Sky’s mobile phone service is now available to buy, with SIM-only plans costing from £10 per month. The company says it will expand its offering later this year to include handsets from Apple and Samsung.
As announced in November, customers will be allowed to ‘roll over’ any unused data allowance for up to three years, and will be able to move tariff every month.
In addition, the firm’s TV subscribers who move to Sky Mobile won’t be charged for UK calls or texts and can sync programmes from their Sky box to watch while out and about.
Sky Mobile is a virtual network piggybacking off of O2 and was announced in the wake of BT’s purchase of EE.
Stephen van Rooyen, UK and Ireland Chief Executive, said: “We’re excited that Sky Mobile goes on nationwide sale today, which is great news for UK consumers.
“Right now mobile contracts are inflexible and confusing and we all know people are buying more data than they need to avoid those extra charges. With Sky Mobile we’ve provided the solution, offering flexibility and great value so our customers’ unused data will be theirs to keep and they can create a plan that’s right for them, month to month.
“And there’s even more benefits for Sky TV customers with free UK calls and texts, plus the ability to sync with their Sky+ box.”