I have many Complaints on Sirius and still never got connected. But this is out of the scope of this topic.
Back on Topic:
I too Had a $55 dollar Gift card from Best Buy for Sirius, I come to find out my hundreds of Dollars invested, that you can not sign up with Gift Cards or SHall we call them Pre Paid cards, they still want a credit card.
Smooth Talking Jim tells me I understand your concern and I can Promise you that we wont charge your credit card, we will put it in lock.
I said why ? He said for Auto Renewal Purposes, I said I do not want Auto Renewal, I also said I am not sure I want your Product.
I said if my Pre paid card pays for 3 months worth why not just cut me off If i not add more time after the three months are up ?
Jim said we cant do that when you sign up for under 1 yr plan does the credit card serve other then Scamming me into AUTO One Year Plan? No Comment, except to tell me thanks for my paitents and his supervisor told him to give me 3 months free in addition to my prepaid 3 months, then asked for my credit card.
I said Jim if my card is in lock, until I say you can charge on it, then my Prepaid Card Covers 3 months right ? He said yes, I said then
Why does Sirius need collateral of my credit card? I said you have month to month plans, so what possible service does this credit card serve other then not letting me cut loose from sirius if I decide I not like it?
I said this is a scam, I said Jim if you can guarantee you won't charge my card, and I not have to have Auto Renew, then what purpose does my card serve ? Other then Scamming me into 1 year?
He said Wayne They will not charge your card without asking. I said Ok' Jimbo, Use your card and put this so called lock on it. ...Pause, he began to laugh and quite frankly had no idea what to say.