I have purchased an 2013 Elantra equipped with XM Sirius radio on August
21st. XM gave me a free 90 day trial and I enjoy the service. Today, I
received a card in the mail advising me my subscription would terminate on
November 21st, and they would be willing to extend it for another 90 days at
only $2.95/month in lieu of their usual $15.99/month charge. This charge of
$2.95/month would commence on November 21st and run until January 21st,
2013. Sounds like a good plan, but I'm just wondering if XM wants to sucker
me into waiting until January 2013 so that any new contract made in the new
year will cost a good percentage more than it would now. I realize it's
kind of skeptical on my part but these days, my trust is not to strong in
communications companies. Anyone have an opinion of what I should do? I
have until October 31st to decide.
Only you can answer your question.
The inflation rate in the USA is running about 12%-16%
so you know XM will go up by about $2.00 per month per
contract year. Maybe you can ask them about previous
rate hike timing.
On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:26:38 -0500, Paul in Houston TX
He'd still be ahead. Saving $39 is still a good deal if it went up
$24 over the next year. I'd take advantage of it. I'd also read the
fine print as it may also roll over to a full subscription if you do
It is possible to get deals from them. I did not like the way they
handled the change from my old car to the new one so they gave me
internet listening access for free. Now I can listen from work and
from home when on the computer.
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