Tivo Mini subscription

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Goober96, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015


    I have a saying that seems to apply in situations like these. "You can never make anything idiot proof, the idiots keep improving!"
  2. y2jdmbfan

    y2jdmbfan Member

    May 7, 2004
    Guys, this works. I finally got them to deactivate the mini that was at 5.99 a month. Took 4 calls and a supervisor. It took 12 hours but finally deactivated. Then I went into my account and it was listed under inactive devices. The key is to not click re-activate service from that screen but to go to the activate a new device screen. Once I did that, it activated automatically and it is listed with lifetime now under my devices.
  3. the block

    the block Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Would be nice if those of us that bought a mini + lifetime subscription could receive a credit for the subscription.
  4. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    Fortunate TiVo probably isn't reading this thread. I suspect this is unintended behavior of their website and they would "fix" it.

    Of course the intended behavior should be to allow free lifetime on all mini's, (without having to play these games) or at least on the current model 93000's.
  5. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC


    TiVo actually does monitor this forum, so yeah they probably know already.
  6. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    I would love to get some of my money back on 2 mini lifetimes. Give me half and i'll be happy.
  7. PopcornGuy

    PopcornGuy New Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    I just completed getting free lifetime service on all 6 of my Tivo Minis. To update, I had temporary $5.99 bill suspension granted on the 6 boxes in October while I decided what to do. This week I called and cancelled service on the Minis. The Tivo rep offered the $49.99 lifetime per box and asked why I was cancelling. I just said I was "doing something different". The boxes were listed as "Inactive Tivo devices" with paid options to reactivate. Adding through "Activate a Tivo device" got a very quick, no hassle, free lifetime activation as advertised by Tivo. Forced a connection to the Tivo service on the DVRs then restarted the Minis and back up and running. The Tivo reps will not (not allowed to) tell you about free activation, just paid reactivation. Previously paid monthly service fees added up do not earn you credit toward lifetime service cost in Tivos eyes.

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