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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 5:07 PM
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Re: Sirius XM Radio Scam

Buddy took XM off his wifes new Veloster (she didn't use it), and put it on his 05 Ram. He couldn't get all the same stations because of the way the factory radio is set up. Still had to pay the same subscription price though!
I would ditch it too but I got hooked on the Stern and Comedy Central channels.
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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 5:44 PM
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I don't like Sirius, if you take a long trip you notice the same songs coming up over and over. there isn't enough variety for me. You also hear versions of the songs that are a different release from the most popular version.
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I don't like Sirius, if you take a long trip you notice the same songs coming up over and over. there isn't enough variety for me. You also hear versions of the songs that are a different release from the most popular version.
I noticed that, too, but now there's about 400 channels to pick from.

To your second point, that practice bothers me about Sirius XM.

I get that on regular radio, songs are shorten to make room for commercials, but whyizzit that commercial free radio

must always play the short version of "Light My Fire" or "Feels Like the First Time"?

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post #19 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 6:36 PM
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Re: Sirius XM Radio Scam

Currently buying Sirius for 6 months for $43 and change with guaranteed renewals, a friend just renewed for $ 99.00 for 3 yrs, you have to tell them you want to cancel service until you get the price you want, some renewals are going for high $30.00 's for a 1 yr renewal. Be firm, be willing to cancel, it works. My next renewal will reflect these lower processes or I'll be an AM/FM customer.
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post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 6:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just to clear this up I did put Sirius back on my wifes 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the beginning of November because it is our main car anyways. On my 2017 Challenger I was up in the air about putting Sirius back on because I don't drive the car as much bought it new and it still dosen't have 10,000 miles on it. Since I put it back on the Jeep they came out with that listening for free promotion again so I figure let me try it out in the Challenger again. When I found out that the radio wouldn't play the free promotion I figured I call them. I was surprised when they told me my radio would not be eligible for the listening for free promotion but we can sell you a subscription. Right there it seemed like a "Scam" to get you to call in and give you some kind of excuse that my radio couldn't get the free promotion but try and sell you a new subscription to it. A few days later I decided what the hell I'll put it back on the Challenger. Did I pay there $20 a month charge on either car no I didn't but got in on the $5 a month charge for 12 months instead. I will not pay their $20 a month fee and will cancel the subscription just before it expires. If you can't figure out where I'm coming up with it being a "Scam" I don't know how to explain it any other way. Mine is costing $77 a car plus change with the added fees for the 12 months.

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I have a little 1"x1" MP3 player, it can hold about 400 songs and plugs into my aux jack. Cheap simple and I can listen to what "I" want.

Your just jealous because you can't hear the voices!

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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 8:49 PM
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i either listen to cd's or my engine.mostly my engine
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post #23 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 19, 10:48 PM
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I have Sirius on two of my cars. 6 months for $30 each. I call after the 6 months is up and get the same deal, over and over. Been doing this for years. Actually, the last time I called I just asked if I can have 1 year for $60, so now I have that on each car. On my 2006 Duramax I bought a lifetime membership for it, that was $500 13 years ago

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post #24 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 2:38 PM
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Hello everyone. I have not posted in quite a while due to job and other issues.

I currently installed a new Kenwood deck in my daily driver pickup that is direct SiriusXM compatible.
The deck and antenna install came with a promotional free 3 month "All Access" level subscription (normally $21.99 per month).

In general, there are two basic ways to listen to SiriusXM in your car:
  • Using the SiriusXM antenna, a subscription, and a direct wired connection to your car radio.
  • Using your cell phone to wirelessly stream SiriusXM programming using their phone app and Bluetooth (your car radio must be Bluetooth capable)

The wired connection gets its data feed from SiriusXM satellites, and must have a line-of-sight signal path. Just like a GPS unit.
The wireless streaming Bluetooth SiriusXM connection relies on the quality and coverage of your cellphone provider's network plus whatever data plan you have with them.

There are a wide variety of adaptors and methods of getting SiriusXM in older radios that may not be satellite capable or have Bluetooth.

I have one subscription, but I listen to SiriusXM programming in two vehicles:
  • My daily driver uses a SiriusXM wired, antenna connection.
  • In my '65 Chevelle, I use a wireless Bluetooth connection through my cell phone (I have a Bluetooth capable Retrosound radio, but it is a slightly older model and is not direct satellite capable).

Here is the link to current Sirius XM subscription types: https://www.siriusxm.com/ourmostpopu..._Subscriptions

If you scroll down, underneath the "SiriusXM Outside the Car" heading you will see two lower cost streaming only options:
  • SiriusXM Essential ($8.00 per month)
  • SiriusXM Premier ($13.00 per month)

My free SiriusXM promotion expires January 1st, 2020. At that time, I will likely switch to the "Mostly Music" plan for $10.99 per month, and pay an additional $5.00 per month to get streaming for the Chevelle. Total cost should be $15.99 for one dedicated antenna-based vehicle, plus the ability to use my cellphone to stream music to any Bluetooth capable device.

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post #25 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 4:41 PM
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When your subscription ends, just call for the deal, 6 months for $30. Then when it ends, do it again.
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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 7:43 PM
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We have two cars that have factory radios that are compatible to get Sirius XM stations. When we first bought them we got a years subscription for free on both of them. After the subscriptions ended the price is so high that I refuse to pay the price. Every once in awhile you will hear that they have a week or two of free listening just tune your radio to SM stations but when I put the radio on the SM channels it says you have no subscription. Well they just had one of these free listening periods and I got the same message you have no subscription so I decided to call Sirius and after a run around they said my radio doesn't apply to get the free listening period but they could hook me up with a subscription. Has anyone else run into this same thing that the free listening period is not free on your radio.
My basic response: "There ain't no free", but I had XM--then Sirius/XM after they merged--for 15 years or so. Dropped 'em when I moved down here last spring. Always worth it to me cuz my musical likes are jazz and classical which are't available most places and not continuously. Just got another offer in the mail today: five bucks a month for a year. That's been on offer for last six months or so. I've been too lazy to hook up the sat radio gear at home cuz no empty spot on the octopus. Need another octopus.

If you can't make a deal with 'em, I would suspect that the glitch is in the deal between them and your car's manufacturer. They always offer to hook me up with mobile XMSirious, but I resist cuz I don't drive a Cadillac or Rolls, so just not worth trying to listen music in my rides unless they're stationary. My $0.02
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So how is this a scam, because you don’t get something for free. If anything those of us who subscribe are getting scammed. If you want the service then pay for it, if you don’t want the service what exactly is the issue.
My thoughts exactly.


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Since my free trial ended, I just listen to regular radio, CD, or use my Amazon Prime free music connected to truck radio.

Last offer they sent me was $129 for 5 years. With an 8 mile drive to work...not really worth me paying anything extra IMO.


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You don't drive anywhere else? That's sad and so unAmerican.

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You don't drive anywhere else? That's sad and so unAmerican.
unAmerican?
WTF is that supposed to mean?

I drive plenty.
Not driving around while listening to "paid" radio is a choice...something those socialist/communist/face hiding hippie MFers in your neck of the woods, would prefer us "Americans" not have.
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