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    Cancelling Sky

    This is a discussion on Cancelling Sky within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi can anyone help, I have had my Sky plus box for about 18 months, and I wish to cancel ...

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      Cancelling Sky

      Hi can anyone help, I have had my Sky plus box for about 18 months, and I wish to cancel Sky. I was told by Sky I would not be able to use my Sky+ box.

      If I paid the 20 basic 1 off fee would I be able to use the box, or what is the least I can pay to use the box thank you.


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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      To use the Sky+ features, you would need to have an active Sky TV subscription or pay 10 per month.

      If you pay the 19.57 fee for the card, (although iirc your old card would revert to this anyway) you should still be able to watch TV on it, but not use the record etc unless you pay the 10 per month. I think.
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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      Thanks for that would I still be able to watch the basic SKY programs paying 10 per month.

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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      You could only get the basic Sky channels with a subscription - 16.50 a month I think it is. However, that would give you the Sky+ facility. Without a TV subscription, then it would cost you 10 per month for the Sky+ features.

      Here's the latest prices:

      Sky User - Sky Pricing Roundup - May 2009

      If you go for the other option, I am pretty sure that your existing card would revert to the card required, thus saving you the 19.57 - Your choice of programmes would be as follows:

      FREESAT from Sky - What's on TV - FREESAT from Sky

      Maybe worth considering your options, or ringing cancellations and say that you cannot afford a lot of money and can you go to the minimum package. They may do you a deal on other packages etc
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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      Thanks for that I will ring them

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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      Just wondering, but given the fact that Sky have begun the process of issue new viewing cards, would not be a good idea to keep any Sky subscription active until you have received your new viewing card(s).

      As would I be right in thinking that when Sky eventually disable *ALL* the old viewing cards, then you could still lose access to the likes of Channel 4, 5 etc.,

      Even though they are technically FTA or is FTV?

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      Re: Cancelling Sky

      I would have thought anyone that relied on a card from Sky, would get a new one if needed.

      Sky may disable all the old cards at some point, but surely they would also replace all those before hand. Otherwise all those people with Pay Once Watch Forever would be stuffed.

      As I understand it, all existing Sky cards, without an active subscription would be the same as a 19.57 Freesat card from Sky. Worst case scenario would be that you have to buy another, although its hardly your fault, Sky are changing their cards.
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