Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum - 2010+ Discussion, Which SiriusXM package are you taking? in Cadillac SRX Forums; We took delivery of our 2012 SRX the last week of October and today I received a notice from SiriusXM ...
We took delivery of our 2012 SRX the last week of October and today I received a notice from SiriusXM to purchase their service. They offer several packages and time lengths. I'm looking at the XM Select package for 36 months. The packages come with and without NavTraffic. After reviewing the areas which have NavTraffic I've decided I wouldn't get any use from the NavTraffic. I don't like their "auto renewal" feature because I'll have a new car before this contract runs out and I don't want to renew it. I guess I'll pay with a check or a CC which has an expiration date prior to renewal time. The Select package offers all I will use and is what I had in my 2009. Which package are you considering.
No package for me. Nothing like free radio. I probably will not re-new OnStar when the one year is up. I'm tired of paying for stuff I hardly ever use. If I don't want to hear commercials I'll use the MP3 or pop a CD in.
To be candid here I have grown to hate most free radio! After listening to XM for a few years straight now I just go bananas having to listen to all those yak yak talk talk commercial after commercial BS stations!
I usually tend to get a yearly contract and then work on XM for another good deal after it expires. Pretty soon Pandora and SKY.FM and others will start to take away some of XM's business unless they come out with a even more competitive yearly renewal price. Again, most FREE radio stations drive me bonkers!
You may want to head over to http://www.xmfan.com/ where they (dis)cuss all things XM. Hint: Call SiriusXM and tell them you would like to sign the car up but the cost is too high. You should get a better price. I did. There may be no way around the auto renewal "feature" without calling to cancel. Even if you pay with a credit card that is no longer valid at renewal time you are probably still legally bound for the renewal cost if you don't call to cancel. The fine print will get you every time.
My 3-month trial SiriusXM expires next week and I'm not renewing it. We like Channel 13, but the subscription cost isn't worth it for us. We're going with local commercial radio and our own music that we've loaded on HDD (set to "shuffle" function).
Just renewed XM today on my HHR and SRX. Got both of them for a total of 153.16 for a year. Of course I had to go to the cancellation department to get the rate. This is for just the basic XM package. Originally, it would have been over $300 for both radios which is unacceptable. This is the third year for the HHR, and second for the SRX that I have gotten a better rate by threatening to cancel. I am like marc, I can't stand over the air free radio, and XM really comes in handy in Arkansas where our vacation home is, and most other stations don't come in well at all. As long as I can gt the half price, I will probably keep renewing. If they ever stick to their full price, then I will be gone. Hope this helps others.
If you renew, don't give them a cc#. Tell them to send you an invoice and then pay by check. If they get your cc#, you'll likely get renewed at the full rate when the current subscription expires.
None -- I am done with Sirius and XM..... Too expensive, manipulate their channels to out-date their equipment so you have to upgrade, etc and with Pandora (for 36.00) per year, I get commercial free music and I can use anywhere..why would I want to subscribe to an outdated service like XM/Sirius? They will go the way of the cassette and 8track or will have to become dirt cheap w/commercials to survive.
If you renew just use a virtual CC. I use them for all of my subscriptions and on-line shopping. I set the amount, expiration, etc, so they can't reauthorize...example: if the xm service is 150.00 and due in February, I set the limit for 175.00 and make it expire in march of the same year. They won't be able to reauthorize anything...so when I cancel, they can't accidentally charge me again...works great...a few banks have this option (BOA) called shopsafe.
I did the 'threaten to cancel' thing and they told me to call customer service and see if there were any deals available. I got a great one...$20 for 5 months. They told me to call and cancel just before it ends and ask if there are any new deals available. I'll do that again. If not, I'll cancel. I'll miss the comedy channels and MLB in the summer, but I'll live.
When I told them to cancel the radios, they asked why. I told them price and they immediately olfferd a half price deal on both vehicles. If they would just price their service reasonably to start with, they would gain a lot more loyalty among their customers. Till next year, or May when my avalanche subscription runs out, I am set.