Sky - Moving house.

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  1. Desticado

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    Hi folks.
    Im just about to move house and was wondering if it was better to take out a new sky subscription or to pay the 'reinstallation fee' to sky and have my existing gear moved.

    I have a panasonic digibox at the moment which im reasonably happy with although it keeps losing the programme descriptions.

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    Id say keep your old gear if your happy with it ive taken mine to new houses before,take a look in the yellow pages for an installer of sats,i payed 45 qiuid with new cable for my install,hes a local installer and came back after the wind moved my dish,realigned at no extra cost
     
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    How about cancelling your subscription and taking your digibox to the new house. Then take out a new subsidised installation for your new household and just in case they do more indepth checking paying the subscription from a different bank account or under your partners name.

    This way you will get a new digibox and dish setup and have the old box for maybe relocating in another room at some future time.
     
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    Yeah I agree with Starburst - Why pay for a reinstallation fee?Simply take your old one with you and then order a new one as well. Then you have a choice of digiboxes.

    Plus - I wouldn't be too happy with your exisitng setup if it keep losing prog descriptions - I have the same box and it shouldn't do this.
     
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    I think I'll go for the new install route in my wifes name.

    Anyone know what the best deal is on sky installs at the moment?

    also, any benefit on getting sky+ installed now rather than later?
     
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    The online £1 offer is very good if you don't mind which digibox you get.
    I would get the standard digibox installed first and then at a later date you can order SKY+ and for an extra £25 per digibox have the two spare digiboxes you will have relocated around the house:)

    If you order SKY+ as the new installation I think the installation is £50 but I've also seen mention of £100 for new subscribers.
     
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    Can you point me in the right direction please.;)
     
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    http://www1.sky.com/skycomhome/getsky/products/products01.htm


    The page hasn't been updated recently since it still says that the product launches soon.
    Buying SKY+ from a retailer would be the same, once you ring SKY to book installation they would assertain if you were a new or existing subscriber and charge the correct amount.
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    Doh, see what you mean now by
    :blush: thought you meant that new subscribers get the sky+ for £100 installed. Though that was too good to be true.:(
     

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