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English tv

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:12pm
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David66

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What is best way to get English tv Freeview? Do not have internet. Is it cheaper to get that rather than uk tv? T

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:18pm

Holaitsdavid

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:18pm

You will need internet of some sort. 

Jeffers

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:55pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:55pm

David66 wrote on Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:12pm:

What is best way to get English tv Freeview? Do not have internet. Is it cheaper to get that rather than uk tv? T

No internet, no TV.

Avatel do fibre broadband and some UK TV channels, you need to check if it is enough channels for you. I know people use this and say it's good.

I use Olivenet fibre broadband, no UK TV. I say it's good.

Some more info/options at this link:- https://rightcasa.com/who-are-the-best-broadband-providers-on-costa-del-sol/

David66

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:11pm

David66

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:11pm

Jeffers wrote on Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:55pm:

No internet, no TV.

Avatel do fibre broadband and some UK TV channels, you need to check if it is enough channels for you. I know people use this and say it's good.

I use Olivenet fibre broadband, no UK TV. I say it's good.

Some more info/options at this link:- https://rightcasa.com/who-are-the-best-broadband-providers-on-costa-del-sol/

Only visit for 2 months in total spread over year. Heard there is internet you can switch on and off depending on when here? Do you know anything about that? Thanks again. Da

Jeffers

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:03pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:03pm

David66 wrote on Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:11pm:

Only visit for 2 months in total spread over year. Heard there is internet you can switch on and off depending on when here? Do you know anything about that? Thanks again. Da

Some ISPs let you suspend your payments, normally for complete calendar months only, for x months in a year. You need to check.

Sounds like you need a pay as you use deal. I am sure there may be such a contract but I don't know of one.

If you have any close friendly neighbours they may let you share their broadband if you offer to pay 50% when you are there.

David66

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:29pm

David66

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Location: Estepona

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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:29pm

Jeffers wrote on Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:03pm:

Some ISPs let you suspend your payments, normally for complete calendar months only, for x months in a year. You need to check.

Sounds like you need a pay as you use deal. I am sure there may be such a contract but I don't know of one.

If you have any close friendly neighbours they may let you share their broadband if you offer to pay 50% when you are there.

Thank you again for your ad

cjoncamp

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:52am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:52am

Jeffers wrote on Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:55pm:

No internet, no TV.

Avatel do fibre broadband and some UK TV channels, you need to check if it is enough channels for you. I know people use this and say it's good.

I use Olivenet fibre broadband, no UK TV. I say it's good.

Some more info/options at this link:- https://rightcasa.com/who-are-the-best-broadband-providers-on-costa-del-sol/

We took up with Avatel on the basis of the access to UK channels but they have changed to a digital box now similar to a UK Virgin box and you don't get the UK tv on it now.

there are plenty of companies on Facebook that will sell you a Fire stick with an IPTV app which has every speaking channel you will ever need for TV, movies and sport which you plug in to your tv and can remove and take back to the UK 

Jeffers

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:21am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:21am

cjoncamp wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:52am:

We took up with Avatel on the basis of the access to UK channels but they have changed to a digital box now similar to a UK Virgin box and you don't get the UK tv on it now.

there are plenty of companies on Facebook that will sell you a Fire stick with an IPTV app which has every speaking channel you will ever need for TV, movies and sport which you plug in to your tv and can remove and take back to the UK ...

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Avatel are still advertising TV channels on their website:- https://www.avatel.es/en/avatel-tv/

Also looks like Avatel do a pay as you use option, see screenshot:-

I am not pushing Avatel, I use Olivenet with no TV channels, just responding to users posts

cjoncamp

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:12am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:12am

Jeffers wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:21am:

Avatel are still advertising TV channels on their website:- https://www.avatel.es/en/avatel-tv/

Also looks like Avatel do a pay as you use option, see screenshot:-

I am not pushing Avatel, I use Olivenet with no TV channels, just responding to users posts

I Don't see where it states you still get UK channels, in our experience we took them up with the idea we were getting BBC and ITV etc which we done and when called them they said they only supply the digi box now and there is no UK channels on it.

I know people that have the normal internet connection and do get the channels. 

Jeffers

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:17am

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:17am

cjoncamp wrote on Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:12am:

I Don't see where it states you still get UK channels, in our experience we took them up with the idea we were getting BBC and ITV etc which we done and when called them they said they only supply the digi box now and there is no UK channels on it.

I know people that have the normal internet connection and do get the channels. ...

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Just click on the link in my post, here it is again:- https://www.avatel.es/en/avatel-tv/
Are you confusing Avatel with Alcatel??

Based on your post the people I know using Avatel for UK TV get it as part of their broadband package.

Contact Avatel direct if you need more info

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