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    • Sterlingtimes
    • By Sterlingtimes 11th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    Understanding Sky package
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
    Understanding Sky package 11th Apr 18 at 9:19 PM
    I'm not too far from the end of my contract. Sky restructures the package from time to time.

    This is where I sit at the moment:
    [1] Boxsets 39.50
    [2] Sports 28.00
    [3] HD Basic 0
    [4] Sports HD 6
    [5] Sky Q Multiscreen 12
    Total 85.50

    I am rather stuck with [2] to [5] which are demanded by my father in law. But is there a lesser entertainment package than [1]?
    Solar installed 21 November 2014 > Centre of England > 3,780 Wp > 14 *270 Watt Trina panels > 14 * Enphase micro-inverters > managed by Enlighten Envoy Hub > 19 west of south > 35 pitch > tree shading to east > iBoost > Wattson Anywhere monitoring > Ovo Smart Gateway > Schneider Electric (Drayton) MiGenie smart thermostat.
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 11th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
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    • #2
    • 11th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
    Entertainment is the base package, box sets the top one.

    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 11th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
    At full price and assuming you agree to a minimum term , Entertainment is 20 and now includes what was Variety, except for the children's programmes. Boxed sets (literally just that) is an extra 5 and HD another 5. However, most people get this reduced.
    • Sterlingtimes
    • By Sterlingtimes 12th Apr 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:01 PM
    Thank you, both. This is helpful. We were previously told that Boxed Sets (and Children could not be removed) was the cheapest way forward. We don't require Children or the Boxed Sets themselves, so 20 +5 might be the correct price.
    Solar installed 21 November 2014 > Centre of England > 3,780 Wp > 14 *270 Watt Trina panels > 14 * Enphase micro-inverters > managed by Enlighten Envoy Hub > 19 west of south > 35 pitch > tree shading to east > iBoost > Wattson Anywhere monitoring > Ovo Smart Gateway > Schneider Electric (Drayton) MiGenie smart thermostat.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 12th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
    If you move to Entertainment and build from there then you can remove the kids and box sets. On the older packages you can't remove the children's channels on any level and Box Sets was the next one up from Variety.
    • Sterlingtimes
    • By Sterlingtimes 12th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
    Thank you, all. I spoke to Sky very politely today using your price points and got the price down by about third. That is close to the amount that I thought it reasonable to pay.
    Solar installed 21 November 2014 > Centre of England > 3,780 Wp > 14 *270 Watt Trina panels > 14 * Enphase micro-inverters > managed by Enlighten Envoy Hub > 19 west of south > 35 pitch > tree shading to east > iBoost > Wattson Anywhere monitoring > Ovo Smart Gateway > Schneider Electric (Drayton) MiGenie smart thermostat.
    • zaax
    • By zaax 12th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
    The agreement will only last a year, at which you will habe to phone them again, and at the 3rd time they say no.
    Do you want your money back, and a bit more, search for 'money claim online' - They don't like it up 'em Captain Mainwaring
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 13th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 11:33 PM
    The agreement will only last a year, at which you will habe to phone them again, and at the 3rd time they say no.
    Originally posted by zaax
    It's standard for the offers to only be for 12 months. But I've never had Sky say no to a discount. The last 4 years I've had at least half price discounts. Last year they even extended my 60% off discount for another year without me asking.

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