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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 20th Feb 17, 3:42 PM
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    Cancelling Sky.
    • #1
    • 20th Feb 17, 3:42 PM
    Cancelling Sky. 20th Feb 17 at 3:42 PM
    So if i cancelled Sky what would i have left after the contract ended .
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 20th Feb 17, 3:51 PM
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    • #2
    • 20th Feb 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 3:51 PM
    Hi, I'm not sure if is the best forum to ask about Sky contracts. Maybe someone better versed will come along soon with advice.
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 20th Feb 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 4:11 PM
    We did it recently and as long as you've either got a smart TV or a freeview box you will have all the free channels. If you have a smart TV you should also be able to get all the catch-up apps like iplayer on your TV.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 20th Feb 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 4:12 PM
    I'd ask for the thread to be moved to the TV Moneysaving board, there seems to be threads about Sky on there.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Feb 17, 5:51 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Feb 17, 5:51 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 5:51 PM
    Your Sky box will still work to receive all the free to air channels, you don't need a smart TV or a new freeview box, your Sky box becomes a free view box

    If you still want to be able to record the Free sat channels you can pay Sky £10 a month to retain this feature, or buy a freeview box with recording function.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • Techno
    • By Techno 20th Feb 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:41 PM
    Or tell them you are leaving and they will offer a sweetener of some shape. DH refused to give up Sky Sport so told them we were going and have got our current package for 60% off - still too expensive but he likes it
    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try getting in bed with a mosquito!
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 20th Feb 17, 7:46 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:46 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:46 PM
    Hi, we move threads if we think they’ll get more help elsewhere (please read the forum rule) so this post/thread has been moved to another board. If you have any questions about this policy please email
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    • Quins76
    • By Quins76 20th Feb 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 20th Feb 17, 7:47 PM
    Just contacted sky about my £94 p/m bill.
    Said I'm not happy with the amount.
    Followed all martins tips and tricks on how to haggle within ten minutes boom down to £67.39 per month. With exactly the same package.
    Probably would have more reduction but had to go back to work.
    Its well worth it people.
    • Goldfynche
    • By Goldfynche 16th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
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    • #9
    • 16th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
    A word of warning to anyone cancelling Sky! Make sure the person you talk to gives you a cancellation reference number!
    I spoke at length to a representative at Sky who asked loads of questions, tried to plea bargain but eventually accepted that I wasn't going to change my mind.
    The only thing he didn't do was give me the reference number. So 5 weeks later when I telephoned Sky to ask why I was still receiving them. I was told that they had no record of my cancellation request! Whether this was a genuine mistake or a ploy to get one more months subscription out of me, i'll never know. But be warned!
    When a man says he will do it. He will!
    He doesn't need reminding, every six months.
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