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Old 10-11-2006, 09:28 PM
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So is the promo an acura specific type promo or is it just some pitch XM uses to bring you in? Either way I think Im gonna renew it when its up cause its something that Im getting used to..I still gotta get around to setting my dam presets
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so basically when my 3 months is up just wait for it to get disconnected and then call them up and ask them for the promotion? Im getting confused lol...I wish Acura had a deal with Sirius instead of XM
Who isn't confused. Seems some members go early, others wait and yet we all get it. I called 10 days before the expiration and had no trouble. The rep said my 77 dollar subscription would start upon completion of the trial period.
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i just paid my $77 yesterday. i wish honda went with Sirius though because it blows XM away 1000x (at least on the 80's channel)
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I bought my car used last week. how do i found out when my XM subscription ends?
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I bought my car used last week. how do i found out when my XM subscription ends?
i believe it's channel 0 or 1, that shows the ID number. call XM and give them that number.
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i believe it's channel 0 or 1, that shows the ID number. call XM and give them that number.
I believe XM will also mail out a reminder about 1 month before the trial period ends.
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Originally Posted by Brody
I believe XM will also mail out a reminder about 1 month before the trial period ends.
do u know if that mailer that they send out shows the promotional price on it?? Im guessing the only reason its so cheap for the first year is because you are only paying for 9 months of service and they are already getting paid by honda/acura on the first 3 months so it works out for them either way
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Originally Posted by simplyscion
do u know if that mailer that they send out shows the promotional price on it?? Im guessing the only reason its so cheap for the first year is because you are only paying for 9 months of service and they are already getting paid by honda/acura on the first 3 months so it works out for them either way
Just regular prices only!
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i also wish honda had a deal with sirius
im gonna go for one of these
http://shop.sirius.com/edealinv/serv...dParentID=7870
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Originally Posted by Brody
Just regular prices only!
OK!!!
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Originally Posted by Grifter
i also wish honda had a deal with sirius
im gonna go for one of these
http://shop.sirius.com/edealinv/serv...dParentID=7870

that thing is definitely dope
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siriusly, has anyone listened to the 80's channel on sirius? it's like the greatest all-time bestest hits all the time. meanwhile xm mixes in a lot wack b-sides that i've never heard before nor i do i care to...
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Originally Posted by simplyscion

that thing is definitely dope
My XM's off and I keep getting renewal bills but I want Sirius instead. I think i might rig one of these up in Nikki myself. Keep me updated on this bad ma'amma jamma!
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Originally Posted by simplyscion
they are already getting paid by honda/acura on the first 3 months so it works out for them either way

Do you really think honda/acura pays to have XM in the car..


If anything it is XM that is paying to get their service integrated.
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Originally Posted by DuckyTSX
Do you really think honda/acura pays to have XM in the car..


If anything it is XM that is paying to get their service integrated.
what makes you so sure about that? I would think that would be the case if the car was both sirius and xm ready like how the Scions are....obviously theres gotta be a contract somewhere with xm and acura. I also highly doubt that XM just takes a bath on the cost of all the receivers that hafta be installed into every Acura. It is still early so my method of thinking could be a lil off right now lol
either way, you could be right
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by simplyscion
do u know if that mailer that they send out shows the promotional price on it?? Im guessing the only reason its so cheap for the first year is because you are only paying for 9 months of service and they are already getting paid by honda/acura on the first 3 months so it works out for them either way
They did with me. Man, they have lousy phone service. I got the notice that my subscription would auto renew on my credit card so I phoned them and told them just to let my subscription run out. I did not want to cancel it or renew it, just run out.

Month or so later I get a bill from XM. They stopped my subscription from renewing on my credit card but they billed it to me in quarterly installments instead. Not only that but the subscription had expired about 3 weeks before so I was already had "used" three weeks of it. I called up, complained, was transferred to (I suspect) a retention specialist, and told him that I didn't not want the XM at that cost. He asked what if it was at the same price I paid for my first year, $77. I said that would be fine.

Next month I get a bill for the $77 a year deal PLUS the pro-rated portion of the quarterly rate between when my subscription expired and I called. So I called again and they took it off my bill.

Not sure if XM is worth $77 and three phone calls.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:03 PM
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Is anyone stil seeing this kind of pricing? I am coming up on the end of my three months in my 06 TSX
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by simplyscion
what makes you so sure about that? I would think that would be the case if the car was both sirius and xm ready like how the Scions are....obviously theres gotta be a contract somewhere with xm and acura. I also highly doubt that XM just takes a bath on the cost of all the receivers that hafta be installed into every Acura. It is still early so my method of thinking could be a lil off right now lol
either way, you could be right
I heard from my dealer that Acura owns an interest in XM, which is why that's the radio is XM-ready.

Not that this answers the question on who pays, but still interesting info.
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I just renewed mine for $77 about a month ago. When they called me to renew it, (I let mine run out) I just told the guy I had gotten a flyer in the mail for $77. He renewed it on the spot for that price.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:02 PM
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$77 for 15 months of service + free activation

Just got an XM Commander in my '04 w/navi. I remembered this thread and I was determined to get $77/year. But just for fun, I did some Googling before I called XM to activate. I found someone claiming the promo code XMSCION03 would get you either 3 months free + free activation, or 12 months for $77 with free activation. So I decided to try it.

As the name implies, it's probably some sort of offer that goes with a new Scion car. But I never had to answer that question directly...they just asked if it was for my car, and I said yes.

So I called and talked to an operator who had to put me on hold at least 5 times. First she wanted to only give me the 3 months + free activation with this promo code. But then I brought up the $77/year...and after going back and forth with her supervisor a few times...she agreed to give me free activation, plus 3 months free, then the next 12 months for $77 if I used a credit card.

I wasn't expecting to get that good of a deal...let's see if I really end up getting it. So far, so good...I've had XM service for 10 days and still no charge on my credit card.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:14 PM
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Got the 77$ deal a week ago. My radio had expired anyway, and I had received the 3 month @ 5$ each flyer.
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Got the $77 promo just the other day for the second time. Just insist on it and tell them you'd rather not not sign up if they push the full rate. They'll transfer you to customer retention and you'll get the promo for sure.
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Originally Posted by novatsx
We just activated ours and all you have to say the dealer told me you have a special for 60$ for the 1st year. The promotion code is "WinBack"

Works great. 60$ for a year of sevice which is half price and you still get the initial 3 free months free.

wow great info thanks!
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Originally Posted by Kostyan
wow great info thanks!
Kostyan: Your quote is over two (2) years old.

You need to read the thread for updated info, prices, scripts, and codes.

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Cool

I just called to get the winback promo. I told the rep my dealer sent me, and he asked me if I had a prior account. I told him I never had an accont with XM although the car had XM the subscription when I purchased it. He said that because I did not have an accont with them that he would give me 3mos free!!! Sweet!!! When the promo is up, I will call for the winback promo and keep you guys posted.
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Rather than just bump this, I'll quote a post from the TL forum:


Originally Posted by Xpditor
This thread, which has more than 127,000 views and 1,554 posts, has been broken up into three separate threads. This one is just the most recent to spare you from days of reading. If you want to refer to the previous posts, the links are here:

Part 1

Part 2

And now, back to our program which is already in progress:



First... call and make sure they are not going to auto renew you and charge your credit card. Have your radio code and call the customer service number. Tell them you want to let it expire because it's too expensive at full rates.

Then, they might offer you the $77 deal. If so, skip the rest of these steps and take it. If not, hang up after making sure it will not auto renew.

After it cancels, then call in with the script about having gotten a flyer. See the big yellow scan of the flyer posted previously HERE.


SCRIPT FOLLOWS:

Then call the 800-682-4114 number and read the script: "Hello. My subscription to XM Radio has expired but I just got a flyer with a special offer. I would like to take advantage of this offer for $77 for a year.

If they ask for the radio code, give that to them. They WILL ask for it because that's the only way they can turn it on. If you had, in fact, gotten a flyer, it would have your radio code printed on it so have it handy.
Recent posters have remarked that they got the $77 deal without having to give the "zwinback" code so that might be out of date.

I just renewed my subscription for the 3rd year at $77.

Here are some interesting statistics:

I just did some quick calculations on this 3-part thread.

127,578 Times the thread (all 3 parts) were viewed by members

1,554 Times members posted in the threads

$ 78.40 Average annual savings per member who got the deal

$ 121,833 Total saved so far for Acurazine members! THE BEST car forum going!

PS: This doesn't even count this forum- TSX- and RL forums which have duplicate threads running.
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wtf. XM keeps calling my wife and she asks the rep for the $77 promotion, and he says he's never heard of it.

is this only for older TSX owners?
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i just got my year for $77...but then after the year is up I gotta pay the $140/year
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You guys have to follow the instructions. You can't just wing it. In fact, doing so may ruin it for all.

This is not a generally know sale available to the public. It is to win back people who have canceled their XM service.

You can't pull it out of your hat when they call YOU. They won't know what you are talking about.

You have to call the number given and speak the words as written in THE SCRIPT which has been provided here. Visit the 3GL Forum in the Audio subsection for the detailed experiences of hundreds of members here.

Many, including me, will tell you that they have gotten the $77 deal 3 years in a row.

KEEP IN MIND: this is NOT a publicly promoted deal. It is a back door to a reduced rate. You have to touch all the bases to get the home run. Don't be sloppy about it.
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Good deal Unfortunately I am reading this after I renewed my for 6 months for $84!!! . I'll make sure to let that expire then try to use this. Thanks alot!!!
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This is AWESOME.....I just called after reading everything and told them "that my subscription had expired and i received a flyer to renew for $77/yr plus free activation"......they didnt even ask me about a promo code....total came to $80.85 after taxes....thanks guys.....
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Originally Posted by soon2own1
This is AWESOME.....I just called after reading everything and told them "that my subscription had expired and i received a flyer to renew for $77/yr plus free activation"......they didnt even ask me about a promo code....total came to $80.85 after taxes....thanks guys.....
Now there's a guy who can read the instructions.

Congratulations.
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Originally Posted by soon2own1
This is AWESOME.....I just called after reading everything and told them "that my subscription had expired and i received a flyer to renew for $77/yr plus free activation"......they didnt even ask me about a promo code....total came to $80.85 after taxes....thanks guys.....
i got it for $77 last year because the flier i did receive had no mention of taxes and fees

when it's time for me to resubscribe at the end of june i'll tell them $77 even for another year or they can cancel my service
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Subscription expired...I followed the script and got it for $77 dollars as well.
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Ah, thanks to the lovely folks at acurazine. I'm good to go for another year @ 77
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I called 5 minutes ago and after i told them i wanted to cancel i was transferred to retentions.

I told the rep there that in needed to cancel becasue the service was too expensive. I told her that i currently only paid $77.00 per year, and she said that she can offer that if i would sign on for another year.

So i am good to go. Thanks

In addition she said if it is still too expensive next year that I can call back and get the same offer.

Thats great customer service!
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Do they charge every month, or one lump sum each year?
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1 charge per year.
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I called a month ago and mentioned "receiving a flyer in the mail" (after reading about it on this board, not getting anything in the mail ), and they signed me right up...
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Talking 2 XM radios. Dirt cheap!!!

Just call, follow the instructions and say u want to cancel as it is too expensive. They will transfer to another customer service guy.

Tell him/her the same thing.
I got my first for $77
Second for $83 with 2 months credit ($69)

Thanks a lot guys !!!
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