It’s funny how sometimes stories just come to you. Like today, when I had a representative of Top Up TV ringing me up to ask if I wanted a free digital recorder.
Apparently, I had been ‘specially selected’ to receive the Thomson box, which packs a 160GB hard drive, twin tuner, TV pause and rewind, scart connectivity and a remote control – all for its Anytime TV service. I do have an old subscription, but only because I forgot to cancel it some months back.
Sadly, the agent didn’t give full details of the deal – and I imagine some sort of contract would have been necessary. But looking at the Top Up TV website, the price of the box ranges from £75 to £139.99 – even of you sign up for a year. So why are some customers randomly getting them free? Or are all customers ‘specially selected’ for a free box?
And is it a sign that that Top Up TV is getting desperate in its battle with Sky and cable? Only time will tell.
Top Up TV website