A quick heads up that Sky appears to be reversing payments that were made on 3V Virtual Visa cards in recent days.
As I reported last week, 3V suddenly blocked their cards from being used for paying bills or into bank accounts. Sky appeared to have slipped through, though, even though payments to Virgin Media were blocked. Some people used up their 3V supply by pre-paying their Sky account.
If you did this, take a look at your Sky account. You may find that your payments have been reversed. They will take a day or so to be sent back to 3V, but in theory your online 3V account will show those cards credited back with the £25 payments at some point.
This is, obviously, incredibly frustrating for people who have 3V cards to use up. Current advice seems to be a) try your council tax then, if that fails, b) try paying your utility provider. If that fails, try c) buying a pile of Amazon gift certificates to cover a few months of Amazon purchases.
After that, you may find it easier to d) pay the £1.70 to merge cards together, and then pay the £3.50 fee to empty out the combined card into your bank account.