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    6 month flat rental - no phoneline - sky?

    My mum is moving into a flst which has a phone line but which she wont be taking over. The block appears to have a dish but not her flat, and she doesnt see need for a phone line but would like decent tv channels - her tv has freeview but I would doubt the aerial will be able to get freeview (I stay in same village and we tried a booster but no joy with current aerial). Anyway from what I have seen getting digital aerials installed is expensive and as its not her property she doesnt see why she should upgrade the aerial.

    What options does she have that dont cost an arm and a leg? I have a second Sky + box I bought here for her use that she can take with her but can she get that freesat sky thing without a phone line...she is looking for cheapest option, or one thats portable....

    Oh yeah, forgot to add, we dont have cable north of Dundee so thats not an option....
    Cheers for any advice!

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    can i ask why she isnt taking over the phone line and if not who is? as its her flat :thinking:

    You can get SKY installed without a phone line but its like £25 charge

    you can get a portable satellite from maplin with the free channels on it

    Original Poster

    Sorry what Imeant is there is a phone connection into flat but she uses her mobile so wont be connectng the phone line as she only plans to stay there for 6 months as its a 6 month lease while she finds herself somewhere to buy....have I explained that any better?! Sorry for somereason am knackered - must have been running after 2 toddlers all day at park and the hot weather for Scotland!

    Original Poster

    Have got a caravan satelitte dish in a cupboard somewhere - impulse but but not done anymore than open to see it was in the box...do these work in flats??

    nikkiandmidgets;2255788

    Have got a caravan satelitte dish in a cupboard somewhere - impulse but … Have got a caravan satelitte dish in a cupboard somewhere - impulse but but not done anymore than open to see it was in the box...do these work in flats??


    you should be able to get all the free channels on that if it's similar to the Maplin's one.

    Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?
    A: All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just £20. If you’d like to access the interactive services available, you’ll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 08448 244 400.

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    Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I … Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?A: All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just £20. If you’d like to access the interactive services available, you’ll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 08448 244 400.Back to top a quote taken from http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/faqs-freesat.aspx#q3


    so just £20 for the sky version or hook up that portable sat

    warmapplepie;2256139

    so just £20 for the sky version or hook up that portable sat



    You can get a SKY 4 month package with no contract for £75 and I think £25 for the install as it has no phone line so thats far easier.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for info - will be checking freeview situation today then probably test out the mini dish...Will update as to how I get on...

    is it worth it for 6 months though? sure sky is 12minth contract
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