My Venza with optional Navigation includes 90 days of XM with NavTraffic. I received a welcome letter from XM after about a month from purchase, with pricing options. The satellite stations are fun to have and traffic feature works excellent, but i'm not certain about subscribing yet. I still have a couple of months for the trial. Audio-only is $12.95/month with some savings if you purchase either a 3-month or 12-month plan.A related to XM question:
Of those who got the Venza w/XM radio did you receive ANY information regarding the XM radio, radio subscription, the fact there even was an XM radio (outside of the window sticker) or what to do when it expires?
I got absolutely nothing, na da, zilch, zip. Either my dealer messed up or XM is missing an opportunity here.
I know on the sales lit it mentions the JBL upgrade includes satellite radio but that's it. I wonder how many people even realize there is an XM radio included because it's not something Toyota has been bragging about.
I just purchased my Venza and it dosn't have the nav. . I too was told nothing about the XM subscription , in fact the sales people didn't even know that it had XM until I started to mess with it and got sat. stations.I to have Nav and the 90 day trial. I received a letter from XM with pricing info.
And the negotiation began. I called the number and told them I really didn't like SAT radio , and that I didn't think I wanted after my 90 days was up. (but I do like SAT radio). They offered it to me for half off the original price and when my 90 days is up in June I will only pay $75.00 for the year instead of $150.00
So far I like it alot I just haven't learned how to program the stations I like yet.
How long would that "free" subscription last? I guess that begs the question on how the whole activation/deactivation process works. Is XM continiously sending activation orders to all it's subscribers? The radio is receive only so it can't replay that it actually received any code and if it happened to be off when the order was sent it would not be activated. Same with deactivation, are those orders being sent and resent just in case the radio happened to be powered off when the order is sent?...7 months later you could turn it back on and have a free subscription...
We took delivery in week 3 of January and subscription was active. All the XM channels as far as I can tell. 120 days and counting and subscription is still active. I have no plans on contacting XM until the radio is deactivated.Got my ride on Friday and noticed I only get a preview station and weather. Did you guys have to call to activate your trial on XM?
Same here with the stations - My dealer said that XM would probably be on after the weekend (monday).Got my ride on Friday and noticed I only get a preview station and weather. Did you guys have to call to activate your trial on XM?
XM has to be activated. Contact dealer and you will need to provide radio id code(tune to channel 000). They will request activation and it should happen within 48 hours. Or you can try to activate yourself.Same here with the stations - My dealer said that XM would probably be on after the weekend (monday).
With his recard that probably means end of month
I'm having so much fun with the other stuff - I can wait a while for the XM
Great info! Thanks :thumbsup:XM has to be activated. Contact dealer and you will need to provide radio id code(tune to channel 000). They will request activation and it should happen within 48 hours. Or you can try to activate yourself.
The procedure is to input your Radio ID at this website http://refresh.xmradio.ca/
and within 1 hour of having done so, to turn on the XM to station 001 for 15 minutes uninterrupted so that it can download all the stations.
Techseller Check with your dealer coz you get 6 months free beforehand.Great info! Thanks :thumbsup: