I just re-upped as well at 5/25. I'm actually happy with the service for this price and it was completely pain free and I was on/off the phone with my credit and extension in less than 5 mins. That's almost worth avoiding the hassle of trying to squeeze another month at that price.
Just called and told them I wanted to cancel, and she shot me a six month price of $108.00 to which I responded no I won't pay that I'll cancel first and she then search the database and gave me the 6 for $25 which I said I would accept. You just have to be firm and tell them you will go no higher and they will settle on that price. With tax and fees it was$27.98.
I called them at 1-866-635-2349 and said that I needed to cancel my service because I couldn't afford the renewal rate. I was then offered a year for $89 + taxes and fees, which I declined, and then I was offered the same deal I currently have, which is 6 months for $25 + taxes and fees for the XM Select plan. I accepted that and the rep signed me up. Call took less than 5 minutes from beginning to end.
I finally remembered to call to get the new rate before the automatic renewal took place (which was going to be tomorrow) and I got the bill in the mail a couple of weeks later. The person initially claimed that the only offers she could give me were the $89 for 6 months, or $9.99 per month for a reduced music package. I said I wasn't interested in those and wanted the 6 for $25 deal. She eventually put me on hold and when she came back she said that as a courtesy she could offer me the 6 for $24.99 deal, so of course I took it.
Then I told her that I wanted to re-activate an additional radio if I could get the same rate, which I figured wouldn't be a problem. Wrong. I told her I had received the 5 for $20 offer via email and she claimed that was all she could offer me, wouldn't even check. So I told her to forget it and called the number in the email that I had received (855-253-9095) and the guy there was able to give me the 6 for $25 deal without any problem. Now I just have to call back one time to renew both radios and not have to deal with different renewal dates.
I've always been told about the $2 invoice fee, but never was billed it. The second guy told me about the fee, but then said that because I was in NY, I would not be charged. Must be some state law, I guess.
Just wondering, I took a monthly plan (have had Sirius for over 2 years between different cars), which was more or less to save me money initially. Do you think they will let me convert to a 5 month for 25 dollar plan that seems to be the trend on here?
I'm sure that Sirius would let you change your plan. I just renewed a 6 mos. for $25, and I had a week to go on the old plan. They credited me the fee for the week and deducted it from the new plan. Just make sure they know that you'll cancel your service and that you want a new and better rate.
Lefty421 said: My current subscription ended today, so I called in to renew or threaten to cancel.....
XM Select 6 Month $24.99 U.S. Music Royalty Fee $3.47 Total Current Charges $28.46
So I'm good for another 6 months before having to do the same song and dance again.
My subscription was scheduled to expire on 3/1/15. I'm leaving town over the next few days and knew I would not be able to call before the expiration date and didn't want my subcription to auto renew. I called them at 866-635-2349 and said I wanted to cancel. I also mentioned a friend of mine just got the XM Select 6 month package for $24.99 and the CSR told me he got that because his subscription expired. I told him my friend is a current subscriber and still got this rate. The CSR told me that he would have to check to see if that package was still available and put me on hold. After a minute or two he came back on and told me he could offer that same package to me. I got 6 months for $29.59 which includes the Music Royalty fee. Took me a total of 5 minutes on the phone. Really hate going through this every 6 months but I guess that's what we'll have to keep doing. Just set a reminder on my phone for 6 months out and will do this again.
Thanks for the updates. Got 6 months / $24.99 today. It was actually super easy, called told the first person I spoke to that I wanted to renew at the promo rate - they asked me if I wanted 5/$20 or 6/$25 - I said 6/25 (I keep forgetting to call to renew so the less often I need to call the better).
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