So I've toyed with signing up to Sky a few times, but always pull out due to the somewhat underhanded way they manage online sign-ups. Specifically by offering 'special' offers and then making it compulsory, i.e. you can't sign up for anything but the current offer. Manually choosing the 'basic' package still throws me back to the current offer page.
The 'specials' are always for premium channels free for a period of time, and then you're stuck paying exorbitant amounts for the remainder of the contract. I'm sure it's a highly lucrative approach for Sky, but it's unacceptable for me.
So my question is, is it possible to just sign up for the $46 basic package online? (I hate dealing with CSR's over the phone). And, how much is installation etc when you sign up without a deal?