$100 off lifetime subscription

HecticArt

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tsave31

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The lifetime subscription on the Sirius site is under the more options or selections part. It's not initially listed.
 

HCLogo

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Sorry still not finding it on the US site.
Do you have the link?
The best I could find is a reference to the lifetime subscription on the Terms and Conditions page here:

SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Terms and Conditions

9. Lifetime Subscription Plan: A "Lifetime Subscription" is one that continues for the life of the receiver equipment. A Lifetime Subscription is not transferable if it is associated with a receiver installed by an automaker or an automotive dealer in a vehicle, except in the event the original receiver associated with that Lifetime Subscription is stolen, accidentally damaged or if, in the sole discretion of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc., it is defective. A Lifetime Subscription associated with a home, portable, or plug & play receiver is transferable from one receiver to another receiver, up to a maximum of three (3) times. Each permitted transfer of a Subscription is subject to a transfer fee. If you transfer a Lifetime Subscription from one receiver to another or from one person to another, you will be charged a transfer fee. The current transfer fee is set forth in these Terms. No transfer fee will be charged for the transfer of a Lifetime Subscription associated with a receiver installed by an automaker or an automotive dealer if, in the sole discretion of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc., the receiver is defective. Lifetime Subscriptions are nonrefundable. You may cancel a Lifetime Subscription but if you cancel during the first year of service you will be charged a cancellation fee set forth in these Terms.
The only thing stopping me from getting a lifetime subscription is the transfer fee and 3 transfer limitation. Sent a message to Sirius Canada about this and will create a separate thread to discuss when I get a response.
 

tsave31

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Log in under your account, and then go to extend plan....click on see more options and lifetime is the last one on the list. Hope this helps!
 

v1ru5

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I have heard SIRIUS XM wants up front money to pay their debts.
And then what? I can understand we need front money but let's say that out of the 20 million subscribers we have now, when we get our tax returns what if 12 million jump on the lifetime sub offer, will the other 8 million that are making recurring payments be enough to carry us on?
 

HecticArt

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I still won't touch this with a 10 foot pole! Too Risky!
With roughly a 5 year break even point, I agree that it's is a bit risky. I think they will pull through, but who knows if they'll still offer content that I'm interested in.

With the lack of effort that they are making to promote the lifetime sub deal, they don't seem (to me) to be trying to raise capital. It may be more of a demonstration of subscriber quantity, or a way to reduce bookkeeping overhead or something.

If they were serious, they should advertise it.
 

hexagram

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Good thing I pulled the trigger a long time ago... I only have a year and a half to go and it will be paid off.
 

blacknoi

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I called and asked if I could transfer my Sirius lifetime sub over to one of my XM radios. They said no.

I wonder once the billing systems have merged, will this be an option?

Honestly, XM reception is better near me and Sirius's only exclusive content that I like (playboy and Bubba/Stern) I can live without on the XM side. Would love to get lifetime XM instead of one of my lifetime Sirius units.
 

hexagram

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In the press release issued today regarding the new dual-band MiRGE, they said they will be offering a SIRIUS Everything + XM Everything package for $19.99/month. When they do this, this could allow you to add an XM radio to your SIRIUS sub (and vice-versa). Who knows?
 

v1ru5

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Something caught my ear the other day. When the announcer was talking about the lifetime subscriptions I heard him say this is for "The life of your RADIO". So am I wrong about this if you get a lifetime sub for radio X and something goes wrong with radio X you would NOT be able to transfer the lifetime sub to the new radio?
 

limegrass69

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Something caught my ear the other day. When the announcer was talking about the lifetime subscriptions I heard him say this is for "The life of your RADIO". So am I wrong about this if you get a lifetime sub for radio X and something goes wrong with radio X you would NOT be able to transfer the lifetime sub to the new radio?
You can transfer it up to 3 times at $75 a pop. I know they'll make an exception for a warranty replacement. But if you like switching up your receivers, you can see how those economics will become unappealing pretty quickly.
 

HomieG

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You can transfer the lifetime sub to another radio up to three times, for $75 each time, unless it's a warranty replacement. At least that's the way it has been, and I assume they haven't changed the policy.
 

hexagram

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Well, the Terms and Conditions says that they can waive the fee at their discretion.

We reserve the right to waive any of these fees, in whole or in part, at our discretion. Our failure to enforce any of these fees or any other provisions of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of the right to assert any such Terms on any future occasion.
Maybe try kissing their ass a little bit and telling them your radio is broke and you have no money? ;)
 

HCLogo

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I emailed customer support to ask about the transfer fees and limits and this is the response I received:

Thanks for writing to us about the Lifetime subscription. If your radio
is covered under warranty, you can change your radio as many times as
you need. When your radio is not covered under warranty, we reserve the
right to charge up to a $75.00 fee, per swap, after changing your radio
the first three times. We currently are not charging these fees and
have no plan to do so in the foreseeable future however, it is in the
Terms and Conditions which you should be familiar with. A copy can be
found at:

<http://www.siriuscanada.ca/en/auxiliary/terms.aspx>

If you have any further questions please let us know.

We apologize for the later than anticipated response. Over the Holiday
season, we have received a greater than normal email volume. In the very
near future you can expect to receive a response from SIRIUS in a more
timely manner.

Sincerely,

Rebecca M
SIRIUS Customer Care

P.S. We are committed to providing you with the best in Customer Care.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact SIRIUS
Customer
Care. For your convenience, we are available 7 days a week, between the
hours of 7:00 am to 1:00 am EST at:

1-888-539-SIRIUS (7474)

As well as by email at:

www.siriuscanada.ca
So from the sounds of it, the first three swaps are free and then they MAY charge you for transferring?