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Sky Mobile today announced another shake up of the mobile sector as it launches into the tablet market. The launch brings data rollover to tablets for the first time, with Sky Mobile’s Roll included on all tablet pay monthly plans.

From today, Samsung tablets are available on Sky Mobile’s Swap plans. An all new Swap36 plan gives customers the UK’s lowest monthly prices with no upfront costs on popular tablet models, such as the Samsung Tab A 10.1 from £13 per month with 500MB of data. Apple tablets will also be available on Sky Mobile soon.

The most flexible tablet contracts - Roll and Mix

Sky Mobile’s unique benefits, Roll and Mix, will be available to all tablet customers.

With Sky Mobile’s Roll, any unused data is automatically rolled into a customer’s Sky Piggybank at the end of every month and is saved for up to three years. There’s no limit to the amount they can store, and they can simply dip into their Piggybank whenever they need a data boost.

Sky Mobile is the first UK operator to offer data rollover on tablet plans. This is useful for those customers who occasionally use their tablet out of the home but do not want to opt for a plan with a high amount of data they will not use. Since launching Sky Mobile in January last year, Sky Mobile customers have collectively saved £26 million worth of mobile data with Roll*.

With the new tablet plans, customers can also share the data stored in their Piggybank between five different SIMs in the household. This means a family can share data between family members, on both tablets and mobiles, with data given to those who need an extra boost.

Sophia Ahmad, Director of Sky Mobilecomments: “This is the first time any network has allowed customers to rollover their unused data rather than lose it at the end of the month, and then share it between an entire family’s tablets and mobiles. We launched Sky Mobile to shake up the mobile sector, and we’re now bringing that same flexibility and the UK’s lowest monthly prices to the tablet market.”

With Mix, customers will be able to choose the plan that fits their needs, with prices from £5 per month for 500MB, and 1GB, 5GB or 10GB available for £10, £15 and £20 respectively. As with phones, tablet customers can change their plan each month, up or down, depending on how much data they need.

Swap plans for tablets

Sky Mobile is launching a new Swap option for tablets, Swap36. Swap36 has been designed to reflect how often customers choose to upgrade their tablet, with a longer upgrade cycle than phones. With Swap36, customers can get Sky’s lowest monthly prices and the option to swap their tablet after three years. For customers wanting to get the latest model more often, Swap24 is also available with any tablet an allows customers to swap to a new model after two years.

Sky Mobile launches with the most popular tablets from Samsung, including the Samsung Tab A series and Samsung Tab S2. Details of Apple tablet availability and pricing on Sky Mobile will follow soon.

Example pricing for Samsung Tab A 10.1: 


Samsung Tab A 10.1



Upfront costs



Monthly cost for your tablet and data plan


(£8 for tablet + £5 data plan)


(£12 for tablet + £5 data plan)

What you get

500MB data

500MB data

Swap after

36 months

24 months

Delivery charges




Sky Mobile tablet plans at a glance:

  • Roll – customers can automatically roll over any unused data into their Sky Piggybank each month, to use whenever they need for up to three years
  • Mix – customers can opt to change their data allowance, up or down, each month to match how much data they use, without changing contracts
  • Swap – for those who want to update their tablet frequently, Swap24 allows customers to upgrade their tablet every two years without changing their contract. Or customers can opt for Swap36 and get Sky’s lowest monthly price on their tablet with the option to upgrade after three years, or keep their tablet and reduce their monthly cost further

More details on Sky Mobile can be found at sky.com/mobile

Sky Mobile at a glance

• Swap: Subject to status and credit check. 36 month interest free loan required for Swap24. 48 month interest free loan required for Swap36. Data Plan required for duration of Swap plan, subject to 12 month minimum term. 18+. See sky.com/swaphelp for details.

• Roll: customers can redeem rolled-over data in 1GB increments. Data in Sky Piggybank expires after three years

• Mix: customers can choose to switch their calls, text and data package at any time during their contract. Downgrades are effective in the month following selection

• Save: free Unlimited Calls and Texts will end on cancellation of TV subscription and standard published prices will apply. Inclusive calls to standard UK landlines (01, 02 and 03) and inclusive calls and texts to standard UK mobile numbers (07). Sky TV from £22 per month plus set-up costs. Subject to our acceptable use policy at sky.com/mobileterms 

• UK’s lowest monthly price with no upfront cost: we have compared our Swap36 pricing with 500MB of data against published standard pricing available from competitors selling tablets with data and PAYU calls and texts and compared against their minimum committed monthly price with no upfront costs. Competitor pricing includes a mix of data, calls and texts each month. All competitor contracts and loan agreements (as applicable) have a minimum term of 24 months. Sky’s interest free loan is repaid over 48 months. Prices shown are for new tablets. Competitor pricing checked by FDM.

About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million customers across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company had annual reported revenues of £12.9 billion in 2016/17, and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with an annual programming spend of around £7 billion.

From exclusive partnerships with HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. to Sky Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.

Sky’s success is not just based on what the company does but how it does it. Three new major commitments have been launched for Sky’s corporate campaign Sky Ocean Rescue; the reduction of our own single-use plastics by 2020; an investment fund of £25 million over five years in technology solutions; and support of marine protected areas across our markets.

Sky has over 31,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women, as well as being recognised in the Stonewall list of Top 50 LGBT-inclusive employers. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).