The iPhone 12 is available on Sky Mobile from £34/month with data rollover, free Sky TV data and 5G connectivity.
In the UK, Sky Mobile are now offering Apple’s new iPhone 12 smartphone from £34/month. You can choose from the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max – all of which come with data rollover, free Sky TV data and access to 5G coverage.
In this article, we’ll explore the new iPhone 12 devices from Apple and the deals available for the iPhone 12 on Sky Mobile. We’ll then look at some of the features and benefits of using an iPhone on Sky Mobile such as data rollover, unlimited streaming on Sky TV apps and access to 5G coverage. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep your current phone number when changing from another network to Sky Mobile.
Apple have unveiled their latest iPhone 12 devices with a fresh new design and support for faster 5G mobile networks. This year, you can choose from the following handsets from Apple:
- The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini: The iPhone 12 is Apple’s popular mainstream smartphone. It’s been upgraded this year with a new OLED screen and a new 12-megapixel dual-camera system. The phone is both thinner and lighter than last year’s iPhone 11 and also has the addition of faster 5G connectivity. The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 12 Mini has a smaller 5.4-inch screen.
- The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: If you’re looking for a more powerful iPhone, you can upgrade to the iPhone 12 Pro. It adds a triple-camera system along with LIDAR depth sensing, more storage and uses a stainless steel body instead of an aluminium body. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger 6.7-inch screen.
All four devices will be available to buy on Sky Mobile. You can now pre-order the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available to pre-order from the 6th November.
The following table shows some of the key differences between the four devices:
|iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Mini||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Available from £34/month.||Available from the 6th November (price TBC).
||Available from £41/month.||Available from the 6th November (price TBC).|
|Has a 6.1-inch OLED screen.||Has a 5.4-inch OLED display.||Has a 6.1-inch OLED display.||Has a 6.7-inch OLED display.|
|Weighs 162g and has an aluminium body.||Weighs 133g and has an aluminium body.||Weighs 187g and has a stainless steel body.||Weighs 226g and has a stainless steel body.|
|Has a 12-megapixel dual-camera system (ultra wide & wide).||Has a 12-megapixel dual-camera system (ultra wide & wide).||Has a 12-megapixel triple-camera system (ultra wide, wide & telephoto) and LIDAR depth sensing.||Has a 12-megapixel triple-camera system (ultra wide, wide & telephoto) and LIDAR depth sensing.|
|Comes with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage.||Comes with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage.||Comes with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage.||Comes with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage.|
|Supports 5G connectivity.||Supports 5G connectivity.||Supports 5G connectivity.||Supports 5G connectivity.|
|Now available for pre-order.||Pre-order from the 6th November on Sky Mobile.||Now available for pre-order.||Pre-order from the 6th November on Sky Mobile.|
Sky Mobile iPhone 12 Deals
At present, you can pre-order the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on Sky Mobile:
- The iPhone 12 is available from £34/month on Sky Mobile (no upfront cost). For this, you’ll get 4GB of data per month on iPhone. Alternatively, you can pay £40/month to get 20GB of data per month.
- The iPhone 12 Pro is available from £41/month on Sky Mobile (also with no upfront cost). This gets you the iPhone 12 Pro with 4GB of data per month. Alternatively, you can pay £47/month for 20GB of data.
All of the Sky Mobile plans include unlimited minutes and unlimited texts. You’ll also get access to Sky’s data rollover feature, unlimited streaming on Sky TV apps and access to 5G with Sky VIP. You can pre-order the devices now on Sky Mobile website.
Sky Mobile Features
Each month, any unused data from your Sky Mobile allowance will rollover into your Sky Piggybank. It’ll be stored there for up to 3 years and you’ll be able to withdraw from the Piggybank whenever you want extra data to use in the future.
For instance, if you get the iPhone 12 on Sky Mobile’s 20GB plan and you only use 10GB of data in one month, the remaining 10GB of unused data will rollover and will be added to your Sky Piggybank. The data in your Sky Piggybank will continue growing over time (e.g. you might have 60GB of data in your Piggybank after 6 months).
You can withdraw data from your Piggybank whenever you like. Alternatively, you can also share your Sky Piggybank data allowance with other phones or SIM cards that are linked to your Sky Mobile account. For instance, if another family member also has a Sky Mobile SIM card, you’ll be able to assign data from the Sky Piggybank on to their plan.
As an alternative to withdrawing the data, you can cash in your unused data for Sky Piggybank Rewards such as a discount on a new phone, tablet or mobile accessory. Alternatively, you can convert your unused data into a voucher for the Sky Store where you can buy or rent movies and TV shows with your voucher.
Unlimited Streaming on Sky TV Apps
If you’re a Sky TV customer, you’ll get access to a feature called Watch when using your iPhone 12 on Sky Mobile. This allows you to watch Sky TV channels using Sky applications without it counting towards the download allowance on your plan.
You can use all of the following apps from Sky without it counting towards your data allowance:
- Sky Go
- Sky VR
- My Sky
- Sky Store
- Sky Kids
- Sky News
- Sky Sports
- Sky Sports Mobile TV
- Sky Sports Box Office
The content you’re able to watch within each application depends on what your Sky TV package includes. For instance, if your TV subscription includes the Sky Sports channels, you’ll be able to watch the Sky Sports channels on-the-go through your mobile phone.
If you’re not a Sky TV customer, you’ll still be able to watch free-to-air content such as Sky News without using your data allowance.
The iPhone 12 is Apple’s first smartphone to support 5G coverage. You can access 5G coverage on Sky Mobile using any of the iPhone 12 devices, with this being a free upgrade for anyone who signs up to the Sky VIP loyalty programme (free to join).
The 5G coverage on Sky Mobile allows you to benefit from ultrafast download speeds that are five to ten times faster than 4G. You’ll also benefit from a more reliable connection in busy or crowded areas and reduced lag due to the greater network capacity and lower latency offered by 5G technology.
You can check the availability of 5G coverage in your area using the coverage map on Sky’s website.
You can also benefit from a feature called Swap when buying the iPhone 12 on Sky Mobile. This gives you the flexibility to upgrade your phone at any time. This can be done either by swapping your device for a new one or by upgrading to a newer phone and still keeping your old one.
Normally, on the Swap24 plan, you can upgrade your phone after two years with nothing further to pay. This is providing your old phone is still in good condition. This is ideal, for instance, if you’d like to upgrade to the iPhone 14 in two years time.
Alternatively, if you’d like to upgrade early or keep your old phone after upgrading, you’ll need to pay extra to upgrade. You may, however, be able to cash in some of your Sky Piggybank data to save money on your new phone.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re switching to an iPhone 12 on Sky Mobile, it’s easy to keep your current phone number.
To do so, you’ll simply need to get a PAC Code from your old network. You can get one through your old mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. Once you have this, you can order your new iPhone 12 from the Sky Mobile website.
When your new iPhone 12 arrives from Sky, it will initially have a temporary phone number assigned to it. You can then submit your PAC Code online through this form on their website and they’ll move your phone number over on the next working day.
For step-by-step instructions on moving your phone number to Sky Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:
For more information about the new iPhone 12, please see the official Sky Mobile website.