large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Sky Mobile lets you turn unused data into a discounted iPhone

Many mobile networks are quick to overcharge, or cut off your access when you’ve plough through data with a week left in the cycle. However if some is left over at the end of the month? Well, that’s your problem. And no, you can’t just roll over what you’ve paid for into the next billing cycle.

After launching its Roll service to help users save that data, MVNO Sky Mobile is hoping to redress the balance a little more by allowing subscribers to turn unused data into savings on new phones, tablets and accessories.

The new Piggybank Rewards scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and enables users to cash-in their saved data for money off devices from top manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony.

Related: Best Smartphone

Savings can amount to £50 off any device purchased via (or over the phone and soon through the Sky app). However, customers can also buy devices outright using the data stashes. For example, this month, 5GB of piggybacked data can be cashed-in for an iPhone case, while 20GB will be enough for a JBL Go 2 feature.

The Piggybank Rewards scheme joins Sky Mobile’s Roll platform, which automatically rolls over data at the end of every month, for up to three years. Through Roll, customers can also choose to share the stored data with up to five other family members if someone needs a top up.

It says 90% of its customers have already saved up enough data to be eligible for the Piggybank Rewards scheme.

Sky also says Roll has saved its customers £50m since the launch, but points to a YouGov survey revealing Brits are wasting £8.4bn per year on unused data – that’s around a third of the overall individual data allowance per month.

Could this be enough to convince you to give Sky Mobile a shot? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.