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    options for departing from sky and monthly fees

    This is a discussion on options for departing from sky and monthly fees within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hello all, I currently have 2 sky hd boxes and I pay the monthly fees as part of my rent ...

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      options for departing from sky and monthly fees

      Hello all, I currently have 2 sky hd boxes and I pay the monthly fees as part of my rent with flatmates but Im looking to leave sky myself as I don't want to pay monthly anymore. However, my flatmate wants to carry on using sky and is willing (if neccessary) to start a new contract but would like to keep his box. So far simple... But I'd like to get hold of one of those freesat cards that sky do for 25 but don't know much about them? -what restrictions they may have in terms of usability for myself (other than that I won't have the channels I had before).

      I did call sky to ask about this but was met with a rather frosty gentleman who seemed rather unhelpful once i'd mentioned this freesat card and he told me something about me not being able to use one of these cards because I have the main hd box.

      To wrap up, I'm after freeview or freesat channels, ideally with the record function but I need to make sure that my flatmate will still be able to use his sky hd box on a sky hd subscription taken out by him.
      whats the best way to go about this? and what interruptions/time should i expect in moving the subscription on to him?

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      Re: options for departing from sky and monthly fees

      Cancel your contract (30 days notice is required).

      Let your friend take out a new contract.

      When he has his new STB installed, swap it for the old one he has been using and he can pair his viewing card with it. This requires a simple phone call to Sky and takes around 5 minutes.

      Job done.

      ...and you get a nice new Sky+ HD STB.

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      Re: options for departing from sky and monthly fees

      The card you currently have will act as a Feeview card. There is no need to buy another, that is only required when you do not have a card. You may have to pay for having it replaced when Sky renew the viewing cards, as they do every few years, but worry about that when the time comes.

      Bear in mind that if you are on the Free Lite broadband, this will cease when you stop the TV unless you pay 5.


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