Paying full price for a SiriusXM monthly subscription? You’re getting screwed!

Last year we bought a new Toyota Tundra CrewMax that came with a 6 month free subscription to SiriusXM All Access. At the end of the 6 months, the subscription converted to a regular price of $21.99 per month. We liked the service but couldn’t justify paying $21.99 a month, so I called to cancel the service. By the way, there is no way to cancel online. You have to call.

When I reached a rep I told her that I wanted to cancel because the service was too expensive. The rep then offered me 1 year of All Access for $99 if I was interested? Since we liked the service that seemed like a reasonable price to pay, so I agreed to that.

Move forward to 12 months later. I had received an email from Sirius about a month or so before the end of the 12 months telling me that our All Access would be going to the regular price of $21.99 per month at the end of the 12-month period. So like before I called to cancel the service. One of the automated options is for cancellations, so I pressed that number. When I did, the automated system offered me the same $99 All Access for another 12 months.

In preparation for writing this article, I did some research and found that it is effortless to get a reduced price. It appears that the Retention Department reps can give lower prices until you say yes. From my research, I found that if I had actually turned down the $99 offer they would have offered me $60 for 12 months.

The bottom line here is when your free period or existing subscription is about to expire call to cancel and negotiate a a better deal.

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