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$99 lifetime offer

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

  1. May 7, 2012 #381 of 556
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You've had that S3 HD on a monthly for the last 4 years and threatening to discontinue didn't get you the $99 offer?

    Keep trying until you get a CSR that says "yes".

    If they say no, ask them why others have been able to get the deal.
     
  2. May 7, 2012 #382 of 556
    analog4

    analog4 New Member

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    Nope. I asked if there were promotions, and they said the $399 was it, unless I went with a MSD - $99 Lifetime for the TiVo HD. And $399 Lifetime for a Premiere.

    I did web chat - so I may call. I asked how to stop the auto billing, and the guy gave me a toll free number to call, but nothing in the way of a reasonable offer.

    So there is a $99 offer on my box with out requiring any purchase of new hardware or purchase?
     
  3. May 7, 2012 #383 of 556
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    No, nothing in writing.

    You have to call the right CSR at the right time, and you might get offered the deal.

    It's called CSR roulette.

    But let me just say this... the majority of people who have been offered the $99 lifetime on their old equipment had already upgraded (or were in the process of upgrading) to a Premiere.
     
  4. May 8, 2012 #384 of 556
    shadowplay0918

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    I called the other day bc I continue to have trouble with 1 of my 2 lifetime Tivo HD's. The offered me a refurb on that one for $150 which I decided to pass on (it still working but rebooting) but they offered me $99 lifetime on my 3rd HD which I am paying $6.95/month. He claimed it was a new offer that just became available a couple of weeks ago.

    I asked if I could think about and he said he would note my account...probably call back tomorrow and accept just for resell value if nothing else...
     
  5. May 8, 2012 #385 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Do we know of any $99 lifetime offers without the owner having a series 4? I called twice asking about the deal, the last time probably about 6 months ago. I have 2 TiVoHDs subscribed with lifetime and 2 without any service purchased used and I don't see how the 2 without will ever qualify but I can dream.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 #386 of 556
    poppagene

    poppagene User

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    I was sent a $99 lifetime offer on a series 2 tivo on an account that was inactive at the time and had only had 2 series tivos subscribed.

    Update: I just got another email offering $99 lifetime on a series 2 that is no longer subscribed.
     
  7. May 8, 2012 #387 of 556
    donnoh

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    I just called to cancel a month to month service on an HD that I bought and they jumped all over the $99 lifetime to keep it subsrcibed. Bye Bye $9.99 a month, hello $99.00 one time fee!
     
  8. May 8, 2012 #388 of 556
    unitron

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    How long ago did you buy that HD?
     
  9. May 8, 2012 #389 of 556
    donnoh

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    I bought it a few months ago and subscribed it month to month. I have two Premieres that I bought two years ago on my account that both have lifetime.
     
  10. analog4

    analog4 New Member

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    I'd upgrade to a Premiere, but I don't want to keep paying yearly for it, and the $399 Lifetime Offer is the same as I have now - so I still end up spending what I'm trying to avoid right now (and the cost of a new Premiere unit).
     
  11. Chris Gerhard

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    Interesting. I also have an unsubscribed Series 2 but I wouldn't subscribe it for $99 lifetime. I would sure jump on a TiVoHD for $99 lifetime.
     
  12. lessd

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    As I understand the $99 lifetime deal, if you have any TiVo (except the Series 4) coming off monthly, you can renew that TiVo with the $99 PLS. I just did it for someone else without any problems. The $99 PLS starts on the day your monthly service would end.
     
  13. Chris Gerhard

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    If I knew I could buy a $99 lifetime for a TiVoHD, I would subscribe it for a month then call to cancel aka change to $99 lifetime but I am skeptical enough that so far I am saving the $10 that would cost. If I see that method is working for people without a Premiere, I will take the $10 gamble.
     
  14. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    IMHO I don't think one month would qualify, most likely you would need a year. Within 1 month you can get your money back anyways, I think you have to be coming off some monthly/prepaid contract.
    Purchase a TiVo-HD just coming off contract then xfer the contract to your account, and you will be able to renew with a $99 PLS. (Not so easy to do, my friend just fell into this without planning it as the TiVo he got had about 3 weeks left on the contract then I told him to xfer the unit into his account than a few days later he called TiVo and said he would cancel at the end of the month or he would put on the $99 PLS, he got the $99 PLS.)
     
  15. emkorial

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    Wait, if you have a tivoHD on monthtly you can switch to lifetime for $99?
     
  16. Chris Gerhard

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    I don't think it will work either which is why I haven't tried it.
     
  17. lessd

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    Yes if you have reached the end of your monthly contract, or when you do reach the end, or if your on month to month, than (most likely) you can get the $99 PLS on that TiVo.
     
  18. poppagene

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    I got a Tivo Series 3 on ebay and am a week into my 2nd month of a month to month contract. I called to cancel and after a bit of discussion I mentioned I heard about a $99 lifetime deal. And this is the resulting email confirming my new lifetime:

    Dear TiVo Customer,

    This email is to confirm the changes made to your TiVo account.

    Your service agreement changes have been made.

    Your selected plan will begin on: 06/07/2012
    Selected Plan: TiVo Service Plan - $99.00 - TiVo Lifetime Service

    For the terms and conditions of your TiVo box + service bundle, please visit: www.tivo.com/policies/plan-details.
    To view the details of this transaction or to make any further changes to your account, please visit: www.tivo.com/manage

    Sincerely,

    The TiVo Team

    I currently have 2 S3 and 1 Premiere at lifetime.
     
  19. SnakeEyes

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    You got the $99 LT because you have a Premiere on your account.
     
  20. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Wahoo! I love this thread! I just got $99 lifetime on my TivoHD. This is the only TiVo I own and has been on yearly contracts for three years due for renewal next month. I selected "cancel" on the phone menu system and explained to the rep I was seriously considering cancelling because I can get the same Time Warner plan I'm on now with a DVR for only a few bucks more -- unless they could offer me an inducement to stay. Also mentioned it would be nice to no longer have to deal with a TA. After a minute or two on hold, the $99 lifetime was offered.

    I suspect TiVo is willing to do this based on the odds of how much longer an S3 or TiVoHD box is going to last before the hard drive or power supply fails. For the average customer, this means the end of the lifetime sub. For those willing to mess with PS or HDD replacements to keep their box alive it's a good deal.

    If anyone gets $99 lifetime on a newer TiVo model that would be big news.
     

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