Transfer $6.95 MSD to a new Romeo base?

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  1. RustySTL

    RustySTL Member

    Feb 26, 2007


    Finally got around to checking with TiVo on this and they said they could do it on a Premiere but wouldn't do it on a Roamio.
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    This has been the case for the past few years, when a new model comes out they will not transfer $6.95 plans to it, after about 6 months they loosen up and allow it more frequently.

    Same thing happened with the Elite/XL4 when it came out, then about 6 months later you could move $6.95 plans to it, from a business side this makes perfect sense to me.
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Well then hopefully that will be the case with the base Roamio. I can wait six months. I would love to replace my OTA only Premiere with an OTA only Roamio. Then it could still be used as a backup to my Roamio Pro. I would only need to move the cable card over. And the smaller side will be even better when I bring the TiVo over to my GFs house to watch shows on.
  4. Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I called to activate service on a new Roamio Pro and asked if I could either transfer the $6.95 MSD plan from my Premiere to the new Roamio, or if they'd give me Lifetime for $99 on the Premiere, I'd buy Lifetime for $399 on the Pro.
    They were happy to give me the $99 deal, which was my preference to begin with.
    YMMV, but good luck if that type of deal can work for you.
  5. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

    Nov 11, 2002


    Thanks for posting.
    I'm going to try my CSR roulette tonight.


    I called and told them that I was thinking of cancelling my $400 lifetime on my Roamio. I'm still within my 30 day window.

    I asked if I kept the LT Roamio plan, could they could give me the $99 on my Two-tuner , $6.95 plan Premiere. They said NO. She said something about the Premiere only being on that current plan, for two years??? I'm sure that it has been a lot longer than that, so I don't know where that info came from.

    Oh well, I tried.
  6. Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I had tried to get $99 lifetime a few times before when those deals were originally offered, and had no luck. I was very pleasantly surprised it worked on two HD's when ordering lifetime on a Roamio Basic, and then the Premiere a couple weeks later when ordering for a Roamio Pro.

    It might be worthwhile to ask to be transferred to someone who can cancel your service. The first CSR that got the deal on the HD's needed me to say I'd cancel them if I didn't get it. He was very polite about leading the conversation that way without saying it explicitly.

    I don't know how much Angry Customer Theater you're willing to engage in, but I hope you can get the deal.
  7. jbell73

    jbell73 Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Has anyone had any luck with this? I have transferred my old $6.956 plan from tivo to tivo without incident in the past. Will this not work on a new Roamio?
  8. Balzer

    Balzer Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I have been able to transfer my $6.95 plan from an original Philips Tivo, to a TivoHD, to a Premiere, and finally to my current Roamio base unit. I may have been pretty lucky.
  9. shrike4242

    shrike4242 Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Saint Louis, MO
    I had my last Premiere XL that was taken out of service, which was a $6.95 unit when it was a Tivo HD and required quite a bit of a stink to move it from Tivo HD to Premiere XL, replaced by a Roamio Pro.

    When I called to remove the initial activation and do a service transfer from the Premiere XL, I had no issues nor had to raise any stink to get it to move to the Roamio Pro. I think the rep's surprise that I was a 13 year Tivo customer had something to do with it.

    Regardless, since I think the only changes I do on any equipment in the future would be lateral moves from Roamio Pro to Roamio Pro under extended warranty or an upgrade from a XL4 to a Roamio Pro.
  10. Scopeman

    Scopeman 2 x Basic Roamio

    Oct 22, 2002
    Central Texas
    I stuck with an old non-Premiere model for ages because they would not honor the $6.95 if I switched to Premiere.

    But then the Roamio models came out and they told me they would honor the old rate. I switched, and YES, they did honor it. I now have two Roamios, and the second one is billed @ $6.95/month plus tax. It is low enough that it made a lifetime sub for that box hard to justify...
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    When the Premiere first launched I was able to transfer my $6.95 rate on my TiVo HD to it. But it was only on the pre-orders for the Premiere launch. At least they let me transfer the $6.95 rate from my Premiere to a Roamio Basic. And then gave me lifetime on the Premiere for $99.

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