$99 lifetime offer

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  1. Sep 4, 2011 #41 of 556
    uw69

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    I was a little confused because I got the $99 lifetime on a Tivo HD (was at the the $6.95 per month plan) but I did not add a premiere.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2011 #42 of 556
    blacknoi

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    How did the phone call go? Did you just straight up ask for your $6.95/month HD unit to be converted to the $99 lifetime?

    And they said OK?
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 #43 of 556
    uw69

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    I called and said I wanted to cancel the tivo service on the HD, he said he had a deal for me but needed to talk withe "high up's", after several minutes on hold, he came back with with the $99 lifetime offer.

    I have 6 other Tivo's with lifetime and have been a subscriber since 1999. Don't know if that played into the $99 offer or not.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2011 #44 of 556
    unitron

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    If yoiu had lifetime on that HD that qualifies you for a separate Multi-Set Discount Lifetime on the Premiere at $399.99 instead of $499.99, so perhaps you didn't actually transfer lifetime at all and can put an ad on Craigslist or eBay saying "broken TiVo HD with lifetime subscription for sale".

    How broken is it, by the way?
     
  5. Sep 5, 2011 #45 of 556
    Worf

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    Darn. I want to put an old Series 2 on lifetime... stupid cable company doesn't support CableCARD and insists you buy their boxes (no, we're not covered by the FCC). They're getting rid of their analog cable channels (and all the digital channels are encrypted).

    Consdiering I'll be using that S2 a lot more...
     
  6. Sep 5, 2011 #46 of 556
    unitron

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    What model S2 do you have (TCD??????) and who's your cable provider?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2011 #47 of 556
    megazone

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    No, that's not what happened at all. You picked up a new Premiere and purchased lifetime for it for $400, which is the full MSD rate for lifetime.

    The $99 rate is NOT available on upgrades. It is being offered to users who have an existing unit and call to cancel service. And the $99 lifetime service is for the *existing* box, not a new box. One of the criteria given above is that it is being offered for users who have upgraded to a Premiere - but that mean they *paid* for the Premiere and service.

    So you buy a new Premiere and service, then you call TiVo and say "I want to cancel service on my TiVo HD because I've upgraded to a Premiere and no longer need it so I don't want to keep paying." And TiVo says "Instead of cancelling, how about you buy product lifetime service for it for just $99 and then you can keep using it in another room, etc."

    It is not "Oh, you just got a Premiere? How about $99 lifetime for it?"

    You could've just repaired your TiVo HD. TiVo does do out-of-warranty repairs, for a fee. And 3rd parties like WeaKnees.com and DRVupgrade.com do repair work. And you probably could've just fixes it yourself since most failures are the drive, which is easy to replace.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2011 #48 of 556
    I WANT MORE

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    Done deal Ladies and Gentleman. $99.00 on HDXL. Have a Premier and Premier XL lifetimed also. Have only been a Tivotee since '09. God I love deals.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 #49 of 556
    Chris Gerhard

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    Did you meet the requirements as stated above or just get a favorable CSR?
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 #50 of 556
    I WANT MORE

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    Pretty much my story. Wasn't going to cancel though.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 #51 of 556
    rjspring

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    Just poking around on the site, I found they are now offering a Tivo premier for $100 and a lifetime service plan for $399 on said purchase. This was new info to me, but the $99 would also be well worth it.

    Sticking with my TivoHD units for now, but nice to see they are also supporting lifetime upgrades on the premier boxes.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2011 #52 of 556
    tomm1079

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    so did you guys just call and ask about cancelling service?
     
  13. Sep 5, 2011 #53 of 556
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    Continuous rebooting.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2011 #54 of 556
    uw69

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    Did you try replacing the hard drive? If not you might consider giving it a try.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2011 #55 of 556
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    Yes, replaced the hard drive, still has continuous reboot. Might be the power supply (not sure).
     
  16. Sep 5, 2011 #56 of 556
    I WANT MORE

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    Yes. I have a Premier and a PremierXL that I recently put lifetimes on. The HDXL was my first TIVO that I purchased in '09. After discovering the $99.00offer here I figured what do I have to lose.
    I called in and said cancel at the prompt. Gentleman came on and asked why I wanted to cancel. I told him I have 2 Premiers (which he new) and that due to cost I wanted to cancel the HDXL.
    He said let me see if there are any offers that he could give me. Bingo. $99.00 lifetime.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2011 #57 of 556
    Worf

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    It'll be the Series 2 DT model (649) - I'll have to get the actual number later.

    Cable provider's Shaw. But all Canadian cable providers are the same - if you don't buy their equipment, they won't activate it. And when Motorola went to produce CableCARD boxes, PACE picked up all the non-CableCARD boxes and continued to make them.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2011 #58 of 556
    ducker

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    i'm about to lifetime sub a new premiere box.. I wish I could get a lifetime sub for $99! hell $199 would be awesome too!
     
  19. Sep 6, 2011 #59 of 556
    Beryl

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    Called to see what they can do on my HDXL which comes up for renewal 2/2012. Since I purchased a Premier, they could give me the $99/lifetime. Can't do it right now since renewal is so far out but they gave me a reference number to use if I call back in January. He suggested that there might be a better offer then but I can at least get this one.

    I'm happy.

    I still have an inactive HD that I really don't need. I'll hang on to it because my Premiere, though 'cool' is a bit flakey.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2011 #60 of 556
    shaown

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    I got this on my Tivo HD - my last 6.95 Box.
    But I had recently got a stack of premieres with LT - so I fit the criteria.
    Finally - all my boxes are now LT.
    I really should throw away my unsubbed S1 and sell my LT S3 - but I have such sentimental attachment to them!
    -Shaown
     

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