Let me get this out there before you think I’m biased: I love my Sirius radio. It’s gotten me through plenty of 4+ hour drives when in past I’ve would have gone nuts trying to find a radio station. Driving to NYC recently, I enjoyed 3 hours of non-stop “Classic Rock.” A few weeks ago, I listened to the entire 2nd round of the NFL draft. Good stuff.
So, when Nancy got a new car recently, I thought she’d opt to continue her trial Sirius service. She didn’t. She only drives a few hours a week, and the local FM news station is all she wanted. So I let the trial lapse without signing up.
Or, so I thought. No, Sirius is relentless in calling to follow-up. And by relentless, I mean at least 3 calls a day from 866-301-7344. Yes, I could have answered the first time, but I never answer calls — especially on my cell — from unknown numbers.
But, after 23 calls, I relented and picked up the phone. The Sirius person went into their spiel, but I tried to cut him off by saying, “No thank you, I don’t want to continue.”
However, he wasn’t phased, wasn’t slowed down, and didn’t even stop to catch his breath. He was some weird Freddy Krueger character that KEEPS ON COMING. I mean, I tried multiple times to cut him off. Begged him, pleaded with him, but he was determined to get through his speech. I mean it was impressive, but repulsive at the same time.
Finally, he had said every last word of his sales call and had to accept I wasn’t signing up.
I’m telling you, though, I’m still scarred by the incident. Therefore, if you get a call from 866, I recommend you answer the first time and just accept their offer. Easier for everyone that way.