20.4.4 Priority List

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  1. Sep 8, 2014 #81 of 126
    Keen

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    Well, I'm buying one from Best Buy at lunch. I'm going to see what the activation process looks like this afternoon, and will report back.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2014 #82 of 126
    bradleys

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    Oh, good lord I remember that! So many pissed off people trying to play both sides of the deal. "what if I cannot find my receipt?"

    I hope TiVo has a better mechanism to track pre vs. post price change - but consider this notification - you are not going to be able to purchase an $80 Mini and get free service. And those people currently on monthly plans are not going to just automatically get free service.

    I certainly hope TiVo has a transition plan - but no guarantee of that either.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2014 #83 of 126
    Keen

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    Well, Tivo.com still asks me for either a monthly or $150 lifetime fee to activate the Mini. I'll try again tomorrow.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #84 of 126
    HarperVision

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    What was the price difference for the premiere change? If this is only about a $65 difference and that was in the hundreds, then maybe it isn't worth the hassle for TiVo to have "a plan"?
     
  5. Sep 8, 2014 #85 of 126
    HarperVision

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    Yeah I would wait until there's an official announcement from them. Thanks for blazing the trail, Mr TiVo Pioneer! :)
     
  6. Sep 8, 2014 #86 of 126
    bradleys

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    TiVo is saying $50 to convert from monthly to Lifetime (no service)

    I expect it will be a similar fee for Mini's purchased under the old pricing mechanism, but never activated.

    TiVo allows a 30 day money back policy, so if you purchased a full price mini / lifetime in that last 30 days, you can get a refund.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2014 #87 of 126
    HarperVision

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    It's still cheaper to do it the way I did then. ($85 + $50 = $135. Lifetime mini is now $149)
     
  8. Sep 8, 2014 #88 of 126
    Aero 1

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    according to zatz, the $50 upgrade fee is for those paying $6/month on the mini.

    85 + 6 + 50 = 141, kinda of a hassle in order to save $9 after the first month. thats if they still allow activations right at this moment and then wait a month.

    https://twitter.com/davezatz/status/509012260078247937
     
  9. Sep 8, 2014 #89 of 126
    anthonymoody

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    Unless Amazon similarly discounts the $150 lifetime-included mini.

    And then there's this.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2014 #90 of 126
    HarperVision

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    And then there's this:

    http://zatznotfunny.com/2014-09/tivo-mini-drops-service-fee/#comment-41352

    "Joe September 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Just got this from the chat. Seems everyone is getting conflicting answers:

    Nicole: It actually appears that if you purchase a TiVo Mini elsewhere, within the the dates of 9/7 -9/9 you can call in and active the unit with FREE Lifetime Service.

    Nicole: It appears we no longer will have the monthly option."
     
  11. Sep 8, 2014 #91 of 126
    bradleys

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    I am seeing so many different things - best I can say is "we will see"

    I would not take complete stock in a CSR, yet...
     
  12. Sep 8, 2014 #92 of 126
    rainwater

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    You can activate the new Mini over the phone but not on the website yet. Apparently, they've been trained to do this for several days already now.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2014 #93 of 126
    aaronwt

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    I ordered another Mini while they were $85 at Amazon. Just in case I can get the lifetime without an added cost. Eventually my GF will need one if her S3 boxes ever crap out. So I figured I might as well try getting one now.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2014 #94 of 126
    burdellgp

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    <xkcd>You forgot to say "sudo" first</xkcd>
     
  15. Sep 8, 2014 #95 of 126
    Keen

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    Thanks for the tip. I called and they activated it without issue. It took the person a minute to see how to apply the free lifetime, but they found it pretty quick.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2014 #96 of 126
    jwbelcher

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    How did they validate you paid 150 vs. 100 from a few days ago?
     
  17. Sep 8, 2014 #97 of 126
    Keen

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    They didn't. I told them I bought at Best Buy, and that they'd changed their prices already.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2014 #98 of 126
    jwbelcher

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    Sounds like a good time to call in if you have an unsub'd unit. ;)
     
  19. Sep 8, 2014 #99 of 126
    JWhites

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    How is this related to the 20.4.4 update?
     
  20. Sep 8, 2014 #100 of 126
    nooneuknow

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