$99 lifetime offer

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  1. Sep 2, 2011 #21 of 556
    aaronwt

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    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.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 #22 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Has anybody been able to get lifetime for $99 on a Premiere? I don't think it is all $6.95 monthly users that are able to get $99 lifetime, I think it only works with older boxes. If it is possible with the Premiere, great, that is an even better deal, the box is newer and will likely last longer.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 #23 of 556
    blacknoi

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    Interesting. I have a TivoHD on the $6.95 month plan MSD (S3 as a primary unit, already lifetimed).

    Seems like it'd be worth it just for the resale value.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 #24 of 556
    mammoth6

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    I am curious exactly what you guys had to say in order to get this deal. Tivo CSR told me that I could pay $12.95 per month (what I currently pay), $499 for lifetime, or I could call them back when i was ready to cancel. He said that was the best they could do. I've been paying $12.95 per month since 10/07 so maybe they feel like they've gotten everything they wanted out of me....
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 #25 of 556
    larrs

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    You can still sub an S3 or THD for that unit and keep the $6.95/mo. Then, you could take advantage of the $99 Lifetime and sell it for about $350 on the 'bay.

    I have a THD on $6.95 and a Premiere. I am going to call and see what they can do for me.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 #26 of 556
    HiDefGator

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    are you sure this $99 lifetime special deal follows the box to the next user? that just seems like too good of a deal to be true.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 #27 of 556
    jfh3

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    This offer is for:

    - those that were on three year prepaid plans with a THD and reactivating the box.

    OR

    - Those on the $6.95 plan that are cancelling that plan AND adding a new Premiere. (e.g. move a THD from a $6.95 plan to lifetime for $99 AND buy a new Premiere with a new, current plan).

    Tivo is apparently getting a lot of calls because of this thread (I presume), but if you don't fit into one of those two categories, the $99 offer doesn't apply.

    (And yes, it stays with the box, not the account, just like any other lifetime box)
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 #28 of 556
    Dan203

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    Is there a good deal on a standalone HD/Premiere out there anywhere? One that doesn't require a contract and that I can just transfer my $6.95/mo sub to?

    Dan
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 #29 of 556
    jfh3

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    It would have to be an original Series 3 or a THD. The $6.95 plan cannot be transferred to a Premiere.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2011 #30 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Good question and I don't have any idea why you wouldn't qualify. I don't recall if lifetime was an option when you subscribed in Oct. 2007 but if it wasn't, you should be exactly the customer that qualifies for this offer in my opinion. I didn't think I qualified and when it was denied for me, I just accepted I didn't meet the necessary criteria.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2011 #31 of 556
    uw69

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    Is there really a criteria for obtaining the $99 lifetime deal on Tivo HD's or is it something Tivo is doing to keep long time customers?
     
  12. Sep 2, 2011 #32 of 556
    mattack

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    I presume they are referring to the apparent fact that even lifetime Tivos have to "call in" to Tivo's servers to keep MSD active.. I believe the info is once every 6 months.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2011 #33 of 556
    larrs

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    I've got two in the closet that I subbed Premieres for when they first came out. PM me if you want one cheap.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2011 #34 of 556
    ctcraig

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    ANy thoughts on going to lifetime on an exiting HD and doing an xfer when the Premiere comes out?
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 #35 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    My thought is there is zero chance you will be able to transfer the lifetime from a TiVoHD to a Premiere or the next model subsequent to the Premiere.
     
  16. Sep 3, 2011 #36 of 556
    unitron

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    My thought is that the Premiere has been out for a year or 2 now, and that if you have a Series 3 platform HD that you can get this $99 Lifetime deal on, you should grab it to increase the resale value of your HD, which is worth about $50 without lifetime.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2011 #37 of 556
    jfh3

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    I posted the criteria a couple posts back and confirmed them with a CSR supervisor.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2011 #38 of 556
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    Hearing about this offer kind of pisses me off. My TiVo HD just died, and I tried to no avail. I bought a Premiere and had to pay $399 to TRANSFER a lifetime to it.
     
  19. Sep 4, 2011 #39 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    I don't know why it would kind of piss you off. I just think it is a great deal for the people that can get it, I didn't qualify and it sounds like you don't either. I never get mad because other people can get a deal I can't get. If things that don't affect me did make me mad, I would be upset all of the time.
     
  20. Sep 4, 2011 #40 of 556
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    Isn't it pretty obvious? I try to upgrade for $99 and I can't, I have to spend $400 to replace a broken TiVo, yet someone else with the same unit I had can upgrade for less.
     

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