Can I Still Use My Sky Box If I Cancel My Subscription?

Do I have to return my Sky box?

You need to return your equipment within 60 days of your service(s) ending, or within 30 days if we’ve cancelled your services because you’ve fallen into debt – although sometimes we might ask you to return it sooner..

Do I own my Sky HD box?

No, you actually own your Sky box and dish from day one. However you are contracted to pay your subscription to Sky usually for a minimum of one year. Another myth that a lot of Sky subscribers believe is that Sky and Sky+HD boxes can only be purchased directly from Sky, this is in fact simply not true.

What channels are free on Sky Box?

Sky’s basic offering – Sky Entertainment – includes 250 free-to-air channels including all the familiar terrestrial TV favourites; BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 (including HD) are all available, as you’d expect. In addition, there’s a range of entertainment channels such as Dave, Yesterday and Challenge.

What should I do with my old Sky box?

Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).

Can I cancel my Sky package?

To cancel your Sky TV subscription, you need to give us 31 days’ notice, unless you’re within your cooling off period. Please don’t cancel your Direct Debit or any other ongoing payment with us, as further payments may still be due.

What happens if I don’t return my Sky box?

If you don’t return this equipment within the time frame given, you’ll have to pay a Non-Return charge. We’ll contact you to let you know if you need to pay these charges and how much they are. Good to know: Not returning your equipment, and then not paying subsequent bills can affect your credit score.

Where do I return my Sky box to?

To return your equipment back to Sky, simply package everything up and seal your parcel securely. Once the package is ready, create a CollectPlus returns label using the form below, and attach it to the parcel. Drop it off at any CollectPlus Point, and you’re done.

How long do I have to return sky box?

You have 60 days to send back the old equipment after receiving any new equipment. If an engineer is visiting your home to install the new equipment, you can give your old equipment to them. Go to Returning Sky equipment to find out how to return your equipment or print pre-paid postage labels.

Will my Sky box still work if I cancel?

When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.

What happens to your sky Q box when you cancel?

If you’re leaving Sky Q, changing your subscription, or need a new box, you’ll need to return the equipment you leased from us when you first joined Sky Q. If you don’t return this equipment within the time frame given, you’ll have to pay a Non-Return charge.

What channels do you still get when you cancel sky?

When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.

Can I still use sky box without subscription?

A large number of digital TV channels can be viewed on a Sky Digibox without a Sky subscription or a viewing card, as the signal is not encrypted – see Sky’s Free to Air channel list. … If you have an old Sky box and a satellite dish, you should be able to watch these free-to-air channels.

What is the best alternative to Sky?

Freeview and a choice of streaming providers like Netflix or Amazon Prime might be your best option for TV and film, with a few trips to the cinema thrown in for good measure. Don’t forget that All 4, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub are all free and show some popular television shows, both box sets and catch-up on demand.

How long is Sky contract?

Check your contract When you sign up for Sky Broadband, you’ll usually agree to a 12 or 18-month contract – unless you can come to a special deal with the company. A minimum term may also be applied to the end of your contract if you accept specific deals from Sky, such as extra bandwidth for a low price.