New Tivo Price Plans - No More Lifetime + Responses to Summary

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  1. Apr 9, 2006 #1381 of 1393
    ChuckyBox

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    I think it is too late for you. I am under the impression that the extended lifetime offer is only for new activations, not existing accounts. But I could be wrong.

    To answer your question: the only financial hit is the $299 payment for lifetime service. Call up customer service (you can't do it online anymore) and tell them that you want to get lifetime service, you know they are offering it until 4/15, Stephen Mack said so, you read about it on TiVo Community, etc. Some people have reported difficulty getting this, so you may have to escalate to a supervisor, and you may have to call back a few hours later and try it with another CSR. But if they tell you what I told you in the first paragraph, you are probably SOL.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2006 #1382 of 1393
    HDTiVo

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    You are wrong. He is entitled to switch to Lifetime for $299, without penalty, and regardless of the fact he is beyond the intitial 30 days of his contract.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2006 #1383 of 1393
    ThreeSoFar

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    This is correct, but ONLY through April 15th.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2006 #1384 of 1393
    ChuckyBox

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    Corrrect. I was in error. (Though I was talking about the 3/15 to 4/15 extension, not the initial 30 day ownership period.)

    Mack's "new pricing summary" says you can get lifetime on any DVR until 4/15 by calling customer service. You can continue to get lifetime on Humax boxes as long as they have no prior activation history.

    So, to the OP on this question: if you are going to do it, don't put it off. If you wait until the 14th or the 15th you'll probably have a long wait on the phone, and after that you really will be SOL.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2006 #1385 of 1393
    timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I jumped the gun. I upgraded to lifetime just a couple days before the original 3-15 deadline. Now it's extended to 4-15. I should have waited until 4-14. :p

    Actually, not really. :) Then I'd've had to've paid another $6.95 monthly fee.
     
  6. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    A current Series 2 sounds like a pretty good fit for Dish Network, since you wouldn't really be able to use a second tuner anyway (aside from if you were using a mix of Dish and terrestrial broadcasts.
     
  7. Morpheus101

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    If I hold a certificate from Best Buy for a lifetime subscription, can we use those to activate lifetime on the S3?
     
  8. Joeg180

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    The lifetime cards must be redeemed within 2 years of purchase.
     
  9. Morpheus101

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    So is that a yes for S3 acticvation?

     
  10. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Indeed it is. That's why your card is so valuable.
     
  11. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Yes, TiVo has said the lifetime gift cards will be usable on a Series 3 unit if redeemed within 2 years of their purchase.
     
  12. TiVo Troll

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    According to this I don't see why not.
     
  13. TiVo Troll

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    Two years is way more than enough!
     

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