01 Dec 2023 06:29 PM
I'm struggling to pay my bill and I struggle with bad anxiety to call sky but I'm just struggling this month with it being Christmas so will be able to pay it next month.
What should I do
01 Dec 2023 06:31 PMPosted by a Superuser, not a Sky employee. Find out more
▪️If you have a Direct Debit set up and the payment fails on the normal payment date Sky will attempt it again 10 calendar days later.
(If you make a manual payment it's likely to go towards the following months bill, leaving your current bill unpaid and you subsequently restricted).
After 10 days, if that second automatic attempt also fails Sky may send a text and/or email notifying you that your payment has failed again and you then have a day or two before they restrict your services.
▪️If you have a Continuous Card payment method set up, if the payment fails Sky send the text/email notification about the failed payment and you usually have about 2/3 days before being restricted. There is only 1 attempt made for a card payment, so if this has failed, you will need to pay manually and then reset the payment method for next month.
Restrictions are an automated process and we’ve been told Customer Service agents can’t stop it… even if you’re told otherwise.
Sky don’t allow payment plans (except on a legitimately closed account) or a promise to pay on or by a certain date. This link may also provide some advice
If your services end up being restricted you will:-
(1) have to pay what you owe in full
(2) set up a new continuous payment method
(3) wait for the payment to reach Skys account.
Then your services should be reinstated automatically but not necessarily instantly.
If you are behind with Stream or Glass payments also see the information on this link:
01 Dec 2023 07:20 PMPosted by a Superuser, not a Sky employee. Find out more
I struggle with bad anxiety
It might be worth you getting yourself registered with the accessibility team as there are other ways you will be able to contact them once you have done this:
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