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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TivoJD, Jun 12, 2018.
Just saw this on Facebook ...
Celebrate Dads and Grads with a new TiVo BOLT.
It is rather humorous as a gift: gift someone with a free new Bolt, and they, then, need to pick up the subscription fee. (Of course, you also could pre-pay the subscription for them.)
It is the gift that keeps on, um, taking, not giving!
Gold star ad on my Roamio units.
I THOUGHT THAT INCLUDED THE SUBSCRIPTION COST. DOES IT OR DOES IT NOT?
It plainly says on the ad: $19.99/mo - 2 year commitment
After 3 years and six months you’ve paid the same as if you’d made a standard purchase with an all-in subscription, and all you’ll have to show for it is a dead box.
Perhaps better, if one does OTA and not cable, buy a Roamio OTA for $400 or less and never have to buy a separate subscription. At the current promotion's $20/month fee, the Roamio will have been paid off at 20 months and then have a "free" subscription.
And if one is on cable, consider buying and installing a cablecard adapter for it, at around $30 or less.
Why would it be a dead box? The subscription will continue at $19.99/mo until it is actually cancelled.
I think the poster is trying to indicate that, at that point (3-1/2 years), the promotion box with its monthly fee will have equaled the cost of a box and Lifetime subscription purchased outside of a promotion; and at which point, if one wants to continue using the promo'd box, it will be incurring further charges (for an on-going subscription) as opposed to the box with Lifetime.
I wish they would offer this for the VOX... I want to get off my 500gb bolt!
Just purchase a VOX remote (also available at the above linked webpage) and you now have a Bolt VOX system.
I don't think so. He's talking about after 3.5 years and the promo requires 2 years of service so he's already taking into account the Bolt's continued use and further charges post promo. The question still stands. How is a tivo that requires further charges a dead tivo?
And I'm not asking you Mikeguy, I'm asking the person who said it, as they are the only person who knows what was meant.
But do you still have to pay the $20 a month after 2 years or can you change the pricing back down to the normal $15 a month or the annual price of $150?
Oops, my apologies, I didn't know that only the earlier poster was allowed to speak. Perhaps, in the future, you might want to specify that restriction in your post (or send the poster a personal message). LOL.
I never said or even implied that only the earlier poster was allowed to respond even though it's clear that I wanted him to explain himself. I don't get why you decided answering for him regarding information you can't know was necessary, but you made a guess anyway. I wanted to be clear that your further input was unwanted because you already took your shot and made it clear who I did want to answer my question.
Now when I say that your input is unwanted, that's just what I want. You are free to respect that or you can ignore it and try to explain again what you know regarding the operation of series5orpremier's mind. The choice is yours.
After 24 months, Tivo will continue to charge $19.99/mo until you call to have it changed - essentially cancelling and resubscribing.
But of course you did.
And, of course, you didn't direct your original inquiry to the earlier poster alone. And people here routinely respond to general posts, trying to be helpful. But have a good day there--
You could buy a lifetime bolt on a credit card and transfer the balance to a new card with 0% for a year and pay $20 per month and then transfer the balance to a new card every year until it's paid off.
Our first tivo's were on the 2 year deal after it was up we were able to change plan via my account online No call needed not sure if it's still that way