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    • pocketslint
    • By pocketslint 2nd Oct 17, 12:01 PM
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    SKY contract advice required please.
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 12:01 PM
    SKY contract advice required please. 2nd Oct 17 at 12:01 PM
    I took up a deal with Sky for Line and BB about 18 months ago. Unfortunately, due to ill health, I have been unable to take advantage of any services provided by Sky. I am now in a position to realise such services, and as such, I contacted Sky as I wasn't getting any signal. It now transpires that I have never been properly connected from the outset, ie I do not have a working line within my house.

    I am sorry to upset the general ethos of the site, but please remember that I did cite ill health and we will leave it at that.

    Now my main issue requiring the in depth level of expertise I am accustomed to on MSE. While i accept my responsibility in the matter, is there any expectation that Sky should have realised I had an issue to begin with? or is that stretching their responsibilities just too far?

    In short, should I just accept the loss and move on, either with Sky or another company (I haven't researched 'value for money' as yet) or am I in any position to claim back payment for a service I never had any chance of receiving without realising and informing Sky at the outset?

    I do feel morally responsible, but it does seem to be a tad much on some level.

    Any help will be duly appreciated as always, with thanks in advance.
    Last edited by pocketslint; 02-10-2017 at 12:50 PM.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 2nd Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 12:55 PM
    Very doubtful, until you let Sky know there was a problem it's very likely they'd have never had a clue. I have these conversations at work occasionally (not Sky) where the customer says 'but you can see that I've not been watching the channel for x number of years, can I have my money back?', the answers always 'no, we cant tell if you've been watching the channel as not even Sky can say that'.

    Morals don't come into it from either side I'm afraid.
    • pocketslint
    • By pocketslint 2nd Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:04 PM
    Thanks for that 'inside' slant on it Colin_Maybe, and it is really where I am myself. I am thinking more on the lines of appealing to their better nature, probably by letter, rather than just cancel the said contract and walk away. I can't even take advantage of their current offer to Newbies as I suppose I am currently considered to be an 'existing customer'.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 2nd Oct 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:16 PM
    As I see it, you have nothing to loose by writing a 'very nice' letter to Sky explaining your circumstances.

    You never know, there may be some sympathetic customer service people at Sky, especially if you say that you would like to stay with them.
    • pocketslint
    • By pocketslint 2nd Oct 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:23 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:23 PM
    Thanks Mister G, that is really my thinking, it can certainly do no harm. I was just wondering if anyone else had experience of a similar situation.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 2nd Oct 17, 3:59 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:59 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 3:59 PM
    Thanks Mister G, that is really my thinking, it can certainly do no harm. I was just wondering if anyone else had experience of a similar situation.
    Originally posted by pocketslint
    Be aware that it took them 4 weeks to phone me after I wrote to them concerning a different matter, of course the call was missed and I eventually received a letter back saying they'd noticed I'd been back in touch since so they'd closed the open ticket down.

    You could certainly use everything you've written here to try and get a good discount but then everybody should do that.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 2nd Oct 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 6:12 PM
    As above there is nothing to lose by having a polite conversation or sending a letter, provided that you don't accuse them of anything.
    They have millions of customers so cannot constantly monitor all accounts and if your broadband constantly cuts out or drops to an unusable speed ,they don't know until you tell them, so they are able to run checks to help locate the problem's source.
    • Bronvahl
    • By Bronvahl 4th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 1:58 PM
    I would call Sky, make sure you use the 0800 number as calls can take hours.

    Do not waste your time on Webchat or foreign call centres,, ask for the WinBack team, if they ask why say it is because you are leaving. DO NOT let them waste your time by trying to solve your problem, they will take a load on info and DO NOTHING, if they do not put you through ask for their supervisor and complain about them.

    When you get through to the WinBack team explain your situation, tell them it has left a bitter taste in your mouth and you would now like to leave. They have two options, one is their own set of offers that only that team has, the other is to them to go to CRS team who sit opposite them and get access to discounts for when they have not delivered what they said they would.

    Sky do monitor your system, you are required to connect it etc but I suspect the onus is on you to make sure it works.
    • pocketslint
    • By pocketslint 4th Oct 17, 6:19 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 6:19 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 6:19 PM
    Thanks Bronvahl, that is a definite course of action and I will follow your advice, it's what i was looking for really, that MSE voice of experience that helps us all on this site. My thanks also to everyone else for your input, i appreciate you taking the time and effort to help another member. I will of course let you all know how I get on. The spread of knowledge is what we are all about.
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