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Sky Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy tablets on Swap24 and Swap36 plans

Tuesday, April 10th 2018 by Steve McCaskill

A year after shaking up the mobile phone market with free data rollover and flexible tariffs, Sky Mobile is now doing the same with tablets.

Sky Mobile Roll is available as standard with all its tablet tariffs, allowing customers to bring forward any unused data to the following month. There’s no limit on how much can be stored in the ‘Sky Piggybank’ and it can be saved for up to three years, so you can dip into your reserves whenever you need a data boost.

Sky is the first UK mobile operator to offer data rollover with tablets and what’s more, it can be shared across up to five SIM cards within the same household, meaning Dad can give some of his extra data to the kids if they’ve exhausted their allowance.

To date, it is claimed that Sky Mobile customers have saved as much as £26 million thanks to data rollover.

“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,” said Sophia Ahmad, director of Sky Mobile.

“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.”

iPads coming soon

At present, there are only three tablets on offer – the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The Galaxy Tab A is the more affordable option, while the Tab S2 was released in 2017 as a competitor to the iPad. Sky said that it would stock Apple’s tablets in the near future.

All three Samsung tablets come without an up-front cost and can be paid off over 24 or 36 months. The ‘Swap36’ deal is a new proposition for the tablet market as Sky says most users upgrade their tablet much less frequently.

The Tab S2 is £20 a month with ‘Swap24’ and £14 a month with ‘Swap36’. The Tab A 10.1 costs £12 a month over 24 months, while the 36-month option is £8. The smaller seven-inch model is £5 or £8 a month depending on the life of the contract. On top of this you will need a data plan. Sky is offering 500MB for £5 a month, 1GB for £10, 5GB for £15 and 10GB for £20 a month.

Because the cost of the device and the tariff is separated, you can change your price plan whenever you want should you find you need a bigger or smaller data allowance.

Sky Mobile launched in January 2017 and uses O2’s mobile network to deliver its services.

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