Product Type: Top Up T.V set top boxes
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Top Up TV - No contracts
Top Up TV
Member Name: ronnie2009
Top Up TV
Advantages: No contracts, great selection of programmes, fantastic customer services
Disadvantages: none I can think of
Top Up Tv is a digital terrestrial service offering premium channels such as CBS, Living, Warner, TCM and much much more!! I decided to give this ago after the credit crunch hit home and was unable to afford sky's service so was looking for an alternative to keep me occupied on these cold nights in.
A friend recommended top up tv, a service I had never heard of so was very skeptic when he told me that you get your first month free and then its only £9.99 a month with no contracts to tie me down, now after been with sky paying over £30 a month this sounded very good but there must be catch.
I decided to do some research into top up tv and finding out that the box downloads selected programmes from the channels available this sounded OK so after reading various mixed reviews and eventually decided to go with the free months trial which included a premium movie service called picture box and the tv anytime package, so I went down to my local Argos and purchased a 250GB Luxor freeview box what set me back £99.99.
So I set up the the box and gave top up tv a ring to sign up to the service, the phone went onto a machine with various numbers to press for what reason you are ringing, it took me only a minute or two to get onto customer service (lot faster then sky), the lady was Scottish and very helpful she answered all my questions and took my bank details with out a problem, she told me to put the box on channel 5 and wait half an hour so I did.
The next morning there were programmes that had been downloaded over night to my surprise it was a very good selection I'm very open minded to what i watch so i find most things interesting its got lots of channels for kids for example cartoon network, Disney channel, boomerang and lots of American dramas like sex in the city, desperate house wife's, nip tuck, this was all very appealing to me.
The picture box service has a varied selection of new and old films, with a mixture of horror, action, comedy and romance there were something for everyone, a few movies I had already seen but this was okay cause there were lots more to make up for it
I have now been with the service 2months and have not had any problems customer service are always very helpful and thrive to help, I would definitely recommend this service without a doubt. Is it better than Sky? No, but its damn close and a lot more friendlier with you well needed money.
List of channels available on Top Up TV at the moment.
Crime & Investigation network
National Geographic Channel
Discovery real time
Summary: Fantastic service great to save money and still watch brilliant TV