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There is a customer chat box on FREESAT from Sky - Call now to order, so I wondered how much a replacement card was...

Please wait for a Sky Advisor to respond.

You are now connected with Pradeep

Pradeep: Welcome to Sky, Home of HD. You are chatting with Pradeep. May I take your name please?

You: Brian

Pradeep: Hi Brian, How may I help you with your Sky purchase today?

You: I just want to know what the current price and arrangements for replacement "Freesat from Sky" cards are

You: as in "you will have to purchase a new viewing card at our then applicable standard charge"

Pradeep: Is it only freeview channels you are looking for or would you like to subscribe to our TV packages?

You: I only wish you to answer the question I have posted

You: I am 200% aware of your sales patter

Pradeep: To order the viewing card for freeview channels the best thing for you to do is to ring the Freesat team on 08442 411 602 and they will assist you.

You: Right, I have to make a premium rate call to find out how much a card costs?

Pradeep: It cost around £20 - £25.

You: around?

You: Is that official Sky pricing?

Pradeep: Unfortunately, we do not send the viewing for freeview so we are not aware about the exact price for freesat card.

You: So, why does this chat box appear on ?

Pradeep: I would suggest you to contact our dedicated team for more information.

You: Also, I presume you don't mean "Freeview" at all.

Pradeep: Yes

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Saturday, 22 January 2011
k parr
4:02 PM

i have just cancelled sky.i also have broadband &phone.& still pay for them.if i got a freesat box can i still use broadband & phone.

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k parr's 2 posts GB flag
Monday, 24 January 2011

8:08 AM

k parr: Yes, you can do that.

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
10:18 PM

I have full SKY HD package. Can I purchase a FreeSat box and connect it to my dish? This would be additional and not instead of. If so do I have to inform SKY?

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BIG D's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 3 March 2011

6:18 AM

BIG D: Yes, the dish is your you can do as you like with it and there is no requirement to inform Sky.

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
9:26 PM

Hello, we watch Virgin media TV in the living room down stairs. However, our 2 children, who are now young adults, have different viewing preferences. To keep the piece I've installed old TV's in their bedrooms, but recent housing developement has made analogue redception useless. We had Sky dish/TV installed, we all hated it, & stayed with Virgin. Dish still in place, but trying to set up Freesat with 2nd hand Panasonic & a Pace Skydigi boxes. How do I get the Freesat channels? Sky subscription was cancelled 9 months ago, and present budget loath to pay for a card. Any help much appreciated, thanks.

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RICHARD SHORT's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Nicholas Willmott

12:31 PM

The long and the short of it is, I think Sky really want you to subscribe monthly to one of their channel packages. If you are currently a subscriber and give up your subscription, and get an alternative free-to-air service (Freesat or Freeview) Sky will bombard you with personally addressed mail begging you to come back to Sky; they'll even do offers to coax you back. Someone I know has been through that after giving up subscribing to Sky after several years and switching to Freesat. I guess the same would happen if you give up subscribing to Sky to get a Freesat from Sky card.

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Nicholas Willmott's 80 posts GB flag
Thursday, 26 July 2012

5:04 PM

Nicholas Willmott: I think that is a good summary of the situation!

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
Friday, 28 September 2012
9:09 PM

I have replaced my Sky digital box with a Sky + HD box, and now use my old Sky digital box in a bedroom WITHOUT a Sky card, but still connected to the same Sky dish via an Octo (8 way) LNB connector on my Sky dish. This way, it acts as a freesat box and I get all the free to air programmes without a subscription and without forking out for a new Freesat box. If you have an old Sky digital box, try it!! All the rooms in my house that have an arial socket are connected to the Sky dish, so that if I wanted to, I could put a tele in whichever room I wanted to and get a freesat service, either with an old Sky box or a Freesat box. Don't pay for a 'Freesat from Sky' card until you've tried this!
Hope this helps!

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Goody's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Robert Keenan
8:21 PM

Hi, Im really confused. I recently had Sky install a dish and box (with card). This gives me basic TV channels without any monthly contract. Only one of the twin cables goes into my new box.

Id like to put a TV in a second room using the second cable from the Sky dish and into box which I hope to obtain on Ebay. I do not have a roof aerial.

My problem is: If I buy a Freeview box, can I get TV channels using the cable from the Sky dish or do I need a separate roof aerial?

If I buy a Sky standard digital box second hand through Ebay do I need a Card to operate it or can these work without a card being installed. I assume I can connect it to the Sky dish.

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