Don't want to give my 48 quid a month to Sky anymore.
I got a great deal from Virgin when I moved house. Kept trying to tell them I needed to cancel, they kept offering better deals. I said “stick” at this:
*L Telephone line ( free evening & weekend calls to UK landlines)
*L BBI (30MB unlimited broadband with a FREE super hub)
*M+ TV ( over 75 channels with a FREE Itb Tivo box )
All for just £23.50 per month on a 18 month contract
I can ping you an email with details and the contact in the “special” team if you like?Posted 5 years agorudebwoyMember
wow –thats nearly £600 smackers a year for the evil empire, never understood why people moan bout the license fee, superb value– yeah bbc4, nowt on sky that could lick its boots.
Just had a sky sales man round on the knock today, let him do his spiel then told him what i thought of rupert, the scum, and his org— he laughed and said he felt the same, but it was his job, poor sod.Posted 5 years agoStirlingCrispinSubscriber
Just done something very similar.
– Cancelled Sky TV.
– Bought a Humax Freesat tuner for the TV (Foxsat HDR 500GB Freesat+ HD Twin Tuner PVR). This upgraded me to HD, with recordability etc. Just plugged in the satellite cables and off I went.
– Subscribed to Lovefilm for movies (This was Mrs StirlingCrispin’s idea – but it works really well, and we watch a fair bit on it).
– For internet I was going to swap to BT fiber, which ended up costing the same as the old Sky broadband package. When I went to get a Mac code Sky matched the BT price (ask them to match line-rental but don’t tell them the price is for yearly payments)and gave me unlimited downloads too.
We have a more usable package and are saving over £10 a month.Posted 5 years ago
Which is the best (cheap) tv/internet/phone package out there? Find I watch very little after the bbc4 slot on the menu, will only miss the cricket and the rugby on sky sports. Would like something where i could add euro sport for the cycling, any recommendations?Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I used to get the Sky sales folk round at my door trying to offer me a “one time only offer deal if i take it out today”, i told them i don’t own a TV, never have owned a TV in 22 years and probably never will own a TV. At this they appear confused, perplexed, generally chew their cheek for a second and look at their clipboard before toddling off to annoy someone else.
However a while ago they appeared at my door and tried a different tact which involves the offer of a free TV….yep you read that right…..a new TV can be mine absolutely free, gratis, nil charge, something for nowt if i sign up for a certain package that will only cost me £50 odd a month, i usually play along feigning genuine interest and ask relevant questions regarding this wondrous offer such as : Will i get Sky1?, Can i watch whatever i want?, Can i leave the TV on all day?, Is there an extra charge for the daytime viewing or nightime viewing?, Can i take my TV with me to my friends house as he doesn’t have one either?. Eventually it appears i am satisfied with their answers and i gesture to them to proceed with the paperwork, it’s a done deal as i watch their face light up with the promise of commission from closing the deal. we work through the paperwork as i agree to everything – Phoneline, Broadband, Am i interested in extra channels at only X amount extra a month?, works out at pennies a day, less than the price of a takeaway coffee so obviously i am eager by this point….yes-yes-yes – i want it all.
We get as far as the final signature where i pause for a second, poised with the Sky parker pen, that i can apparently keep, resting in the Direct Debit box as i contemplate signing away £800 plus a year for the “save the murdoch two” legal fund and i decide now is the time to drop my final question……….”If i cancel in the first month can i keep the television?”, their face drops, their jaw hangs loose, their pupils dilate and there is a distinct change in their previous friendly demeanour as they sit back and give me a look of such contempt that Rupert Murdoch himself would be proud to carry off before uttering “Have you been stringing me along?” or words to that effect. At this point i admit to the ruse and say “I’m afraid so, but look at it this way it’s been a good role playing session hasn’t it?”.
If direct sellers/jehovas/the god squad etc turn up at my door i don’t slam the door in their face like some folk do or tell them f-off as there’s no need to abuse folk in such a way – thats just plain nasty imho and you’ve got to remember that is someones mother/father/daughter/son etc and what you say could have an actual lasting effect on them – it’s much more productive if you have the time to play along and whilst it could be construed by some as being a **** i always make sure to offer them a cappuccino or a pot of tea. Some folk have a laugh and don’t seem to mind and some folk turn nasty but at least i havn’t verbally abused them or slammed a door in their face.Posted 5 years ago
santacruzsi – Member
Just make sure virgin is available in your area before the haggle with sky. A mate tried it and sky said “go on then” knowing full well virgin wasn’t available in that area!
Not that it would bother me but for those that do NEED sky that’s a very good point!Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
If i desire a product i will source it myself and whilst i have one of these signs (below) that i got from that moneysavingexpertsite on my front door i still get avon/kleeneze/unwanted clothing charity bags etc through my door and the occasional cold caller who considers my sign does not apply to them so if i have the time i’ll engage them – simple as that, i don’t consider it witty nor is it rude.
Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Cancelled our Sky a year ago not missed it. I can get myself to live premiership rugby orother sports once a month for what I was paying for Sky. I think our annual bill had grown to a grand, totally put of control. Now watch free view and a lot of online stuff, iPlayer etcPosted 5 years agociderinsportMember
You can save money by haggling!
My sky bill shrunk by 35% after a long conversation with them.
My BT bill is down by 15%.
My vodaphone bill by 20%.
I signed no new contracts, lost no benefits, and could cancel any at any time.
Give yourself a few hours and give it a go! It works!Posted 5 years ago
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