Sky TV in Cyprus

#1
Posted to Cyprus in a few months. Does Sky TV work there and whats the best way to get it? (i.e. Is it best to bring it from the UK?)

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
#5
It only needs to be connected to a phone line if it's part of the contract.
 
#6
It's been in my contract since I got it (in Germany), but it never happened! What are they going to do, cancel your contract? they're falling over themselves to retain customers as it is.
 
#7
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
 
#9
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You don't need your phone line connected to receive pay per view. I never missed a live footy match when I was in Germany, and I activated them all by phoning up Sky and being directed through a load of key pressing options. I never even had to speak to an operator.
 
#10
skintboymike said:
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You don't need your phone line connected to receive pay per view. I never missed a live footy match when I was in Germany, and I activated them all by phoning up Sky and being directed through a load of key pressing options. I never even had to speak to an operator.
for free?
 
#11
VicMackey said:
Posted to Cyprus in a few months. Does Sky TV work there and whats the best way to get it? (i.e. Is it best to bring it from the UK?)

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
My boss had sky when we were based in Episkopi, mind you his back garden looked like frikkin NASA. He needed a massive dish.

If you are posted to Epi, go to visionhire in camp where all the shops are and they should be able to square you away.

Won't be cheap mind.





Cheers N_W.
 
#13
paratus said:
skintboymike said:
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You don't need your phone line connected to receive pay per view. I never missed a live footy match when I was in Germany, and I activated them all by phoning up Sky and being directed through a load of key pressing options. I never even had to speak to an operator.
for free?
No, they ask you to key in your Sky viewing card no. and it comes off the following month's bill.
 
#14
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You only get it for free until your box is plugged into a phone line - then everything that you should have been billed for all comes in at once.

No problem if you never connect to a phone line.
 
#15
It basically works like this:

If you have bought a sky package which included a set top box you are contractually obligated to have the box connected to a UK land line for the length of the initial contract (12 months).

If you have Sky multi-room then all boxes must be connected all the time to the same UK land line.

If you are outside of the initial contract or have bought the box separately, then you are not required to connect to a phone line.

As Sky are only licenced to broadcast to the UK, all Sky customers must be registered to a UK address.

As long as Sky can claim plausible deniability to the equipment being outside of the UK, they are not going to try to hard to find out – money is money!

If you are supposed to be connected to a phone line and you aren’t Sky will send you about 3 letters (about a month apart) to your UK address, then block your card.
 
#16
Instead of sitting in watching TV make the most of what Cyprus has to offer because ,if you don't, you'll regret it in the future when you think of the time you wasted watching repeats of the same rubbish that will still be showing on Sky when you come back to the UK.
 
#17
Flying Felix said:
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You only get it for free until your box is plugged into a phone line - then everything that you should have been billed for all comes in at once.

No problem if you never connect to a phone line.
Don't connect the phone line then, seems simple enough to me (or am i missing something??)
 
#18
paratus said:
Flying Felix said:
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You only get it for free until your box is plugged into a phone line - then everything that you should have been billed for all comes in at once.

No problem if you never connect to a phone line.
Don't connect the phone line then, seems simple enough to me (or am i missing something??)
As long as you don't ever want to use the interactive service, multiroom or pay for pay per view via your hand set - no.

The old 9 volt battery trick does work - I've seen it many times, but you have to be aware of the drawback, as I've also seen the bill that people have got when they eventually decided to connect to a phone line.
 
#19
Flying Felix said:
paratus said:
Flying Felix said:
paratus said:
They also use the phone line to let you watch pay per view, but if it isn't connected (like mine) you can use the good old 9v square battery trick, ahem, apparently you can get films/sport for free using it - not that i have ever tried it
You only get it for free until your box is plugged into a phone line - then everything that you should have been billed for all comes in at once.

No problem if you never connect to a phone line.
Don't connect the phone line then, seems simple enough to me (or am i missing something??)
As long as you don't ever want to use the interactive service, multiroom or pay for pay per view via your hand set - no.

The old 9 volt battery trick does work - I've seen it many times, but you have to be aware of the drawback, as I've also seen the bill that people have got when they eventually decided to connect to a phone line.
Fair one
 
#20
There is a cheaper (and inferior, it has to be said) option.
Cyta (think Cyprus BT) now do all sorts of Broadband based products....they do a 'cable TV' range of packages called "Mivision".
Google is your friend.
Its based on you having a Telephone/Broadband package from them, and a wire runs out of the router into a TV decoder type-thing, and into the Telly.
You get a small range of Brit TV channels and loads of 'Scorchio' ones!
PM me and i'll send you a (legal) acess code to route your International calls via the internet when you get there (i'm away at present)....which means virtually no cost to ring the UK on your landline!
 
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