Random Question: Bought a used car with Sirius Satellite Radio. Is it Free for me?

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  1. Craw

    Craw Monkey

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    I bought a used car, and it has satellite radio.

    I tried it and it works. Does this mean it's free for me? Is the subscription tied to the previous owner and it's just their fault they didnt' cancel it?

    How long do satellite subscriptions last for?
     

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  2. schweino1

    schweino1 Monkey

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    its normally paid yearly....

    so, you might have free Sat Radio for a while...
     
  3. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Yeah, I bought a 2 or 3 year (cant remember) subscription for mine in advance. So depending on how long in advance its paid, you should have it for that length.
     
  4. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    I bought lifetime (3 actually), back when they had it. I can't believe that someone would have done that and not taken it with them. Don't be surprised if it disappears one day, you can move it without having posession of the radio, it's all done over the satellite.
     
  5. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    nevermind, found it.
     
  6. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Satellite radio must be pretty good for 3 lifetimes worth of content.

    Would you have it installed in your coffin then? :think:

    :D
     
  7. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I pay for mine every three months
     
  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Is that a new policy they have or something? I go month to month.
     
  9. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Not a new policy, but paying yearly = a slightly lower monthly rate. I think it saves a whopping $2 a month. :think:
     
  10. dogwonder

    dogwonder Nitro

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    I got a 1 year subscription for Christmas. Definitely take advantage of it while you got it. It doesn't cost you or the guy who sold you car anything. That is, unless he forgets to cancel and keeps paying. If he does, he's a retard and you deserve to get it for free.
     
  11. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    It beats the **** out of commercial radio. One for my car, one for wife's car and one for the house. It was pretty pricey at the time, be in retrospect, I have received more than my money's worth.

    3 years and no commercials.
     
  12. Stan Sawyer

    Stan Sawyer Chimp

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    I bought a used 2010 Ford Fusion back in 2012 and still have full use of 3 satellite settings of XM All Access stations...now in year 3 of free service. Not going to question it...just enjoying it.
     
  13. junkyard

    junkyard You might feel a little prick.

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    Some cars come with lifetime subscriptions right? I paid for one year on a radio i made to be moved inbetween thee different cars. I got two free years by haveing it in a garage and or unpluged unless i was listening. but they got it eventually. I almost left it at home that day because i had a feeling. oh well
     
  14. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Some cars come with the free lifetime subscription, but the original buyer of the car owns it. If it stays with the car, it's only because the owner chose not to take it with them.
     
  15. junkyard

    junkyard You might feel a little prick.

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    I see
     
  16. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    It is either the previous owner's subscription or if you bought the car from a dealer they may have done a free 3 month activation. Either way you are not tied to the subscription and it will eventually turn off. If the dealer has done a free trial you will get mail and phone calls from XM to subscribe.
     
  17. SLOPE

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    XM will also do free service for awhile to lure people back.
    I pay 4 dollars a month.
     
  18. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Also, if need be, they are just like cable. Just threaten to cancel and they will make you a better deal. They literally have everything to lose, because they would rather give you a steep discount than have you cancel. They already have the infrastructure, they just turn it on for you.