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      Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every year

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...one-every-year

      Sky is set to shake up the mobile market again as it launches Swap - a new, affordable way to get the phone you want, when you want.

      UK consumers are often locked into long-term contracts without the option to upgrade to a new phone before the end of their contract. From Thursday 30 March 2017, for the first time people can get the very latest model every year with Swap12 or choose Swap24 to get our lowest monthly price on bestselling phones. Swap is free of charges - no upgrade fees, no admin charges and delivered for free.

      Swap will be available on the entire range of handsets that Sky Mobile offers including Samsung, LG and Sony.

      Stephen van Rooyen, UK and Ireland Chief Executive, said: ďOur mission to shake up the mobile market continues. Customers told us they want an affordable way to have the phone they want, when they want Ė so thatís exactly what we are doing. This means no more paying for expensive upgrade fees or long waits to get the latest models. Customers are already loving the flexibility and great value of Sky Mobile and we expect Swap to make this the most compelling offer in the market.Ē

      Swap is simple: after 12 or 24 months, Sky Mobile will let customers know when itís time to Swap. Just provide details of the old phone online, choose a brand new one and it will be delivered for free Ė so thereís no need to go to the high street. Once set up, the customer sends back their old phone. For anyone who would prefer to keep their old phone, Sky Mobile will reduce their monthly payments until the end of their contract.

      Customers choosing a Sky Mobile phone with Swap12 or Swap24 get all the benefits of Sky Mobileís flexible service.

      It is designed to reflect the way people use their phones today, offering choice, flexibility and great value; ensuring customers donít waste money paying for what they donít use or need. For the first time ever with Roll, mobile phone owners can keep any unused data for up to three years, thatís automatically rolled over into a Sky Piggybank and available for customers to dip into whenever they like. Also, customers can mix their data every month, choosing to take more or less depending on their needs.

      As an additional benefit, existing Sky TV customers get free Unlimited Calls & Texts with any data plan, saving £10 a month. Customers can get up to five SIMs per household and share any unused data in one Sky Piggybank.


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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      So how much a month will these phones be?
      Sky Mobile really needs to up the data plans now, as all its competitors have better deals.

      Long contracts:
      Choose a phone and when to swap it, in a year with Swap12 (24-month contract) or in two years with Swap24 (30-month contract)

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      I've just taken a fresh look at the Sky website and it doesn't say.

      Currently you can sign up for a SIM contract but you can't purchase a phone. You can register for information when they become available, which isn't the same.

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      I think I read earlier today that phones will be available to order tomorrow, so presumably details and prices will appear tomorrow.

      As long as they exclude non-TV (i.e. phone and broadband only) customers, I'm still not interested on principle.

      Having said that, even if they corrected that IMHO shortsighted snub on a proportion of their customer base, I probably still won't be interested whilst their offering remains uncompetitive - I get a better deal with my current provider (Three) and I'm pretty sure that other providers can provide better value than Sky's current offering too.
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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      It's a shame that Three weren't able to purchase O2. Had this happened a number of issues would have been resolved, such as improving the coverage in the UK of both providers.

      This of course would have directly benefited Sky as they currently use O2 as an MVNO.

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      Sky have just announced their first 'Swap' product...

      Sky Mobile to offer Samsungís Galaxy S8 with Swap

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      As long as they exclude non-TV (i.e. phone and broadband only) customers, I'm still not interested on principle.
      And then there's the fact that it's the 02 network, so that rules me out too. Being able to get a decent signal is quite important, and with the 02 network I cannot.
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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      Sky (or any other provider) can not extend a 24 month contract or even offer a contract longer than 24 months as OFCOM banned all providers from offering contracts longer than 24 months several years ago now.

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      What a shame, as the sky deals on the s8 are really competitive to get the phone cost down if paying monthly compared with others.
      But the 1gb data weird rollover and being on O2 is a real downer.

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      Re: Sky Mobile launches Swap, the radically new, affordable way to get the latest phone every y

      I'm wondering if Sky will offer a reasonable version of the Android OS or if, like with their routers, it will be locked down more than a category 1 prisoner.

      Of course O2 does have an app to allow you to use WiFi calling. Sky could have something similar for their phones. I haven't looked at this kind of information yet.

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