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merlin said:
I phoned TiVo and asked if I could transfer my Lifetime Sub to another Tivo that I was paying a monthly sub for?
IIRC this has been discussed before. Basically, they won't transfer onto an active monthly subbed box, only onto a dormant one.

Presumably this is because they will lose the revenue on the subbed box, whereas on a dormant box, they may never see any new revenue, so they allow it on the grounds that they are no longer able to offer a repair service on your lifetime box.
 

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Pete77 said:
Can't any currently monthly subbed box be turned in to a dormant box simply by the original monthly subbed customer closing the account...
I'm sure it can, but I was responding to merlin, who said he told CS he still had the monthly sub.

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Or are you saying they will only transfer a Lifetime Sub on to one of the handful of Tivo boxes out there that are Account Status 1 - Never Set Up?
I just meant a box that doesn't currently have a monthly sub.

Pete77 said:
I think you are merely saying the account needs to be Closed first.
Sure, although doing it during the same phone call as asking for the the lifetime sub transfer, I'm sure they are going to smell a rat :eek:

Pete77 said:
If you buy a secondhand box that somebody has been paying the monthly sub on from Ebay it surely seems highly unlikely anyway that they will not have Closed the account before the send it you. ;) :rolleyes:
Well obviously, but merlin stated that his new (knackered) box has a lifetime sub.

I should add that I have no first hand experience of any of this. I'm merely dredging up memories of a similar discussion from posts in the past.
 
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