Any recent Roamio Lifetime retention deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jlin, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. jlin

    jlin Member

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    Has anyone heard or received any good deal on Lifetime subscription for Roamio lately?

    I was hoping the $99 retention deal is still alive.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Not likely, it ended long while ago. Only those that are on monthly (or yearly) for several years apply.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'll need to check mine then. I've been on the $6.95 monthly plan for many years. Starting with an S3 and then it got transferred to a Premiere. Then got transferred to a Roamio Basic in 2013. So if I could get lifetime for $99 I would jump on it. But I haven't checked in a couple of years. The last time I checked they wouldn't offer it to me.

    Either that or I'll get another $300 Bolt which includes All in service from my Premiere and S3 boxes. But I would prefer to continue using my Roamio BAsic for OTA. Since it has a 3TB drive in it and can be used as a back up for my two Bolts on Cable in a pinch.
     
  4. jlin

    jlin Member

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    Ever since Tivo outsourced their customer service/retention department to overseas, the deals have been much more difficult to get than American agents.

    Let me know what happens when you try.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2018 #5 of 27
    cpgar11

    cpgar11 New Member

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    I called in today (8/1/2018) to cancel service on a Tivo Roamio Plus that I have been paying $9.99 per month going on 4 years now. I didn't expect to keep it as long as I did, considering that I also have two 4-tuner bolts with All-In service. I guess I just preferred the 6 tuners and the box-design that allowed me to stack it with my other components.

    I've been with tivo since 2002 and have been offered $99 All-In in previously when canceling boxes (S3 and premiere). But today on my Roamio Plus, Tivo only offered All-In service for $199 or to reduce my monthly payments to $6.95 per month. I would have accepted All-In at $99 and asked the rep if they could do that, which they declined.
     
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    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    All-in is what Tivo calls lifetime now.
     
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    shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    A coworker had a Premiere and a Roamio on monthly service and they were offered $99 all-in service for the premiere and $199 for the Roamio recently.
     
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    swiftsol

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    I called today, & was quoted $549. Do you have to threaten to cancel to get an offer?
     
  9. Aug 8, 2018 #9 of 27
    jlin

    jlin Member

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    $549 is regular price. You have to had been paying for a long time to qualify for retention I believe.
     
  10. swiftsol

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    since 3/1/2015 on this device, but I had 2 prior devices
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    For that price I guess I shouldn't bother. I'll just keep the $6.95 a month I have on my Roamio Basic. Although if things weren't changing with oTA, I would probably pick up another Bolt with the special Premiere/ S3 transfer deal they have going on. Or maybe that already ended?
     
  12. mahermusic

    mahermusic Deadlines Amuse Me

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    It ended on 8/7.
     
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  13. shwru980r

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    Yes, you have to threaten to cancel. I see you've had service for over three years so I think you would get the offer. Just hang up and call back again, if you don't get the offer. I would try calling back a few times.
     
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  14. coolpal

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    Just FYI...
    I called in today and told them my reality... switching to ATT Fiber/Uverse and currently paying $6.95/mo on Tivo Roamio Plus, which I had on account since 2004. Told them I'd like to keep the service if they can offer discounted Lifetime and he initially offered $199, but when asked for $99, he checked with his manager and approved it.

    Took 3 mins total.
     
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  15. rellog321

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    No offense, but what a load of crap.... I did the same thing and was offered the $199 only. He did the "check with manager" too, but I got no love. I'm pretty sure I'll be switching to the Tableo, or Amazon in the next couple of weeks. I even was planning on buying a bolt ota as well. Oh well, guess Tivo doesn't want my money anymore.....
     
  16. reneg

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    Perhaps that 2004 is really 2014? Tivo Roamio Plus didn't come out until 2013-ish. Anyways, glad you got the $99 lifetime.
     
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  17. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    If you call back, they may not get you the same offers. Best you can get is $99.
    Try calling back until you can get it again, although maybe harder. Shoulda coulda woulda jumped in on it.
     
  18. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    $199 is still a good deal for lifetime.
     
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  19. shwru980r

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    A Roamio Pro or Plus would still function as a Tivo stream even if cable cards were discontinued. Could also add a cheap 8TB hard drive for archival storage.
     
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  20. rellog321

    rellog321 New Member

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    Not after paying a subscription fee for the past 5 years on this machine, and when others get offered $99. Especially given the new players that have recently released alternative OTA options....
     
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