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Transfer $6.95 plan to Premiere 4?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by robm15, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. robm15

    robm15 New Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I have a Premiere on the $6.95 plan, and am considering upgrading to a Premiere 4 so i can add a mini to a spare bedroom.

    Before I buy a new Premiere 4 from Amazon.com, I was curious if anyone has recently been able to transfer to the TSN for a Premiere on this plan to a newer model?

    I saw several older threads from 2009 and earlier and know it could be done in the past but policies change.

    Thank you
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat Uncontrolled Force

    Jul 6, 2002
    It's not written in stone, when the XL4 came out they would not transfer the $6.95 to it, but after about 6 months they backed down and there are now reports of folks being able to do it, so I'd consider the odds in your favor.
  3. robm15

    robm15 New Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Thank you, I did just log into the TiVo.com website and visited the page for transferring TSN's. After selecting the TSN I want to change, it took me to the next page where it appears I can enter a new TSN and submit it. Not proof I'll have success, but it is close.
  4. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    I would not go so far as to say the odds are in your favor. At best, I'd say the odds are now not entirely against you.
  5. news4me2

    news4me2 Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    I currently have a $99 annual plan for a Premiere that expires next week. Since I have been paying this fee for the past 3 years I wanted to see if TiVo had any special discounts I could use towards Lifetime service. So, I called into TiVo Sales & Retention and was told I could keep the same plan on that system or they could offer me 2 new options-

    1- Buy a new 4 tuner Premiere at normal cost and transfer the existing $99 annual Premiere subscription to it. (my original TiVo would then go out of service).

    2- Buy any new Premiere (2 or 4 tuner) at normal cost, along with Lifetime Subscription, and they will discount an additional $100 from the Subscription fee (and I could opt to keep my existing Premiere and $99 annual service). Since I already have multiple TiVo's, this $100 discount would actually lower the new Lifetime Service Plan to $299.99.

    I asked if they would allow me to apply the 2nd option for a system I purchased somewhere else... No- they will only allow these options on systems purchased directly from TiVo.

    I was also told that TiVo will only offer these options until the end of July.
  6. roachjl

    roachjl New Member

    Oct 29, 2006
    I had a 6.99 service plan who h I switched to an XL4. This was part of a promotion that ended on June 28
    Before the promo came out, i was told, that I could switch the grandfathered plan to the new unit as long as I paid full price from Tivo, no refurb, no discounts. I think 499 bucks.
    Give them a call and see what they can work out for you.
  7. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    They waived the $99 fee for me to transfer my $6.95 from Premiere to XL4. Box was $399.

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