Ya I use Apple Music too because of the voice command.. and cnn has a listen mode in there app so when I want to listen to talk news I do that.. and am radio for sports talk.. the only time I miss xm is when I am way out in the middle of nowhere ona road trip or wheeling and lose reception then I am stuck with the 3 albums I have downloaded to my phone
Same as above, free trail ended or was near end, and I called (we do this with our internet provider on a regular basis). Explained I was looking at what they could do, and started with no more than $5 per month. They offered that for 3 months then regular price but would have to provide my CC information for auto renewal (which you can cancel). I said not worth it, so thanks and the rep "got the manager" who stated why the cost was what it is, and I calmly said, $5/month or I am gone as I have other services such as Spotify. Tried the local and talk show angle, and I politely interrupted and asked if they could do it for $5 or not. He said they could, but would have to sign up for auto-renewal, which I can cancel. Have done this for a couple of years now.I called them and told them it was only worth $5/month to me paid annually. I have them on my calendar to call the week before the annual renewal to repeat the same offer. They have done it so far and it's worth $5/ month to me. You do have to be careful or they will auto renew you at some obscene monthly rate. Have a friend who sends them a check every year with the statement that acceptance renews him for 1 year. So far they haven't shut him down either.
Same with me - coming up on 1 year. Started out with the every other week email offer and progressed to weekly/twice a week in the last couple of months. I've also been hit with the letters starting with the white and now yellow.The latter cancels out the former, in my experience.
The recurring renewal solicitation letters, first printed on white paper and then yellow, began to arrive well in advance of my wife's 6 month Sirius trial expiring. The per-month pricing offer began to contract in a manner mirroring the shift in paper color, also.
The fine print on said letters was pretty assertive, also, in terms of how proactive -- or stubborn -- Sirius would be once they were in possession of your credit card data (re: automatic renewals.)
I experienced a similar marketing blitz when my trial period was approaching its end date, also. A rep actually called me with their pitch, asking why I didn't want to renew. I gave them an honest and frankly un-PC accounting of my reasons why their channel list left me unimpressed. That shut them down; no more letters or phone calls after that point.
Wow did they change the way they used to do it when it comes to canceling? Before they forced you to call them in order to cancel. It was an absolutely miserable 45+ min ordeal for me when I decided to cancel my 2012 JKR's subscription.I pay five bucks a month for a year and have it marked so that I cancel before they auto renew. I like it. I stream it to other vehicles via Bluetooth and in my garage. I mean c’mon....that’s less than a coffee and a donut.