Have you received a postcard from SiriusXM regarding a class-action settlement recently? We have, and we’ve worked through the FAQs and legal news blogs to tell you everything you need to know about why Sirius is reaching out, and what it means for qualifying consumers.
What we know so far is that earlier in 2016, Sirius was accused in multiple lawsuits for violating the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA.) According to the allegations, Sirius hired a call center to “robo-dial” customers who received trial subscriptions to Sirius as part of their vehicle purchase or lease.
The TCPA prevents companies from using autodialing or pre-recorded messages for non-emergency calls to cell phones. While Sirius denies that any such illegal activity took place, they have decided to reach a settlement rather than allowing the case to go to trial.
So what does that mean for you, someone who received a postcard or email regarding possibly being eligible for a settlement? To start with, you’ll want to check out the FAQ and submission form for the settlement at https://www.siriusxmtcpasettlement.com/
No benefits will be released until the settlement becomes final this December, but interested, qualifying parties have their choice of either receiving 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio for free (valued at $15/month,) or a cash settlement in the $5-$15 range.
If you have any additional questions, we recommend you visit Sirius’ official class-action FAQ at https://www.siriusxmtcpasettlement.com/en/Home/FAQ