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Sky Mobile: discounts for existing Sky TV customers and benefits guide

Sky Mobile TV customer guide

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If you have Sky TV at home, you get exclusive extra benefits and discounts when you take Sky Mobile. We look at existing customer savings and perks. SIM Sherpa is your trusty guide. Last updated: 17th November 2019

Current Sky Mobile offers

SIM only deals: save a third off Sky's 8GB plan

Sky Mobile 8GB SIM only deal

Plus unlimited Sky TV streamingSee full offer

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As part of their Black Friday event, Sky have reduced the cost of this 8GB plan to an ultra-competitive £10 a month for 12 months, a saving of £60 in total:

At the time of writing, that makes it the best-priced deal with at least 8GB out of any provider using the O2 network and it comes with free unlimited streaming on Sky TV apps too.

All other Sky Mobile SIM only deals are at regular price. On our Black Friday SIM only deals page here, we're predicting they could potentially add offers to other plans. But we have no insider information.

If you've not got Sky TV at home, you'll continue to get free unlimited minutes and texts with all their SIM only plans (this used to add £10 to the cost for you but is free to Sky TV customers).

Useful link: All Sky Mobile's SIM only plans

Phone deals: save £180 on 8GB and more on some phones

Sky Mobile phone deals

Save at least £120 on 8GB plansSee phone deals

at sky.com
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Sky have reduced the same 8GB plan as SIM only on all their phone contracts by £5 a month too. On 24-month deals, that means a £120 saving. On 36-month ones, it's £180.

There's also Black Friday reductions off the total device cost on selected Samsung and iPhone models on every plan, which can be combined with the 8GB offer too.

That means discounts of up to £324 on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, £276 on the Galaxy A40 or £228 on the Galaxy S10 on their 8GB plan. Or £144 on the iPhone 7 on its 1GB plan. These device discounts all end on 2nd December.

All phone contracts on Sky Mobile now come with Sky's new unlimited streaming benefit, which lets you stream anything in your home TV package on your mobile without it using your data, when you use Sky's video apps.

Useful link: All current Sky Mobile offers

Sky Mobile existing TV customer benefits

1) Stream your Sky TV on your mobile without using data

Sky Mobile unlimited streaming

Unlimited streaming for Sky TV customersHow it works

at sky.com
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We long complained that Sky didn't have any decent benefits that involve their TV content for their mobile customers, and thankfully they responded with their new Sky Mobile Watch scheme.

It's essentially unlimited data for streaming Sky TV on your mobile. When you're watching any of Sky's apps out and about over a 4G data signal, the data used won't come out of your monthly allowance.

The list of 12 apps for unlimited streaming includes Sky Go, Sky Cinema, Sky Q and more. So whatever package you've got, you can get the most out of them on your phone too, without racking up data bills.

You get Sky Mobile Watch on phone contracts and SIM only, no matter which plan you take. You just need to have some regular data left for unlimited streaming to work. Data to play ads does come out of your allowance.

Useful link: Read Sky's full guide to unlimited streaming

2) You’ll always get unlimited calls and texts free (not £10)

Sky TV customer savings

Save £10 a month as a Sky TV customerSee all costs

at sky.com
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Since Sky Mobile first launched, it always used to be the case that their TV customers would get the minutes and texts in their deal for free. These would cost non-Sky TV customers £10 to add.

But for most of 2019, Sky have written off this cost for people without Sky TV at home, as an ongoing special offer. It's good for them because it means more people are likely to buy.

But for Sky TV customers, it means you're basically not receiving any discount or advantage over people without it. That's unless the offer gets withdrawn.

Either way, we never really rated this as a genuine discount, because non-Sky TV customers would be very unlikely to have ever paid the inflated £10 cost anyway.

Useful link: Compare Sky Mobile prices with others in the deal section below

3) Your Sky Mobile bill is separate from your TV or broadband

Separate Sky TV and Mobile bills

Your Sky TV and Sky Mobile are billed separately

To help you manage your usage properly, Sky have kept the bill for your Sky Mobile separate from any other TV or broadband service you might have with them.

You'll still log in with your same Sky ID into My Sky to manage your Mobile account.

But otherwise, you'll set up a separate direct debit to pay for your Mobile bill.

For us, this is more useful than combined billing, as your monthly mobile bill is much more likely to change up and down with extra usage than your home services.

Useful link: See costs outside your Sky Mobile plan.

4) You also get all the other benefits that everyone gets on Sky Mobile

Data rollover on Sky Mobile

Enjoy other benefits like keeping unused data

It's worth noting that the benefits above are just the extra ones you get for being a Sky TV customer.

There's also some other great stuff on Sky Mobile to look forward to:

Like saving up any data that you don't use for up to 3 years, which you can access at any point whenever you're short.

Or the ability to change the minutes, texts and data included in your plan every month, even on a 12-month contract.

Useful link: Read our full Sky Mobile review for more details.

Sky Mobile deals for existing customers

SIM only: check other networks aren’t cheaper anyway

As handy as free unlimited calls and texts are for Sky TV customers joining Sky Mobile, don’t let a good offer blind you to deals from other providers that may be better value.

Our SIM only deal finder below lists each network’s plans. Use the filters to choose the amount of minutes, texts and data you’re looking for.

We’ve included the discounts for Sky TV customers within the listing for Sky Mobile SIMs:

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Phone contracts: use our deal finder to compare all options

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Just like with their SIMs, we'd recommend comparing Sky's prices on phone contracts with the competition.

It could well be that other networks can beat Sky's pricing, even with your inclusive discount for being a Sky TV customers.

Also, look carefully at Sky's deals because they are often of 30-month contracts. So even though the monthly rate can be lower, you could end up paying more over the whole contract.

Useful link: Use our phone deal comparison tool

Other useful Sky Mobile guides

Network and deals review

Sky Mobile review

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