I But to appease my frustration, I cancelled my TV license. Ha!
youve unknowingly made some new friends. The TV licence check men will come round to your house on a periodic basis to ask you the same dreary questions - "is it correct you dont have a TV lic?", "why not?"; can we take a peek inside the house?" etc etc.
a mate of mine had the same the problem. In the end, he virtually pulled them into the house, told them to check everywhere for signs of a Tv set - every room, cupboard, garage etc. He dragged them to each room. When they admitted there was no TV, he told them in no uncertain terms that he didnt ever want to see them again, else he'd sue for duress and harrassment. and concluded by telling them to #### off. He's not seen them for 2 years now.
I've not had a TV licence for 18 months and not had a visit (genuinely have not watched any TV in 18 months though), last licence was in my Mums name, came up for renewal and i just didn't think it was worth it, according to the person i spoke to you are allowed to have TV's in the house (i have three) but as long as they are not used for receiving a signal it's fine, i just unpluged the ariel wires and pulled them up into the loft, only one of the TV's is used to watch the odd DVD.
I noticed in one of the letters i got that it mentioned watching TV programs on a computer or mobile Phone requires you to have a licence but i dont know how they can legislate that.