help with sky subscription and dish

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  1. mgfredy

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    Hi there

    Need a bit of help - the credit crunch is taking a chunk out of my wallett. Looking to cancel my sky subscription on TV to save some cash but need to continue to use the dish as no ariel at the property

    I have read an post on another forum which is as below:-

    The only way those of us with bad Freeview reception (and no cable supplier) can get digital telly is via satellite. For that reason, I've been a begrudging Sky subscriber for some time now. Whilst waiting for the BBC to launch their own Freesat offering, I'd considered switching to Freesat From Sky before, but had been put off by the cost. Then I made a very useful discovery.

    This only really works if you're already a Sky subscriber. Here's the trick. Call Sky, and tell them that you want to cancel your subscription. They'll try and persuade you not to, but just say that you've decided to switch to “Freesat From Sky” because you don't watch the extra subscription-only channels. The trick (which they'll tell you if pushed) is that once the subscription ends, your existing Sky digibox, with your existing subscriber card in it, is a fully-working Freesat From Sky system. No need to pay £150 for the box and dish (you've already got both). And more importantly, no need to pay £20 for a Freesat viewing card (as claimed in their FAQs) - your existing subscriber card will do the job just fine.


    Is this right any help you can give me would be great and more importantly i wont need to use sky

    Also reading some of the thread in here if i cancel my sky tv do i loss the broadband and telephone if so my not be good idea to cancel sky. Unless anyone knows were you can get broadband for £5.00 per month?

    Help would be much appreciated

    regards

    James
     
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  3. mgfredy

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    opps cheers fort help when you refer to sky changing cards what does this mean sorry to ask what may be a straightforward question
     
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    Sky will be changing viewing cards soon.
    Whether ex-subscription cards will continue to work as Freesat cards is not known and you may need to purchase a card from Sky.
    Have you read the definition of the word that you used? I think you meant to type 'chunk' - best to edit your original post
     
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    done cheers for the heads up - any ideas on cheap BB as free sat seems a good idea as i dont use half the channels i pay for
     
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    Take a look here

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    Maybe the cheapest ATM is TalkTalk at £16.99 at £16.99/month for 'up to 8mb' including line rental and free evening/weekend calls

    Some love it, some loath it and beware it's an LLU service with an 18 month contract and could cost you £125 if you wish to revert to a BT line

    Check sites like these

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