Sky Mobile SIM Deals
Sky Mobile currently sell 12 month SIM Only contracts, ranging from 2GB to 30GB per month.
All Sky Mobile SIMs included unlimited minutes and texts, and also include 5G connectivity.
With Sky Mix, you can change your SIM plan at any time you wish, allowing you to upgrade to more data per month, or lower your costs by downgrading to a plan with less data.
- Can I get unlimited data with a Sky Mobile SIM?
- Can I use my Sky Mobile SIM abroad?
- Can I get 5G with a Sky Mobile SIM?
- Can I get a Sky Mobile SIM if I have a bad credit rating?
- Do I need to unlock my phone to use a Sky Mobile SIM?
- What size SIM cards can I get with Sky Mobile?
- Can I switch from my current network to a Sky Mobile SIM?
- Does Sky Mobile have good coverage?
- Is Sky Mobile a fast network?
- How reliable is Sky Mobile?
- Does Sky Mobile have good customer service?
- Can I roam with Sky Mobile?
- Sky Piggybank - data rollover
- Sky Mobile Watch - Unlimited streaming
- Sky Mix
Can I get unlimited data with a Sky Mobile SIM?
Currently, Sky Mobile do not offer unlimited data SIMs. The maximum amount of data you can get is 30GB.
Can I use my Sky Mobile SIM abroad?
From 3rd May 2022, roaming in the EU with a Sky Mobile SIM will no longer be free, and will cost £2 per day.
You can roam in 11 countries outside the EU with Roaming Passport Plus. It will cost £2 per day (£6 per day before 3rd May 2022).
For more information, see our guide on Sky Mobile roaming.
Can I get 5G with a Sky Mobile SIM?
Yes, 5G is available with all Sky Mobile SIMs, and uses O2’s network for 5G coverage. However, you need to make sure you have a 5G phone in order to receive a 5G signal.
Currently, you can get 5G with a Sky Mobile SIM in 183 towns and cities across the UK, including most major cities.
5G with Sky Mobile is available within the follow locations:
- Bridge of Don
- Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds
- Chadwell St Mary
- Chertsey South
- Dinas Powis
- Great Yarmouth
- Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe
- How Wood
- Iver Heath
- Joyden’s Wood
- Milton Keynes
- New Denham
- Newcastle Under Lyme
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- North Shields
- Potters Bar
- Richings Park
- Royal Leamington Spa
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Shepperton Green
- South Shields
- St Albans
- Tatling End
- Thornaby On Tess
- Trumps Green
- Virginia Water
- Waltham Abbey
- West Bromwich
- Whitley Bay
- Woodbine Close Park
Can I get a Sky Mobile SIM if I have a bad credit rating?
As Sky Mobile SIMs only come with 12 month contracts, it’s unlikely you will be accepted if you have a bad credit rating.
You will more likely be accepted with a different network that offers 30 day / 1 month SIMs. See our SIM Only deals to compare the cheapest contracts.
Do I need to unlock my phone to use a Sky Mobile SIM?
If you bought your phone from Sky, or it originally came with a Sky SIM, then you shouldn’t need to unlock your phone in order to use a Sky SIM.
Since December 2021, it is illegal for any network to sell a mobile phone that is locked to a specific network.
If you bought your phone before this date, it may be locked to your current network. If you’re unsure if your phone is unlocked, simply insert a SIM from a different network - if your phone is locked, an error message will be shown.
All providers must unlock your phone for free. You will need to contact your current network to do this. They will ask for your IMEI number, which you can obtain by dialling *#06# from your phone.
What size SIM cards can I get with Sky Mobile?
Sky Mobile offer all SIM cards sizes. You will be sent a standard SIM card size, which will have cutouts that can be broken down to a micro SIM or nano SIM.
Standard - the largest SIM card size, which is generally used with older non-smartphones. Newer phones are likely to use micro or nano SIMs.
Micro - Once considered a smaller replacement for standard SIMs, micro SIMs are less prevalent today, being replaced by the even smaller nano SIM. Older smartphones or budget phones may still use a micro SIM.
Nano - The smallest and most common SIM card size used in phones sold today. Used by the newer iPhones and Samsungs.
Can I switch from my current network to a Sky Mobile SIM?
Yes, it’s easy to switch to Sky Mobile. From your current network, text PAC to 65075 for free. You will receive a reply text within 5 minutes, which will contain your PAC code.
You will need to give this PAC code to Sky Mobile.. You can do this at the time of purchase, or by contacting Sky Mobile. after you have received your Sky Mobile. SIM card.
After you have given your PAC code to Sky Mobile., they will begin the switch on your behalf, which normally takes 3 working days. Once the switch has completed, you will lose signal with your current network. When this happens, you can insert your Sky Mobile. SIM to complete the switching process.
For more information, see transferring your phone number to a new network.
Does Sky Mobile have good coverage?
Sky Mobile is a virtual network, using O2 as their provider. Therefore, Sky Mobile has the same excellent coverage as O2.
O2 claims they will invest in infrastructure more than they ever had this year, adding 4G to over 241,000 postcodes. As of today, 99% of the UK population can get a minimum 4G signal with Sky Mobile.
Sky Mobile also uses O2’s 5G infrastructure, with coverage in over 183 towns and cities across the UK.
In 2019 and 2020, O2 won Best Network Performance at the Mobile News Awards for their coverage, reliability and speed.
You can check your expected signal with Sky Mobile by entering your postcode into the Sky Mobile coverage checker.
Is Sky Mobile a fast network?
As Sky Mobile uses O2 for their network, Sky Mobile has the same fast speeds as O2, including the same 5G speeds.
According to OpenSignal’s September 2021 report, O2 has average download speeds of 17.1Mbps and average upload speeds of 5.4Mbps.
However, Sky Mobile via O2 is not the fastest network in the UK, with EE being up to twice as fast in independent reports.
O2 is the second fastest for 5G, with an average download speed of 91.2Mbps.
How reliable is Sky Mobile?
Sky Mobile is a very reliable network, and have not suffered from any major nationwide outages in recent years.
On 18th January 2022, Sky Mobile experienced some minor outages in the evening. Customers were unable to make calls or use their mobile internet during the short lived outage. However, normal service was resumed by the end of the night.
If you’re experiencing network problems with Sky Mobile, you should visit their service status page and enter your postcode for a service report within your area. They also have a troubleshooting section if you’re receiving poor or no service.
Does Sky Mobile have good customer service?
Sky Mobile have good customer service. As well as help over the phone, they also have a plethora of troubleshooting information online, and they even have a forum for community support.
If you prefer to speak with someone over the phone, you can call Sky Mobile on 03337590705.
Alternatively, you can ask for help online from the Sky Community forums.
Sky also have a help portal, with a range of troubleshooting information from weak signal to phone issues.
In 2020, Sky began opening a number of physical stores across the UK, with help available for Sky Mobile customers. You can find your nearest Sky store via the store locator.
In Ofcom's latest pay monthly mobile complaints report, Sky Mobile ranked 3rd for least complaints, receiving an average of 2 complaints per 100,000 customers, which is the industry average. Only Tesco Mobile and EE faired better, with 1 complaint per 100,000 customers.
Can I roam with Sky Mobile?
From 3rd May 2022, roaming in the EU with Sky Mobile will no longer be free, and will cost £2 per day.
You can roam in 11 countries outside the EU with Roaming Passport Plus. It will cost £6 per day, and will be reduced to £2 from 3rd May 2022.
For more information, see our guide on Sky Mobile roaming.
Sky Piggybank - data rollover
With Sky Piggybank, you can use unused data for up to 3 years, and even exchange it for rewards.
Any unused data will automatically be added to your Sky Piggybank as ‘data credit’. This also includes any data that comes from bonuses, boosts or add-ons.
You can use the data credit in your Sky Piggybank towards purchases:
- Top up your data
- Use it towards new phones, tablets and accessories
Data that is added must be used within 3 years before it expires.
There is no limit on the amount of data you can save, but you must have at least 1GB in your Sky Piggybank.
You can login to your Sky Piggybank account to check how much data you have rolled over and exchange it for purchases.
For more information, see our guide on data rollover.
Sky Mobile Watch - Unlimited streaming
If you have a Sky Mobile contract, you can watch an unlimited amount of Sky from your phone without using any data from your allowance.
You can watch from any Sky app on your phone that is included with your Sky TV subscription.
If you don’t have a Sky TV subscription, you can still watch an unlimited amount from free Sky channels such as Sky News, without using up your data allowance.
Sky apps are available on iOS and Android.
With Sky Mix, you can change your plan at any time you wish. If you find yourself with too much data remaining at the end of each month, you can also downgrade your plan, saving you money. Or if you’re using too much data, you can upgrade your plan.
You can change your plan every month via the My Sky app or by logging into your Sky account.
Can I get 5G with a Sky Mobile SIM?
Yes, 5G is available with all Sky Mobile SIMs, using O2’s network for 5G coverage. Currently, you can get 5G with Sky Mobile in 183 towns and cities across the UK, including most major cities. However, you'll need a 5G phone in order to receive a 5G signal.
Can I roam for free in the EU with a Sky Mobile SIM?
From 3rd May 2022, roaming in the EU with Sky Mobile will no longer be free. You will have to purchase the 'Roaming Passport Plus', which will cost £2 per day. However, before this date, roaming in the EU will continue to be free.
For more information and a list of qualifying countries, please see Sky roaming.
Where can I find the best Sky Mobile SIM Only deals?
You can use our comparison tools to find the best Sky Mobile SIM Only deals.
How fast is Sky Mobile?
Sky Mobile uses O2 for their network, with identical speeds. According to OpenSignal’s September 2021 report, O2 has average download speeds of 17.1Mbps and average upload speeds of 5.4Mbps. They also have the second fastest 5G network, with average download speeds of 91.2Mbps.