Advertisements A neighbor told me he was reading posts on Verizon's forum, where Verizon reps were responding. So, last night I posted the below, non-threatening, simply inquisitive message. This morning it was gone. I re-posted today and it was deleted in under an hour. http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Off-To...-and-multi-room-DVR-free-for-life/td-p/447183 Verizon is offering the choice of a free DVR for life or a $250 gift card with its Triple Play package. However, it is not allowing CableCard Subscribers who bring their own DVR (TiVo) to chose between the gift card or the long term discount. This appears to be in violation of FCC rule 76.1205(b)(5). How is Verizon getting around this regulation? FCC 76.1205(b)(5) For any bundled offer combining service and an operator-supplied navigation device into a single fee, including any bundled offer providing a discount for the purchase of multiple services, such provider shall make such offer available without discrimination to any customer that owns a navigation device, and, to the extent the customer uses such navigation device in lieu of the operator-supplied equipment included in that bundled offer, shall further offer such customer a discount from such offer equal to an amount not less than the monthly rental fee reasonably allocable to the lease of the operator-supplied navigation device included with that offer. For purposes of this section, in determining what is ‘‘reasonably allocable,’’ the Commission will consider in its evaluation whether the allocation is consistent with one or more of the following factors: (i) An allocation determination approved by a local, state, or Federal government entity; (ii) The monthly lease fee as stated on the cable system rate card for the navigation device when offered by the cable operator separately from a bundled offer; and (iii) The actual cost of the navigation device amortized over a period of no more than 60 months.