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[Sirius Xm] Sirius XM 70% off Select Package and FREE Echo Dot

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Sirius XM 70% off Select Package and FREE Echo Dot

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Price:
$5
Savings:
70%
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Sirius Xm
Get some mail today with a promo for a 6 month subscription.

Pay only $5/month for 6 months (normally 16.99/month) and get a free Amazon Echo Dot while supplies $70 value

Warning: all cancellations prior to the 6 month promo term may be subject to a $70 cancellation fee (written in fine print)

Go to www.siriusxm.ca/getechodot or call 1-833-838-7840

Promo code AMAZON499M
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lorenzo1000 wrote: The links for siriusxm never work with the rfd affiliate linking. Copy the text below, paste it in your browser and take out the space after www.

www .siriusxm.ca/getechodot
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The links for siriusxm never work with the rfd affiliate linking. Copy the text below, paste it in your browser and take out the space after www

www .siriusxm.ca/getechodot
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If it was 5$ per month permanently, I would be all over this. But I hate having to cancel after the 6 months. Since they don’t allow sign ups without a credit card. It just automatically invoices you if you forget to cancel.
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Gee wrote: If it was 5$ per month permanently, I would be all over this. But I hate having to cancel after the 6 months. Since they don’t allow sign ups without a credit card. It just automatically invoices you if you forget to cancel.
I just put a note in my calendar and call them a day or 2 before renewal. In 10 years or more, I've never paid more than $5/month. Lately, they've let me do $60/year.
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Before the new year, many of us got a Google mini in place of the Echo dot when signing up. Not sure if that's still an option, but you can always ask for it and see what they say.
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smacd wrote: I just put a note in my calendar and call them a day or 2 before renewal. In 10 years or more, I've never paid more than $5/month. Lately, they've let me do $60/year.
And they do it all over chat now too.. Most recent renewals in Dec, they instantly reverted to $5/mo offer accepted and applied via chat.
d_source wrote: Before the new year, many of us got a Google mini in place of the Echo dot when signing up. Not sure if that's still an option, but you can always ask for it and see what they say.
In my experience, the Alexa integration for SiriusXM is better than the Google integration. In fact, the only thing I really use my Alexa devices anymore is for SiriusXM streaming.

e.g., Alexa integration will play On-Demand episodes by name, whereas Google does not (or I haven't figured out how.) And for some reason the Alexa streams seem more stable -- e.g. it can run 24 hours nonstop without issue.
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hoob wrote:
In my experience, the Alexa integration for SiriusXM is better than the Google integration. In fact, the only thing I really use my Alexa devices anymore is for SiriusXM streaming.

e.g., Alexa integration will play On-Demand episodes by name, whereas Google does not (or I haven't figured out how.) And for some reason the Alexa streams seem more stable -- e.g. it can run 24 hours nonstop without issue.
Good tip.
For people like me though, I'm in a Google ecosystem and don't want to add any Amazon devices so an Echo dot is a non-starter.
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First, sound is shitty and, secondly, this is the worst company I have done business with for harrassement after unsubscribing. My wife bought a car with a free trial subscription. Car dealer must gave our personnal infos to Sirius, and when the 3 months trial ended we had many phone calls each months to offer us pointless promotions to re-activate our radio. After telling them at many occassion to stop calling us and remove our phone number from their list, I just had to tell them that my wife died, and not to call again to reactivate the car's radio as she died in a car accident and the car been totaled... The poor guy just could not know what to answer, and from there we never received a phone call from them again...
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smacd wrote: I just put a note in my calendar and call them a day or 2 before renewal. In 10 years or more, I've never paid more than $5/month. Lately, they've let me do $60/year.
It’s the hassle. I would gladly pay 60$ to get access every year. I just don’t like calling every 6 month or even yearly to make sure my price doesn’t go up

But for now, I just join a family plan for YouTube music and it suits my needs. It’s cheaper too
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DoorCrasher wrote: First, sound is shitty and, secondly, this is the worst company I have done business with for harrassement after unsubscribing. My wife bought a car with a free trial subscription. Car dealer must gave our personnal infos to Sirius, and when the 3 months trial ended we had many phone calls each months to offer us pointless promotions to re-activate our radio. After telling them at many occassion to stop calling us and remove our phone number from their list, I just had to tell them that my wife died, and not to call again to reactivate the car's radio as she died in a car accident and the car been totaled... The poor guy just could not know what to answer, and from there we never received a phone call from them again...
ouch. That is pretty harsh
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DoorCrasher wrote: First, sound is shitty and, secondly, this is the worst company I have done business with for harrassement after unsubscribing. My wife bought a car with a free trial subscription. Car dealer must gave our personnal infos to Sirius, and when the 3 months trial ended we had many phone calls each months to offer us pointless promotions to re-activate our radio. After telling them at many occassion to stop calling us and remove our phone number from their list, I just had to tell them that my wife died, and not to call again to reactivate the car's radio as she died in a car accident and the car been totaled... The poor guy just could not know what to answer, and from there we never received a phone call from them again...
I agree. This by far is the worst company I've ever dealt with. Everything DoorCrasher said is true. No where in my paper work with the dealership did I consent to giving my personal information to SXM. They violated my FIPPA rights!! I could have sued them but the sales manager was honestly a stand up decent human being. Not a scum bag like most car sales people are. But I got calls from SXM 3-4 times a day for almost 3 straight months after my free 90 days which I didn't even authorize to start it as I I still was using my company truck for 3 more months. So really, I didn't even use the SXM free trial. I tried to buy a 6 month deal to try it out with a pre paid credit card and they wouldn't let me. I filed a complaint with Visa. Nobody did nothing cause nobody cares. LOL.
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I am going to share a little trick that I learned long ago.

My 2014 CX-5 has Sirius radio. When I bought it, it came with a 3 month trial which I listened to for a bit and then stopped as I was using my phone and Bluetooth. Fast forward a a bit over a year later. Just for kicks, I turned on my Sirius radio and it was still working. So every few days I'd check and it was still working. Fast forward a few weeks or months (I don't really remember) and it was still working.

Now many years prior to this when Zellers was shutting down I purchased two portable Sirius radios as they were on liquidation for like $15. I had purchased a monthly membership back then but stopped after a few months. So now it is like 2016 and I was still curious about why my car radio was still working even though in theory it should have stopped almost 2 years prior. I plugged in the portable radio and it worked! I listened to it off and on and it still worked. And finally, fast forward to February 9, 2021 and both my car and my portable radio ARE STILL WORKING!

Now my rock solid theory backed up by many minutes of searching on Google. I think these older radios and maybe newer ones are as dumb as a doorknob. I don't remember where I read this but when you subscribe to satellite radio (I believe XM is the same technology), you have to provide them with your device ID. And after you pay, they send out an activation signal that includes every ID that recently activated and I guess it streams it like this for a few days or weeks. And when your subscription is over, I think that they stream a deactivation command for a few weeks or months to tell your radio to stop working. But if your radio is off for a very long time it never receives this signal and it will work indefinitely. Why? Because they probably don't have the bandwidth to continuously stream those deactivation codes for every device ID with expired subscriptions. So this isn't like a satellite TV receiver that gets decryption keys. Satellite radio is much simpler than that.

TLDR: Subscribe to Sirius on the shortest term possible (trial should work), turn on your radio and listen to it for a few days, and then turn off your radio for a few months or a year (I waited at least a year). Bingo, free satellite radio going on 5 years on 3 different radios for me. Obviously this only works with radios and not their streaming website/app or integrations.
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hightech wrote: ouch. That is pretty harsh
indeed. Sad for the seller who called me, he really did not know what to say. But I had no choice, those people never listened to me asking to stop those calls and remove my phone number from their calling list...Harsh, but worked
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Thanks OP. I was looking for a deal.

Why is the promo is only for the 3rd gen Echo Dot? The 4th gen has been out for 6 months. The promo code received to redeem for the echo dot only works for 3rd gen and the ship date is March 20.

Has anyone had any luck getting the 4th gen Echo Dot by talking to SiriusXM Customer Care which is only open until 5pm PST
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FrostyButters wrote: Thanks OP. I was looking for a deal.

Why is the promo is only for the 3rd gen Echo Dot? The 4th gen has been out for 6 months. The promo code received to redeem for the echo dot only works for 3rd gen and the ship date is March 20.

Has anyone had any luck getting the 4th gen Echo Dot by talking to Customer Care which is only open until 5pm PST
I talked to Amazon and they said the code is only for Gen 3.
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hightech wrote: I talked to Amazon and they said the code is only for Gen 3.
I'm wondering if Sirius XM will provide an updated code that is vaild for the latest version
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Exactly. You can't cancel subscription online. Hate to talk to them on phone to cancel, too much hassle.
Gee wrote: If it was 5$ per month permanently, I would be all over this. But I hate having to cancel after the 6 months. Since they don’t allow sign ups without a credit card. It just automatically invoices you if you forget to cancel.
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For people with SiriusXM car radios, it's super easy to get free service. No credit card required. Must be a factory installed unit, won't work for aftermarket.

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smacd wrote: I just put a note in my calendar and call them a day or 2 before renewal. In 10 years or more, I've never paid more than $5/month. Lately, they've let me do $60/year.
+1 this

I need all access ..every year we play the game, it might take a day but always $60/year..
last year (Oct) ..same thing..cancelled last day as they wanted $350/year (lol)...
got email of cancel confirm, and less than 60 seconds later got an email "come back, $60/yearm free echo dot" lol...havent even unpacked the echo dot
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nextguy wrote: I am going to share a little trick that I learned long ago.

My 2014 CX-5 has Sirius radio. When I bought it, it came with a 3 month trial which I listened to for a bit and then stopped as I was using my phone and Bluetooth. Fast forward a a bit over a year later. Just for kicks, I turned on my Sirius radio and it was still working. So every few days I'd check and it was still working. Fast forward a few weeks or months (I don't really remember) and it was still working.

Now many years prior to this when Zellers was shutting down I purchased two portable Sirius radios as they were on liquidation for like $15. I had purchased a monthly membership back then but stopped after a few months. So now it is like 2016 and I was still curious about why my car radio was still working even though in theory it should have stopped almost 2 years prior. I plugged in the portable radio and it worked! I listened to it off and on and it still worked. And finally, fast forward to February 9, 2021 and both my car and my portable radio ARE STILL WORKING!

Now my rock solid theory backed up by many minutes of searching on Google. I think these older radios and maybe newer ones are as dumb as a doorknob. I don't remember where I read this but when you subscribe to satellite radio (I believe XM is the same technology), you have to provide them with your device ID. And after you pay, they send out an activation signal that includes every ID that recently activated and I guess it streams it like this for a few days or weeks. And when your subscription is over, I think that they stream a deactivation command for a few weeks or months to tell your radio to stop working. But if your radio is off for a very long time it never receives this signal and it will work indefinitely. Why? Because they probably don't have the bandwidth to continuously stream those deactivation codes for every device ID with expired subscriptions. So this isn't like a satellite TV receiver that gets decryption keys. Satellite radio is much simpler than that.

TLDR: Subscribe to Sirius on the shortest term possible (trial should work), turn on your radio and listen to it for a few days, and then turn off your radio for a few months or a year (I waited at least a year). Bingo, free satellite radio going on 5 years on 3 different radios for me. Obviously this only works with radios and not their streaming website/app or integrations.

I had similar happen. The "free trial" lasted about 2 years..

you are right on activation and de activate...I think they periodically send out the kills so depends on if the radio is plugged in or not..

Sat TV was very similar back in the beginning. If you had a virgin unmarried sat card...you could program it with a Hit (activation) and it would last till expiry ..typically you could hit a 90 day run..anything longer would not complete a checksum and wouldnt work...that was original F card says in DTV..Dish (echo/Bell) had similar also first gen but you could put unlimited date in..they both were very easy hacks

then both went to video keys..which made if a little harder but still hackable...and now they use dynamic keys, meaning they constantly change , which means way harder to hack (for video)

..I have been out of that for a few years now , but from what I understand, all the original tech still works for all the music channels ..no video...but a lot of original hacks from the 90's still work for music channels on both systems

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