Downloads dont count towards your usage on Telecom, if you buy it with the monthly installments it gets charged to your telecom bill, ours is only $10 a month for 36 months I think because we got it when they had that massive special on for home account customers.
What I like about it too, someone says "oh damn blah blah show is on tonight" so I can say "Its algud I'll TiVo it from my phone". Did that at macas the other night with family, nana was stoked and couldnt believe it was possible. Lol.
User friendly-ness is also very good, anyone can pick up the remote and use it
Being able to record one thing and watch another is cool too.