Increasing Data Allowances on Mobile Devices to Support Disadvantaged Children

This Government scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.

Who can get help
Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases for children and young people who:
• do not have fixed broadband at home
• cannot afford additional data for their devices
• are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:
Three
Smarty
Virgin Mobile
EE
Tesco Mobile
Sky Mobile
Other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.

When help is available
Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases when schools report a closure or have pupils self-isolating. Schools, trusts and local authorities need to submit mobile information through the Government online service. Click here for instructions on submission

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