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    Sky card, help required please

    Has anyone has any knowledge of Sky cards please?

    My mum has just moved to Portugal. The property has a TV with a Scotland Sky card, she has just rung me and asked me to get her one for the Midlands (Central I assume)

    She said you buy the card but then don't have to pay Sky

    Not having Sky I haven't a clue what she's on about

    It's a worry when your retired parents are more clued up on modern technology than you are!

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    I do!

    What your after is a "freesat from sky" card £20 each. Will get you all the bbc/itv channels, channel 4, e4 etc etc.

    Channel line-up here freesatfromsky.co.uk/

    DO NOT tell them it's for viewing abroad though!!

    To get one with midland bbc/itv regions you have to have the postcode registered at a midlands address. I'd advise getting one delivered to you, post it to her then get her to phone to get it activated and get her to change the address to a midlands address. (Unless your address is in the midlands and she won't have to change the address again)

    if she wants the card for SKY uk but to use it in portugal, then she is very wrong
    storesatellite.com/cat…og/ you will see that it states,
    [LEFT][FONT=Verdana]Due to the licensing arrangements between Sky TV and the various film companies, Sky TV can only officially be subscribed to by residents of the UK and Ireland.[/FONT][/LEFT]
    [FONT=Verdana]Residents of other European countries need to subscribe for one of our sky viewing cards via Sky Cards for Europe, who will arrange subscriptions using UK addresses.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana]We are Europe's No.1 sky cards dealer for domestic and commercial customers and offer a one stop shop to customers that require a Sky subscription, sky viewing cards, or a Free To View (FTV) card. We supply Sky cards to Hotels, Yachts & Motor cruisers , guest houses and individuals .[/FONT]

    i am geussing she wants full sky rather then freesat as dishes are everywhere out there and can easily pick up the uk channels,

    The fact that she only wants a new card because the current one is 'scotland' and she wants one for 'the midlands' made me think she's happy with the channels and just wants the correct regions of bbc/itv.

    Original Poster

    Shekz0r;3440867

    The fact that she only wants a new card because the current one is … The fact that she only wants a new card because the current one is 'scotland' and she wants one for 'the midlands' made me think she's happy with the channels and just wants the correct regions of bbc/itv.



    Yes that sounds right, the previous owners were Scotish and Mum is from the midlands

    could be true m8, but then she can tune all the other regions in just by adding the extra channels

    Mijooly;3440885

    Yes that sounds right, the previous owners were Scotish and Mum is from … Yes that sounds right, the previous owners were Scotish and Mum is from the midlands



    Yep, a £20 should do the trick then. You've got a week to send it back if it's not for you.

    Tell her to put the tv off and go outside its sunny in portugal!!

    Original Poster

    Dub1;3440898

    could be true m8, but then she can tune all the other regions in just by … could be true m8, but then she can tune all the other regions in just by adding the extra channels



    Thanks for your help on this

    Is this something she can do with the existing card then?

    Original Poster

    Tell her to put the tv off and go outside its sunny in portugal!![/QUOTE]

    Too true but apparently it's cold in the evenings!

    A third option would be to get the scottish people to phone up and change their address to her midlands address.

    No purchase necessary.

    yea i take it she wants the itv and bbc etc from her area
    monikie.org.uk/sky…htm or vowles-home.demon.co.uk/Sat…htm

    Mijooly;3440918

    Thanks for your help on thisIs this something she can do with the … Thanks for your help on thisIs this something she can do with the existing card then?

    Original Poster

    Dub1;3441034

    yea i take it she wants the itv and bbc etc from her … yea i take it she wants the itv and bbc etc from her areahttp://www.monikie.org.uk/skyfreechannels.htm or http://www.vowles-home.demon.co.uk/Sat/Sky.htm



    Many thanks

    Just goiing to try to phone her now and read out instructions on the phone

    I'll let you know what happens

    Original Poster

    Thank you both so much - I have one happy mum!!

    She has managed to change both the ITV and the BBC channels to the region of her choice

    Rep added to both of you

    Take care

    glade it worked

    Mijooly;3441892

    Thank you both so much - I have one happy mum!!She has managed to change … Thank you both so much - I have one happy mum!!She has managed to change both the ITV and the BBC channels to the region of her choiceRep added to both of youTake care



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