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Free XM: Get free 3-months service for the Holidays


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If you've deactivated an XM radio in the past, you have the opportunity to get 3-months of free service as part of a holiday promotion. Starting on Friday, November 23rd, anyone with an inactive XM radio (purchased at retail) can get three free months of XM Satellite Radio service - regardless of when the radio was purchased or received.

The value of the three months of service is applied over the first six months of a subscription when activating between November 23rd and December 31st, 2007.

It's a neat promotion to bring back customers who have deactivated receivers just sitting around. It's also a blanket promotion for folks looking to buy satellite radio this holiday season - so if you buy a receiver for someone this year, they can use this promotion.

Very smart.

If you want to take advantage of the offer, just go to visit or call 1-800-XMRADIO. This offer also applies to subscriptions added to existing accounts under the XM Family Plan. (Wow)

The offer is not valid for those radios purchased under a separate promotion. All other radios are eligible for this promotion only when they are activated (or reactivated) between November 23rd and December 31, 2007.

Terms: The value of three (3) months free service will be applied over the first six (6) months of service. Offer applies when you activate service on any eligible XM radio between 11/23/07 and 12/31/07 and maintain uninterrupted service for at least six (6) months. Subject to penalty fee if six (6) months of continuous service is not maintained. Offer valid for purchases made in continental US only. Offer subject to additional terms, fees, and eligibility restrictions available at

I'm really impressed with this promotion. That's one heck of a deal and really great idea. The fact that it applies not only to new radios, but it applies to older inactive radios as well. Really, really impressed.



WOW, new radio's too without promotoins. Wow wow wow.

First off, I love the reactivated radio portion. this is really cost effective as a former retail receiver's subsidized cost has already been expensed. Theirfore there is nearly "0.0" in SAC. and provides a minimum of 3 months of revenue.

Heck, retail is dead... Right? then this is as close to a free receiver with 6 months service as you can get.

I still think XM should offer
a free receiver of up to 50 retail value with a 1 tear subscription
then a free receiver of up to 100 retail value with a 2 year subscription
Then a receiver of up to 200 in value with a 3 year subscription
and any receiver with a 5 year subscription
(no pro rated refunds)

i just yesterday reactivated an old Sirius reciever after getting an email with the offer of 12.95 for 3mo. and a waive of the activation fee. so i guess both companies are pulling out the holiday promos

This is great. My friends love it when I get a new XM receiver because I then have a receiver and all the accessories to give to one of them. I usually wait for a birthday and give them a receiver, accessories and 3 months of service. But now that can be 6 months.

XM needs to keep offering this full time though. Free service, either straight up, or packaged with a 6 month subscription, is the best way to get retail back.

Personally, I think offering free activation, 12 months for the price of 6 and no payemtns for 3 months would be the best way to go. Half price service for a year and you don't have to pay anything until you're hooked. Also, you ease your ay into people's budgets.

I don't think this is such a great deal. I climbed into my attic and dug out my Airware for 3 free months. When I went to go activate, I read the fine print.

It's 3 months free spread out over 6 months. In other words, you must commit to 6 months at 1/2 price ($6.50). If you cancel before the 6 months are up, you are charged a $65 early termination fee (shudder).

On top of all this, activation still isn't free. $9.99 online or $15 over the phone.

I saw this story and thought I'd just activate my old Airware to get re-acquainted with XM (I'm a Sirius life sub). With all the fees and commitments, I'm not going to waste my time.

Nice gesture XM, but too many strings.

I called XM and told them I was promised the activation fee waived when I cancelled back in September. The offered to honor that as part of this promotion.