I've had Sirius satellite radio for a longggg time.
My dad actually first got a family plan, and both my brother and I, himself and my mom all radios for Christmas one year when I was still in college. It was one of my favorite gifts as I spent so many weekends driving back and forth between Alberta and BC.
I didn't actually realize until several years later that there was an annual subscription cost for them!? I felt so silly realizing that it was a Christmas gift that just kept on giving.
Well, once Jordan and I bought our own vehicles with built in radios, we wound up signing up ourselves, and started paying our own way.
Each year the radios have come up for renewal, I've been able to negotiate better prices than the standard renewal...but this year, well this year maybe I'm just cheap? or no longer see the value?
I got an email that said my annual renewal would be $175.89 plus fees and taxes. I called in to find out how much the fees and taxes were, and to confirm that this was for both radios. I was assuming that the $176 was for both...but holy hannah was I wrong!
After fees & taxes, the first radio was going to be $213 and the second $154 - for a grand total of $367!! Wowza! So I told them that I was going to have to cancel, because I thought $176 was too much for one radio. I was passed on to customer retention and went through the same conversation...the best price they could offer me was $105 inclusive of fees/taxes for each radio - so still $210. I told them again, that I thought $176 was too much, so $210 was still not possible.
Well, that was apparently as low as they could go, because about five minutes later, I had cancelled both subscriptions.
If we call in within six months we can re-activate either radio,and they will waive the $30 re-activation fee...
So, we'll see if we realllllly miss the radios in the next few months - but my bet is that we'll be too busy with baby to notice.