I am posting my experience with sky TV which has even gave me letters saying they are going for debt collection agency, might be useful to some one. Sorry if iam wasting someones time
I have received a bill of 8.36 saying still owe this amount, But i cancelled my sky TV account on December 1st which is exactly 1 month in advance giving the notice period of 30days and i have specialy enquired about any outstanding amount that i need to be paying to the person handling my call which was informed to me that i dont owe anything on this account as i am giving the notice on reaching 11th month so it will be cancelled when it is exactly 12 months and to support it i have got the recorded conversation of that call as well if in case needed. i hope you will look into this matter and deal with it.
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Name AXXXXX DFFF
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account number - X2XXXXXXX
viewing card number -213135652
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Dear Mr XXXXX
Thank you for contacting Sky Help Centre.
I'm sorry to hear you are unhappy with the outstanding bill, but unfortunately we will not be able to waive this as the money is owed to us for the period from 1/12/09-3/12/09, and a further 4.91GBP invoice charge. We do not advise customers to cancel their direct debit until their final bill has cleared.
Whilst I realise that you may be disappointed with the decision made, I hope that you can appreciate our position on this matter.
I am very happy to pay my outstanding bill, but i am really unhappy to pay any extortion money as it can be described becaouse when i have already given a notice to cancel my account on 1st november with 30days notice which should have been 1st December. You should have cancelled the subscription on 1st of December If you cancelled the connection on 3rd December its not my fault. I even rang up to ask why is it not being disconnected. So i think you would look into this matter where its not the customers fault and make a decision on this. I wouldn't like to complicate this matter by taking this matter to CISAS.
Dear Mr XXXXXX
Customer Account Number: 1112564XX
Thank you for your email about the recent issues you have had on your account. I have now credited your account with the outstanding balance, as quite rightly, I can see there was a not applied on your account to say you had contacted us to cancel on 1/11. I do apologise and cannot understand why this was not picked up before.
I would like to advise that there is no further amount outstanding.
I am sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and apologise on behalf of Sky for the poor level of customer service that you have received.
I hope this helps with your enquiry.
Sky Help Centre