More specifically, does VR typically upgrade the firmware when you send it in for a tune-up?

I have a V1 v1.8 fw 3.619 from 2001 or 2002. I emailed VR and they said they might be able to tune it to reduce falses. Since it's going back, I'm wondering whether to pay $75 and get the latest hw and fw, although I don't need the POP and Euro Mode features. I asked the rep whether I could pay for a hw/fw upgrade without POP and Euro but he said that they don't offer such a thing.