Things haven’t been going so well for SiriusXM in court.
The company has just agreed to a settlement of $3.8 million with attorney generals in 46 states.
SiriusXM was accused of making it difficult for customers to cancel subscriptions, automatic renewing of subscriptions without customer consent, charging extra fees, surprising customers with higher rates, and failure to provide timely refunds.
SiriusXM has also agreed to:
- Clearly and conspicuously disclose all terms and conditions at the point of sale, such as billing frequency, term length, automatic renewal date and cancellation policy.
- Make no misrepresentations about the available plans in advertisements.
- Provide advance notice via mail or email about upcoming automatic renewals for plans lasting longer than six months.
- Revise the cancellation procedures to make it easier for consumers to cancel.
- Prohibit incentive compensation for customer service representatives based solely on retaining current customers who attempt to cancel.
Sirius says they’re pleased with the settlement, and that it will have “no material financial effect on the company“.
Customers who want to request a refund through this settlement can do so here.
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