Please Help with SKY card

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#1
Hi
we ordered sky TV with the sports package and they sent us all the paperwork alongwith a sky card. but due to the laziness and inefficient staff of the Sky we cancelled our order without any installation. i still have a small dish and an old digibox installed. when i entered the card in the old digibox so a message poped up to call to sky to activate the card which i can not do as i am not registered. my question is that is the card still any use for me??
is there any other way to activate the card?? Please Help
Thanks in advance
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rolfw

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#2
A non-activated card is of no use whatsoever I'm afraid.

You can activate it by plugging the sky digibox into a phone line and going through the new installation procedure, but that is only providing that they have not cancelled the card from the system. You would of course also be charged from the date of activation.
 

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#3
rolfw said:
A non-activated card is of no use whatsoever I'm afraid.
Apart from scraping the ice from your windscreen :p
 
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#4
Hi
Thank you for the replies. my second question is can i use a SKY activated card with sports in any other Digibox which is not subscribed with the SKY and not connected with the phone??
 

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#5
No you can't, you will receive a 'This is the wrong card for this set-top box' message.
Sports and Movies are 'married' to the original box.
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D.
 
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#7
What will happen if i disconnected the telephone line from the subsribed digibox?? will there be any problem?
 

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#8
Not if you already had the box, the phoneline only needs to be connected for the first year on a discounted box, or if you have Sky multiroom.
 
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#9
Yes i had the box and dish but i had installed it myself. but then i also subscribed to sky and they installed a new dish with a digibox ;) so now i have 2 systems. one is subscribed and another is without subscribtion
 
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