Do you need more mobile data to help with learning from home?
The DfE have announced a pilot scheme to help parents with the cost of mobile data.
This scheme is open to children who:
- don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection
- cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources or social care services
- have access to a mobile device that uses a participating network
- are facing disruption to their face-to-face education, or have been advised not to attend school
To request extra mobile data, we need to collect the following information:
- account holder’s name
- mobile number (a number beginning with ‘07’)
- mobile network
- contract type, pay monthly or pay as you go
The data you will get depends on your mobile network. For example, some networks can’t offer data to Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers.
Network providers taking part in this scheme are:
- Sky Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Virgin Mobile
Click here to find out what these network providers are offering.
Any additional data you receive can be used when tethering a mobile phone to another device for internet access eg a laptop.
If you think you are eligible for this offer please complete this online form by Monday 11th January at 9am.
We need to collect these details to arrange the increase in data with the relevant mobile network.
Please click here to find out how your personal information will be used.