Subscription Question

dbirchum

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Quick question about my Sirius sub. I just received a new Sirius radio. I am going to cancel/deactivate the current radio I have (selling it to a co-worker) and going to activate my new radio. Currently I am on a monthly sub but thinking of switching to the Annual plan to get the month savings. I am also thinking of adding the Best of XM package. My question is this, if I decide after a couple of months to drop the Best of XM package, can that be done with the yearly sub?
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Quick question about my Sirius sub. I just received a new Sirius radio. I am going to cancel/deactivate the current radio I have (selling it to a co-worker) and going to activate my new radio. Currently I am on a monthly sub but thinking of switching to the Annual plan to get the month savings. I am also thinking of adding the Best of XM package. My question is this, if I decide after a couple of months to drop the Best of XM package, can that be done with the yearly sub?

I think so. They will charge you a $5 downgrade free. They will refund you the pro-rated difference less the $5.
 

JoeTan

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I'd do the LIFETIME deal they are offering. $399 total over 5 monthly payments.

Never pay again after that.
 

Kryptonite

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Same thing. $399 less the pro-rated remainder of your current contract.

Ouch. It would be nice to never have to pay a bill again, BUT i'm not sure I could deal with a $75 replacement fee. I seem to have a "touch of death" on the radios I come across.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Ouch. It would be nice to never have to pay a bill again, BUT i'm not sure I could deal with a $75 replacement fee. I seem to have a "touch of death" on the radios I come across.


Warrentee issues (even extended warrenttee) do not usually count. A stolen radio also does not count. So if your radio is still under warrentee, you should be ok. It basically does not cover you getting a new radio because it looks cool. $75 will pay for itself in under a year.

It is just over 3 years to break even on a lifetime sub. Certainly it makes more sense than a 3 year sub (only $50 price difference).
 

Kryptonite

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Warrentee issues (even extended warrenttee) do not usually count. A stolen radio also does not count. So if your radio is still under warrentee, you should be ok. It basically does not cover you getting a new radio because it looks cool. $75 will pay for itself in under a year.

It is just over 3 years to break even on a lifetime sub. Certainly it makes more sense than a 3 year sub (only $50 price difference).

Interesting. Best Buy never has had a problem replacing my radio under their service plan. Now I should probably be kicking myself since apparently a lifetime subscription would have paid for itself a long time ago.

Oh well. Maybe i'll go lifetime when I come across more money. OTOH, I may be one of those people who's subscription depends on what happens at the end of next year. I'm not entirely sure, though. I like the sports programming as well.

As of right now, I plan on upgrading to BOXM for hockey season and downgrading to "everything" during the hockey offseason. How would that work if I was lifetimed?
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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Interesting. Best Buy never has had a problem replacing my radio under their service plan. Now I should probably be kicking myself since apparently a lifetime subscription would have paid for itself a long time ago.

Oh well. Maybe i'll go lifetime when I come across more money. OTOH, I may be one of those people who's subscription depends on what happens at the end of next year. I'm not entirely sure, though. I like the sports programming as well.

As of right now, I plan on upgrading to BOXM for hockey season and downgrading to "everything" during the hockey offseason. How would that work if I was lifetimed?

The BOXM package is $100 extra for lifetime. There is no $4/mo option. So you would choose to have it 100% of the time or 0% of the time.

Just so you know there is a $5 downgrade free which can be applied if and when you cancel your Best Of package. Be sure to work that out with your calculations if you stay monthly.