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Old 06-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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XM coupon offers?

I was thinking about getting a prepaid $30 or $50 card for XM from best buy.. I've been wanting to renew it but I don't want to give them a real card. So I'm excited to try it out.

I used to get a bunch of offers of 6 months for $25 and junk like that in the mail but haven't anytime recently..

Just curious if anyone has any offers, or experience with the prepaid cards ?
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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Whenever they would bug me to renew if tell them I wasn't going to, they'd offer me some deal, and then if send them a check.

After reading the dozens of horror stories about them charging people's cards I will never give them a card number.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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There is a thread of fatwallet about this. When you call tell them the price is to much and your neighbor got 5 months for $25. Then they will give you the line I have to talk to my supervisor. Tell them that is all you can afford I. Your budget. Works 98% time and if it doesn't hang up, call again, talk to another person
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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I don't know about the prepaid XM deals but from my understanding and what I read in other threads on this just phone them to accept the offer but ask them to send you a bill and then send them a check. A co-worker hasn't figured out why he still has XM when he said his free offer should have expired. I told him to check his credit card for charges, I keep forgetting to ask him what he found out. They just tried hooking me with 2 weeks for free but I can't see paying for radio when there is only a couple channels worth listening to. Until a couple weeks ago I haven't had it for over 8 months and really never missed it and after the trial period a couple weeks ago it was nice but still don't really need it. After a year of owning the car I finally hooked up my iPod to see if the link worked, it does, and now I have around 1800 of my favorite songs to listen to, who needs XM!

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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Agree with sk, it's an extra $2 to get bill in mail and pay but worth it
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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There is a thread of fatwallet about this. When you call tell them the price is to much and your neighbor got 5 months for $25. Then they will give you the line I have to talk to my supervisor. Tell them that is all you can afford I. Your budget. Works 98% time and if it doesn't hang up, call again, talk to another person
This. Make sure you know your renewal date and call a week before and tell them it's too expensive and you want to cancel. I got 6 months for 6 bux a month.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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My free 3 months when I bought the Camaro turned into a year before they finally realized it. Called them up and got 6 months for $25 invoice billing.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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Until they have a signal that begins to approach the fidelity of analog, they won't get a subscription from me. The tonal quality is horrible! I may be old, but I can still hear the difference when the harmonics are all stripped out or compressed. Digital broadcast stations are better, but digital is still a compromise, at best.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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This. Make sure you know your renewal date and call a week before and tell them it's too expensive and you want to cancel. I got 6 months for 6 bux a month.
I tried this two weeks ago (one week before my 1 year free trial expired) and the guy said he understood and would note the account to cancel. What a jackass he was!
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Yes I don't trust this company with my CC number
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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They call me everyday. I never answer but they are bugging the crap out of me.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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I just buy a prepaid visa and pay with that.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #13
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Their facebook adds keep showing up and in the mail. They are down to 4.17 a month for six months.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #14
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well now that sirus & xm are merged they have monopoly,, and you know what that means for service,, But I cant stand FM radio, constant damn commercials, those fm stations are making huge money, it costs almost nothing to run a radio station, I also don't understand why people are so cheap on this, it's like $7 a month for the basic music, well worth it IMO,,,

no way I would spend the $18 a month to listen to that Pressitute corporate whore CNN, FOX, NPR< Msnbc garbage.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #15
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I was thinking about getting a prepaid $30 or $50 card for XM from best buy.. I've been wanting to renew it but I don't want to give them a real card. So I'm excited to try it out.

I used to get a bunch of offers of 6 months for $25 and junk like that in the mail but haven't anytime recently..

Just curious if anyone has any offers, or experience with the prepaid cards ?
just tell them you got the 6 month for $25 in the mail. they honor it. i got one but brother didnt he he just told them he did and the gave him it.

just did mine yesterday
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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go get one of those prepaid credit cards and put on it the min. amount. use that card to set up the plan. when they go to charge it.. nothing.

i do that with all my rebates i get. 10 - 20 dollars.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #17
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I also don't understand why people are so cheap on this, it's like $7 a month for the basic music, well worth it IMO

at $25 for 6 months is not a bad deal but you have to realize it is only for 6 months! It's at least $15 a month after that. Which means you have to let it expire and wait for the next deal in the mail or the phone call or pay the high premium. Why bother. JMO.

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #18
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at $25 for 6 months is not a bad deal but you have to realize it is only for 6 months! It's at least $15 a month after that. Which means you have to let it expire and wait for the next deal in the mail or the phone call or pay the high premium. Why bother. JMO.

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Actually you can set that up as reoccurring. I told the rep I wasn't interested if I would just get the promo and then have to call back and fight for it every 6 months. I told him the only way I would renew is if the promo was reoccurring. He did it and I have been paying that same rate now.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:25 AM   #19
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #20
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You don't need a card. Just call them telling them that you want to cancel your subscription to XM satellite radio on the LAST DAY of your subscription.

They will then ask you for a reason why you are canceling. I said because I listen to music on my Iphone. Then they will try to convince you to resubscribe. Now, I'm paying $5 a month for Howard Stern and all the premium channels for 6 months.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
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Whenever they would bug me to renew if tell them I wasn't going to, they'd offer me some deal, and then if send them a check.

After reading the dozens of horror stories about them charging people's cards I will never give them a card number.
I threatened to cancel, and they gave me a full year for $96. Right about the credit card..never give them one.
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