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SXM Rate Increase

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SXM Rate Increase

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:41 pm

Got an e mail today saying the cost of my service would increase by $2.81/mo.

I called and asked to cancel my contract. She offered me a 12 month promotional offer that was lower than what I was already paying. I knew they would offer something. I took it.


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by ZenithCKLW » Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:48 pm

Sounds like the cable company. I had XM from 2003-2013. While moderately enjoyable, I couldn't justify the hassle and expenses near the end of my subscription. There is a free trial going on right now (not sure for how long). I miss The Bridge and that's about it. I have other methods of streaming similar stations when terrestrial radio sucks the life out of me lol.



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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by Realist » Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:25 pm

I threatened to cancel. They knew I was a subscriber since 2003. I asked them why I was paying more than what new subscribers were paying. I lowered my package but am now paying $5 a month



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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by km1125 » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:41 pm

I wouldn't subscribe if the actual cost was only $2.81/ month, much less the increase!!



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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:27 am

Yup, I've been paying $5 a month for a while now.

Here's how my last dealing went:
- Me: "Your prices are too high, I would like to cancel."
- Them: "We can give you the platinum plan for $15 a month for __ months."
- Me: "That's still too pricy, do you have something cheaper?"
- Them: "We can give you the Music & Entertainment plan for $5 a month for __ months."
- Me: "Great; sign me up!"

I cannot recall if my plan term is 6 months or 12 months. It's one of those two. I want to say it is 12 months.


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by zzand » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:36 am

I would like ala carte choices. There are about 6 channels I would listen to and if I could get just them I would consider a subscription



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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:50 pm

zzand wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:36 am
I would like ala carte choices. There are about 6 channels I would listen to and if I could get just them I would consider a subscription
Agreed. Most of the channels, I never listen to.


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by Realist » Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:01 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:27 am
Yup, I've been paying $5 a month for a while now.

Here's how my last dealing went:
- Me: "Your prices are too high, I would like to cancel."
- Them: "We can give you the platinum plan for $15 a month for __ months."
- Me: "That's still too pricy, do you have something cheaper?"
- Them: "We can give you the Music & Entertainment plan for $5 a month for __ months."
- Me: "Great; sign me up!"

I cannot recall if my plan term is 6 months or 12 months. It's one of those two. I want to say it is 12 months.
Probably 12 months as that’s what mine is.

Only thing I miss on the Platinum plan is baseball. Then again, considering that I’m not out of state much during the summer, I’m always in the area of a broadcast radio station I can listen to



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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm

I listen to Siriusly Sinatra, Escape, Water Colours, Symphony Hall and NPR Now.

When my wife is in the car she sometimes asks me to put on the cowboy music. :barf
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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:44 pm

As long as I get Faction Punk and Ozzy, I'm good.


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by audiophile » Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:22 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm
I listen to Siriusly Sinatra, Escape, Water Colours, Symphony Hall and NPR Now.

When my wife is in the car she sometimes asks me to put on the cowboy music. :barf
We play two types of Music here... Country and Western!


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by moldyoldie » Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:31 pm

audiophile wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Turkeytop wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm
I listen to Siriusly Sinatra, Escape, Water Colours, Symphony Hall and NPR Now.

When my wife is in the car she sometimes asks me to put on the cowboy music. :barf
We play two types of Music here... Country and Western!
Same here, we play rock and roll. :razz


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Re: SXM Rate Increase

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:50 am

moldyoldie wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:31 pm
audiophile wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Turkeytop wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm
I listen to Siriusly Sinatra, Escape, Water Colours, Symphony Hall and NPR Now.

When my wife is in the car she sometimes asks me to put on the cowboy music. :barf
We play two types of Music here... Country and Western!
Same here, we play rock and roll. :razz
After my battery died, my Sirius doesn't work. So I I have to listen to Wheelz or Alt 98.7.

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