Fixed Your PostAtomike said:There has never been a local number in my area. I'm afraid you'll just have to get used to the fact that Tivo does not subsidize a certain percentage of its customers.
In fixing your post I, of course, changed the meaning since it was the meaning of your post that was broken. Had I been fixing the grammar or spelling; then in that case the meaning should not change. Hope this little lesson in logic helped.Atomike said:Actually, you changed the meaning. Ask one of your teachers to show you why they're different. It would be worth your time, and will help you when you are older.
It's too bad logic is not taught in schools anymore. I weep for the future.
TiVo uses 3rd party support for a lot of that and I do think that is a problem they could do more to correct. None of those people actually looked anything up, did they? Now once you get it in writing then you may have something.grieny said:Mr/Ms. ZeoTiVo:
I must correct you assertion that TiVo does not promise a local phone number will be available. Call TiVo Sales and they will tell you that the entire country has local phone coverage. I have called (four times).
TiVo has also yanked back the 800 numbers and do not let many use them anymore.wolflord11 said:I do remember reading somewhere the Tivo does offer 800 service for those that do not have a local number. Has the OP tried that?
umm - their business model is very much involved in increasing number of TiVo DVRs on broadband. Increased dial up service at increased cost would hurt their bottom line in many ways.atmuscarella said:if the company is ever going to really become successful and this lack of local dial in numbers is just another example of going in the wrong direction.
it would help if your arrogance did not lead you to bad assumptions.Atomike said:Have you had any economics classes? Likely too young. Ah well.
Atomike said:Again, your youth is showing. You have badly misread. To spell it out: what I'm saying is that Tivo has already done irreparable damage to it's market share by cutting these phone lines.
so you say that cutting the lines has caused damage to market share, yet also claim that getting lines in these areas will not lead to growth. If I was in a business meeting and heard someone rolling these two statements around together I would think they were wasting the meeting's time and wonder how many others in the meeting thought the person a fool.I don't believe adding lines will add to Tivo's growth. I think the downward spiral has begun, and will continue.
cell phones might introduce some latency that make it difficult for the TiVo to complete its data modem call. SO try it if you already have it setup but I would make sure I could return everything before trying this just for the sake of TiVo connectivitySNJpage1 said:Do you have a cell phone that works in your house? There is now an adapter cradle that allows you to connect your regular phones to the cell phone for making calls.
but if you are making more customers in an area that does not have local access or a decent internet alternative then how is TiVo making money on that increase in customers costing them money? The Old David letterman joke of Volume, volume, Volume comes to mind.grieny said:True, a business doesn't want a customer that cost them money. But, what if a happy customer, cost you a small margin and you gain ten more customers from that individual. All of a sudden the economies of scale make them all profitable.
Too many hot shots in business read too many books and simply fail to do what is right. The old fashioned way of doing business still works. I see it everyday. Treat people fair and honest. They will come back for more business and send their friends.