SiriusXM Sued Over 'Lifetime Subscriptions' That Weren't For Buyer's Lifetime
September 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO is being sued as a putative class action over the sale of "lifetime subscriptions" and the company's alleged failure to honor the offer.
PAUL WRIGHT is the named plaintiff in the suit, filed TODAY (9/12) in U.S. District Court for the Central District of CALIFORNIA. WRIGHT alleges that SIRIUSXM "systematically advertised and sold its lifetime subscriptions to consumers by leading consumers to believe that such lifetime subscriptions were for the lifetime of the consumer. However, when consumers have tried to transfer their lifetime subscriptions from one receiver to another or from one automobile to another, Defendant has taken the position that the 'lifetime' referred to is not the lifetime of the purchasing consumer, but the lifetime of the receiver or automobile."
WRIGHT said that he bought a $400 lifetime subscription in 2006 but when he tried to transfer the subscription from an older Stiletto radio that had failed to a new receiver, SIRIUSXM refused the transfer.