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Sky Viewing Cards: How to Purchase in Switzerland

Enjoy the best of UK television all over Europe

Since established, Sky television has led the way in home television entertainment to consumers within the United Kingdom. It lifted many barriers that established terrestrial television providers were resistant to break, such as offering pay-per-view events including major sports fixtures and recently released movies. Sky also provided us a much varied range of television, most commonly from the America and in more recent years, from other places including Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Some time back, where there was just the usual array of BBC and ITV channels to deliver the same boring choice of TV shows, Sky instantly opened up a whole universe of television entertainment.

Now more than a quarter of a century later, we are in the technological age of home entertainment where not only can you still access TV via satellite dish, you can also watch programmes ‘on-demand’ at a time and place of your own preference on numerous devices at home or away. The world has changed fast and without doubt, Sky has been an integral part of that. Where other TV networks have followed, Sky television has been a groundbreaker and leader of new technologies.

So with such a forward thinking attitude, is it any wonder that Sky is just as universal today as it ever was?

With the expansion of the European Union into 28 countries, the world has become a smaller planet and with that, many Brits have decided to leave the motherland and start a new life overseas, most notably in sunnier countries such as Spain, Portugal, southern France, Italy and Greece. Some however have traveled to the likes of Switzerland, Austria, Poland and many other eastern European nations. We are without doubt a nation of distanced ex-patriots.

However like most Brits, we love our television and given the possibility, we still prefer to watch our own, familiar TV entertainment rather than the local offerings. That’s why so many of us who have left the country, still have the need to watch UK TV where they live. This increasing demand has led to many overseas suppliers of Sky TV in Switzerland to arise from the shadows and start selling UK television abroad.

The issue is, there are many companies who are operating outside of the law and in lots of cases, offering pirated and illegal services that could be closed down or worse still, could put the customer in a position of enquiry under EU laws. So with that in mind, how can you find a legitimate and legal provider of Sky TV in Switzerland?

Finding a quality Sky viewing card provider

Accept it or not but there are a good number of trustworthy suppliers of Sky viewing cards but separating them from the rogues is the difficult trick. Here’s a few ideas to locating a supplier you can trust and lean on:

1. Secure Site

Look for the lock symbol when searching for a Sky TV supplier. If their website is secure, it shows you they have taken steps to secure your data and ensure your credit card data is only transmitted over a secure, encrypted connection. Google ranks sites using HTTPS with greater priority so if you’ve found a site that doesn’t use encryption, don’t use them and move onto the next one.

2. UK address

If you’re ordering a Sky card using a UK credit card, your best choice is to buy from a UK provider. By doing so, your payment will be protected under UK law but also, you’ll be able to chat to an English language speaking native if you ever need advice. Any reputable supplier can ship a Sky viewing card to almost any country across Europe as the shipping fees are low and delivery should be quick and easy.

3. Telephone

Select a seller that offers telephone as well as email support. Email only customer service tends to ensure you are kept at arms length, whilst telephone calls give you the ability to chat to someone and find out what their support is like. If you get through, ask some telling questions and then get the idea for whether you can rely on this supplier.

4. Avoid Scammers

Ebay is crammed with fake and hacked Sky cards. The same applies to online forums, Facebook pages and various other social media websites. If they don’t have a website with a permanent business location, do not trust these sellers. Invariably, they will send you a bogus card that either works temporarily and will get disconnected shortly after use!

Be comfortable with your decision!

Once you’ve found a supplier who ticks all of the above criteria, you should be ready to go online and purchase your service. Accessing Sky TV overseas is fairly simple in most European countries nowadays but locating a supplier who is trustworthy and professional is another problem altogether. So with just a bit of homework and due diligence, you should be able to make a sound and wise choice.