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Transfer $6.95 MSD to a new Romeo base?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jazzy_james, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Sep 2, 2013 #1 of 31
    jazzy_james

    jazzy_james New Member

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    Been a longtime Tivo user. Been paying $6.95 (MSD) for my 2nd Tivo box. Had upgraded my S2 to a Premiere unit some time ago with this MSD. Wondering if I can do the same by transferring to a Romeo base unit.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2013 #2 of 31
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    No - unless you have some special super secret deal associated with you service rate, you cannot transfer it.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2013 #3 of 31
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No they will not let you transfer the $6.95 rate to anything higher then a TiVo HD anymore. There are a few cases where someone was able to convince them to do it by making a stink, but it's rare. I'm surprised that you were even able to do it with a Premiere, but if it was right after they were released you might have squeezed it in before the hiked the prices and that's why they did it.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2013 #4 of 31
    dolcevita

    dolcevita New Member

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    Always take what CSRs say with a grain of salt, but I was told by a CSR this weekend that I will be able to transfer the 6.95 rate if I buy a Roamio.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2013 #5 of 31
    aaronwt

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    If I could do that I would dump my OTA only Premiere with the $6.95 rate and pick up a base Roamio for OTA only. And since it's smaller it would be even easier to take back and forth to my GFs house.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2013 #6 of 31
    tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    I think the only way they would transfer it would be if you paid the unsubsidized price for the base Roamio, which is probably around $399. But I'm not sure Tivo is even offering the units for sale without a sub at this point.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2013 #7 of 31
    Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

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    I remember reading that I wouldn't be able to transfer my MSD monthly to a Premiere, but I had no problems doing it on a Premiere I bought from Electronics Expo in September of 2010.

    I have a Roamio Pro on order from ABT. I may try to transfer the remaining MSD monthly to it just to see if it'll work. Have to decide what I'm doing with that particular unit first, though.

    Anyway, worth a shot if you ask me. Probably won't work, but you won't know for sure until you try.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2013 #8 of 31
    overFEDEXed

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    I have the $6.95 rate on a two-tuner Premiere, that was transferred from an HD. I asked the csr if I could transfer it to a Roamio and of course he said no. Even if I purchased it from Tivo directly. I was ready to buy right then and he knew it, but didn't budge.

    When I asked him if I could transfer it to a XL4, he said yes, only if I bought the XL4 from them, new.

    FYI; The csr also said that I could sell the two-tuner Premiere and transfer the $6.95 plan to the new owner.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 #9 of 31
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The prices didn't go up until May 2011, that's when the instituted the policy about transferring the $6.95 MSD rate.
     
  10. bmgoodman

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    Not that I'm an expert, but I'd be surprised if the CSR was correct on this statement!
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I was able to move a TiVo with $6.95/mo plan to my Sister's account. Then later I was able to switch that TiVo out with an HD via the website.
     
  12. overFEDEXed

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    I was going to transfer the $6.95 plan/Premiere to my Dad. The rep said that he would do it, just say the word.

    Before that, a rep said that he could transfer that same $6.95 plan, to my Elite. I'm not so sure about that one. I had purchased it from Electronics Expo for a discount so.... I should have tried it. (CSR roulette anyone?)
     
  13. Balzer

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    Yea.. it's worth a shot to try.. I was able to transfer my $6.95 rate from my original Phillips Tivo to a Tivo HD, and then to a Premiere.

    With the HD, I was able to do the transfer online, without calling a CSR. However, with the Premiere purchased at Best Buy, it wouldn't let me transfer it online, so I called. The CSR just said Yep and did it, no fuss, no muss. I was actually surprised that I didn't have to argue/plead. :)

    I am getting a Roamio soon, but will probably finally get the Lifetime, rather than trying to transfer it again. I'll keep the $6.95 monthly Premiere, and cancel the $12.95 monthly rate for the second Premiere I bought (unless they offer me a $99 lifetime deal)..
     
  14. JasonD

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    I was going to shut down my 2 channel premiere on 12.95 a month rate. Called up and asked if they would give me lifetime for $199 on it. They came back at $300. I countered at $250.00 not a penny more, said they didn't have $250.00 rate but would give me $199.00 rate.

    Took about thirty minutes for the whole process not fast. But I'm happy!

    Jason
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you're gonna do that then you'll have to pay full price for lifetime ($499) rather then the MSD discounted price ($399). If you get MSD lifetime then it will not qualify as a primary box, so when you cancel the $12.95 rate the other Premiere will jump up to the current $14.95/mo rate.

    Now there is a coupon, PLSR, which will discount lifetime by $100 but it's not 100% clear on whether lifetime bought with that coupon will qualify as a primary unit or a MSD unit. So it's a risk to try and use it.
     
  16. Balzer

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    Good points. I'll have to see if I can work it out. :)
     
  17. RustySTL

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    I almost upgraded to a XL4 a month or so ago because Amazon had a deep discounted price on them. TiVo would only transfer my $6.95 if I bought if from them for $399.99.

    I held off, going to see if I can do it with a Romio now.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    How did it go? If I can transfer the $6.95 plan I would pick up a Roamio Basic for OTA only to replace my OTA only Premiere that has the $6.95 price.
     
  19. robm15

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    I have a premiere on the $6.95 plan also. I if we were allowed to transfer that plan to a roaming basic, but I'd do it in a heart beat. I love but as of now that looks unlikely. But who knows six months from now. I don't lose hope, and they change plans and offer specials from time to time to move hardware.
     
  20. TiVo_Fanatic

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    I plan on getting the Romeo at some point, as o the $6.95 thing. I got it on my Elite 4 tuner right now and the funny thing is. It's my qualifier for MSD with the $6.95 plan lol.
     

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