New Tivo, needs activation

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  1. MASONCOOL

    MASONCOOL New Member

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    I have a Tivo Premiere that's New and I never activated. So I was wondering, is there an Activation fee in addition to the monthly service charge? What are my chances of getting a deal on a Lifetime service if I called, or are they not doing deals on Lifetime anymore??
     
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    No activation fee just the charges for whichever service you pick. If you've never activated it, I would be surprised if they gave you a deal on Lifetime/All-in service but ask and let us know if you are successful.

    Scott
     
  3. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    There was a recent tale of a Premiere being activated and then after 1 month they decided to not continue. When they called TiVo to cancel, they were offered $99 All-In.

    -KP
     
  4. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet for scoring a $99 lifetime deal on it is to activate it on a monthly plan then after several weeks call in to cancel and see if they offer it to you.
     
  5. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    And the best part of that ploy is that if you cancel that monthly service before 30 days, you get a full refund if they won't offer you a good lifetime deal.

    When you call to cancel, just tell them the box is too old and slow to be worth continuing to pay a monthly fee. If they don't jump on that, you have nothing to lose by asking them if they can cut you a deal on cheaper service.
     
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