Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by uk_jih, Sep 24, 2003.
Do you have to have a SKY+ box connected to the telephone line?
Yes, it was a condition of the contract. Having said that I haven't had the mirror sub box connected for some time due to an oversight and recently had a letter from $ky advising me of my 'obligations'. Still, I don't use Box Office or Active and it doesn't really bother me if phonelines are connected.
so how can they tell if your not .. i had an engineer visit the other day and give me the third degree about not having mine conneced .. it is now - for the moment
Officially you are not holding to the contract if you got a free or subsidised box.
Therefore you could be billed for the subsidy part !
$ky pay particular attention to mirror subs as they want to prevent them in reality being used by non-subscribers or even people abroad.
As long as you're out of contract (I've had Sky+ for 2 years) then it is no problem. I've not had mine connected to a phone line for over a year. I had an engieer in the other week because of a problem with the box and he needed to connect the line to do something to the box, but then proptly unconnected it afterwards, saying it was my choice not to connect it as I was out of contract.
I suspect circumstances are different with the mirror subscription, i.e. phone lines have to be connected to qualify for the second sub discount.
Mine was plugged in when installed but taken out as part of an install. Has never been put back. Don't use box office so I don't miss it. Only had it 3 months, sky haven't said anything either.........yet!
i've had sky for ages and never plugged it in from the start. i wouldn't worry
I have Sky+ had it since it came out and a mirror sub .
I have had some letters about not connecting the second Box to phone line and recieved my final warning last month and they have given me a month (1 week to go ) to connect it which I am not doing .
I`d rather not have it im fed up with the wires I don`t mind 1 box being connected which I have done but not the second .
so looks like ill keep the Sky+ but the second box will just be freeview as im not connecting it .
I had no problem with the money but fed up with stuff connected to my phoneline
Just make sure that SKY are going to deactivate the mirror card and not just bill you a full subscription on it which they are entitled if you are still within the minimum term.
Cheers Starburst Again .
Ill find out mate
I now have SKY+ and it is not connected to a telephone.
As I have had the SKY+ box for over a year, I said that SKY could not force me to connect it.
As long as I don't have a mirror subscription then this is OK.
They *may* charge you for the equipment as you are in breach of contract...
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