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When I move home and give Sky my new details will it start at a 12 month contract again? Hope not as what I get on Sky I could get via Freesat inc plus and HD. Therefore save a lot !

My sky package went up by £1.00 per month, is this grounds to cancel my contract?

Thanks

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  • It is not grounds to cancel, its in the small print.

    moving does not re-start contracts, but if you need a new engineer to fit, they can charge for that as its your choice to relocate not theirs.

    Good luck with the move, give them a call they will explain all the options available.
    Marry a Foreigner, its so much cheaper!
  • Are you still within your 12 month contract period?

    If not just cancel your Sky subscription.
  • BryandoBryando Forumite
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    The house has a dish and active sky. My contract not up til later in the year I think.

    Talktalk it is a case of a new contract! My contract with them ends in Feb 2011. However I think I might have clicked that one. Once I swap and talktalk place me on new contract I will cancle it next day! So if I am correct means I get out of staying with then to Feb and being with them for another 18 months. As the company are a nightmare!
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    if you can get everything you want cheaper (free in fact) via Freesat, why pay for a Sky sub then?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • BryandoBryando Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    if you can get everything you want cheaper (free in fact) via Freesat, why pay for a Sky sub then?


    With the digital switch I became aware of Freesat. Looked in to it and basically can get a box that does exactly as the Sky plus and HD box! why pay for HD per month when you can get it for free. HD in my view is !!!!!!!!, nothing to rush out and get the 'HD'box. From what I read a few moths back it has not exactly taken off the way it was first thought, no wonder!
  • edited 1 September 2010 at 3:44PM
    Harrowing_2Harrowing_2 Forumite
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    edited 1 September 2010 at 3:44PM
    Bryando wrote: »
    With the digital switch I became aware of Freesat. Looked in to it and basically can get a box that does exactly as the Sky plus and HD box! why pay for HD per month when you can get it for free. HD in my view is !!!!!!!!, nothing to rush out and get the 'HD'box. From what I read a few moths back it has not exactly taken off the way it was first thought, no wonder!
    Each to their own. "In Bruges" was awesome in HD on CH4 HD (not available on Freesat) the other day. But, to be fair, only large TV screens do HD real justice.
  • david39david39 Forumite
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    You don't say what exactly you are getting from Sky at the moment but if you are a subscriber to any of the Sky packages be aware that FreeSat does not give you anything near what Sky does.

    It offers roughly the same mix of channels as Freeview, with slight variations.

    The only two HD channels on Freesat are BBC HD and ITV1 HD. They keep promising Channel4 HD but it never comes. Presumably BBC1 HD will be on it when launched later this year. If you "dish" your dish and just stay with Freeview and get a Freeview HD box - you'll get the Freesat HD channels plus Channel 4 HD when the facility reaches your area (which it may already have.)

    You cannot compare the range of channels on Freesat or Freeview with Sky - but then they are non-subscription services.
  • BryandoBryando Forumite
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    I rather do what appears a lot are doing whom I know.
    Get rid of the Sky and take up Freesat etc. I dont need sharper pictures! I just want to watch tv. I have a big tv (HD) ready.

    Just of the opinion why pay for tv on top of the licence fee when you can get a good selection of channels for nothing after buying the box ie Freesat.
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