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Terrestrial TV down pan - cancel Licence?

fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 126 Courageous
Do you find you put TV on out of habit?? OR HAVE YOU stopped the Licence??

Thinking of stopping licence. Pay 6 ahead and 6 months behind of year fee. Have couple months left and paid few months towards next.

Haven't bought tv magazine for many months and hardly look forward to any TV shows like in past.

Money can go to a film sub and utilise loads of my physical films, games, music and cloud films. Also catch-up bar the Beeb. 




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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 17
    If you won’t miss watching it and don’t use iPlayer, I’d go ahead and cancel it. There is no point paying for something you don’t use! I’ve heard of lots of people doing the same in recent times.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,372 Disability Gamechanger
    I feel the same way @fluffycat but I’d feel slightly cut off if that makes sense. People often strike up conversations about tv progs and I’d have nothing to say or I’d miss out on the breaking news of an alien invasion or something like that . 

    Its a hard call.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    leeCal said:
    I feel the same way @fluffycat but I’d feel slightly cut off if that makes sense. People often strike up conversations about tv progs and I’d have nothing to say or I’d miss out on the breaking news of an alien invasion or something like that . 

    Its a hard call.
    Being the first to hear about an alien invasion is my primary motivation for paying the licence fee I think :D 
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  • SnooFloofsSnooFloofs Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I have never paid it nor will I ever I don't believe in the BBC after people whom it has employed and I don't watch live television. I wish they would abolish the licence altogether. 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 126 Courageous
    66Mustang said:
    If you won’t miss watching it and don’t use iPlayer, I’d go ahead and cancel it. There is no point paying for something you don’t use! I’ve heard of lots of people doing the same in recent times.
    I have done it, thanks.

    Wish had done years ago. (thinking about it)

    Can still get fix of non beeb on catch-up but spend time on gaming / films than just rolling tv (out of habit)
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 126 Courageous
    leeCal said:
    I feel the same way @fluffycat but I’d feel slightly cut off if that makes sense. People often strike up conversations about tv progs and I’d have nothing to say or I’d miss out on the breaking news of an alien invasion or something like that . 

    Its a hard call.
    Being the first to hear about an alien invasion is my primary motivation for paying the licence fee I think :D 
    Any big news my phone bleeps from various sources.

    News is on catch-up upto an hour behind but snippets are on you tube for instance
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    For £3 a week I personally think its good value, we listen to BBC local radio and senior management watches TV for a couple of hours most nights
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    How do they know if you watch TV without a licence?

    Obviously they can use location/IP address for streaming, but for the normal aerial?  :#
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 126 Courageous
    How do they know if you watch TV without a licence?

    Obviously they can use location/IP address for streaming, but for the normal aerial?  :#
    Observe you watching live TV through Window / Door / inside (if let them in) or let slip you are being naughty.

    They don't believe people do other stuff with TV and do send red letters, emails and come round I've heard.


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    How do they know if you watch TV without a licence?

    Obviously they can use location/IP address for streaming, but for the normal aerial?  :#
    i often used to wonder if the TV "Detector vans" actually worked, some how I doubt it.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Caz_ScopeCaz_Scope Posts: 566

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    Ah yes, the old TV detector vans @woodbine

    I too often wondered if the tech that they were supposed to carry in the back to seek out licence-fee dodgers was the stuff of myth and legend.  :D
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  • NotReallyNotReally Member Posts: 47 Courageous
    My TV has clothes draped over it!   :D

    I've not bothered with a license, I only actually use the TV on the odd occasion that I hook up my iPad to it.  Anyway, I thought terrestrial TV stopped being broadcast in 2012?
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,259 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never seen a detector van!  Either before my time, or they didn't bother out in the stix where I used to live!  :D

  • SnooFloofsSnooFloofs Member Posts: 7 Listener
    That's because they don't exist and never have done it's all scare tactics to get you to pay they are basically sales men.
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