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Got a letter from sky at the weekend saying i will get my hd box upgraded so took the offer. Now i purchased the box myself over a year ago it is the thomson box. I got the date for installing my new … Read More
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Got a letter from sky at the weekend saying i will get my hd box upgraded so took the offer. Now i purchased the box myself over a year ago it is the thomson box. I got the date for installing my new box this saturday. As it is my box i told sky i am keeping it they said ok, My friend has sky+ and hasn't got a hd box so was thinking if i lent him my old hd box and he rung sky and told him he wanted the free hd channels turned on would they offer him a new hd box because the one he has is my old thomson?
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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Ehhh?
#2
Save the money and buy a dictionary.
#3
OP - Has old Sky HD box
Friend - Has basic box

OP wants to give FRIEND his old HD box so friend can have HD, FRIEND would then tell Sky that he now needs a box upgrade for free since he now has the OP's old hd box.

Result - free new hd box and still keeping old hd box

but aye work a little on your explanations.

Edited By: Nailez on Jun 13, 2011 13:24
1 Like #4
Your friend doesn't have a HD subscription so why would they upgrade his box. I would imagine if he takes out a HD subscription they will upgrade his box for free (they did with mine)
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greg_68
Your friend doesn't have a HD subscription so why would they upgrade his box. I would imagine if he takes out a HD subscription they will upgrade his box for free (they did with mine)

greg_68
Your friend doesn't have a HD subscription so why would they upgrade his box. I would imagine if he takes out a HD subscription they will upgrade his box for free (they did with mine)

I do not have a sky hd subscription,just have the free hd channels
#6
So they are upgrading your HD box even though you do not have a HD subscription, that sounds odd. What is in it for them then?

Your card will be paired to the box, so I assume when you give it to your mate it will not work until he gets it paired with his card.

Edited By: greg_68 on Jun 13, 2011 13:31
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greg_68
So they are upgrading your HD box even though you do not have a HD subscription, that sounds odd. What is in it for them then?

Think it is because the old thomson box is not compatilble with sky+ anytime, I do have all the channels but not the sports or hd subscription ones. Get around 5-6 free hd channels. Also have the broardband with sky
#8
greg_68
So they are upgrading your HD box even though you do not have a HD subscription, that sounds odd. What is in it for them then?

Your card will be paired to the box, so I assume when you give it to your mate it will not work until he gets it paired with his card.

Yes when i lend my mate the box will get him to ring sky and tell them he bought the box and wanted them to switch on the free hd channels. Just would like to know if sky would offer him the upgrade as it is the thomson box

Edited By: dougle34 on Jun 13, 2011 13:39
#9
Perhaps when your mate phones up to get it paired they may refuse on the grounds that it is out of date and incompatible (the reason yours is being upgraded)
#10
Aren't the free HD channels available anyway? Why can't your friend just have your old box?... What is the point in ringing Sky?
#11
The thomson box has some faults with the software and thing. My mate just has a sky+ box and instead of paying sky for the hd box wuld like and try and get a free upgraded box and free instaltion
#12
tell your mate to phone up $ky and cancel, more than likely they will offer them an new HD box free with a new 12 month contract did it myself and also a 25% discount for the year
#13
boabbyrab
tell your mate to phone up $ky and cancel, more than likely they will offer them an new HD box free with a new 12 month contract did it myself and also a 25% discount for the year


Don't you only get the HD box free when getting HD package though?
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boabbyrab

tell your mate to phone up $ky and cancel, more than likely they will offer them an new HD box free with a new 12 month contract did it myself and also a 25% discount for the year


Don't you only get the HD box free when getting HD package though?

i never took the HD pack, told them i'm not interested in it and got the deal, few weeks after getting it i got an email offering me the HD pack free for 6 months, took it and will cancel the /hd when trial is over.
get them to phone and make sure they get through to cancellations, worst case scenario is that they give you the 30 days cancel period but they usually phone up with an offer.

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