I have been looking around for a new type of entertainment for my room and my TV for a while now as i used to have SKY as i found that this was a lot of money when i hardly ever used it, I only wanted SKY for basically for SKY 1 to watch the Simpsons UK Gold & Dave to watch my comedy programmes etc! At the time my brother decided that he would cut me off from his internet so i couldn't use it anymore and told me to get my own provider! As we already with Virgin Media it was very hard to get a new line installed when my brother is the account holder for the TV, Phone and internet so it wasn't easy. So in the end i decided that i would go with SKY for the TV and the internet and when i agreed that i would sign up to them i didn't realise that i would also need a land line installed for the internet to work, I wasn't very happy with this because there was a £15 per month line rental charge including everything else what was included. I originally started my contract with SKY on 14th November 2014 and i had the family bundle witch was about £35.00 per month with the internet and the phone line and all i paid was £10 for the set up as at the time i was still insolvent and getting things like this would be very hard but it was very easy and straight forward, My bills from that period went up and down all the time as you could add different packages and box sets all the time and my highest bill that i ever had was over £189.00 as i added F1 sky sports channel and that made the bill up to the amount witch was a lot of money! I fell behind with the account just before Christmas 2016 where there was a outstanding bill for £219.14 and in that time i fell ill with my depression and then i decided that i would rip it all out witch i did and a few weeks later my brother decided that he would allow me to share the internet once again.
Since then i have been using a Freeview indoor Ariel to watch TV as i have got a Freeview TV witch i didn't know nothing about, I have bought a few of these Ariels and none of them gives out a good signal sometimes i could get a really strong signal if i lean it out of the window and stay there all day and then if i move the Ariel it would loose the signal and i wouldn't be able to find a new place to put the Ariel. As my TV is on the wall just beside my window it is very hard to put a Freeview indoor Ariel by the window as my power leads are not long enough and sometimes i wish that i just stayed with SKY And just have the SKY Q installed as i was really upset about it. Within a couple of months of me watching no TV i sometimes used the internet to watch the things that i wanted to watch and then there would be my TV on the wall just doing completely nothing, As the TV is kinda special to me as it was a gift from my auntie who bought it for me back in 2014 for my SKY to be installed so its very special to me and it means a lot to me. As i was getting so annoyed as i wanted to watch TV again i was gonna ask someone to come out and sort me out a Freeview Ariel to put outside on the roof and feed it back into my TV but no one in my family offered to help me with it witch i was so angry about as i could easily get a good picture on my TV with it. As time was going on i thought about getting one of these NOW TV boxes Apple TV's and i really didn't want one in the first place as they wouldn't be no good for me and i went into CEX a few months ago and bought a Apple TV but it was the wrong one and i wanted the brand new one where you can download apps from the store! As i owed this money to SKY i was thinking about getting Virgin TV in my name and in my own bedroom where me and my brother had a massive augment over it and saying its still a waste of money and you will never watch it like the SKY (He has a point there) So i went into the store in town and got everything sorted out, They found me a really good deal and told me all about the terms and conditions and went ahead with the order, As there was already a Virgin media line in our house there would have to be a credit check done and a line check as my brother is the account holder and i said thats all fine. As i paid a deposit of £20 i just walked out of the shop and waited for the information to come back from Virgin Media.
I had a phone call from the person from the shop who was dealing with me and told me that i had the all clear to go ahead to install the TV but the credit check came back as a decline and i was so shocked as i never thought that Virgin media was so strict for new customers i was so shocked to her this, So they wanted someone else like my mum or step dad to put the credit check in there name and the payments would come out my bank as normal and no one would do it for me as they was thinking that if the bill wasn't paid that it would come back onto them to pay it, They have the wrong end of the stick and i went back to the store and explained that no one would agree to do the credit check for me and got my £20 back and then left it as that! So as the next couple of days went by and i was getting really annoyed about not having no TV to watch and then i decided that i would like a Apple TV as i could easily download the apps that i would like and then i would only need to pay a few quid a month to watch some extra channels like Dave and UK gold etc! As there is a app called TV player that works with the Apple TV and on your phone too it sounded like it would be a really good idea and also i can play games on my TV as well, I was gonna buy myself a Apple TV when i could actually afford one as i found some reviews online and found it be very good and i knew that i wanted one but the price was a little bit to much for me. As there are so many smart boxes and TV boxes out there at the moment i just didn't know what i wanted as i already had my eyes set on A Apple TV but i would have to wait until i had enough money to get one and i just wanted one for the time being just to keep me busy and something to watch when i am bored. I looked in Argos and other places to see what boxes was available and i was thinking about one of these NOW TV boxes as they were great value for money and i just didn't know what they were and how they worked as i was new to these kinda boxes, It must of been a few months until i decided that i would like one or not as they don't have all the channels that i like to watch like Nicktoons and SKY1 (for the Simpsons) and there was something that i just didn't like about it and i really don't know what that was. As i was seeing these NOW TV boxes in my local ASDA store they were great value for only £25 and when i saw what you could get for that price i was blowed away and it sounded like a really good deal. I showed my mum and she doesn't really understand what these TV boxes are and she said that sounded like a good deal and i wanted one straight away and deal like this well it couldn't go to waste.