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$99 lifetime offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Shanezam203, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 #1 of 556
    Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 New Member

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    I have an extra Tivo HD box I no longer use in a spare bedroom and the multi service discount of $6.95 ran out so I called in to cancel it and they offered me $99 lifetime.

    At a point I should stop paying the $7 and cancel it or buy the lifetime, I just don't use it. I don't have any conflicts I care to go in the 2nd room and program and I just don't use the 2nd HD box anymore.

    Any plans to communicate with a 2nd box better in the near future or no?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 #2 of 556
    daveak

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    Take the $99 and try it out. If you do not like it you can sell it an easily recoup your money. Or gift it.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 #3 of 556
    Arcady

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    I have a $6.95 TiVo HD I'd love to convert to lifetime for $99. I'll have to give this a try.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 #4 of 556
    Series3Sub

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    Exactly. Get the $99 lifetime. It will be worth more than that on eBay.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 #5 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    I have an already unsubscribed TiVoHD I would love to convert to lifetime for $99, if there is a way to proceed with pursuing this offer, I would like to know it. I guess I could put the internet connection back on it and then call and threaten to continue to leave it unsubscribed and connecting. Somehow that doesn't sound too scary. I spent a lot on lifetime for the other two but that probably doesn't carry anywhere near as much weight as someone who has been paying monthly on a couple of TiVos for a while.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 #6 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    I didn't offer my advice but definitely accept that great offer and either use it or sell it. I would just use it.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 #7 of 556
    HeatherA

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    I have a $6.95 HD I'd do this with too if I could...
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 #8 of 556
    aaronwt

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    At $99 for lifetime it is more than worth it. Worst case you can sell the box since Lifetime is worth $500 without a multi-service discount.
    But for only $99, even with the grandfathered $6.95 plan, the break even point is only 14 months. I have one box on the $6.95 plan. If I got offered lifetime service for $99, I would jump on it.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 #9 of 556
    jlb

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    I've been on $6.95 for years on my TiVoHD. I might have to give this a whirl too. Withi a backup taken and an expanded drive....my TiVo's lifetime should easily be more than 14 months.....
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 #10 of 556
    JPA2825

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    Anyone actually get this to work? I have 2 TiVo HDs that I would switch from $6.95 MSD to $99 in a heartbeat.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 #11 of 556
    Beryl

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    I wish I could get the 6.95 monthly but wouldn't hesitate to get the $99 lifetime. The best offer I have on my HDXL is $9.95/ month or $99/yr.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 #12 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Just the OP is all I have seen. Everybody with a TiVoHD on monthly or unsubscribed reading this offer wants the same thing but I don't have a clue how to proceed.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 #13 of 556
    atlynch

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    Just got my three Tivo HD's lifetime-ed for $99 each, and I was only calling to cancel the one I replaced with a Premiere....

    -D
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 #14 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    I called and spoke with a CSR, Patrick, my unsubscribed box doesn't qualify for $99 lifetime, it hasn't been subscribed in some time but I didn't really understand how it might have qualified. Nothing lost other than waiting on the phone.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 #15 of 556
    uw69

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    Just got off the phone, got the $99 lifetime on my Tivo HD. :)
     
  16. Sep 1, 2011 #16 of 556
    ebf

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    Hum, this is interesting... Wouldn't it be better to hang on to your $6.95/mo plan and swap in a new model down the road. Thus getting new tech at the old (monthly) price? Or have all the service changes of recent years eliminated that as an option? I too have an HD at $6.95/mo (I swapped out a Series2 for the HD two years ago). If the $6.95 can't be moved anymore, I guess $99 Lifetime would be a deal. But if I can buy a Series5 (or whatever) in the future and swap it in at $6.95, I'd rather hang on to the $6.95 plan.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 #17 of 556
    Dan203

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    I have a S2 I'm also paying $7/mo for and haven't used in over a year. It's not even plugged in right now. I really need to cancel it or give it to a family member or something. Right now it's just a big waste of money.

    Dan
     
  18. Sep 1, 2011 #18 of 556
    dwit

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    You would hardly be able to do a swap. You cannot even swap a Premiere onto a $6.95 plan. Premiere's have their own, higher rates. Future platforms are likely to have rates that are at least equal to the Premiere.By the way, the Premiere msd rate is over double your rate: $14.95 or so.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 #19 of 556
    unitron

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    How does a Multi-Set Discount "run out"? Either you have a full price box (lifetimed at full price or monthly at full price) that qualifies you for MSD on additional boxes or you don't.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2011 #20 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Possibly, but only if TiVo will allow you to do the swap. My opinion, anybody with a properly working, healthy TiVoHD that can get this deal should do it. Sell it when the time comes to get a new box. A TiVoHD without lifetiime is worth next to nothing.
     

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