That’s the number of responses so far on the ‘Bring Back XM Radio’s X-Country XM12’ Petition. I will give XM/Siruis some (cough) credit, they had my service shut within minutes of me requesting cancellation, and my remaining year of subscription credited back to me the next day. So for those of you who may have been told you can’t cancel, you most certainly can.
Okay folks. I’ve seen the traffic on my blog skyrocket, and I’ve had more visitors in the last two days find me through searches regarding XM12 Cross Country, X-Country, Rogue Calls and assorted other related terms than I normally see in a month. And if you check the ‘Bring Back X Country Petition’, so far 574 people and rising have signed. (I’m #23) Many have multiple XM/Sirius Satellite accounts, and many say “bring back x country or I’ll cancel!”
I would like to suggest a different approach, one I took immediately upon discovering the programming change. CANCEL! If it’s not worth listening to, stop listening, and stop paying. And if, like me, you paid yearly in advance, demand a refund for the remainder of the year. Don’t let them tell you it isn’t possible. Trust me, they’ll try. But they changed the programming in the contract, thereby they voided the contract. Their current programming is NOT what I paid for, and I demanded my money back. Okay, they’ll try to sway you, telling you try it, you might like it. Sorry, no sale there either. Then they’ll try selling you a discounted bill of goods… I can’t even tell you how it figures because I wouldn’t even listen. Thanks but no thanks, if there’s no Cross Country, I want my money back, conversation over. They said they were sorry to lose me as a subscriber, and I said I was sorry too. They shouldn’t have taken away my main reason for subscribing, not to mention wiping out every other preset I had on my receiver. I guess that says something about my musical tastes, but by the look of that petition, I’m not alone. Now, if those of you on the fence take that plunge, perhaps we’ll force their hand. They still have my email and address. I’m sure I haven’t heard the last of XM/Sirius.