Sky's Packages

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  1. Mr_P

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    I take it that once my year with Sky is complete I can cancel my £12.50 monthly payment and still get the same programmes I am receiving now?

    What I find strange if this is true is why do Sky charge for this value pack after the 12 months is over! Surely when my year is up, Sky won't continue charging me £12.50 per month when the channels I am getting, I can get for free. Do Sky actually advise you when your year is up and stop taking the £12.50 from you. If not then aren't they taking your money for nothing?
    Or am I missing something?

    Also I was thinking of paying around £16.50 extra a month just for the last couple of months for the football season by getting the Sky Sports package. This extra £16.50 a month, in my opinion, is worth it for the number of matches that are going to be on. However once my year is over and I cancel my payments to Sky, if I ever want to pay for the football again, I will need to find £29 a month, so why don't Sky have their packages priced at what they are minus the £12.50?
     
  2. Tides2002

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    If you cancel your subscription then you will only be able to receive Free to air/view channels such as the terrestrial channels, TCM, Sky News, and others, mainly shopping channels.

    Channels like Sky One will be no longer available.
     
  3. lynx

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    Not strickly true ( remove your viewing card and you will loose the fta channels ). You will require a card from $ly to enable the viewing of BBC etc, this will be supplied foc.
     
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    If you remove your smartcard then you will only get the FTA (Free To Air) channels afterall that's there reason for being, they can be recieved with a digtial receiver with no form of conditional access.
    The BBC, CH4, five and ITV1 are FTV (Free To View) channels and require either a BBC smartcard or a current SKY smartcard with or without a subscription package.
    When you cancel a SKY subscription your existing smartcard will be downgraded and will be identical in it's active encryption codes to the BBC supplied smartcard.
     
  5. lynx

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    If i remove my card i loose fta's ( as do friends ).
    http://www.solsat.com/why.htm
     
  6. groundy

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    Lynx is correct :).
     
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    [Hidden=groundy] The cheques in the post mate.Thanks[/Hidden]
    :) :laugh:
     
  8. groundy

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    [Hidden=Lynx]Twas a pleasure Sir ;) :D[/Hidden]
     
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    Free To Air channels do not need a smartcard of any description, SKY News & MotorsTV are examples of FTA channels.

    Free To View channels require a BBC smartcard or a SKY smartcard, BBC1 and CH4 are example of FTV channels.

    Anyone claiming that a FTA channel on SKY digital requires a smartcard is confused:)
     
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    Damn it - he's right you know (I just checked) :blush:.

    I feel like a dumbass now :blush:.
     
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    [​IMG]

    :lesson: :D
     

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