Early Sky Termination

Hi,

Since taking out our Sky Q contract about 9 months ago our circumstances have changed and the TV watching at home is close to zero these days.

As such it seems not worth it.

Is there a cost-effective way to terminate early, or do I just grin and bare it, continue paying?

Thanls.
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  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 2,594
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    You will have to either cancel and pay off the remaining cost of the minimum term of the contract or keep it running until the end of the minimum term and cancel then. Either way you will pay the same.
  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,803
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    Read your T&Cs - you may find you can't cancel. - "To end your TV contract you'll need to give us a minimum 31 days' notice which cannot end before your minimum term."
  • billy2shots
    billy2shots Posts: 1,122
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    Are you able to downgrade the package to make things cheaper?
  • We have a fairly minimal package anyway but I will look into that.
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218
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    A contract means what it says,i agree to rent for 12 months, also check a lot of Sky contracts are 18 months.
  • billy2shots
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    One very important point.

    Keep an eye out for any price increases. After a price increase you have the right to cancel up to 30 days from when they inform you regardless of how long is left on your contract.

    I was on Virgin a few years back, 18 month contract with 12 months being half price. Just as my first 12 month rate ended they upped their prices by 99p per month. I was able to cancel and missed the last 6 months higher rate.
  • sportsarb
    sportsarb Posts: 1,069
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    I was able to extricate myself from a Sky contract early by advising them that I was no longer able to afford the package due to a major change of circumstance (Dismissal). They did initially tell me that I wouldn't be able to cancel early and pay the termination charges and that I would go full length of the contract, however, with persistence (I really didn't see that I had any other option than to keep trying) and writing a letter enclosing a notice of my dismissal, they eventually relented and allowed me out of the contract.

    Obviously this is a different circumstance from the OP but it does go to show that they are allowed to use leeway when circumstances allow.
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218
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    When will people learn a contract is a contract that works both ways.
    If it says 12 months you pay for 12 months.
  • mobileron wrote: »
    When will people learn a contract is a contract that works both ways.
    If it says 12 months you pay for 12 months.


    Not necessarily. See my earlier post. If they increase the price during your contract period you have 30 days to cancel free of charge.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    So when is the next Sky price rise that may allow the OP to leave under Ofcom rules is the big question .
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