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Lifetime Service Resurrected

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by davezatz, May 15, 2008.

  1. May 15, 2008 #21 of 173
    tivoupgrade

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    If you log into your account at tivo.com, the pricing will be displayed for you.

    nirisahn, I would guess $299. One thing we noticed on the site is that the 'popup' that appears when you get the plan details is showing the older promotion information on one of our computers, and the newer info on a different one.

    MickeS, your next TiVo purchase would cost $299 for the lifetime service. I don't think you can do any transferring, but you should also be able to (and should have always been able to) purchase a lifetime on the 2nd unit you have, but that is something I'd check with TiVo on.

    A new Series3 and a new TiVo HD should last about the same length of time, the most common failure point in either unit is a hard drive, and that is easily replaced. Beyond that, its essentially a crap shoot.

    But, the Series3 will disappear from the market sooner, rather than later (unless something changes) so if you value those extra features, you may not want to wait too much longer. But all in all, these units are pretty much the same.
     
  2. May 15, 2008 #22 of 173
    ZeoTiVo

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    I also thing TiVo sees more revenue oppurtunity in the active susbscriptions from 3rd party deals likes ads and Tivocasts and UNBOX. Also TiVo may see good revenue generation in moving older lifetime to a new box for 199$ that they bring out every so often. That is different from a 6 or 7 year old S1 still hanging on their cost structure.

    Plus they just may have seen the light that a substantial group of consumsers just do not like any plan but pay once and be done.

    Now I have to deal with considering if 299/6.95* = 43 months is worth a lifetime or not

    * - old grandfathered month to month sub. :)
     
  3. May 15, 2008 #23 of 173
    drosoph

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    I want the Lifetime Service for the Web Special Refurb TiVo HD!!!
     
  4. May 15, 2008 #24 of 173
    Bettamojo5

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    Do you have to have more than one Tivo to get lifetime service? I have an HD Tivo that I bought last December and pay monthly service on. I went to the mange my account page and I do not have an option to change to lifetime service. Can I call Tivo and set it up that way?
     
  5. May 15, 2008 #25 of 173
    MAFletch

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    I just got lifetime on a second S3 box in February for $399 (since at that time it was only available until 2/13/08). I just got off the phone with them to request a $100 credit and had no luck since I was out of the 30 day window. It sucks that activating 60 days too early cost me an extra $100.:mad:
     
  6. May 15, 2008 #26 of 173
    MicahG

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    so if I have a 2 Tivo's right now. One is activated and has lifetime on it. The other isn't activated. I should be able to get the $299 lifetime for the second unit right? And when you say that it's not transferable, that doesn't mean that later down the line I can't sell that $299 unit right?
     
  7. May 15, 2008 #27 of 173
    GoHokies!

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    it seems so, yes.
    No, it means that you can't transfer that lifetime service to a brand new Series 5 in 2012.
     
  8. May 15, 2008 #28 of 173
    Majik45

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    So if I just bought a lifetime in the last 2 weeks for $399 I can get a $100 refund by calling them?
     
  9. May 15, 2008 #29 of 173
    GoHokies!

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    If you're within the 30 day window, then you should be able to call and cancel, then resub with this deal (although the CSR should just make it easy and do the adjustment for you).
     
  10. May 15, 2008 #30 of 173
    Majik45

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    Just called them and they credited my account with $100. My HD tivo with Lifetime subscription now cost me $500 total as I got in on the $200 HD Tivo deal that ended April 30th. AWESOME!
     
  11. May 15, 2008 #31 of 173
    DrewTivo

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    $299. If you log in to your account and then purchase a tivo, the lifetime service option will show up as $299.

    BTW, unless there's some restriction on canceling other accounts, this is a nice treat for current subscribers--basically giving them $100 off lifetime. (I.e., if you have a tivo under contract and want a new one, but don't want two, but this, wait a month, and then cancel the other one. You've saved $100 on lifetime).
     
  12. May 15, 2008 #32 of 173
    atmuscarella

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    Yup same question I have just got the TiVo HD and haven't set it up yet. The Tivo Series 2 that I was supposed to transfer the service off of still have some use to me so for $299 I will likely get lifetime for the new TiVo HD. If I do will have $665 into a new TiVo HD with lifetime, a TiVo wireless adapter and a 500 gig WD My DVR Expander external hard drive guess that's not bad.

    Thanks,
     
  13. May 15, 2008 #33 of 173
    MickeS

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    Yeah I decided to keep my Series 2 Lifetimed and not take advantage of the transfer offers they've had. I guess there's just a part of me that thinks that the inability to control external boxes with the S3/THD could bite me in the ass... since the Series 2 will almost be guaranteed to work at least with SD satellite and cable for a long time, and it still does TTG/TTCB/music, I prefer to keep it at Lifetime.

    This offer, to outright buy LT for a new unit, is more attractive to me.
     
  14. May 15, 2008 #34 of 173
    sirbob

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    Oh no, I just picked up my Tivo HD w/ Lifetime on April 10th using the $200 promotion so I'm a mere 5 days out of the window for getting the $100 credit. So sad,

    Ryan
     
  15. May 15, 2008 #35 of 173
    MickeS

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    I would still try and ask them for the credit. Worst that could happen is that they turn you down.
     
  16. May 15, 2008 #36 of 173
    alyssa

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    +:up:

    One would think, all new units bought through Tivo might have all service plans available eventually. Have you called up CS & asked?
     
  17. May 15, 2008 #37 of 173
    sirbob

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    I had the same line of thought but was sadly turned down. Oh 5 days, why must you taunt me.

    However, if anyone else in a simillar situation of being over the 30 day mark by a week or so calls in and gets a switch-er-o do tell and I'll try again,

    Ryan
     
  18. May 15, 2008 #38 of 173
    morac

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    Unless they get rid of lifetime again in 2011 for not being cost effective and then offer a "once in a lifetime, lifetime transfer" in 2012. :p
     
  19. May 15, 2008 #39 of 173
    brettatk

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    I'm sort of hoping for a "special" lifetime transfer option when the next series of Tivo's come out. Or they could just mess up like they did when I transferred my Series 1 lifetime to my Tivo HD and not charge me at all. :)
     
  20. May 15, 2008 #40 of 173
    Hokie-Dave

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    Just called up and got my credit. It took all of 10 minutes. The lady in the billing department said that they have something in their system setup to do the credit for them if you are within 30 days so they do not have to go through the process of cancelling your account, crediting the $399, then reactivating it and charging you $299. I even got a confirmation email for the credit while I was on the phone with them.

    TiVo Customer Service was a pleasure to deal with.

    dave
     

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