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Free Samsung Gear VR with the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on Sky Mobile

Wednesday, November 1st 2017 by Oprah Flash

The hype around the new iPhone X is still fresh in the air but for customers who are die-hard Android fans (like me) Sky Mobile has announced new deals for the latest Samsung handsets, including a free Samsung Gear VR.

Any customer signing up for one of the new Samsung Galaxy phones on a 24 or 30-month contract will get a free virtual reality device worth £119.

This offer is now valid and lasts until Thursday 16 November on any new sign ups. To get the device you have to add the free Samsung Gear VR to your basket when buying the deal online.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 all come with the virtual reality device under the new deal.

Sky is also giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 with the Samsung Galaxy A5 for £20 with the 500MB tariff.

The tablet is also included with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and available across all of Sky Mobile's tariffs.

Sky Mobile offers two types of mobile packages, Swap 12 and Swap 24. The first runs for 24 months but allows you to upgrade to a new phone every year. The second package lasts for 30 months and costs less each month. This option allows customers to swap to a new handset every two years.

Customers can also choose to change their tariff for a mix of data, calls and texts to suit their needs, or roll-over unused data to save it for a time that you may need it.

Existing Sky TV customers get free unlimited calls and texts with any data plans. For non-Sky TV customers unlimited texts and calls are £10 a month.

What is the Gear VR?

The Samsung Gear VR is Samsung’s first virtual reality headset with a controller. The Gear VR makes it easier for customers, especially gamers, to enjoy a higher quality virtual reality experience.

It has a curved design, a convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction so users won’t have to move their heads as much to enjoy the full experience.

The Touchpad on the controller provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, allowing different forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, along with other actions.

The device has a ‘secure grip’ which Samsung says ensures comfortable play especially during the most active movements.

For an ‘expansive viewing experience’, the Gear VR with controller has 42mm lenses with an 101 degree field of view and ‘advanced distortion correction technology’ to reduce the risk of motion sickness.

Free device when you get the Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets from Sky Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S8

Sky Mobile offers the handset in a choice of two colours, Orchid or Midnight Black.

With the Swap 12 option the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs £70 a month with 5GB of data allowance and unlimited texts and calls.

For 1GB of data the monthly cost goes down to £65 over 24 months.

On the Swap 24 with a 1GB tariff the handset will cost £43 a month.

This shoots up an extra £5 a month for the 5GB tariff.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The bigger Galaxy 8 edition is available in the same colours as its little brother.

For £76 a month the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is available with 5GB of data and unlimited calls and texts on the Swap 12.

If you can wait a little longer and don’t mind swapping your handset after two years the handset costs £52 a month.

For 1GB on the Swap 24 contract customers will pay £47 a month.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available in Gold and Black.

For 1GB of data on the Swap 24 plan the phone will cost £53 a month.

To boost this to 5GB for more ease when browsing the net on your phone it will cost £58 a moment.

If a 30-month contract is a bit too long for you the Swap 12 offers a 1GB tariff for £65 a month.

For the extra 5GB the cost goes up to £70 a month.

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