lifetime radio sub question

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by drfreeman777, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    Thinking of getting a new radio, i am a lifetime sub who has not used any swaps yet,
    called sirius and they said i could buy and xm radio and swap my sirius lifetime sub to an xm radio. Did not know that? because i would really like to get the baseball play by play.Has anyone here done that. and can anyone suggest the xm radio to buy?
    figure i will head over to tss radio and buy it because they said at sirius on the phone i could not use the promo edge radio they had as a lifetime swap
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I imagine you can swap a Sirius radio for an XM. Billing for both are now merged :)

    I don't think any promos or rebates will not apply to a lifetime subscription transfer :(
  3. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I have heard that it is possible now. If I was doing it, I would go for a Lynx. The cream of the cream.
  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Yep, they FINALLY managed to get the transfer policy up and running.
    If by some strange bit of luck, you end up talking to a customer service rep that says that you can't, get in touch with SXM_Help here at DRC. They will take good care of you.

    I'm still loving my Lynx. TSS has had some good deals on them lately too.
  5. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    thanks! I noticed they are out of the lynx home and car kits at tss radio,
    think I will wait til they get some more in but that sounds like the one i should get
  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Talk to Taylor. He'll let you know when they can get more. He had mentioned in another thread that an updated Onyx was on the way that is supposed to be pretty slick too. (There weren't any details available about what will be different, just that it should be cool.)

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
  7. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    got it! hmmmm
    I will tell the wife its my fathers day gift to myself!
    yeah thats it
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Cool! Have fun with it. Let us know how you like it, and share your presets too.

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  9. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    ok! problem!

    got it today,switched the radio no prob
    hooked the home kit up and started it from there,no prob
    took it out to the car and it will not pick up the sat,
    do i just need to get a refresh signal or should it show i have some signal?
  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    If it works in the home kit, I would think you might have a bad antenna or car dock :(
  11. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    yeah i thought,it will not pick up the signal
  12. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    took a ride to the store,came home,went back out to give it one more try!....
    and now it is working fine!! i did not do anything different, lol
    awesome radio!,the sound is great
  13. svzurich

    svzurich New Member

    I have a question regarding lifetime transfer limits. Which page of the current limits are correct?

    That page says that unlimited transfers purchased before June 20, 2005. I paid $494.14 on March 23, 2005. :D

    This page says 3 times only.

    So... can I make my 2nd transfer without worrying about limits? Or must I pick really well knowing there can only be one more radio after this?

    Kimmie, annoyed that my old Streamer GTR is better than the current radios when it comes to playback times and presets.
  14. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    As far as I know it has ALWAYS been 3 transfers. The have not counted some transfers in some cases before (warrentee replacements, etc.) but that has always been their discretion.

    I would assume you have 3. 4 if you can sweettalk them.
  15. svzurich

    svzurich New Member

    3 is what I heard way back when my Xact egg died and I bought the Streamer GTR. The idea of getting my 2nd to last radio is sobering. :)

    Been able to hold off paying for the internet streaming by logging into the web site on my tablet and streaming Sirius over my wifi hotspot from phone.
  16. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    full extract from Inside Radio


    A satellite radio subscriber has sued SiriusXM Radio, claiming the company failed to honour the lifetime subscription he purchased from it nearly 10 year ago. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the complaint seeks class action status for all those who purchased a lifetime subscription. The outcome may turn on the definition of “lifetime.”

    SiriusXM led consumers to believe that its lifetime subscriptions were for the lifetime of the consumer, the suit claims. But when those subscribers tried to transfer the subscription from one receiver to another or from one car to another, the company said “lifetime” referred not to the lifetime of the purchasing consumer, but to the lifetime of the receiver or automobile.

    Paul Wright, a resident of Huntington Beach, CA, bought said subscription in Dec. 2006 for $400. No service agreement or other written agreement was provided at the time, Wright says. He took “lifetime” to mean his lifetime and says at the time of purchase he received no notice that meant anything other than that or that the subscription was limited to the original device or subject to a limited number of device transfers. Fast-forward to January 2016 and Wright says he tried to transfer his lifetime subscription to a new Stiletto portable receiver after his old Stiletto quit working; the company refused the transfer.

    The complaint argues that when XM Satellite Radio Holding and Sirius Satellite Radio merged in July 2008, the combined entity “assumed and acquired all duties, obligations and liabilities of its predecessors.”

    The complaint accuses SiriusXM of breach of express contract, breach of implied contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and violations of California laws governing unfair competition and consumer protections.
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  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I think the first lifetime subs were nontransferable. My first lifetime sub was $499 & came with three transfers at $70 or $75 a piece. That was in 2006 I think.

    I haven't turned that radio on in years. I need to find it & see if it still works.

    The radio I have in my truck right now, has a lifetime I bought in 2008. The XMP3 that I originally bought it for, died a few years ago. I switched it to an XM something or other
  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I think that SXM is safe with the transfer charges because they told subscribers about the fee up front. The other bit about lifetime not really being "lifetime" sounds like they will have a hard time defending. I still wish I had done the lifetime thing.
  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Car lifetime subs never came with transfers.

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