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Originally Posted by tvmaster View Post
=Surely KIA will supply a lock/unlock code so I'll never have to be reminded of a dead service, correct?
Ha ha, you are SO funny!
No they want to bug you every possible moment, because, as you said "I get it, Sirius pays a lot of money to auto manufacturers to be built into the software of the UVO units for three-month trial use."
- And you might change your mind
- And the next owner might want it
- And Kia may well get a kickback from Sirius if owners subscribe

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My last experience with Serius XM was when my 2008 Hyundai Elantra was new (I think it was just called XM back then). It was nice having it during the 3 month trial period and I got sucked into their "renew specials", but soon discovered that their marketing practices were deceptive at best, bordering on predatory IMO. I finally was able to make an agreement with them (by paying a negotiated fee) to cancel a contract I don't think I agreed to in the first place and they agreed to remove the bad marks they had put on my credit score. I vowed at that time I would never use their service again, and haven't.

So here I am again ... traded in the 10 year old Elantra on a new 2017 Optima. Again, I am enjoying the Serius XM trial. But after my experience 10 years ago, I am hesitant to fall into their trap again. Have they improved or are they still doing deceptive marketing?
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Back to the thread topic, after many months. KIA nor Sirius own my car. The optional 8" UVO unit is software updateable. As the owner of the car and the unit, there should be an option for Sirius to be eliminated from the screen. yeah, yeah, it's not going to happen, what got into your mind...etc. But seriously, as consumers, have we really just got used to being pushed around by these companies?
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Originally Posted by conwelpic View Post
I don't use it (never have on my last two KIA's) and I don't get any screen reminders (I have the UVO system), the only time I would see anything if I happen to push the "SAT" button which I don't use, unless they happen to have one of their frequent free 2-week offers - if I hear about it.
This is how most of the systems work on most Kia models and other manufactures, and it doesn't bother most people, seeing as they'll never see it if they don't push the "SAT" button.

I don't use AM, but have no expectation that it should be removable from my system, I just don't ever select it.
I've never inserted a CD or DVD into my system, ......... I don't have an issue with that either.

It would be like the SAT TV box, if you don't subscribe to certain channels, they don't disappear - you can still key in those channel numbers, but why would you if all you're going to get is a notice that you need to pay for those channels.

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