However… that’s set to change pretty soon. In January 2015, Sky announced its step into the world of mobile via a partnership with O2’s parent company Telefonica. Sky mobile will be an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), using Telefonica’s network to connect all its customers. It’s launching next year so keep your eyes peeled for more news soon.
O2 covers 98% of the UK population, and 51% can connect to its 4G mobile internet. Future Sky mobile customers can expect the same, especially as the deal gives Sky access to the whole range of Telefonica’s 2G, 3G, and 4G services.
If you’re a Vodafone customer enjoying a mobile subscription to Sky Sports or NowTV, don’t fret - Sky’s deal with Telefonica shouldn’t affect its current partnership with Vodafone. As far as we know, you can keep on subscribing for the foreseeable future.
There’s no word just yet on what kind of plans or tariffs Sky is hoping to offer, but as with most quad-play providers, we wouldn’t be surprised if its broadband, TV, and Talk customers can get special deals on mobile phone plans. Watch this space for updates and we’ll keep you in the loop.