The New tiVo's FEEs

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by BoxerMom, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. spudly

    spudly Isles&Fin Fan

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    Steve can you point to one of these sources?
    I have lifetime DVR service and take great umbridge of having to pay the $5 fee if I upgrade my recievers.

    I am no lawyer but think anyone with lifetime would have a pretty good class action case if they tried to force us to pay an addtional $5 fee. I understand that this was an agreement DTV made with TiVo, but not one in which I/we made with DirecTV. Companies have to make business to business transactions all the time and that is just part of the process. One single transaction they do on the 'back end' can't and shouldn't nullify a preesting agreement they have with me. If that were the case, why couldn't my personal dealings nullify contracts or agreements I have with other companies (cell phone, TV programming, credit cards)? They can't! (unless it's bankruptcy :p)
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    See the CSR reply quoted just above your post.
     
  3. spudly

    spudly Isles&Fin Fan

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    Really?
    The only pricing (beyond equipment) I see is referenced here:
    Note that the $5 TiVo monthly service fee is in addition to any fees you'll pay for this upgrade and will cover all TiVo HD-DVRs in your home

    Not being difficult but I don't see anything in the above post that says "if you have a lifetime DVR service there is no $5 added fee" or words to that effect.

    -Glenn
     
  4. stevel

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  5. EJ

    EJ New Member

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    Have any long time customers with good standing had any luck at getting the $199 acquisition fee reduced?
     
  6. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff New Member

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    On my account right now I've got a free HD DVR upgrade waiting for me at $199 credit. I'm hoping that by the time it is available in my area, that upgrade is still there.
     
  7. ccostan

    ccostan SemiSortAdvancedUser

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    I've been a customer since 2003. I've been on 3 old DTivos this whole time (holding my breath). They gave me 2 for free and a 3rd for a reduced price of 60 bucks. I took the 2 free ones. I was also able to get them to waive the $49 dollar installation fee for a new SlimLine 3 dish (I had an 18inch round).

    They mentioned that Subscribers are usually entitled to 1 free service visit a year and I never called them in all this time. I also leveraged the fact that I'd been offered free upgrades to their OWN HD DVR but passed it up in anticipation of the DTivos which took almost 3 years to release.

    Going to call next week and try to get them to waive the $10 buck HD fee for the Credit Card AutoPay.. (Thanks for the Tip!).

    Good Luck!
    CARLO.
     

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