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Old 06-01-2010, 17:49
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A number of years back when $ky changed to the yellow and blue cards there was no equivalent of the FSFS card: the BBC had gone FTA and no-one had yet picked up the baton for the issue of FTV cards.

The most ingenious way was to try and register for an adult channel; the registration would fail, but 2 days later a replacement card would arrive. Happy days!

Today it is possible to go online and order a card for 20, but is there a way to get it cheaper?

Nollywood, a Nigerian film channel, offers a subscription for 5.99 per month, minimum subscription 2 months (11.98), payable by Paypoint. I am hoping that by subscribing a new card would automatically come from SSSL.

Ok, not free, but worth a go??
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Old 07-01-2010, 15:45
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Put the 20 quid towards a Freesat HD box and ditch Sky.
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Old 07-01-2010, 18:41
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All that for 8 Why bother?
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Old 07-01-2010, 20:47
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I vaguely remember reading another post about obtaining a replacement Sky card by signing up to one of the Asian channels - Although I can't find the posts now.....
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Old 07-01-2010, 23:12
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All that for 8 Why bother?
Some of us do not want to put money straight into Murdoch's pocket.
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Old 08-01-2010, 00:59
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A number of years back when $ky changed to the yellow and blue cards there was no equivalent of the FSFS card: the BBC had gone FTA and no-one had yet picked up the baton for the issue of FTV cards.

The most ingenious way was to try and register for an adult channel; the registration would fail, but 2 days later a replacement card would arrive. Happy days!

Today it is possible to go online and order a card for 20, but is there a way to get it cheaper?

Nollywood, a Nigerian film channel, offers a subscription for 5.99 per month, minimum subscription 2 months (11.98), payable by Paypoint. I am hoping that by subscribing a new card would automatically come from SSSL.

Ok, not free, but worth a go??

Ahhh yes, it was Pout!

Good idea, you can save money and help a minority channel without giving Murdoch money
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Old 14-01-2010, 15:39
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I vaguely remember reading another post about obtaining a replacement Sky card by signing up to one of the Asian channels - Although I can't find the posts now.....

ARY Qtv,was 4.99/month with no installation fee and no minimum subscription period,last year.
That offer ended on 31st December 2009.
Currently its 5.99/month,with two months minimum subscription,and a 12.00 installation fee,which is 3.98 more than the FSFS card.
So it definately looks like Nollywood Movies offer is the cheapest route at the moment.
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Old 14-01-2010, 16:56
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Phone to threaten to cancel and they#ll give you a new one!
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Old 14-01-2010, 17:16
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Phone to threaten to cancel and they#ll give you a new one!
Cancel what?
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Old 14-01-2010, 17:21
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Some of us do not want to put money straight into Murdoch's pocket.
And you think RM and his team get nothing out of the money you spend with Nollywood ?

Dream on and just spend 20 if the FTV channel are important the card and the card will arrive in 2 days
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Old 14-01-2010, 18:38
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I can confirm it's only a 1 month contract when subscribing to Nollywood movies, not 2 months as it states on their website, so you can make a saving of 14.01!

You have to order the card first by phoning them, then when it arrives you call up again and set up the subscription to activate the card. For me the activation didn't give me the correct BBC1 region and I was missing the Five channels and Channel 4+1 from the EPG. To correct this I had to connect the box up to a phoneline and do a callback, the missing channels arrived a few days later and the card was setup for my region.
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Old 15-01-2010, 14:49
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You have to order the card first by phoning them, .
And the call is free ?.......
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Old 15-01-2010, 18:42
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And the call is free ?.......
Yes it was, I used 020 7856 1308 to get through to them.
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Old 15-01-2010, 18:53
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You should also be made aware that the FSFS card goes up to 25 on 1st Feb 2010. So dithering with these ideas may just mean you cost yourself another 5 if they don't work.
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Old 16-01-2010, 10:27
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You should also be made aware that the FSFS card goes up to 25 on 1st Feb 2010. So dithering with these ideas may just mean you cost yourself another 5 if they don't work.
Do you have a link,for the upcoming FSFS price hike?
The subscription cards from other providers do work,and are officially endorsed by Sky
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Old 16-01-2010, 10:34
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I can confirm it's only a 1 month contract when subscribing to Nollywood movies, not 2 months as it states on their website, so you can make a saving of 14.01!

You have to order the card first by phoning them, then when it arrives you call up again and set up the subscription to activate the card. For me the activation didn't give me the correct BBC1 region and I was missing the Five channels and Channel 4+1 from the EPG. To correct this I had to connect the box up to a phoneline and do a callback, the missing channels arrived a few days later and the card was setup for my region.
One thing to be aware of is,that the subscription will be renewed automatically,if you don't ring and cancel.
To avoid this,best to pay by Paypoint,instead of debit or credit card.

https://nwd.appletree.co.uk/new_sub.php

Nigeria Movies(344),
is also available at 5.99/month,(no mention of minimum term or installation fee)and that too allows Paypoint payment.
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Old 16-01-2010, 11:49
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One thing to be aware of is,that the subscription will be renewed automatically,if you don't ring and cancel.
To avoid this,best to pay by Paypoint,instead of debit or credit card.
It didn't for me and I paid with a credit card.

Nigeria Movies(344),is also available at 5.99/month,(no mention of minimum term or installation fee)and that too allows Paypoint payment.
The T+Cs for Nigeria Movies does mention 12 months minimum term.
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Old 16-01-2010, 14:51
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Dream on and just spend 20 if the FTV channel are important the card and the card will arrive in 2 days
No, I didn't need to. Spent 11.98 and got a new card within 24 hours to replace my ex sub card. It did not need activating.

11.98 < 20, which means Murdoch gets less of my money.
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Old 16-01-2010, 15:06
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The loser will be Nollywood... Nollywood needs more people like you to guarantee a successful future...

11.98 < 20, which means Murdoch gets less of my money.
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Old 17-01-2010, 11:24
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I have an existing subscription atm and have a spare Sky HD box using an old canceled multiroom card. Would I be able to reactivate this multiroom sub for 1 month and get a new card for 10?
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Old 17-01-2010, 11:41
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I have an existing subscription atm and have a spare Sky HD box using an old canceled multiroom card. Would I be able to reactivate this multiroom sub for 1 month and get a new card for 10?
No, multiroom has a 12 month contract.
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Old 17-01-2010, 12:00
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No, multiroom has a 12 month contract.
I thought thats if you need the equipment installed? I already got it all set up.
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Old 17-01-2010, 21:17
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I thought thats if you need the equipment installed? I already got it all set up.
AFAIK multiroom and HD are both now 12 month contracts when you add them again. Several other FMs have mentioned this.
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Old 18-01-2010, 00:04
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AFAIK multiroom and HD are both now 12 month contracts when you add them again. Several other FMs have mentioned this.
Thats a bit of a bummer.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 18-01-2010, 00:13
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Think I am a bit naive, I have just forked out 40 for two cards, two boxes - one upstairs and one down!!!!!!
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