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SKY 'PAY ONCE, WATCH FOREVER' BACK AT DIXONS
SKY 'PAY ONCE, WATCH FOREVER' BACK AT DIXONS

SKY 'PAY ONCE, WATCH FOREVER' BACK AT DIXONS

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A new way to get free digital satellite TV for a simple one off payment of £75.

NO MONTHLY FEE
OVER 200 DIGITAL TV CHANNELS INCLUDING BBC AND ITV
OVER 95 DIGITAL RADIO
SKY BOX, MINIDISH, SKY REMOTE, CHANNELS AND STANDARD INSTALLATION INCLUDED
ACCESS TO EXCITING INTERACTIVE SERVICES
ABILITY TO UPGRADE TO ANY SKY DIGITAL PACKAGE
Exclusive to new Sky TV customers, this pack gives you access to over 200 free digital TV channels thats four times more than Freeview, plus 6 months of Skys most popular Entertainment Mixes, Variety Mix and Knowledge Mix .*

Customers get access to a range of fantastic TV and radio programmes on offer in the UK in crystal clear digital quality. Whether it's keeping your kids entertained or simply entertaining yourself, you'll know where to find great entertainment whenever you need it.

31 Comments

Thanks sounds great. VOTED HOT.

Just one question. After the 6 months if you choose not to subscribe straightaway, can you later subscribe for a period of 1 month, or will you have to subscribe for the full 12 months?

Heat and rep laid down on ya...:thumbsup:

I saw this like 3 months back but was never sure --- my main reason - NO E4!

Hmmmm, good deal but i wouldent take it.

Heat + Rep Given.

Welcome to HUKD River68

"Where a phone line is not present, or where you do not wish to connect the equipment to a phone line you will be subject to a further charge of £25 for installation."

dandoc2

I saw this like 3 months back but was never sure --- my main reason - NO … I saw this like 3 months back but was never sure --- my main reason - NO E4!



E4 is available in the variety mix isn't it? Granted, only for 6 months but still a good deal. Wonder if i could get this so i could run a 2nd box in my kitchen. Might be a cheaper option than buying new box plus installation.

Is there any way of making this one-of payment and getting Sky+ funcionality?

I really miss Sky+ since I moved house :-(

That is a fantastic deal, exactly what I'm looking for.

I currently have a motorised 110cm dish and I can get all these channels when pointing the dish to Astra 28. However, I need another small fixed dish that the kids can use to watch CBeebies,..etc while we're watching channels on other satellites. I was budgetting for this and it was going to cost me around £100 + installation. With this deal I get the dish, receiver and installation all for £75 only - plus I get some sky channels for 6 months - that's fantastic :-)

Any catches though? (I don't mind connecting the box to the phone line)

Exclusive to new Sky TV customers??

Very Good deal for those looking for Asian channels. I've got Virgin Media XL TV package and haven't even got one Asian channnel on that.

diverse

Exclusive to new Sky TV customers??



That is me - I've never had sky in my life. I'm not Asian either so not after the Asian channels ;-)

Why do you need a phone line for please?

amuneer

Thanks sounds great. VOTED HOT. Just one question. After the 6 months if … Thanks sounds great. VOTED HOT. Just one question. After the 6 months if you choose not to subscribe straightaway, can you later subscribe for a period of 1 month, or will you have to subscribe for the full 12 months?



Can anybody answer this please?

So is this the same thing as FreeSat service sky offer (freesatfromsky.co.uk/) for the £150 one off fee with the added bonus of 6 months free Sky Variety and Knowledge packs?

Seems a little too good to be true, there probbly a hidden charge in there somewhere.

ONE WORD OF WARNING

May just be a one of , but my Friend got this back in Dec for his mum and after the 6 months she TRIED to cancel and found it very difficult (even though sky was saying it was cancelled) and it even went as far as debt collectors and lawyers letters .

As I said may have been a one off , but we ALL know what sky's like !

Not bad considering it also has the installation.

FreeSat (which I presume this is, with Sky trying to tempt you with some free channels in an attempt to upsell once you have the equipment installed) isn't so bad as I had it for a while (house had sky dish from previous owners, parents moved house and gave me their old digibox), although a lot of those free channels are shopping channels. There's about 10 music channels though, a few film channels (not Sky ones), and bundles of foreign channels - in particular asian. It doesn't have every Freeview channel - E4 and History Channel were missing IIRC. Box died earlier this year, sadly, but managed to get Virgin's FreeCable service for a one-off £25 fee, which replicates Freeview (no DVB-T reception in my area).

siliconbits

Very Good deal for those looking for Asian channels. I've got Virgin … Very Good deal for those looking for Asian channels. I've got Virgin Media XL TV package and haven't even got one Asian channnel on that.



you can subscribe to them on top you know.

Not as many channels as on Sky though.

amuneer

Can anybody answer this please?



i imagine the full 12 months. as for the phone line in earlier post, it's for the interactive services - otherwise known as 'press this button and we'll charge it to your telephone bill for the convenience'. i don't have sky myself but am told the more' adult orientated' sites sometimes use this method for viewers to pay for a night's action. :whistling:

I ordered this last week & it went through on the website. Then they phoned to cancel it last Friday (even though they had already taken the money out of my account), saying they don't have any more stock & wouldn't be getting any more in!

I ordered it on Mon (did post in the original thread that it was back in stock!). I rang up CS Mon afternoon to double check, they said there would be no prob getting it as they had 2500 in stock. My order should be delivered by Fri, but no change in status since monday when I check my orders on Dixons website. Really hope I get it...

Think this is a great deal.. I paid £150 (ish) couple of years ago for Freeview from Sky as I am not in standard set top Freeview area and couldnt even get channel 5 (not missing much though). Was happy......

Within a couple of weeks I was getting calls from Sky offering a vastly discounted package for 12 months....Took it!. When that ran out went back to basic freeview for a week - then another call. Now on everything Sky has to offer (apart from PPV) for £21/month for 12 months. VERY happy with that deal.. Likely to run out again. Will see if they can offer me something else.

I think they do try to get you to sign up..Be polite and ask what they can offer. I found saying that "I felt it was a bit expensive signing up for Sky and that was why i bought Freeview" coupled with "do they have any promotions or offers to try" seemed to work..

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Sky Viewing Card will be supplied upon installation.

Where a phone line is not present, or where you do not wish to connect the equipment to a phone line you will be subject to a further charge of £25 for installation.:x


Why is the phone line so important? I don't have mine plugged in.

Want to get this for my father.

I think i'll just plug it out after install.:whistling:

sanjay

Why do you need a phone line for please?



they make money off the interactive services.

Runa temp line until after the install and then remove after. They only police multi-room contracts.

Sinatrafan

Is there any way of making this one-of payment and getting Sky+ … Is there any way of making this one-of payment and getting Sky+ funcionality?I really miss Sky+ since I moved house :-(



No. £10 a month or free with at least 1 mix (£15 a month).

dandoc2

I saw this like 3 months back but was never sure --- my main reason - NO … I saw this like 3 months back but was never sure --- my main reason - NO E4!



E4 will become FTA as of March 08

Once you have the SKY system you can then subscribe to Setanta for £9.99 a month with a connection fee on top. After the Sky six months have elapsed you are only paying £10 for Freesat & all the Setanta sports channels.
Very good deal. Once you have Freesat you will also find that Sky will try and tempted you with free offers of "no obligation" 1 or 3 months access to all channels.
BillyBits.

please help ! i want to get this 4 my mum , but i have heard u hav to giv DD details , is this true ! but snag is my mum has no bank account s so how would i get round this for her . i cant giv my dd details as im already sky subscriber so i wouldnt be entitled to this offer.
its just that this package would be perfect for her as there is no bills .
any ideas out there please !

Rockhound

Think this is a great deal.. I paid £150 (ish) couple of years ago for … Think this is a great deal.. I paid £150 (ish) couple of years ago for Freeview from Sky as I am not in standard set top Freeview area and couldnt even get channel 5 (not missing much though). Was happy......Within a couple of weeks I was getting calls from Sky offering a vastly discounted package for 12 months....Took it!. When that ran out went back to basic freeview for a week - then another call. Now on everything Sky has to offer (apart from PPV) for £21/month for 12 months. VERY happy with that deal.. Likely to run out again. Will see if they can offer me something else.I think they do try to get you to sign up..Be polite and ask what they can offer. I found saying that "I felt it was a bit expensive signing up for Sky and that was why i bought Freeview" coupled with "do they have any promotions or offers to try" seemed to work..



I used to do that regularly too, but my last deal ran out around March this year - and since then, they just flat out have said "sorry, i know we've given you deals for over 2 years, but we don't do that any more". i've tried the cancellations route since (and had to cancel) flogged the Sky+ box off, and a month later got the call "would you like to come back, free Sky+ box"...but no discount on the channels at all.
I think those days are gone - although i'd absolutely love someone to contradict me and say"try again now...".

cadmus

please help ! i want to get this 4 my mum , but i have heard u hav to giv … please help ! i want to get this 4 my mum , but i have heard u hav to giv DD details , is this true ! but snag is my mum has no bank account s so how would i get round this for her . i cant giv my dd details as im already sky subscriber so i wouldnt be entitled to this offer. its just that this package would be perfect for her as there is no bills . any ideas out there please !



Can't see why they'd care if you've got a sky package already - I thought Sky went off addresses more than anything else, and if you're happy to give DD details for two different people at two different addresses, i'd have thought they'd have no issue.

sanjay;1006873

Why do you need a phone line for please?



there has always been many rumours surrounding this, and sky will fall back on useless answers like firmware updates, program guide stuff and pay-per-view/interactive services and other waffle.

the basic truth of the matter is (and with a little googling you will find the places) various enthusiast sites that have a good handle on monitoring the data going in and out of the system will tell you that, that little box transmits a lot of information back down the phone line. What exactly it is sending is not fully known, and sky sure as h.e.ll arent going to tell you, but what is commonly accepted as the most likely information, is everything regarding your viewing habits, times you watch, types of shows, whether you channel hop during adverts ...... basically 100% free market research that they can profit from, have you ever noticed that 99% of sky tv channels go to breaks at the same time ? ... no way to avoid them huh !

so basically for regular sky you are paying a huge yearly bill (depending on channels) ... getting subjected to more adverts than on free over the air services (probably because they are not governed by the same regulations, being a pay per view service) still have to pay a tv licence... no way to avoid bbc channels, more and more of it is becoming pay-per-view as opposed to subscription based, and to top it of you are giving them free market research.....

errr, ok ... no thanks :P


i would be interested to know what would happen if you were to purchase this and install it yourself, and NOT connect it to the phone line, are you subject to any connection fee then ??
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