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    downgrading

    This is a discussion on downgrading within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi All, new here so pls be gentle. Have come to the end of my years free sky+ / sky ...

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      downgrading

      Hi All,

      new here so pls be gentle.

      Have come to the end of my years free sky+ / sky world (I won a comp) and have to start paying 45+ now which i can't really afford.
      What's the cheapest 'package' available? Can i just use my sky+ box as a freeview box so i have no monthly cost?

      Thx.


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      Re: downgrading

      Quote Originally Posted by mjs8274 View Post
      Can i just use my sky+ box as a freeview box so i have no monthly cost?
      No, you have to be a paying subscriber to be able to use the sky plus functions.

      The cheapest package is a one mix which is currently 16 (due to rise in September to 17 I believe):

      Choose your own Broadband, Digital TV & Phone combination with Sky

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      Re: downgrading

      Quote Originally Posted by mjs8274 View Post
      Hi All,

      new here so pls be gentle.

      Have come to the end of my years free sky+ / sky world (I won a comp) and have to start paying 45+ now which i can't really afford.
      What's the cheapest 'package' available? Can i just use my sky+ box as a freeview box so i have no monthly cost?

      Thx.
      Hi I to am a new user, When I signed up for sky a month ago I was told by the
      rep that after the years contract you can use sky to access free view channels.
      T D

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      Re: downgrading

      maybe because i have a sky+ box i can't?
      (not a normal sky box)

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      Re: downgrading

      Hi All,

      another couple of questions if i may:

      1. can i downgrade to a basic 16 / 17 package for a couple of months or is it a whole new contract. i.e. come Feb / March time can i add in some sky sports?

      2. do you get Sky Sports News as part of the cheapest package?

      Thx.

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      Re: downgrading

      You can upgrade / Downgrade your channel packages as often as you like.
      The minimum price you pay is 17 a month for the Entertainment Mix (Sept price).
      The only problem being that upgrades can be done on line, you have to ring up for downgrades to be interrogated.

      If you have Sky + you have to remain a subscriber (17/month min) to continue using the recording features.
      If you cease to subscribe you will be able to view the free to air channels, check out what they are on the Freesat from Sky website, you will not be able to use the record function.
      Its possible to enable the recording function by paying a monthly sub of 10.

      Hope this is all clear.


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      Re: downgrading

      Quote Originally Posted by penrhyn View Post
      It's possible to enable the recording function by paying a monthly sub of 10.
      But you have to specifically ask for that at the time of cancelling.

     

     

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