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Topic # 198980 30-Jul-2016 08:18
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As I have Sky with  Vodafone I rang them last night to drop sport and put movies on instead. Was told that as we had payed a month in advance for sport that we would still have sport for a month from cancellation date till it was stopped, thats fine we can live with that. Asked for Movies to be put on now and it seemed that was what they would do. Went to see if they had done it but no movies. Rang back, got a different person and they said movies would be put on when sport had finished. we said we actually wanted them on now and after some slight hesitation they duly made movies available to us. My query is that every other time we have changed a package it was usually done straight away and we would be credited with any remaining credit ie the prepaid month of sport and the movies would be put on straight away. So has the policy changed?


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  Reply # 1601182 30-Jul-2016 08:18
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