Found 19th Mar 2010
Moving in to my first flat, and want to get the TV license sorted.

Going through the site, getting a license, and paying by monthly direct debit though is coming out with strange results.

Its coming out with monthly payments of £28.xx untill august when it changes to £11.xx

Can anyone explain why!? Is it a year to year payment, therefore, as i'm signing up now i still have to pay for the year, only though i'm 6 months in to their year?

I thought it would just be a £11 a month DD job.

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I do the 6 months and then cancel my dd.

I refuse to pay in advance.

DLM;8147460

I do the 6 months and then cancel my dd.I refuse to pay in advance.



I do the opposite...I pay the full year up front!

I've had this hassle, when I setup direct debit I expected to get 12 equal payments, but instead they charge you double for six months :thinking:

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awoodhall2003;8147477

I do the opposite...I pay the full year up front!



I prefer the money in my account and give them a bit per month.

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MBeeching;8147481

I've had this hassle, when I setup direct debit I expected to get 12 … I've had this hassle, when I setup direct debit I expected to get 12 equal payments, but instead they charge you double for six months :thinking:



It is because you don't have a licence.

They are giving you 6 months to pay for it.

DLM;8147493

It is because you don't have a licence.They are giving you 6 months to … It is because you don't have a licence.They are giving you 6 months to pay for it.



This situation has been going on for 3 years....
I'm really confused now :oops:

DLM;8147486

I prefer the money in my account and give them a bit per month.



That is fair enough, it makes sense in more then one way. I just like the knowledge of it paid for, and out the way for the year. Then they send you out the letter I believe a month in advance saying to renew so it is not too bad, as they will usually let upto 28days lapse after your renewal date if you inform then your waiting for wages (so I've been told, I've always paid mine off on time).

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MBeeching;8147504

This situation has been going on for 3 years....I'm really confused now … This situation has been going on for 3 years....I'm really confused now :oops:



I know you can either pay it in full or pay it over 6 months.

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awoodhall2003;8147506

That is fair enough, it makes sense in more then one way. I just like the … That is fair enough, it makes sense in more then one way. I just like the knowledge of it paid for, and out the way for the year. Then they send you out the letter I believe a month in advance saying to renew so it is not too bad, as they will usually let upto 28days lapse after your renewal date if you inform then your waiting for wages (so I've been told, I've always paid mine off on time).



I keep hold of my money as long as I can and cancel the dd after 6 months.

So they can't have anymore for another 6 months.

we pay about £36 every 3 months, always have.

when i rang and asked to change to monthly i was told the same 6 month double so your in advance.

its a bloody rip off £11 tv licence per month then £60 per month for sky and theres never anything decent on

DLM;8147524

I keep hold of my money as long as I can and cancel the dd after 6 … I keep hold of my money as long as I can and cancel the dd after 6 months.So they can't have anymore for another 6 months.


I am normally the same but at the end of the day £142.50/145.50 is not too much of a hit in one go. Something that provides an actual service I would not pay in advance just in case there was ever a problem, like Sky, energy providers etc.

nono2522;8147549

we pay about £36 every 3 months, always have.when i rang and asked to … we pay about £36 every 3 months, always have.when i rang and asked to change to monthly i was told the same 6 month double so your in advance.its a bloody rip off £11 tv licence per month then £60 per month for sky and theres never anything decent on


£60 for sky? And there is nothing on? Then cut down your sky bill!
I agree I'd prefer to not have to pay the tv license and cut off my BBC channels.

nono2522;8147549

its a bloody rip off £11 tv licence per month then £60 per month for sky a … its a bloody rip off £11 tv licence per month then £60 per month for sky and theres never anything decent on



I agree. Don't really feel it's good value just to watch Top Gear, QI, BBC Click, Formula 1 (and The Sky at Night :-D)

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Seems a rip off! Why not just £11 per month. I'm confused.

Am i paying more to pay up the rest of the year? I.e. if i paid 6 months a go i'd be paying £11 per month...

awoodhall2003;8147591

£60 for sky? And there is nothing on? Then cut down your sky bill!I agree … £60 for sky? And there is nothing on? Then cut down your sky bill!I agree I'd prefer to not have to pay the tv license and cut off my BBC channels.



wish i could! husband NEEDS movies, he NEEDS sports, must have music channels, must have every other possible channel incase theres something on he wants to watch, and it HAS to be watched in HD, otherwise whats the point? :x

My cousin doesn't bother with a license any more as she just watches catchup tv which doesn't currently need one. She watches ITV player, 4OD in the evenings and normally downloads iplayer programs overnight to be watched later. That dam acer revo is changing the world!:roll:

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ajay87;8147600

Seems a rip off! Why not just £11 per month. I'm confused.Am i paying … Seems a rip off! Why not just £11 per month. I'm confused.Am i paying more to pay up the rest of the year? I.e. if i paid 6 months a go i'd be paying £11 per month...



You pay for the 1st licence over the 1st 6 months.

Then you start paying for the 2nd one after the 6 months.

Therefore you pay 6 months in advance and 6 months in the year your licence is due.

nono2522;8147612

wish i could! husband NEEDS movies, he NEEDS sports, must have music … wish i could! husband NEEDS movies, he NEEDS sports, must have music channels, must have every other possible channel incase theres something on he wants to watch, and it HAS to be watched in HD, otherwise whats the point? :x



At the moment we don't have Sky, but when we purchase our property and move in the fiancee wants it, I like it but would not be that bothered without it. Luckily I do NOT NEED sports, as not a fan, and do NOT NEED movies, as I buy DVDs and Blu-Rays, then I can watch them when I want, and can sell them to fund other ones as well. That is also my HD source!
Although if we get Sky I will be tempted to get the £10 HD add on I know I will, but I shall try and resist unless there is like half price for six months or similar.

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DLM;8147650

You pay for the 1st licence over the 1st 6 months.Then you start paying … You pay for the 1st licence over the 1st 6 months.Then you start paying for the 2nd one after the 6 months.Therefore you pay 6 months in advance and 6 months in the year your licence is due.



Ah, makes sense now... A little annoying and silly mind that they do that.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8147642

My cousin doesn't bother with a license any more as she just watches … My cousin doesn't bother with a license any more as she just watches catchup tv which doesn't currently need one. She watches ITV player, 4OD in the evenings and normally downloads iplayer programs overnight to be watched later. That dam acer revo is changing the world!:roll:



Exactly, its a damn good idea...wait till the catch up services become a pay for service as well if too many people start doing it!
This is why in our student let I don't pay for licensing as there is one TV in this house with a V box connected but the guy has it in his bedroom, Virgin know where it is installed, it is not under my name, and so if he hasnt got a license (no idea if he has or not) he will be screwed, but guessing he must have as no news from tv licensing!

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awoodhall2003;8147653

At the moment we don't have Sky, but when we purchase our property and … At the moment we don't have Sky, but when we purchase our property and move in the fiancee wants it, I like it but would not be that bothered without it. Luckily I do NOT NEED sports, as not a fan, and do NOT NEED movies, as I buy DVDs and Blu-Rays, then I can watch them when I want, and can sell them to fund other ones as well. That is also my HD source! Although if we get Sky I will be tempted to get the £10 HD add on I know I will, but I shall try and resist unless there is like half price for six months or similar.



The HD addon isn't all that great. For sports, and movies maybe, but most channels which broadcast in HD come free without the addon. Just need a HD box.

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ajay87;8147670

Ah, makes sense now... A little annoying and silly mind that they do that.



I agree, I just pay over 6 months then cancel and start again the following year.

I like my money in my bank account :thumbsup:

ajay87;8147680

The HD addon isn't all that great. For sports, and movies maybe, but most … The HD addon isn't all that great. For sports, and movies maybe, but most channels which broadcast in HD come free without the addon. Just need a HD box.



Oh I didn't know that, I thought to get any HD channels you had to have the add on! Well that is very handy to know! Have some rep! :-D

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awoodhall2003;8147704

Oh I didn't know that, I thought to get any HD channels you had to have … Oh I didn't know that, I thought to get any HD channels you had to have the add on! Well that is very handy to know! Have some rep! :-D



No problem, many do and pay it.

You only get Sports, Movies, and premium channels in HD (such as discovery, history channel etc etc)... Sky do force it upon many though.

if you pay it quaterly you do it so you pay for it over ayr its 36 or summat along them lines then you dont pay for 3 mnths they charge a extra 2 quid every month tho i think.

ajay87;8148647

No problem, many do and pay it.You only get Sports, Movies, and premium … No problem, many do and pay it.You only get Sports, Movies, and premium channels in HD (such as discovery, history channel etc etc)... Sky do force it upon many though.



Discovery in HD would be nice though...never mind there is always *other means*.
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