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Sirius XM Radio Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

Sirius XM Radio Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit Certified.

A class action lawsuit against satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio pending in New York federal court alleging that after Sirius and XM radio merged Sirius XM Radio engaged in antitrust violations by raising prices almost 30 percent, has been certified as a class action lawsuit by U.S. District Judge Harold Baer, according to Sirius XM Radio antitrust class action lawsuit news reports.

The Sirius XM satellite radio antitrust class action lawsuit is reportedly brought on behalf of Sirius XM subscribers who paid music royalty fees in addition to subscription fees.

If You Have Thoughts On The Sirius XM Satellite Radio Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit, Share Your Class Action Comments Below.

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  • David Boswell April 1, 2011, 11:00 am

    Reimbursement all subcribers.

  • Chand April 15, 2011, 12:22 pm

    Bad experience with continuing service; overcharging automatically and when pointed out, not willing to credit back. Also, then I cancelled my 3 services but they would not refund unused days/ months. They have become too big for their good.

    • Lisa Harrison August 8, 2011, 12:32 am

      I am going thru this same thing now……
      How do we get our money back ?

      • katz August 19, 2011, 11:55 pm

        I have complained about service not supplied after we paid for it. They promised 2 mos credit but have yet to do that. After not having service for almost a year, they sent us renewal notices. And now they are sending us bills with late charges………..for services not provided.
        Yes, someone please tell me what I do next. Talking to support and even floor manager didn’t do a thing but get promises not kept!
        I’d either like the service or money back. We are getting neither.

  • larry smith April 19, 2011, 2:42 pm

    i am glad to see this, where was the regulators head when there approve the merger. Bite its was vary dark there. Not only did they cut services but raised the prices. They got me for a music tax plus the yearly fee. they call it a tax but its just us paying there ascap fees. the first year when there was two choices we did not have to pay that fee, and Sirius still made a profit and I don’t care if sturn is on any air wave much less pay for him. i want to be refunded my extra money i paid and we should be compensated for the unjust treatment

    • vic May 26, 2011, 6:47 am

      Another class action lawsuit. You will win 1 month of free bad service. Lawyers win millions of dollars.

  • tunaman April 22, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Ever wait on hold for these jerks to answer. They actually are trying to discourage you from calling in. Have new radio haven’t activcated it yet.

    • Jen June 1, 2011, 10:43 am

      DON’T make the same mistake I did – DO NOT SUBSCRIBE.

  • Bruce S Jilka April 23, 2011, 7:52 am

    How do they get away with this? When I bought an on-line subscription. There was no indication of what my total CC charges would be. What a shock when I got my statement! And before you can complete the transaction, you must check a box which basically says they can charge whatever they want, whenever they want, and will continue to charge unless you cancel, (and they probably have a charge for doing that as well) You cannot speak to a “real person” and all the complaints you make are marked “resolved” with no consideration.

  • margie May 3, 2011, 9:57 am

    They have the worst customer care. They have been charging me for 3 active radios (i have one) I have spent hours on the phone with them with promises to resolve the problem. I am at my wits end. They keep on charging my credit card even after asking to have it removed from their files.

  • Jen June 1, 2011, 10:41 am

    First of all, I think the people at the FTC who even approved the merger in the first place between XM and Sirius should be put in prison. Obviously, the merger gave Sirius/XM a monopoly. I never did understand why this merger happened in the first place.

    Secondly, I did subscribe to XM for about 3-4 months. I would listen to XM while working. I discovered that they would play the SAME exact songs at the same time EVERY evening. When I called their alleged “customer service” all I got was the runaround, and the statement that they were “working on new programming.”

    If that merger would never have happened, XM/Sirius would have to compete to keep its listeners and there would be better programming. The FTC should make them decertify as one entity (but of course THAT will never happen: corporate greed). I wonder who the FTC has working for FM/Sirius that employees are either related to or “benefitting” from?

  • xm rep June 1, 2011, 10:08 pm

    ok first every buddy read your terms if u would see that they auto renew its been there sense day one and so ya and by the way u guys have chooses to stay or leave siriusxm but u got to think about this for the price it is wourth staying !!!!!!!! and for the call time we have over 20 million sub. think we can serve all u at once the most people have in a call center is 120 people we have only 120 centers in usa and out side is 200 so over sea trasfers take longer

    • T. Johnson June 2, 2011, 2:52 am

      If you’re an XM rep., no wonder there are complaints about customer service. Your writing makes you appear uneducated. I cringed while reading it.

      • katz August 20, 2011, 12:07 am

        We got the service with the purchase of our new car a few years ago. We didn’t have a contract, had no terms, and didn’t have to activate as this was all taken care of by the dealership.
        Your service stinks! And since I have service supposedly provided by a USA corporation, I sure don’t want to be talking to someone half way across the world, which is exactly what I believed happened. I had to repeat the same thing to two different people 3 times each, giving dates, etc. And I still don’t think they understood what they were hearing!
        I want the service I paid for or want my money back. And alleged service reps like you should all be fired! I worked in a call center for a big name hotel chain. I’d have been fired if I gave the kind of service (or non service) I’ve been getting through Sirius!

        • Bob October 28, 2011, 12:03 pm

          “Every Buddy”? Wow! Is it any wonder people are upset about the XM/Sirius Reps! LOL!

  • T. Colwell June 13, 2011, 7:37 am

    I read through this settlement. Um, What exactly does this do for me? XM will not raise my prices till the end of the year. That just sounds like a promise that my rate will go up Jan 1. How about these fees that they were being sued over in the first place? Will they at least go away? Nope. So the lawsuit simply ensures more of the same for a couple more months. Remind me to call these awesome lawyers next time I need personal representation. Word of advise, EXCLUDE yourself from this class action in case you have better options further down the road.

    • L Spadavecchia January 19, 2012, 9:20 am

      Reply to T. Colwell… Best advise on this site. I agree, there may be better options down the road, so I will also EXCLUDE myself. I too wonder how and why the FTC approved this monopoly. How about a class action against the FTC who’s supposed to be looking out for our interests?

  • smmss June 20, 2011, 11:58 am

    f all them class action lawyers they f me outta my avandia lawsuit

  • Eire June 22, 2011, 1:15 pm

    As an employee of a company that handles the marketing for SiriusXM, I can tell you that harassing the same customers, over and over, on a daily basis, to retain them, and get them to restart their services, is beyond uncomfortable. It’s frustrating to the siriusxm customer and the marketing rep who depends on them for a paycheck! We are required to mask the auto renewal policy, demand credit card information, veering away from the ability to invoice (unless asked specifically!). The procedure requires marketing agents to try to get the highest price possible for services. When the customer doesn’t go for it…we then offer them “discounted” rates. A single customer, with multiple vehicles will not qualify for the same promotional rate, on each vehicle, as we are not allowed to give it. There are SOOO many shady areas of verbiage we are required by Sirius to communicate, or sacrifice our jobs. I am sacrificing my job rather than my ethics.

    • Pat October 4, 2011, 11:14 pm

      Been thinking for a long time that SiriusXm radio is what I need. Finally ready to move. Ran across all these complaints. A lot of people saying the same things. Got me thinking. So I’m sitting here drifting in and out of sleep trying to make it to the bottom of this page when I find myself reading your post. You are a good person. I’ve decided to pass. Sounds like SiriusXm needs to retool, rethink and repent. Too bad. God bless you…and thank you.

  • paul caruso June 24, 2011, 4:45 am

    just this month i ordered a new radio for my work truck and didnt want an expensive unit so i ordered the stratus 6 at their low price of 9.99 two days later i looked at my bank statement and saw that i was charged 9 different times for different amount all totaled up to 162.40 for a 9.99 radio when i called they said they must have orederd me two radios now let see ok two radios at 9.99 each still doesnt add up to 162.4 so i started to get mad at this point so when i got finished they said just return them when i get them in but still never explained to me what all the charged were for so i had no choice but to get my bank involved to dispute the charges. so everyone keep a close eye on your bank statements to see if this is happening to . i hope a law firm gets involved so we can take action against sirius and get back what we are all owed

  • cheryl August 4, 2011, 4:39 pm

    I cancelled my XM service months ago (or so I thought!!!!), before the merger with Sirius, and I can tell you that I’ve had nothing but trouble from them, including getting “late notices” from BOTH companies, phone calls, etc. I tried and tried to get this resolved, but to NO AVAIL. I’m fed up and I will NEVER use their service again. Though they continue to send me bills, increasing the amount more and more, and I’ve tried to talk with them over the phone, I’m fed up. I will now not only submit this info to the Better Business Bureau, but I will contact an attorney/attornies!!!!!!!!!!! This is outrageous. I had even explained during the first go round, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. that I had to cancel because of financial cutbacks. I was nice the first time around, explaining my situation, and how much I had enjoyed the music. I paid bill on time with them for the duration of my service. BUT NOW I’VE HAD IT! I must say that I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one disgusted with them! They haven’t heard the last of me by any means. I refuse to get on the phone with them anymore! This is CRIMINAL to be doing what they are doing!!!!!!

  • Maryann August 23, 2011, 7:43 pm

    Same problem…didn’t disconnect when told to, added fee to quit service for winter, added fee to start service in spring. Add a fee here, one there, pretty soon you have alot of fees.

  • MC September 19, 2011, 10:16 pm

    Cancelled account about a year ago come to find out they have been charging me here and there various months. Not every three months like one of there billing options and not every month, just random months for other the past year which made it hard to notice on my bank account. Called and waited on the phone so long to speak with the first person who then tranferred me to another person to be told I never cancelled my account and then she hung up on me!!! I was on the ohone waiting for 40 mins then hung up on to get nowhere! They have been mailing me constantly asking me to re-sign up with them too. I don’t know who to contact. I am from Michigan anyone know what I can do about this?!

  • leeanna September 28, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I just heard about the class action suite with sirius radio. Can someone let me know how I can join the suit

    • Ned January 25, 2012, 12:59 pm

      I want onboard too!

  • Cindy Flaten November 2, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Reimbursement for those whose rates were increased, most of the time, without contacting the Subscriber, and then charging our credit cards without prior contact or approval. That’s just wrong.

  • Seldum Seen November 21, 2011, 6:36 pm

    I was never informed about the auto-renewal changed credit card #… only recieved 11 months of service on a 12 month agreement then recieved a bill stating they DEMAND PAYMENT(as if I’m a deadbeat)
    then was informed I recieved service until October.. We must find a way to better expose them… WTF is a month free service … I want this off of my credit

  • Ned January 25, 2012, 12:54 pm

    I purchased a lifetime subscription for xm radio for a total of $507.01 and was told I could transfer this up to three times. A year and a half later I bought a new car and called MANY, MANY times, put on hold and put on hold again. Over an hour later they informed me it couldn’t be done that I would have to purchase another lifetime subscription for the new car. ($699) Not acceptable!! I want my money refunded, can’t do that either. What the heck! We just lose $500.00, I think not. Have filed a complaint with the BBB and the Attorney General’s office. My next step will be with an attorney! Too many complaints about Sirius radio to ever get involed with again! Watch out!!!

  • Gwen Hooper August 3, 2012, 9:45 pm

    I would like to be added to the claims action suit against Sirius.

  • Joseph Santora September 27, 2012, 2:55 pm

    I cancelled in Early June after being billed 175.00 on my card I was told I would get a refund and didn’t .And to top it off my radio was turned off and still no refund 2 months later.

  • Edwards December 16, 2013, 2:55 pm

    They automatically charged me after a promo offer. I called and told them I did not want the service. They took the 97 dollars out of my account and told me they would refund me after 10 business days. How can they do that? I’m seriously thinking of taking legal action. This should not be!
    And the number provided is all foreign speaking that I could not understand. Two of the contacts just hung up on me once I complained of the money being deducted from my bank.

  • Ladi March 23, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Well, I’m not going get into details, it’s the same issue that everyone alse is having. I wish that I’ve had recorded the ( BS )conversations between me & Sirius XM. Every time I spoke to someone there, the story changes and they get nasty with me, it came to a point when they called me a “Liar”. Hhmmm, I guess the customer is NOT always right. So I say it’s time to shove all the BS back up their A**!!! My so called verbal (LIFETIME SUBS) contract started in Oct. of 2008, an unauthorized c/c payment in 2011 and now they want $$ again. Yeah right. Finally they temporarily suspended my service.
    Who do I need to speak to, regarding a legal actions against Sirius XM.

  • carol berta December 4, 2014, 10:29 pm

    okay, so I found this site that is talking about class action suit against siriusxm but how do I become a part of this suit? As far as I can tell there is no area for me to sign up.

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