$99 lifetime

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  1. gren25

    gren25 New Member

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    I just got an email for the $99 lifetime on my tivohd should I bite:) btw I'm on TWC and pretty happy with them and the hd they offer
     
  2. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I would definitely take the offer. Continue to use the TiVoHD if you are happy with it. I wish I could get that offer on my unsubscribed TiVoHD.
     
  3. jfh3

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  4. gren25

    gren25 New Member

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    mines not subscribed so theres hope:)
     
  5. MeInDallas

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    I think thats what I'll have to do is cancel mine and wait for the email to come. :D
     
  6. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    I had called a couple of months ago to request this great deal and then yesterday sent an email request. The answer for me both times was I don't qualify, I did get an email response quickly, and will just continue to use it unsubscribed which is a pretty good deal.
     
  7. unitron

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    Did they give any indication of why you don't qualify and what it the qualifications actually are?
     
  8. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of any reason why I can't just post a copy of the letter I received.

    That isn't the same response I got when the $99 lifetime request was refused during a phone call I made a couple of months ago but in both cases I didn't meet the necessary criteria, even if that criteria changed some. I am not complaining, if I don't qualify, I don't qualify and I can think of no reason why I should get that deal but it didn't hurt to ask, twice. I don't really need three subscribed TiVoHDs but at $99 lifetime price, I would sure use a third one.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    The $99 Lifetime for HDs that were on a 3 year plan purchased when Lifetime wasn't availible came along several months ago, but a different $99 Lifetime offer seems to exist as well. It first came up with people who got a Premiere and wanted to cancel their monthly HD, but seemed to spread to other HD owners who didn't ever buy a Premiere, and now it seems some S2 owner's are getting the deal as well, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere that it's plainly spelled out exactly who does and doesn't qualify and why.

    I think it's limited to people with more than one TiVo who try to cancel one of them, but I'm not sure.
     
  10. replaytv

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    just talked to Tivo. She said that if I bought lifetime for a Premiere, then I could get lifetime for any lower level box for $99. But only one box at that price.
    But if I was using satellite, I could buy $99 lifetime for more than one box(must be a Series 2 box I think though. So it will work with satellite.)They didn't say how many $99 boxes I could lifetime. I don't know how they know that you are using it for satellite. Maybe cuz they see your lifetimed box on your account shows a lineup for satellite?
     
  11. unitron

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    I wouldn't believe a word of it, it sounds too much like she's confused lifetime at $99 on an older box after lifetiming a Premiere with getting the MSD rate on lifetime for the older box, and I wouldn't be surprised if she meant the lifetime subs on DirecTiVos, which is apparently a different and very confused and confusing deal.
     
  12. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    You were being screwed..when i called to cancel my TiVo HD i was offered 99 lifetime. I also have a Premiere that is just 1 year old the 16th of next month that is paid yearly. My TiVo HD was also paid yearly..not monthly and was my primary TiVo and was 129.per year, the 99 lifetime offer was a no brainer..wasnt gonna cancel either way ;)
     
  13. replaytv

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    She did seem kinda confused, and was surprised how long she put me on hold.
    I am not paying for any subscriptions now, so can't threaten to quit paying. I am using all lifetime or evaluation Tivos.
     
  14. Series3Sub

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    I have always paid monthly on my S3, and after activating a new Premiere and calling to cancel that S3, I was told to wait and see what he can do, and he informed me that because I had that box a "longtime" as a customer (I really haven't had the S3 all that long, really) that I qualified for the $99 lifetime on the S3.

    I had called two weeks earlier to cancel that S3 (no new Premiere activation), and they didn't move offer me anything until I asked if they could do something for me, and the best they said was the $6.95 rate. I asked about the $99 lifetime, but he said I didn't qualify.

    So, yeah, it seems there are a number of scenarios TiVo will allow the $99 lifetime, but it's a hard time figuring out ALL those instances in which one qualifies. For me, it really was the new Premiere.
     
  15. Grakthis

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    Hmmm.... I just sent them an e-mail saying I am considering dropping my S3 that I've had for 5 years now and asking if they had any offers that would justify me keeping it.

    We'll see what they say back... I love my S3, but my S1 died and as a result I don't get the discounted MSD rate that I used to get and it's making it harder and harder for me to justify keeping it.

    I don't want a premiere though... I want a premiere elite. But the elite is still a little too pricey without more details on the streaming only boxes.

    So this is a legitimate threat from me... I've been a tivo owner since 2002... it seems like I should be an ideal candidate for a $99 lifetime offer.
     
  16. shwru980r

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    A $99 lifetime subscription on an S2 should be a no brainer for Tivo, since you can buy a used S2 with lifetime service on-line for that price if you search.
     
  17. rainwater

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    They are just doing it to keep you as a customer in hopes you will upgrade eventually. There are very little revenue opportunities for TiVo on the S2 platform. In an ideal world, they want everyone on the Premiere platform as soon as possible.
     
  18. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Do it or dont! Pick up the phone and cancel, why toy with emails. If they offer you lifetime change your mind if they dont enjoy whatever you think might be better than TiVo...legitimate threat, spare me the drama!
     
  19. Saberj

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    I got a Tivo Premiere in July of 2009 for free (two-year contract). I contacted them a couple weeks back and asked if there would be a way to get a Premiere Elite for my wife for Christmas. They said I could just have the remainder of my contract transferred to a new box if I wanted to. So I went ahead and picked up the Elite. I'm hoping I'll get some sort of deal for the old Premiere. Because if not, it doesn't look like it has much of a resale value. Plus it would have to be good to warrant the extra Cable Card fee. Otherwise I'll probably just closet it.

    Currently my Premiere is set to go to $12.95 in July of next year. I wonder if that will stay when I transfer to the elite?
     
  20. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    By transfering the service wouldnt the Elite become your primary TiVo, making the Premiere eligable for a MSD?
     

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