ever drive out of your home area, it's nice to have stations you like available any time, anywhere.

I'm staying.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #9
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I had xm for awhile when it first got popular. The more I listened, the more commercials there were on the stations I wanted to listen to and the more expensive it got.

I'm sick of paying to be advertised to.

Chucked television service out the door too. Between 3g and internet at home... fuck em.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #10
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I keep it for two reasons.

1. The motorcycle. If I'm on a trip of any distance, I want to listen to something other than an iPod. I want to be able to listen to sports, comedy, talk, etc. while on the bike, and it's really the only option.

2. Our cabin. I can literally get one, maybe two, stations up there. I like to be able to listen to a baseball or hockey game up there if I want.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #11
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I've done the ultra top secret , cancel, $77 a year deal several times... If it was more, I'd dump it, but for $77 a year, I'm a buyer.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #12
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I've done the ultra top secret , cancel, $77 a year deal several times... If it was more, I'd dump it, but for $77 a year, I'm a buyer.
Go ahead and cancel it. Wait a few months and see just how low of an offer they will send you to resubscribe. I was offered it for $20 for six months last year. Still not worth it to me anymore. Pandora if I have cell reception, ipod if not.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #13
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Cancel is the magic word.
They can and do offer $77/year and sometimes throw in a free month to retain customers.(edit:from what I understand,if you bring up the 77deal,it significantly shortens the conversation....lol)
just mark your calender for 11 months from now and do the cancel dance again.

I've known people that have been doing this for 3 or 4 years.
yup. $77 is standard and easy to get for the asking.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #14
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Go ahead and cancel it. Wait a few months and see just how low of an offer they will send you to resubscribe. I was offered it for $20 for six months last year. Still not worth it to me anymore. Pandora if I have cell reception, ipod if not.
That's what I have done several times. Cancel and wait and month or two and you get a card in the mail for 6 months for 20-25 dollars.... Activate then turn it off a day before the deal expires. Rinse and repeat.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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I hold out and get the 5 months for 20 dollar deal each time.
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