How to Transfer an XM Account to Another Radio

by Tricia Goss
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When you have a Sirius XM radio subscription, you can use your satellite-enabled equipment to listen to more than 140 channels in virtually every genre imaginable. Should you sell or trade in your vehicle and get a new car with an XM radio or want to switch from a portable device to a car stereo, you can transfer your existing paid subscription to your new radio for a fee.

Step 1

Call Sirius XM listener care (See information in Resources). Inform the representative that you would like to transfer your paid subscription to a different radio.

Step 2

Provide the account number listed on your subscription bill. Alternatively, give the representative the telephone number associated with your account.

Step 3

Provide the Radio ID of your new device to the service representative. Find the ID by powering on the radio and turning the dial to channel "0."

Supply a payment method, such as a credit or debit card, with which to pay the transfer fee. The representative will let you know when the transfer will occur.


  • If your vehicle included a lifetime XM subscription, you cannot transfer the account unless your receiver is defective or has been stolen.


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About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

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