Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Fourth Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

XM/Sirius Extension

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-19-12, 08:50 AM   #1
caddyowner
Recovering Lexus Addict
Trader Score: (0)
 
caddyowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,817
Default XM/Sirius Extension

About 2 months after getting my car, I got a letter from XM/Sirius with instructions on how to extend my trial service. I tried to do it online, but received an error message that I needed to call them. Calling is the right move:

- My 3-month XM Select trial should be up at the end of June. However, XM has it listed as ending near the end of August. No need to extend right now.

- The XM Select service is a mid-level service. If you only listen to music, you can save about $5 a month and renew at a lower level without all the news, talk, & sports stations.

- There is NO savings for paying a year in advance.

Other notes:

- The XM travel link, navweather, and navtraffic services have a 1 year trial. For me, that expiration date was also a couple months after the 1 year anniversary of when I bought my car.

- These are separate services than the music service.

I only occasionally listen to 3-4 XM stations, so I may just let the music lapse after the August expiration.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
01 LX 470 - gone
05 LS 430 - gone
13 GS 350 - gone
14 Accord
12 Ridgeline
05 S2000
caddyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-12, 09:09 AM   #2
ECL
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 442
Default

If you do not renew at the end of the three month trial period, every week or so, they send you a renewal offer, each one offering it at a lower rate then the one before. Been there and done that.
ECL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-12, 10:14 AM   #3
LexusNN
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,378
David G Spooky Pantz spookypantz
Default

You can also do it a la carte, and select only a few stations
__________________
LexusNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-12, 11:10 PM   #4
zoombie99
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
zoombie99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 284
Default

Check out XM discounts on retailmenot.com. They gve good info on getting discounts
zoombie99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-12, 07:23 AM   #5
Outrage
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Outrage's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 728
Default

I've already extended my XM channel subscription by one year. The vehicle I owned previous to this one was equipped with a Sirius satellite tuner. I had Sirius XM transfer the balance of my Sirius account to an XM account. I paid the difference between the cost of a one year XM subscription and the remaining balance in my Sirius account (which has depreciated due to the passage of time).

Any additional time added to an existing subscription is appended to that subscription's length of time. Since the Lexus GS 350 is offered with three months of XM channel subscription I have a total of 15 months of channel subscription service. The GS 350 comes with one year of traffic and weather, which I haven't extended at this point, so that will expire three months before the channel subscription.
Outrage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-12, 07:43 AM   #6
jtrue28
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
jtrue28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: #BBNine
Posts: 2,021
jtrue28 jtrue28
Default

Probably will not renew XM/Sirius once the trial is over. I NEVER listen to it. I've got my music on my iPhone and it hooks up via BT everytime I get in the car. I'm also not paying the ridiculous 7/month fee for the app suite either...that's just stupid.
__________________
2008 GS350 AWD - Black Sapphire Pearl/Cashmere - Non ML - TOTALED 11/18/2010
2011 GS350 AWD - Deep Sea Mica/Black - Non ML - SOLD 2/7/12
2013 GS350 AWD F-Sport - Riviera Red/Black - SOLD 10/19/14
2010 RX350 AWD - Tungsten Pearl/Grey - Premium/Comfort/Nav/OEM RSES/19"
2015 GX460 - Silver/Black - Luxury/ML/LKA/Dyn Cruise
jtrue28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-12, 08:21 AM   #7
caddyowner
Recovering Lexus Addict
Trader Score: (0)
 
caddyowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtrue28 View Post
Probably will not renew XM/Sirius once the trial is over. I NEVER listen to it. I've got my music on my iPhone and it hooks up via BT everytime I get in the car. I'm also not paying the ridiculous 7/month fee for the app suite either...that's just stupid.
I tend to agree with you. However, the navtraffic and maybe weather are useful.
__________________
01 LX 470 - gone
05 LS 430 - gone
13 GS 350 - gone
14 Accord
12 Ridgeline
05 S2000
caddyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-12, 08:53 AM   #8
djpeakSD
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
djpeakSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: California
Posts: 423
Default

If you just want music, you can call and get a year subscription for $70 bucks. I have done that on my last 3 cars, and then right before a year is up i cancel and then redo it.
djpeakSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-12, 06:11 PM   #9
varcity64
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,963
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ECL View Post
If you do not renew at the end of the three month trial period, every week or so, they send you a renewal offer, each one offering it at a lower rate then the one before. Been there and done that.
I have also heard the same

Quote:
Originally Posted by zoombie99 View Post
Check out XM discounts on retailmenot.com. They gve good info on getting discounts
Thanks for the link

Quote:
Originally Posted by djpeakSD View Post
If you just want music, you can call and get a year subscription for $70 bucks. I have done that on my last 3 cars, and then right before a year is up i cancel and then redo it.
Didn't know this. Thanks
varcity64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-12, 09:53 PM   #10
zmanRX350
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
zmanRX350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: il
Posts: 133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by djpeakSD View Post
If you just want music, you can call and get a year subscription for $70 bucks. I have done that on my last 3 cars, and then right before a year is up i cancel and then redo it.
I called +1-866-637-8480 today and asked for a renewal of last year's $77.00 subscription promo. The XM cust serv person said that promo is "no longer being offered". And that my first radio renewal would be $159.39 and second radio (wife's car) would be $109.89.

What a rip. I guess they can leverage this price since they are the only game in town.
zmanRX350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-12, 03:37 AM   #11
ECL
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 442
Default

I have an XM radio in my SC with a lifetime XM subscription. If and when I dispose of the SC, I will probably transfer that subscription to the GS.
ECL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-12, 04:47 PM   #12
zmanRX350
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
zmanRX350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: il
Posts: 133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ECL View Post
I have an XM radio in my SC with a lifetime XM subscription. If and when I dispose of the SC, I will probably transfer that subscription to the GS.
So I called the SiriusXM "retention" department today at 1866-519-7570. I asked to renew the radios at promotional $86.00 annual fee. The SXM rep stated this cannot happen and my radios are not eligible. I asked her to cancel the subscription because it was too expensive. She said "wait, let me transfer you to a customer care rep who can help". I asked for the name and direct phone # for that dept, and she could not tell me. Weird.

Anyway, I talked to another SXM rep after being transferred and waiting on hold for 20 minutes. I asked for the "promotional rate". He said, "yes, I can do the $86.00 annual fee on both radios". I said "go for it."

Persistence helps I suppose.
zmanRX350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-12, 04:47 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
carte, clublexus, customer, la, lexus, month, number, phone, prius, radio, renew, service, sirius, trial, xm

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:07 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info