Sky Sub Card Tied to Digibox?

NicktheNorse

Novice Member
Is the standard Sky Digital Subscription card tied to the original Digibox? I have an apartment in spain where i have access to a dish tuned into the sky digital satellite (provided by the apartment building) and I can buy a second-hand sky box from ebay. Obviously a second subscription for spain is costly (and as far as i can tell against the Sky T&Cs), so can i just bring my subscription card from the UK to spain every time i go on holiday and use it with the second hand box?

cheers for any help,
nick
 

CARLOS

Distinguished Member
They are tied to the box though my experience is that it will work but you won`t be able to recieve all channels (Movies, Sports)
 

lynx

Well-known Member
Originally posted by NicktheNorse
Obviously a second subscription for spain is costly (and as far as i can tell against the Sky T&Cs),
I understand there are Sky agents in Spain who can supply a legitimate card.
 

VMAX

Novice Member
Sky card will work in any box, but will not give Premium channels, ie film or Skysports, the card is married to its original box for these. Take it out with you and bring it back each trip. VMax
 

VMAX

Novice Member
One more thing to check, make sure you have access to your own dish as they normally have a community dish with limited channels. Expect to pay around £250 to have a dish installed by a reputable dealer - there are a lot of cowboys out there who promise anything to get your money. VMax
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Originally posted by lynx
I understand there are Sky agents in Spain who can supply a legitimate card.


I doubt very much there are actual SKY affiliated agents selling legitimate subscriptions outside of the UK and ROI. In doing so SKY would be in breach of virtually every broadcasting rights packages they have ever bought.
More likely there are a well organised group of individuals with contacts within the UK who are willing to take out subscriptions and then pass them on to a third party outside the country.
 

IanW

Well-known Member
Just thinking out loud, could you not get a mirror card, tell SKY that both boxes are at your UK house get each card linked to each box, then take one box over to Spain, surely SKY would never know?

Ian.
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Originally posted by IanW
Just thinking out loud, could you not get a mirror card, tell SKY that both boxes are at your UK house get each card linked to each box, then take one box over to Spain, surely SKY would never know?

Ian.


Well when they try to contact both boxes (which they do for the mirror sub) and confirm they are connected to the same phone line and only one responds then you are in breach of the contract. Then you get the warning and then they charge you full price for the second card.
SKY are not stupid you know:)
 

AMCross

Well-known Member
Starburst i know what you mean BUT

Sky are stoopid i have a two sky + boxes both connected to the same phone line with a mirror sub and the stupid buggers have sent me five letters threatening to cut me off:suicide:
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Originally posted by AMCross
Starburst i know what you mean BUT

Sky are stoopid i have a two sky + boxes both connected to the same phone line with a mirror sub and the stupid buggers have sent me five letters threatening to cut me off:suicide:

Well two things spring to mind:)

Very poor communication between departments OR the boxes are connected to the same phone line but they are not successfully making contact with SKY to confirm their status.
Therefore as far as SKY are concerned you are in breach, worth finding out which especially if it turns out to be a modem fault and you are still under warranty.
 

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