Cadillac OnStar Subscription:
I have a 2013 Cadillac XTS and the On Star was about to expire after the One Year Free Trial. I wanted to get the Full Package “Directions and Connections” ($28.90 monthly = $346.00 or the Annual Plan is $299.00).
So I called and selected the cancellation department option on the phone, told the Agent that I wanted to cancel because it was too expensive. She offered a discount on the monthly from $28.90 to $24.95 I said no thank you. So she said OK I will go ahead and cancel. OOPs … that’s not what I expected to happen so fast … so I said can’t you do a deal on an Annual Plan? And she then offered; “Safe and Sound” for $169 per year with a free upgrade to “Directions and Connections” for 6 months for additional $9.00 per month after the free 6 months expired. So I did a quick calculation and that equals $223.00 per year, since I had to be in a meeting in a few minutes I accepted this.
I think you could even get a better deal if you pass on the first offer but I did not have time to negotiate further. And my subscription was going to expire the next day.
Thanks! I'll give this a try in December. And, I intend to do the same with SiriusXM when my paid year is up in March. I especially dislike the traffic function (which I deem worthless outside of interstate driving), so I'll see if I can get them to throw that in for free. :-)