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    • petethesteam
    • By petethesteam 15th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    Sky question - Cancelling and getting new contract
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
    Sky question - Cancelling and getting new contract 15th Mar 17 at 10:54 AM
    Hi, I have attempted a little haggle and got about 40% off but still not happy. I cannot really leave sky as we don't have an aerial which prevents me from going to Talk Talk BT etc so am reluctant to actually cancel. My question is as I live with my mum and the account is in her name, can I cancel her contract and get a new one in my name? So I get the new customer deals. We have the same surname?:
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
    Hi, I have attempted a little haggle and got about 40% off but still not happy. I cannot really leave sky as we don't have an aerial which prevents me from going to Talk Talk BT etc so am reluctant to actually cancel. My question is as I live with my mum and the account is in her name, can I cancel her contract and get a new one in my name? So I get the new customer deals. We have the same surname?:
    Originally posted by petethesteam
    It won't hurt to cancel and have a few days off . Cancellation brings the better deals and switch back on is instant if you really get desperate .


    Sky assume that the household has the contract with them and not just the nominated person , so your suggested action may well not work, as you are not a new customer.

    Also, as a new customer, you would have to take Q with it's new cabling needs/costs.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 15th Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:21 PM
    It won't hurt to cancel and have a few days off . Cancellation brings the better deals and switch back on is instant if you really get desperate .


    Sky assume that the household has the contract with them and not just the nominated person , so your suggested action may well not work, as you are not a new customer.

    Also, as a new customer, you would have to take Q with it's new cabling needs/costs.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    I disagree, when I was trying to save money when I was married Sky was in my name so I got my wife to phone up Sky & said I had left the home & that she didnt want to carry on thus giving 30 days notice. She then called up after 35 days saying that she wanted to take a new contract out as a new customer & sky obliged.
    • asturdy2
    • By asturdy2 15th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
    sky don't do a credit check, you don't even need to use your real name.
    3.64KW system, aurora power one inverter, South west facing with no shading in Lancashire.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
    So lying is being recommended ?


    People have reported and moaned about being caught out and ending up stuck in a contract at full price, when the deal is pulled.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 15th Mar 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 9:26 PM
    So I get the new customer deals.
    Originally posted by petethesteam
    Which particular new customer deal were you aiming for?

    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 16th Mar 17, 9:50 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 9:50 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 9:50 AM
    Sky use the property address rather than name
    I tried the "name change" a few years ago and Sky were wise to it - they may be more willing to offer a discount, if you are close to the end of your contract !
    If you cancel mid-contract, they can (and may) charge you for your remaining months
    Also - avoid a Q box - Sky "own" them - so if you leave, you lose the use of it - to use as a "freeview" source, unlike the old HD box (which you get to keep)
    Last edited by 50Twuncle; 16-03-2017 at 9:52 AM.
    • asturdy2
    • By asturdy2 16th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
    I know people who have cancelled (out of contract), and re-joined in partners name to get sky Q plus new customer offers.
    3.64KW system, aurora power one inverter, South west facing with no shading in Lancashire.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 16th Mar 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:26 PM
    First decide what TV you want. If you just want the normal channels you would get with an aerial then ask Sky if you can go onto Sky+ TV, also can you make calls on mobile phones, if so cancel the call package.
    This will bring your bill down to around £25 a month.
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