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Sky Mobile UK Customers are Now Able to Share Out Spare Data

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 (1:54 pm) - Score 1,320
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Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week added a temporary new feature to their 4G and 5G powered Sky Mobile plans, which enables customers with lots of spare data (mobile broadband) in their “Piggybank” to share some of it with someone they know who may need it (e.g. friends or family).

One of the features of Sky Mobile’s service is that customers can roll-over unused data into their online Sky Piggybank each month, which can be used whenever they need for up to 3 years (some rivals take a similar approach but the data roll-over usually expires fairly quickly). You can also share your data with several SIMs on the same account or exchange it for rewards (e.g. accessories or money off a new phone).

NOTE: Sky Mobile uses an O2 based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform.

Sky notes that the average amount of data in customers’ Piggybanks during December 2020 was 69GB (GigaBytes) and as a result they’ve launched a new feature that enables this data to be shared out a little more widely than before, by adding a “free” Sky Mobile SIM to their account (it’s only free for 12 months and after that the price goes to £5 per month, but you can then cancel it).

The offer will be available to all Sky Mobile customers who have fewer than 7 SIMs on their account, but only until 25th February 2021.

Paul Sweeney, MD of Sky Mobile, said:

“We know lots of people have rolled over spare data over the past year so we’re making it possible for them to share it with someone who really needs it. Whether that’s giving data to a grandparent to stay connected or to help others who are home schooling, we hope this free SIM will go some way in providing a much-needed data boost.”

Existing customers can arrange all of this here – http://sky.com/sharemysparedata .

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15 Responses
  1. Chris Sayers says:

    I’ve been a die hard giffgaff customer, I did not realise rolling your data over was possible, umm me thinks I need to reconsider my loyalty.

    1. Bubblesthefish6 says:

      I’m a die hard Three customer but everyone seems to hate it lol.

    2. timeless says:

      you can roll data for up to 3 years, and if you want trade it in against Sky services as well, l switched a few months ago, l dont use a whole lot but plan to use my data to possibly upgrade my phone as lm on a sim only contract.

  2. Buggerlugz says:

    The one and only die hard three customer then….. 🙂

    1. The Wee Bear says:

      No, there’s two of us left Buggerlugz.

    2. Adam says:

      Nope. There are Three 🙂

    3. Bubblesthefish6 says:

      I’ve moved everyone in my family onto Three and they all never have any problems with it 🙂

    4. Paul says:

      Clearly don’t live in the north east

  3. Robin says:

    “ Sky notes that the average amount of data in customers’ Piggybanks during December 2020 was 69GB”
    ….
    “69GB”

    Nice! 🙂

    1. Raymond Woodward says:

      I thought I was going well at 45 GB.

      Shows I’m still in the minors .. 🙂

  4. Greg says:

    247.42Gb in My Piggy Bank…….
    lets see if anyone can beat that!

    (4 sims for family all stuck at home)

  5. Mark kelly says:

    Just redeem 20gb to get discount off doro handset for my mum. (Might of been pointless cause seem she can’t use it). But currently have 493.87GB with 4 sims

  6. Andy says:

    Well the so called discounts really don’t amount to much. The accessories they guide you a “discount” for you can buy cheaper from elsewhere anyhow. There is a ceiling on the discount they give you and it looks like roughly £30 maximum. There is a ceiling limit which is actually too low to make a substantial difference.

  7. Fred says:

    I suspect the piggy banks go unused either due to poor 4G speeds or people being unaware/unable to reclaim it.

    1. Mark says:

      In part due to poor 4g speeds and unable to claim for devices / accessories. But also I was stockpiling data for trip’s aboard, but due to COVID that not happening any time soon,

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