Transfer your Lifetime service for only $99

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by winter, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. bricketh

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    They have been disconnected in my closet for a few years.

    If the site has changed, I have received no notification from TiVo indicating that, or that I need to re-do my transfer of service selection. I will check it out. Thanks!
     
  2. miketx

    miketx Active Member

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    Anyone know if it is still possible to get this deal? I never got an email from Tivo. I have a S2 Humax with lifetime that I've been waiting for a deal like this. Not sure why Tivo didn't notify me. I have the one s2, but 2 Roamios (OTA and regular) and 4 Minis. Been looking for a reason to get a Bolt.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    No, it's not.
     
  4. Redoctobyr

    Redoctobyr Active Member

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    This has come up a number of times, unfortunately. Many people were somehow left off the email list. The consensus seems to be to call TiVo, explain the situation, and ask. The odds are probably not good at this point, but you can try. You can also call a few times, in case one person is more flexible/accommodating.

    But the deal ended over a month ago, so I'm guessing your chances are not great. There has been some implications by TiVo that they may offer similar deals in the future. At least keep the S2 active, make sure that your email contact info is up-to-date, and maybe you'll be able to get in on a future deal.
     
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  5. miketx

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    Thanks....not a big deal, but would have been nice. I do think it's kinda crazy to expect a S2 to still be connected though.
     
  6. Redoctobyr

    Redoctobyr Active Member

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    Ehh, I've been using my S2s for the last 10+ years :)
     
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  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    And be sure to check here--perhaps the best indicator if a deal is up. TiVo emails just sometimes do not work. :(
     
  8. winter

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    May 22nd also came and went...my S3 still does not show deactivated on Tivo's site
     
  9. dmband

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    Has anyone confirmed that their old box was in fact deactivated?
    I got the email saying it would be but I also have it showing in my active boxes of my TiVo.com account
     
  10. lujan

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    I think it takes an act of Congress to deactivate a TiVo. I've told TiVo on multiple occasions that I sold my oldest TiVo Premiere and to deactivate it. As long as the buyer doesn't activate the Premiere I guess it will remain in my account forever?
     
  11. TheCryptkeeper

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    Keep asking and maybe one day it will happen.
     
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  12. wiz

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    Wondering the same thing. Have a S2 that has a dead drive so hasn't connected in a couple years and a S3 that no longer works with Comcast. I want to move the S3 into my RV when we travel. After 15 years as a TiVo user we go nuts because we can't rewind live TV, or set it to record the news when we are out for the evening. I don't want to find a place in the RV for it and get it all hooked up to have it deactivated.
     
  13. jcliff

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    I own a Bolt and was due to renew my yearly service. Thank you to whoever said to try calling in and asking if there are any deals available. I was able to get Lifetime for $99, which is $50 cheaper than it would have cost me just to purchase annual.

    I can't promise it's an ongoing deal, something they do to keep you from cancelling, or if I just got lucky, but kind of like calling your cable company when your contract is up, it can't hurt.

    I will say it's better to call, however. I tried a chat and they weren't able to give me any information on promotions, and they suggested calling instead.
     
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  14. lujan

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    No such luck with me but I've never paid monthly on the Bolt. I got the free 1 year service included and then cancelled. I think you have to have paid under a monthly service first before they give these types of deals.
     
  15. jcliff

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    Bummer! My free year was about to expire and I was due to renew, so I figured I'd call and ask about any deals for the Bolt.
     
  16. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I think that's the first time someone has reported that low on a Bolt and with only 1 year of service (compared to similar offers for Roamios and Premieres).

    Scott
     
  17. brentsg

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    Wow, this is maddening. I called TiVo in March, fishing for a good customer deal. I have an active Roamio, active Series 3 (both with lifetime), have been a beta tester... and I have 3 active DirecTV TiVo devices. Have been a customer since Series 1. I was looking for a deal for Bolt or Bolt+. Nope... nothing. Didn't get any e-mail from them either.

    This kind of thing makes me want to pack it all in.
     
  18. sfhub

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    Medium deal is $500 for refurb Bolt 500GB, $800 for Bolt+ 3TB, or $700 for Roamio Pro 3TB (all of them with lifetime). That may not be what you are looking for.
     
  19. brentsg

    brentsg Member

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    Yeah, thank you. I got that e-mail but never got the one about transfer of service. That would have saved me quite a lot. In the end I'll probably bite on the current Bolt+ deal, but I'll call to fish first.
     
  20. sfhub

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    Depends how you look at it, the transfer deal was $99 + $199 for new Bolt 500GB, ie $300 for Bolt 500GB. This looks better than $500, but you also lost lifetime one the old S2/S3 unit, which decreases it's value. If your old unit was broken or of little value, that would be a good deal. If you could get $200 for the lifetime unit, but after transfer you can only get $50 (those old S3s can't be activated again), then add that $150 into the cost of the refurb Bolt 500 and your new price is $450. So $450 for new Bolt 500 vs $500 for refurb Bolt 500. $50 diff plus new vs refurb. Still a better deal before, but not tremendously so. Of course the numbers adjust based on what you are transferring from and whether you intended to sell it off.
     

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