Sky+ phone call offer from Sky after we'd left them over two months ago

I just got a phone call from sky offering me 6 months sky+ at half price for the full package no contract other than I have to have it for minimum of 30 days before I decide to cancel.

The Sky Rep was surprised when I said thanks but no thanks at the moment, as we'd purchased a Humax box and happy with that.

Maybe I was crazy not taking up the offer for 6 months and then cancelling afterwards and going back to my humax. I couldn't help feeling there might have been a catch.

In 2007, I'd got a great offer of half price full package for 1 year then didn't cancel so it shot up to about £45in 2008 and stayed on it for about 14 or so months until we purchased the Humax Freeesat box ( a couple of months back).

That reminds me, when I cancelled my sky contract 2 months ago, they ended up owing me about £20 and said I'd have to write in to get them to refund it to me otherwise it will be sitting in my account in case I sign up with them again. I wonder how much money like mine they've got sitting in their account that people haven't remembered to claimed back.


Charlie Brown

Anyone else got a call like this?

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Robotochan

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Carley;6188618

Not a great offer from sky to be honest, i would have said no as well... … Not a great offer from sky to be honest, i would have said no as well... I did the same as you and cancelled my sky and bought a humax freesat box about 1 month ago now, loving the Humax it's a much better pic through the HDMI cable and BBC/ITV HD is awesome.



Hi Carley,
Glad you're finding the Humax pic better. Personally I found the Sky+ just had the edge on channels other than the standard BBC/ITV/C4/C5, but it could be due to the standard HDMI cable I'm using one that came with my Humax. Agreed HD very good on Humax. I'm still working my way through all the things it can do vs Sky and happy I cancelled Sky+

Wondering what to do with my Sky+ box now.

Charlie Brown

Original Poster

t0mm;6188609

Robotochan



??? Sorry dont understand:?

Are you saying Robotochan has also received calls from sky?

Charlie Brown

charlie brown;6188753

??? Sorry dont understand:?Are you saying Robotochan has also received … ??? Sorry dont understand:?Are you saying Robotochan has also received calls from sky?Charlie Brown


Robotochan works for sky :-D

t0mm;6188778

Robotochan works for sky :-D



Robotochan is THE MAAAAAN :-D

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Carley;6188762

I've still got my sky+ box hooked up-to another TV in the kids room so … I've still got my sky+ box hooked up-to another TV in the kids room so they can watch the free channels.



Someone said I could do that, but it would mean extra wiring from sat box into another room with TV and can be a bit tricky with the layout and height of our house, but still an option :thumbsup:

Charlie Brown

ive had 12 months half price, on 6 months half price just now, also managed to snag a code from on this forum that got my mother 12months free and free sky +, also ive never paid for any box, im on my 3rd year now and just got free hd box, my normal and plus boxes were also free. The deals are always there, its just getting them.

Original Poster

t0mm;6188778

Robotochan works for sky :-D


Ahhhhhhh, He's the one with the knowledge :thumbsup: Thanks very useful to know.

Mrs Z: Robotochan is THE MAAAAAN






Charlie Brown

What Channels are available with this box and would you need to realign your sky dish, also do you need a card like the sky card and is it easy to setup.

Original Poster

Carley;6189580

You can't use the pre-out in the humax to support another sat box (it is … You can't use the pre-out in the humax to support another sat box (it is only used if you have a single LNB so you can use some of the functions of the dual tuner). You would have to run a cable from the satellite dish LNB to the sky box for it to work.


Sorry that's what I meant to say "run cable from Sat dish", not sat box :oops:

shanecr;6189469

ive had 12 months half price, on 6 months half price just now, also … ive had 12 months half price, on 6 months half price just now, also managed to snag a code from on this forum that got my mother 12months free and free sky +, also ive never paid for any box, im on my 3rd year now and just got free hd box, my normal and plus boxes were also free. The deals are always there, its just getting them.



Good for you and your mum :thumbsup: Glad someone's getting a good deal with sky.

Charlie Brown

Update: Thursday get another phone call from Sky Rep..."Can you spare a min to talk?". I replied "Yes".
"We want to get back your custom and want to make you a very special offer of half price monthly subscriptions. This call is being recorded for training purpose".
I Replied "appreciate you calling back, would love to get back to sky sometime but not interested at the moment, another time perhaps, as I mentioned to your rep who called yesterday". Sky rep "Oh sorry, didn't know that. Thanks for your time".
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