New Sirius Deal Email

shabadoo25

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After being XM-only for awhile, I reactivated my Sirius account today due to an offer they emailed me:

Free activation and 50% off of any semi or annual plan.

I had bought a SL2 off of eBay cheap advertised AS IS. Turns out it worked, and I was waiting for an offer like this to "re up."

Call me portable boy: one active XMP3 and one SL2.
 

shabadoo25

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WOW, that's a pretty sweet deal. That's for previously de-activated Sirius radios correct?

Yes, though I activated a "new" radio with the deal. It hadn't been on my account before, but they said the deal could be used for any non-new radio.
 

kryptonite

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This is weird. If I change my plan online, I can get BoXM:

Quarterly Plan $50.97
3 Months of audio service. For multiple subscriptions, other discounts may apply. Service will automatically renew at the then current renewal rate unless you cancel.


14.99 times 3 is 44.97
14.99 times 4 is 59.96

Is this a special deal, a goof, or something else? What is going on here? Music royalty fee? :confused:


Edit -- I just found out that my subscription expired. Not only does my online player no longer work, but now i'm sucked into the world of Music royalty fees. :mad: (Really, I listen to 2-3 hours per week of Sirius music, not counting the time every day when I sleep with Spa on.)
 
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shabadoo25

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This is weird. If I change my plan online, I can get BoXM:

Quarterly Plan $50.97
3 Months of audio service. For multiple subscriptions, other discounts may apply. Service will automatically renew at the then current renewal rate unless you cancel.


14.99 times 3 is 44.97
14.99 times 4 is 59.96

Is this a special deal, a goof, or something else? What is going on here? Music royalty fee? :confused:


Edit -- I just found out that my subscription expired. Not only does my online player no longer work, but now i'm sucked into the world of Music royalty fees. :mad: (Really, I listen to 2-3 hours per week of Sirius music, not counting the time every day when I sleep with Spa on.)

Yep. My 70-something dollar half price deal became $83 and change when the music royalty fee was tacked on.
 

kryptonite

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So basically it's:

$12.95 (or your regular base price)
Plus
Music Royalty Fee
 

shabadoo25

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So basically it's:

$12.95 (or your regular base price)
Plus
Music Royalty Fee

I was quoted $77 and change for the service at half price for a year. Pro-rating for the expired part of October got it down to $72 and change. Then another $11 and change for the MRF.

I think that's half on the MRF, too.
 

kryptonite

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12.95+1.98=14.93
8.95+0.97=9.92

27.84 for two radios and SIR, which i'm starting to think I need. (This doesn't take into effect any "long-term save money" deals.)

I wonder how the company's financial picture would change if there was a $8 (or whatever) "Howard Stern Only" option. All you'd get is 100 & 101 on your radio.
 
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shabadoo25

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12.95+1.98=14.93
8.95+0.97=9.92

27.84 for two radios and SIR, which i'm starting to think I need. (This doesn't take into effect any "long-term save money" deals.)

I wonder how the company's financial picture would change if there was a $8 (or whatever) "Howard Stern Only" option. All you'd get is 100 & 101 on your radio.

I dunno. Anyone who HAS to have Howard will pay whatever.

After 1 day, I can't get over how much better XM sounds than Sirius. Perhaps it's the equipment, but I doubt it.
 

kryptonite

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I dunno. Anyone who HAS to have Howard will pay whatever.

After 1 day, I can't get over how much better XM sounds than Sirius. Perhaps it's the equipment, but I doubt it.

Perhaps.

The extra bit (coming out to "Sirius Everything" or "Best of Sirius") is just the icing on top.
 

kryptonite

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Activate a Sirius/XM Radio w/ Everything or Everything Plus Plan get a free $100 Visa GC (12/31/2009)
Be a new subscriber and activate any Sirius or XM radio between now and December 31, 2009 with an Everything or Everything plus the best of plan and get a $100 Rock-n-Reward Visa Gift Card. Must order service by phone and tell them you want to take advantage of the Rock-n-Reward gift card offer.

XM - 1-800-XMRadio (1-800-967-2346)
Sirius - 1-888-539-7474

Official Rules

https://www.siriusxmrewards.com/pdfs/Reward_Program.pdf


Sirius Rewards

https://www.siriusxmrewards.com/offer_details.html




I wonder if I could cancel out of my radio and then call back up a few days later and get this offer...
 

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Activate a Sirius/XM Radio w/ Everything or Everything Plus Plan get a free $100 Visa GC (12/31/2009)
Be a new subscriber and activate any Sirius or XM radio between now and December 31, 2009 with an Everything or Everything plus the best of plan and get a $100 Rock-n-Reward Visa Gift Card. Must order service by phone and tell them you want to take advantage of the Rock-n-Reward gift card offer.

XM - 1-800-XMRadio (1-800-967-2346)
Sirius - 1-888-539-7474

Official Rules

https://www.siriusxmrewards.com/pdfs/Reward_Program.pdf


Sirius Rewards

https://www.siriusxmrewards.com/offer_details.html




I wonder if I could cancel out of my radio and then call back up a few days later and get this offer...

I am pretty sure they would not allow it.
 

kryptonite

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I am pretty sure they would not allow it.

True.

Even if I canceled my whole deal, they'd probably still have the SID somewhere. :(

And WTF do I get for registering with Sirius back in 2005? $30 rebate. Whoop. (Yeah, I know, the grass seems greener on the other side of the hill.)