How do I get a Sky free-to-air card?

  John B 15:19 23 Sep 2008
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I've got sky and I no longer wish to subscribe. I believe that I can obtain a new Sky viewing card which will allow me to continue watching 'free' sky channels (such as sky1) and the usual range of freeview channels.

I have heard that Sky charge for this card and I'm happy to make a one-off payment. Could someone please tell me who to get in touch with, what to ask for, and how much it costs please?

Thanks

John

  Kevscar1 16:06 23 Sep 2008

This may sound stupid but have you tried ringing Sky.

  John B 17:58 23 Sep 2008

Kevscar ... they try to offer me incentives to stay whilst I'm paying an 0870 call.

ßeta ... I thought this would be available with the one-off payment? Perhaps not.

  ICF 19:16 23 Sep 2008

I have just unsubscribed from sky and the card I already had allows me to get the free channels

  Stuartli 21:55 23 Sep 2008

Sky and Freeview are completely different - Sky is satellite and Freeview a terrestial digital service.

You are probably thinking of Sky's Freesat service:

click here

  Stuartli 21:56 23 Sep 2008

Sky Freesat channels:

click here

  John B 08:03 24 Sep 2008

I now know I mean Freesat.

ICF ... thanks. Can you get all of the channels in the link from Stuartli?

  Stuartli 09:26 24 Sep 2008

To further confuse you, the BBC and ITV commenced their own joint free satellite service, including high definition channels, back in May, which is also called Freesat...:-)

See:

click here

  ICF 20:21 24 Sep 2008

I don't know I would have to check all the channels listed.I will have a check

  ICF 19:17 25 Sep 2008

Yes it would seem you do get all the channels listed

  John B 21:20 25 Sep 2008

Now where do I get the card from ... or will my existing (soon to be downgraded) card do the trick?

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