The problem with any subscription services like DTH,Cable is that, you will be charged the full mount even if you do not use the service. When you go on a holiday for few weeks or month you want to stop paying the daily amount deducted by the DTH operator. Now this has been made possible by the few Indian DTH operators.
How to stop service temporarily in TataSky:
Tata Sky has launched a service through which subscribers can save subscription fees while going on their annual vacation.
â€˜Once-a-Year Subscription Holiday Offerâ€™ allows subscribers to temporarily disconnect all Tata Sky services for a minimum of 5 days to a maximum period of 15 days. Just call TataSky Helpline and ask to suspend.Make sure if there are fee associated for this as they seem to charge Rs 20/- for this.
Suspend Airtel Digital TV without paying for that period:
Similar offer is available with Airtel DTH service. Call up the customer care and notify them to stop the service for certain period. They can suspend the service for a minimum 30 days and maximum 90 days. But if you want to resume your service even before the period you asked them to suspend, you can do that by calling the customer care again. They will reactivate. But this can not be done every time you go on a vacation.
Stop paying Dish TV Temporarily:
Dish TV DTH service can also be suspended temporarily. Call up the customer support. They will do it for you.
SunDirect, BIG TV, Videocon D2H does not seem to have this temporary suspension service at the moment. This page will be updated once they have such service.