Mobile Data Allowances: Are you eligible for support?

The Department for Education (DfE) are running a scheme to offer increased mobile data allowances for students 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. 

Participating mobile networks are: EE, Sky Mobile, Smarty, Tesco Mobile, Three, Virgin Mobile and O2


Instructions


If you believe you may be eligible for this offer and would like us to try and request this on your behalf, please do the following:

1) - Read the Privacy Statement on the .gov website. Click here to view.

2) - Complete the Request Form to confirm your details and that you have read and understood the Privacy Statement. Click here to complete the Request Form.

 

Terms and conditions 


• We will forward this information to the DfE and, if successful, you will get a text informing you of the activation date.

• Please be aware that offers are limited and there is no guarantee that you will be successful.

• Withernsea High School is not involved with any decision, we are simply passing on the information you provide.

• What data someone will get depends on their mobile network. Some networks can’t offer data to Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers. Please see the Network offers table below for further information about what each network is offering. 

• Data can be used when tethering a mobile phone to another device for internet access


 

Network offers 


EE

The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.

The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

EE will process no more than 60,000 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Sky Mobile 

The recipient will get 100GB of additional data.

The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.

Sky Mobile customers will be able to see the data uplift in their piggybank.

Sky Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Sky Mobile will process no more than 1800 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Smarty

The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.

The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Smarty will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Tesco Mobile

The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.

The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Tesco Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Tesco Mobile will process no more than 1,000 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Three 

The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.

The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Three will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Virgin Mobile 

The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.

The offer is only available to Pay Monthly customers identified as needing this support. It’s not available to Pay-as-you-go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Virgin Mobile will aim to process the request within 14 days.

Virgin Mobile will process no more than 1750 requests across all schools. If they reach this limit, they will not accept further requests.

Wi-Fi hotspots are open to all existing customers, including those on Pay-as-you-go. Customers on Pay-as-you-go will need to have a minimum of £5 credit. Instructions to download the app and find their nearest hotspot can be found by going to www.virginmedia.com/wifiapp.

O2 

Be aware that until the end of January, it may take O2 some time to process requests.

The recipient will get 40GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.

The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go customers.

A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.