- Oct 30, 2006
I just activated my new radio and I got the first years service at less than half price by giving the code: ZWIMBACK. It was normally around $143 but I got it for $77 and they also waived the $12.95 activation fee.
I've had XM for a few years now..next year when it's renewal time, call them and tell them you want to cancel. They'll offer you the lower rate every time just to keep your business. I do it every year!I just activated my new radio and I got the first years service at less than half price by giving the code: ZWIMBACK. It was normally around $143 but I got it for $77 and they also waived the $12.95 activation fee.
That is sooooo true! They continued to bill me, then sent my account to a collection agency who hassled me like crazy and I no longer even owned the car anymore. They told me that once you agree to pay for even 1 month you are bound by contract with them, I explained no one ever sent me a contract, when my free trial on the car expired I gave my credit card which they billed. They said by giving the credit card I made a binding agreement even though they never sent me a contract. I told them I had paid for a 2 year subscription and that was all I agreed to. I ended up contacting GM and filed a complaint against them. GM contacted them and they even hassled GM by hanging up on them, being rude, switching them from person to person and eventually telling them its not our problem.Be very careful with XM.
If you ever cancel, they keep billing, and if you instruct your credit card to decline their charges when they do it, they will put you in "collection", which is really a fake XM owned collection agency.
Go sign up for one of those free month trial things. Do a google search. Try XMSCION03.Just called and they would not honor that code for new subscribers.. only existing .. which of course makes no sense but anyway... it didn't work
No, you'll still get the lower rate and they'll send you a bill in the mail. I never pay for any subscription services via credit card.Wow. That's disturbing about the collection agency. I'm glad I paid by check. When it's time to renew, I'll try to get the lower rate and pay by check. Want to bet they will say the lower rate is only available if you use your credit card?