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Does TiVo ever do lifetime sub transfers anymore?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVo Hobo, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. TiVo Hobo

    TiVo Hobo New Member

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    Does TiVo ever offer specials where you can purchase a new box and transfer an existing lifetime sub?

    They used to do this... Any offers like this recently? Have a series 2 with lifetime. Thinking it's time to upgrade....
     
  2. dallastx

    dallastx New Member

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    If you purchased lifetime service prior to January 21, 2000 you're entitled to transfer that lifetime service one time.
     
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Other than the old service date mentioned above, I think that they may transfer to the same type box for a fee of $149. Haven't heard of anyone being able to transfer to an upgraded box.
     
  4. timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    I did. I transferred a lifetime for free from a late model S1 to a TiVoHD.
     
  5. DaveBogart

    DaveBogart Active Member

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    If that's the case, I'm buying a new TiVo. But how do you go about doing that?

    On second thought, no I won't. I just checked and see that I activated my first TiVo 11/6/2000. Ten months too late. So I guess I won't be buying a new TiVo after all. TiVo's loss more than mine.
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You already missed *3* previous chances to transfer lifetime.. S1 -> S2 (I didn't think it was worth it).. To S3, then to TivoHD.. IIRC, both of those cost a bit, but were still semi-reasonable.. at least during one of them, lifetime was not available normally.
     
  7. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Before I bought a Premiere unit I was told I could buy a lifetime for it. However after I bought the unit (from woot a few years ago) they would not let me put lifetime one it. After a length discussion with a CSR where they reviewed the previous phone call with the CSR they allowed my to transfer one of my lifetimes from a HD to premiere at no cost to me.

    So special cases do exist that allow you to transfer lifetimes, but I would suggest YMMV.

    Rick
     
  8. timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    Yes, mine was a special case too, but it's nice to hear that I'm not the only one who's getting these bonus transfers.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    They're charging $500 for lifetime but wouldn't sell it to you?

    Did they offer an explanation for this?
     
  10. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You're not reading his post correctly. (He meant "on" instead of "one", which causes some confusion.)
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Actually, I misread the post as "...they would not let me put lifetime on it.", so I don't think I was mislead as to the intended meaning.

    The only thing I can think of is this was back when they were trying to lock Premiere owners into a $20 per month, 2 year minimum commitment, especially if the unit wasn't purchased from TiVo themselves at full retail price.
     
  12. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Yes that is correct, they wanted me to be locked into a monthly commitment, which I originally was told prior to purchase by the CSR that I would be able to avoid if I bought lifetime on it for $300. The $500 deal was not around at that time as far as I know.

    Rick
     

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