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Cheapest way to get SKY???

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by priesh, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. priesh

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    Hi - I want to get Sky D with the £16 package - is the best way to do this is to take up the offer to get SKY for £10 with the £37 package, and then switch it over to the £16 package after the first month? Is this allowed?

    i.e. get the £37 package so i only have to pay £10 install, and then after 1 month switch to the £16 package

    Or do i have to have the £37 one for a whole year before i can switch it?

    Also, if i just ordered the £16 package from the start how much is installation?


    Cheers for any help

    Priesh
     
  2. Starburst

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    Yes you can downgrade from the £37 package to the £16 pack after the first month, contact them before the end of the first month to avoid having to pay for a full second month.
    The online offer ends today I believe, although it will probably be extended or replaced with something very similar.
    To take the £16 package from the word go would mean paying £100 for the installation.
     
  3. nunew33

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    Note that to get the offer you are contractually obliged to have it connected to teh phone
     
  4. priesh

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    What does it do when it is connected to the phone line???

    I'll wait a few days for the new offer anyways

    Priesh
     
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    Sortry I meant to say that getting the free dish and box means you have to be connected.

    Its in the hope you will use sky active and the digibox also downloads viewing habits so that Sky can sell this on to a marketing firm (who subsidise the box).
     
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    This only applies to SKY+ as it's T&C's specifically state that SKY can collect "viewing" data. The standard digibox T&C's do not state any such provision and only refer to data used to confirm the existence of a working phone connection.
    Don't let the paranoid amongest us put you off going down the subsidised/phone connection route.
     
  7. nunew33

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    I am not paranoid.


    The contract I signed said that the subsidy was from a marketing firm. Why would a marketing firm be interested in if my phone was connected or not?

    By the way I wrap my head in foil to stop people listening to my thoughts.


    Just sent this to sky:
    I have sky digital and have taken advantage of the free digibox offer.

    I am perfectly aware that the obligation on mybehalf is to have the digibox connected to the phone for 12 months to claim the subsidised digibox.

    Who provides the subsidy?

    I know that the digibox will dial up once in a while to check for updates and determine if it is still connected. Is any other information being transmitted, such as my viewing habits?Edit
     
  8. lynx

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    Only after viewing TelevisionX or Adult Channel is information exchanged. :eek:
     
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    Probably because that marketing firm has to sell the SKY Active service to potential shops/business and being able to specify how many SKY subscribers have the ability to order directly from their "shop" on SKY Active is very important.
    The phone connection in it's original form was so that the companies which backed OPEN would KNOW that there investment resulted in a customer base who had the hardware to use the service.

    As for the foil, do you think it really works?
    :)
     
  10. nunew33

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    Just call me Mr Paranoid

    "Thank you for your email regarding our service.

    The equipment in which you have received through the free equipment offer has been subsidised by a company called the British Interactive Broadcasting agency (BIB).

    Regarding the call-backs, the only viewing information which we will pick up when doing one would be any box office that you have viewed and this is purely for billing purposes only.

    I hope that this information helps with your enquiry. Should you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to email us at the above address.

    Kind regards

    Nicola ******
    Customer Care Department"
     
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    Current £10 installation offer extended to 26.09.02 ! :D
     

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