Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04.08.2009, 18:54
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goldau
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
flippy has no particular reputation at present
How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Hello there ... Im in two minds about sky television . I had sky in NZ and i would love to get it over here as Swiss tv is crap

If i go through a uk address and use my mates box will it work in Switzerland ?
If he orders a multiroom box and i take his then its only going to cost me £10 a pmonth is that true ?

Can someone tell me the best way to get around it as im not keen to pay 100 chf a month ...

Damn decisions
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:04
kevlegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Far far away
Posts: 2,180
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,324 Times in 700 Posts
kevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

See this thread:

Dummies Guide: Satellite install for free to air channels. No monthly fees - cheap

Its has everything you will need.

You can get Sky over here!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:08
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Have a search as this topic has been well covered.

Multiroom won’t work for you as the Sky box has to be connected to a UK phone line.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:16
kevlegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Far far away
Posts: 2,180
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,324 Times in 700 Posts
kevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
View Post
Have a search as this topic has been well covered.

Multiroom won’t work for you as the Sky box has to be connected to a UK phone line.
Mine never was. You just can't order pay per view with no tel line
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:20
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
View Post
Mine never was. You just can't order pay per view with no tel line
Was it multiroom and how long ago was that ?

From the Sky website -
Quote:
Multiroom subscription: Provides the same Sky TV channels as your main Sky TV subscription on a box in another room. You must subscribe to Sky TV throughout and an extra box is required for each Multiroom subscription. Each box you have must be connected to the same fixed telephone line at all times. To receive your HD subscription channels in another room, you'll need another Sky+HD box and HD Pack subscription.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:24
kevlegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Far far away
Posts: 2,180
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,324 Times in 700 Posts
kevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond reputekevlegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Yes multiroom. In the UK for upto a year and over here for a month or so.

You have to be connected at first but once you have been with them a while it doesn't matter.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:28
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goldau
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
flippy has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

So what is the cheapest way to get around it ? As ive good a good mate in london who wants to help me out ...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:30
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Have a look at this thread. You'll see the OP failed to get Multiroom because of the phone line.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:35
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
So what is the cheapest way to get around it ? As ive good a good mate in london who wants to help me out ...

Get your good mate to order sky on his address (you could also do it online), have the system shipped and installed at his place. Once everything is working for him, unplug the system and bring it to swiss and start using it.

good luck
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04.08.2009, 19:55
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
View Post
Get your good mate to order sky on his address (you could also do it online), have the system shipped and installed at his place. Once everything is working for him, unplug the system and bring it to swiss and start using it.
Providing he does not already have a Sky system at the address which, from the OP, it appears that he does.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04.08.2009, 20:02
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vuadens
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Matthew68 has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

We have recently moved to Grindelwald, and bought our Sky box with us. This worked because we have kept our property in the Uk, and had Sky installed (with dish) before we left. We simply unplugged the box, retained the viewing card, brought it all to Switzerland and got a local TV installer to fix it all up when we arrived. The key is the UK address - and dont forget Sky have issued a new viewing card.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04.08.2009, 20:10
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
View Post
We have recently moved to Grindelwald, and bought our Sky box with us. This worked because we have kept our property in the Uk, and had Sky installed (with dish) before we left. We simply unplugged the box, retained the viewing card, brought it all to Switzerland and got a local TV installer to fix it all up when we arrived. The key is the UK address - and dont forget Sky have issued a new viewing card.
That's the point - the subscription is based on a UK address where there is no other subscription and, providing you don't to anything to bring the move to their attention, you should be alright.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04.08.2009, 20:11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goldau
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
flippy has no particular reputation at present
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

ok ... So if i ask my mate to get sky which he already has and i take the box here to switzerland it will work ...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04.08.2009, 20:16
Blonaybear's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blonay
Posts: 1,597
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 836 Times in 432 Posts
Blonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond reputeBlonaybear has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How do i get sky in Switzerland ???

Quote:
View Post
ok ... So if i ask my mate to get sky which he already has and i take the box here to switzerland it will work ...
If he already has a Sky subscription he would have to try giving a very good reason why he wants a second one and why multiroom is not the answer.

If you read the link I posted above you will see that one member has already tried this approach. The alternative is to use an agent (search Google)
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Sky cards (for paying Sky viewers) swissmiss163 TV/internet/telephone 70 29.09.2009 12:26
SKY + receiver - which type to bring over from and existing Sky set up?? Keefyd TV/internet/telephone 7 29.08.2009 21:25
Sky+ oldie46 TV/internet/telephone 11 14.06.2009 19:53
Use of My Sky profile on Sky.com swiss taff TV/internet/telephone 2 19.10.2006 14:07


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0