XM Now has lifetime subscriptions?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by blacknoi, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. blacknoi

    blacknoi Member

    I just got an email from XM saying that there's now lifetime subscriptions available:


    Is this legit? XM has never offered lifetime subs before... very interesting.

  2. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.


    SIRIUS Lifetime Sub - $400
    XM Lifetime Sub - $400

    The Best of XM add-on - $100
    The Best of SIRIUS add-on - $100

    You are allowed 3 radio swaps for a $75 transfer fee.
  3. blacknoi

    blacknoi Member

    Yea, I finally called the 888 # and got through to a customer service rep.

    She confirmed what you typed. 399 bux for lifetime "xm everything" or 499 for "xm everything plus best of Sirius"

    I asked if I could do a transfer from my lifetime Sirius over to an XM piece of hardware for the 75 dollars.. she said no. I figured, but still had to ask.

    OH yea, I also asked if there was any predefined END to this promotion.. and the lady said no, no set end date for the Lifetime offer.
  4. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Sirius/XM needs some cash. I have a couple of years of my Sirius lifetime sub under my belt, so I don't really feel that exposed right now. I'd be hesitant to fork over that much money to a company that is struggling like Sirius/XM is (especially given the economy). They could go belly-up, they could be "reorganized" in a bankruptcy and not honor the "lifetime" subscription.
  5. blacknoi

    blacknoi Member

    Same here. I'm hesitant to invest in anything "lifetime" with a company that has penny stocks and a huge debt soon coming due.

    Personally, I like the Lifetime concept, as I take care of my radios (have 2 sirius lifetime subs that I got in 2004, so one at least is break even... the radios are basically in NEW condition)... but until I see SiriusXM as viable long-term, I can't justify the cost. That, plus the fact that who knows how, in the future they'll honor "lifetime" as it relates to new channels.
  6. ctkatz

    ctkatz Member

    i don't have any extra cash laying around now. even so i wouldn't look into this deal. there's not much difference between both services offerings and i already have one lifer with sirius.

    now if they would do what some of us here would like and allow an xm add on sub with my sirius lifer, i'd look into that.
  7. Cash

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  8. snakester

    snakester Member

    With me it's not so much that i don't have the money or don't want to spend it. It's more the fact that i don't know if the company will be around long term and the fact that i'd be locked into one radio. I'm a gadget nerd and i couldn't do that to myself. Otherwise i'd be all over it.
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  9. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    You're allowed 3 swaps... I'm breaking even in 18 months and I haven't used a single swap to date.

    Also, even if you used up your 3 swaps, you will get the free SIRIUS Internet feed for life. Also, you will still be able to add up to 4 radios for only $6.95/month.
  10. siriusdude

    siriusdude Member

    I am in the same boat as others here. I am leery of spending $400 on a lifetime subscription when it isn't know if the company will still be around two years from now. I hate to spend that much and have them close their doors.
  11. snakester

    snakester Member

    Yeah, I know, but last time I looked into this they charge a ridiculous amount of money to use those swaps, pretty much equal to several months of service.
  12. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I'm doing month to month for both Sirius and XM. I was going to drop my XM mostly music sub, but I opted to keep it afterall. Otherwise, I have no money.
  13. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    From what I hear, the CS reps have the right to waive the fee. In fact, that's exactly what it says in the TOS (where is the "Sirius Terms & Conditions Wizard" when you need him? ;)).

    SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Terms and Conditions

    You just need to be smooth and sweet talk them just right. (Maybe start off by saying how much you love Sirius and tell them your radio is no longer functioning properly). :cool:
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  14. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    I'm on the Sirius side of the fence regarding my current hardware and choice of programming. My dilemma involves what kind of renewal plan will save me (or lose me) dough in the long run. IIRC I can do month-to-month, 1 year (Sirius everything) for 147.45, 2 years for 245 (5 months free) or 3 years for 349 at which point it's practical to go for a lifetime sub.

    The XM subscriber's lifetime offer comes with an unadvertised e-mail offer of 100 off the original 400 price tag. I haven't seen anything about a Sirius offer let alone 100 bucks off. Can anyone elaborate on their renewal experiences and the e-mail/CSR offers and/or conversations they had?

    My fall back plan is month-to-month til the chapter 11 rumors fade or a Sirius offer comes along. I do realize the sub is only good for my current receiver and the 3 swap option.
  15. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    The XM offer offers $100 off the $500 regular price for a deal of $400.
  16. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Decided to get the Sirius everything lifetime sub for 399.99. Things went wrong and I'm waiting for my billing errors to clear before Sirius customer support attempts to re-bill it (for the fourth time) correctly. I'll post the whole story when things are fixed.
  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I didn't bite on this years ago and I am sure not biting on it now! I understand that over time they will pay for themselves, but I am still not biting!

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