Will tivo let me move my $6.95 grandfathered monthly feet to another used box?

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  1. wiz

    wiz Member

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    (Updated I guess I can't change my title from feet to fee!)
    I have Premiere XL4 and a Bolt 1TB both with lifetime service. I also have a Tivo HD for which I'm paying $6.95 service fee in my sons room. This service fee was transferred years ago from a Toshiba HD-400 when it was retired. I'm thinking of either replacing the HD with a Mini with no service fee or buying a used Roamio. Will Tivo let me move the plan to the Roamio? I know I can call them but thought it might make more sense to ask here first to know what to expect.
    TIA
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Usually not but you might get a deal. Cheapest option is to buy a Mini for that room.
     
  3. wiz

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    That's what I was thinking but also hate to give up that $6.95 fee as I'll never get it back. I found a local seller with a couple of mini's but he also has a Roamio. Was thinking about getting it too.
     
  4. alarson83

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    They do sometimes. Ive got a roamio that's on that 6.95 that i got from a Tivo HD. (cant remember how i had that rate)

    That was quite awhile ago though and may have been a deal as part of the advisors panel back when they had deals for that.

    Miss all the shots you don't take though.
     
  5. wiz

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    The $6.95 rate was the old multi-unit discounted rate. I'll call tomorrow or Monday and see what they say.
     
  6. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    How long have you been paying it? I’d guess you’ve paid them a lot of money over the years.
     
  7. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying that he is foolish for not buying Lifetime in the first place? I'm sure he's already feeling pretty sheepish for the bad deal he's made.
     
  8. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    No I’m not saying he’s foolish, but am pointing out that those fees add up over the years and maybe a Mini is a better value for a secondary TV location.
     
  9. wiz

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    I have an update. Yes they did move the 6.95 rate!

    Yes, I've paid a fortune over the years, because that $6.95 rate was originally on my Toshiba SD-H400 combo DVD Tivo activated in 2004. I've spent well over a $1,000 in monthly fees. When it died four or five years ago, I switched it to the HD. Tonight I called Tivo and got the 6.95 rate swapped to a used Roamio Plus with a 3TB upgrade I bought on Craigslist! So that $6.95 rate is now on it's third Tivo! On the other hand, since it's now on it's third TiVo, that would have been a lot for three lifetime service plans.
    Also when I called in I added an HD TiVo with lifetime I picked up at the dump added to my account. It has a blown HDMI port so only works with component video but if they ever run the $99 lifetime promotion again, I'll qualify.
    I'll write up a longer post about the whole deal later and link to it here.
     
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