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Topic # 175328 25-Jun-2015 10:55
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Hey, Just wanting to know if i can use my Tivo with a different supplier than SPARK...Does it just run off any Wii??
Trust power have a good deal but i dont want to do with out my Tivo box.

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  Reply # 1331240 25-Jun-2015 10:58
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You don't need to stay with Spark.




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  Reply # 1331241 25-Jun-2015 11:00
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Ok thanks for your reply..I had thought that maybe the case but since Spark/Telecom introduced it i thought maybe they had exclusive rights or something silly :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1331256 25-Jun-2015 11:12
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No, the only benefit to staying with Spark is that any Tivo traffic isn't included in your usage cap.  This isn't an issue unless you are downloading to the Tivo and on a capped plan.

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  Reply # 1331341 25-Jun-2015 12:54
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graemeh: No, the only benefit to staying with Spark is that any Tivo traffic isn't included in your usage cap.  This isn't an issue unless you are downloading to the Tivo and on a capped plan.


I believe it's all metered now..




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  Reply # 1331384 25-Jun-2015 13:47
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old3eyes:
graemeh: No, the only benefit to staying with Spark is that any Tivo traffic isn't included in your usage cap.  This isn't an issue unless you are downloading to the Tivo and on a capped plan.


I believe it's all metered now..


I'm surprised, they advertised that the Tivo traffic was free so I don't see how they can now start charging for it.

I assume that the recent resumption of traffic monitoring for Spark Tivo customers just referred to the non-Tivo traffic.

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  Reply # 1331395 25-Jun-2015 14:09
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graemeh:
old3eyes:
graemeh: No, the only benefit to staying with Spark is that any Tivo traffic isn't included in your usage cap.  This isn't an issue unless you are downloading to the Tivo and on a capped plan.


I believe it's all metered now..


I'm surprised, they advertised that the Tivo traffic was free so I don't see how they can now start charging for it.

I assume that the recent resumption of traffic monitoring for Spark Tivo customers just referred to the non-Tivo traffic.


It is after they canceled the caspa service and it was replaced with quickflix. Only caspa was unmetered, and not quickflix. But the tivo and apps on it do also download data, but apparently that is less than 100MB a month. So all data including tivo data will now be metered.  Perhaps that should be throwing in a free 1 GB of traffic to all tivo cusomters to cover this, as it changes the terms of the agreement when the tivo was purchased. But most people will be switching  to unlimited plans anyway.

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  Reply # 1331427 25-Jun-2015 15:00
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mattwnz:
graemeh:
old3eyes:
graemeh: No, the only benefit to staying with Spark is that any Tivo traffic isn't included in your usage cap.  This isn't an issue unless you are downloading to the Tivo and on a capped plan.


I believe it's all metered now..


I'm surprised, they advertised that the Tivo traffic was free so I don't see how they can now start charging for it.

I assume that the recent resumption of traffic monitoring for Spark Tivo customers just referred to the non-Tivo traffic.


It is after they canceled the caspa service and it was replaced with quickflix. Only caspa was unmetered, and not quickflix. But the tivo and apps on it do also download data, but apparently that is less than 100MB a month. So all data including tivo data will now be metered.  Perhaps that should be throwing in a free 1 GB of traffic to all tivo cusomters to cover this, as it changes the terms of the agreement when the tivo was purchased. But most people will be switching  to unlimited plans anyway.


I guess it is a pretty academic discussion, nobody will notice 100MB a month with today's plans and as you say most are switching to unlimited anyway.



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  Reply # 1331550 25-Jun-2015 17:05
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Yes as of 1st July they are charging.
I quite like the unlimited data, ultra fast broadband and a home phone line deal with trustpower for $69 plus at least $100 extra on tect chq. Seems like a no brainer to me so long as i can keep my tivo going.

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  Reply # 1331948 26-Jun-2015 10:35
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ktemps: Yes as of 1st July they are charging.
I quite like the unlimited data, ultra fast broadband and a home phone line deal with trustpower for $69 plus at least $100 extra on tect chq. Seems like a no brainer to me so long as i can keep my tivo going.


Yes your Tivo should work with no problems.

I've used my two on Bigpipe and now Mynxnet and they both just work.

I haven't bothered with quickflix though but I can't see why that wouldn't work just as well with your new ISP as it does with Spark.

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