Sky Mobile offers 5G coverage in 193 towns and cities. You can access 5G on phones like the iPhone 12 and on 5G SIM cards from £8/month.
If you have your own 5G-ready device, you can also access 5G coverage on a Sky Mobile SIM card from £8/month. Normally, it’ll cost you an extra £5/month to get 5G on Sky Mobile but you can get it for free when you sign up to Sky VIP (free to join).
The following table shows the key thing to know about 5G on Sky Mobile:
|Sky Mobile 5G Coverage:||193 UK towns & cities|
|5G Phones:||Apple iPhone 12, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and more|
|5G SIM Cards:||From £8/month (Sky VIP price)|
|5G Speed:||150Mbps average download speed|
|5G Plan Features:||Data Rollover into Sky Piggybank for up to 3 years
Unlimited streaming on Sky TV apps
|Other Coverage:||99% coverage on 2G, 3G & 4G (provided by O2)|
Sky Mobile 5G Coverage Map
5G Towns & Cities
At present, Sky Mobile offers 5G coverage in a total of 193 towns and cities across the UK. You can see them by zooming in on the map above, or in the following list of locations:
- Eastern England 27 locations now live on 5G
- Bury St Edmunds
- Chadwell St Mary
- Great Yarmouth
- Hemel Hempstead
- Potters Bar
- St Albans
- Waltham Abbey
- East Midlands 11 locations now live on 5G
- London 4 locations now live on 5G
- Harlington London
- Orpington plus upcoming 5G launch planned in Kingston-upon-Thames
- North East England 17 locations now live on 5G
- North Shields
- South Shields
- Whitley Bay
- North West England 20 locations now live on 5G
- Northern Ireland 3 locations now live on 5G
- Scotland 10 locations now live on 5G
- Bridge of Don
- South East England 53 locations now live on 5G
- Gatton Bottom
- High Wycombe
- How Wood
- Joyden’s Wood
- Milton Keynes
- Richings Park
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Tatling End
- Trumps Green
- Virginia Water
- South West England 8 locations now live on 5G
- Wales 5 locations now live on 5G
- Dinas Powys
- West Midlands 14 locations now live on 5G
- Burton upon Trent
- Royal Leamington Spa
- West Bromwich
- Yorkshire & The Humber 16 locations now live on 5G
5G Smartphones From Sky
To access 5G coverage on Sky Mobile, you’ll need a smartphone that supports 5G mobile networks.
Sky currently offers a choice of 18 smartphones on Sky Mobile which are all 5G-ready and available to be used on their 5G network.
The following smartphones from Sky Mobile will give you access to their 5G network:
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPhone 12 mini
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Huawei P40 Lite 5G
- Huawei P40 Pro 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
When you buy a 5G phone from Sky Mobile, you’ll be able to roll over your unused data for up to 3 years in your Sky Piggybank. You’ll also get unlimited streaming through Sky TV apps without using your normal data allowance. This covers Sky+, Sky Go and 8 other Sky TV mobile applications.
You can see a full list of 5G-ready phones and information on the plans available on the Sky Mobile website.
5G SIM Only Deals
If you already have a 5G smartphone that you want to use on Sky Mobile, you can get a 5G-ready SIM-only deal from £8/month.
When you buy a Sky Mobile SIM-only deal, you’ll get inclusive access to 5G coverage when you sign up for the Sky VIP loyalty programme (free to join). Otherwise, it’ll cost you an extra £5/month to add 5G coverage, with the first month available for free.
As with the 5G phone deals from Sky Mobile, you’ll also be able to rollover your unused data on a Sky Mobile SIM card. The unlimited streaming through Sky TV apps without using your data allowance is also available on Sky Mobile SIM-only deals.
For more information about Sky’s SIM-only deals, see the page on their website.
5G Download Speeds
On Sky Mobile’s 5G network, you can access average download speeds of around 150Mbps. This is about six times faster than Sky’s 4G mobile network. You’ll also benefit from greater network capacity and lower amounts of latency when using 5G.
In some cases, you might be able to access peak download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps (1Gbps) on Sky Mobile’s 5G network.
5G Network Bands
The 5G coverage on Sky Mobile uses band n78 spectrum (3500MHz). If you’re buying a mobile phone from outside the UK, you should ensure it supports 5G coverage in this band.
Sky Mobile also offers 99% population coverage, which is provided by O2. Their UK coverage uses the following bands and frequencies:
|Sky Mobile Coverage Type||Supported Bands & Frequencies|
For more information about 5G on Sky Mobile, please see Sky’s official website.