ED Magedson – Founder
Sirius-XM-Radio Deceptive Business Practices and Fraudulent Actions Nationwide
As a lomgtime customer of Sirius radio, I am saddened to cancel my subscriptions due to deceptive business practices by their representatives resulting in a breach of contract from their company. I contacted a representative by telephone to inquire about the status of my wife's XM radio in her car. I understood that she was on a promotion so I wanted to inquire about either cancelling it or renewing at a rate that fit our budget. The male representative went through the usual process of trying to sell us on a package. I asked him if I added my new vehicle radio if it would allow us access to a better package deal. He stated he could look if I gave him the ESN info, which I did. He then tried to sell me on a package that was way over our budget. I explained that I would not spend that much no matter what so he tried to downsize the package to 6 months which was still over our yearly budget by the time we renewed. So he said he would provide me with 5 months at $20 per vehicle and then we could see what kind of deals were available at the end of the expiration. I specifically asked him if this would incvlude all channels in my new truck and I stated that if I could not listen to Howard Stern then I did not want the package. He stated that rest assured I would get all of the channels since my stereo received both Sirius and XM. He credited my account one month for what was remaining on my wife's current promo and then I authorized the the new charges for the new packages on my credit card. I would have much preferred a one year subscription if it was reasonable but it is what it is. I accepted the current deal. However, once the gentleman activated my radio and refreshed the signal, he hung up while I was checking the channel lineup. I found that my radio was skipping over the Howard Stern channels so I IMMEDIATELY called back. I asked the new representative if there was problem with my new radio or what was the issue. It was here that he informed me that the first representative had signed me up for a promotion that did not include the Howard Stern channels (and others) and that in order to get these, I would have to upgrade and pay an additional $34 for 6 months per vehicle. I advised him that the first representative had stated I would receive all of the channels including Howard Stern (which was named specifically) and that the gentleman had already billed my credit card while not providing the services he had ageed to from their end. The new represetnative was very rude and just kept saying all I can do is cancel or you must pay to upgrade. However, he could not tell me when the credit would be returned to my card. So I had him cacnel and asked to speak with a supervisor. This was a mistake. Now I see why the represetatives are so bad, the managers are even more rude and disrespectful and just said, we will conduct an internal investigation but we have no way to track down who did the original activation. So much for their customer service. They knowlingly charged my credit card while lying to me about the services they would be providing, only to try and force me to pay more for an upgrade to get the channels they had promised from the beginning. I still have not seen my refund. Go with another prvider but whatever you do, AVOID SiriusXM. My whole family is cancelling so this will cost them about 20 radio subscriptions as well.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/12/2014 09:24 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/sirius-xm-radio/nationwide/sirius-xm-radio-deceptive-business-practices-and-fraudulent-actions-nationwide-1138324. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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