You used to be able to when the Premiere was first released. I have one launch Premiere on the $6.95 that switched over from one of my TiVoHD boxes. I had a couple of other TiVoHD boxes with the $6.95 plan but I got lifetime for those Premieres that replaced them. I think it's better to get the Lifetime for $99 now. Then when/if somethign new comes along, you can just sell the Premiere with Lifetime and use that to cover most of the cost of the new box. There is no way to know what deal TiVo will offer in the future. But there is typically a nice market for used TiVos with Lifetime service. I sold my old S3/TiVoHD boxes with Lifetime to finace most of the cost of my new premieres. And my plan is also to sell at least two of my Lifetime Premieres to finance my purchase of the Quad tuner TiVo.