Sky launches flexible mobile phone tariff

Sky has launched a mobile phone service that offers customers the flexibility to adapt their tariff according to their usage.

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Currently available as Sim-only plans with 02, Sky Mobile allows users to roll over any unused monthly data allowance into a 'piggybank'/

This can then be used to top-up the data allowance on the months when the user runs short. There is no limit on how much data can be rolled over (for up to three years).

Key features

The four key features of Sky’s new plan are:

  • Data roll-over, without limit, continuously for three years. 
  • Customers can mix and match their plan to suit their needs and preferences. 
  • Sky customers can sync Sky+ recordings to their phone. 
  • Sky TV customer can enjoy free calls and texts.

Data focus

When picking a plan, customers are first asked to select how much data they would like each month, with the options of 1GB, 3GB, or 5GB.

The 1GB option, priced at £10 a month, is suitable for everyday use, including web browsing, checking emails and accessing apps.

Priced at £15 a month, the 3GB data plan caters for those who enjoy streaming music, watching the occasional video and playing games.

The biggest data package comes in at £20 a month, with 5GB of data for streaming TV programmes, hours of checking social media and other usage.

Customers can either add an additional £10 for unlimited calls and texts, or opt for the pay-as-you-use option (10p per text/minute).

Is it value for money?

Although the data, text and minute charges are average, the fact users can roll-over data and amend their contract month-by-month is where the benefits come in.

Plus, if you are already a Sky TV customer, you effectively only have to pay for your data – which starts at £10 a month.

If your New Year’s resolution is to dial-down on the social activity, you could change your plan month-by-month to suit your usage needs.

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky’s UK and Ireland chief executive, said: “Right now mobile contracts are inflexible and confusing and we all know people are buying more data than they need to avoid those extra charges.

“With Sky Mobile we’ve provided the solution, offering flexibility and great value so our customers’ unused data will be theirs to keep and they can create a plan that’s right for them, month to month.”

Sky is set to offer full mobile phone packages later in the spring. Try Sky’s network coverage checker to see if Sky Mobile is compatible with where you live.

Keep up to date with the latest pay-as-you-go and monthly mobile deals by heading over to our mobiles channel.

Please note: any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing. Click on a highlighted product and apply direct.

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