You know, I don't think I will ever buy Sirius XM radio. Here's what happened to me. I bought a used 2015 Spark EV with XM radio, March of 2021. Just for fun, turned on the XM. Nothing. just the demo channel. Tried again after a few weeks. Nothing. Again after a few weeks. Nothing. At the end of the summer, I get a phone call (how they got my #. I'll never know):
"How did you like your three month free trial of XM radio?" I said "What free trial? What are you talking about? I never signed up for a free trial!" [Quick check of the internet, I can request a three month free trial]
Me: "You know what? please hold for a few minutes." I run out to my car. I have XM radio working. Come back in:
Me: "Wow. It seems I have XM now"
XM: "Well, your free trial expires in a week. Do you want to sign up?"
Me: "Uh, no thanks. I was thinking of signing up for the free trial when I'm ready. Now I don't use the car enough"
XM: "Well, you've already used up your free trial. But I can give you a discount rate of five dollars a month."
Me: "What are you talking about? I never asked for a free trial. When I'm ready, I'll try it then. For free. How (and why) did you even activate it without asking me? And, by the way, it was never three months. I've checked it from time to time, and it didn't work [but hadn't checked it lately]"
XM: "Oh, well, we check DMV records, and when we see a new owner, we just activate it for you."
Me: "That's nice. I didn't ask for it and you didn't even tell me. I am entitled to a free trial on your website. So, when I'm ready, I'll do it then. Bye."
So, then, over the next few months, I must have gotten maybe a dozen phone calls. Same basic conversation. Also stuff in the mail.
Then, they offer me another three month free trial... for two dollars.
Me: "Hmm, then it's not free, is it?"
XM: "Oh, it's a free trial. It's just a two dollar administration fee."
Me: "Then it's not free, is it?"
XM: "It's a free trial." [Sounds like a Month Python skit]
Me: "No it's not. But thanks anyway. Not interested for now"
Here's the thing. Right now, we barely drive the car. After my son gets his license in a few months, it will get more use, and probably not til the summer. So, I was planning on MAYBE getting XM then, when someone might actually be in the car. but after this experience, I don't think I'll ever activate the radio. Ever.