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#1631 of 1701 Death Exaggerated?
Jan 25, 2011 (12:10 am)
Remember when we were discussing the imminent death of Satellite radio???...along with all the financial experts.
#1632 of 1701 Yeah, Now We're. . .
Jan 25, 2011 (4:13 am)
not talking about anything at all. I guess that's progress.
If it weren't for Opie/Anthony & Ron/Fez I would have probably already cancelled my XM. Playing back recorded podcasts provides at least as much entertainment for zero cost, at least for me.
#1633 of 1701 cancelled XM-never again!
Jan 25, 2011 (6:04 am)
I called yesterday and cancelled. Since I bought my new car with a 3 month XM trial they have had my account all screwed up.
After the 3 month trial expired I wasn't going to keep it but they offered 5 months for $19.95. Like a fool I agreed. Actually that's $19.95 + $3.08 royalty fees _$ 3.18 tax = $26.23. The same day my account shows they billed $17.01 xmro. Then I was charged $5.68 late fee in Sept.(tax on the late fee!) for what? In October they charged me 3 times $12.95 +1.98+2.03 = 16.95 x3 =$50.88! I called and they said it was a mistake and would credit my card $50.00. They couldn't do a credit over $50 I was told. I never saw the credit show up in Credit card so I called and was told they gave me a credit in my XM account. Bastards stole my money so it was only spendable with them.
My 5 month deal was set to end in December and I was going to let it drop.
I found out they automatically charged my credit card for another quarter without my knowing it.
That was it for me. I had them remove my CC # and canceled the service when the quarterly charge ran out.
We'll see if they follow thru with this or screw it up even more. I have a bad feeling about this.
Warning, never give them your credit card unless you want the service for life.
#1634 of 1701 Re: cancelled XM-never again! [roho1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2011 (6:26 am)
Is there some reason your credit card company won't dispute the charges for you?
#1635 of 1701 Re: cancelled XM-never again! [steve_]
Jan 25, 2011 (6:49 am)
I never got to that point but from now on that is the way I will deal with them if they persist. They are on notice to cancel the account and never use my CC again.
Now that I think of it can I ask my credit card company to black list any future charges from XM?
#1636 of 1701 Re: canceled XM-never again! [roho1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2011 (12:56 pm)
I don't know why not. From the story you posted, I don't know why the credit card company wouldn't backcharge the $50. Who needs a credit from a vendor you're fighting with?
#1637 of 1701 Sirius-New User HELP!
Feb 16, 2011 (7:25 pm)
Just installed sirius in my auto. I am a newbie to satellites. I am really upset that I did not get what I expected. All I really listen to is classic rock and classical music. I figured with all the channels on the mostly music package that I would be awash in rock and classic.
Wrong: the customer service dept told me that classic rock is on 3 channels-14,15 and 16. I listened off and on the each channel today and honestly, I couldn't recognize most of the songs and the ones I did recognize I didn't want to hear. I was listening in pre-satellite days to 104.3 here in NY and it was great -only too many commercials.
There are two supposedly classic music channels 79 and 80. On 79 they play classical music (light) but only sections of works. You listen to 12 minutes of Brahms and then you switch to something else!
If you don't think people enjoy entire classical works then don't put pieces on! Ch.80 is symphony hall. I had this on all day also and heard nothing
that I would enjoy. It should be called "unknown symphony hall".
I am lucky I have monthly service. I can cancel without penalty, Maybe I'll
start my own band.
#1638 of 1701 Re: Sirius-New User HELP! [ledzepplin]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 17, 2011 (7:56 am)
You might do better to stream Pandora through your system using your smartphone if you have one. This is what I do and the sound is not perhaps something for the real audiophile, but it certainly passes the time pleasantly for me----and it's free!
I think SAT radio does a better job for talk, sports, and certain very well defined forms of music. But "classic rock" is so broad a field, you can stick just about anything in it.
I didn't know about them chopping up the classical music. That's insanely dumb. Maybe they are trying to cater to Americans' gerbil-like attention span rather than trying to improve it?
#1639 of 1701 Re: Sirius-New User HELP! [ledzepplin]
Feb 17, 2011 (9:58 am)
I couldn't recognize most of the songs and the ones I did recognize I didn't want to hear.
It's funny but there are some stretches where I feel like you do and other times when I love every song I hear. I guess it would be impossible to play everything that everyone likes at one time. You may need to give it a few weeks.
I find that Classic Vinyl fits my taste more (I have XM but I think it is on Sirius 14). You might also want to sample the decades channels, although there is quite a mixture there.
One of my new favorite channels is The Bridge (Sirius 33, XM 27). It's a little mellower than the other classic stations.
#1640 of 1701 Re: Sirius-New User HELP! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 17, 2011 (8:09 pm)
I fear you are right about the classical station. I am returning the pioneer radio and the sirius receiver. CD's r lookin real good at this point. Thanks.