Sky is a telecommunications company in the United Kingdom that offers a variety of services, including mobile phone services. The Sky SIM card is a small plastic card that can be inserted into a mobile phone or tablet to enable access to the company’s mobile network.
Sky offers a range of mobile plans with varying levels of data, minutes, and texts. Customers can choose from pay-as-you-go plans or monthly contracts, and the plans can be customized to suit their individual needs. Sky also offers a range of handsets from various manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.
One of the benefits of using Sky’s mobile services is that customers can enjoy the company’s Sky VIP loyalty program. This program offers a range of exclusive rewards and benefits to customers, including free tickets to sports and music events, early access to tickets, and priority customer service.
Sky SIM cards can be purchased online or in-store from Sky or other authorized retailers. Once the SIM card is activated, customers can start using it right away to make calls, send texts, and access the internet on their mobile devices.
Here are the first three things to do once you have purchased a Sky Mobile SIM.
Unlock your phone
You might need to contact the seller to unlock your phone in order to use your new SIM with a phone purchased from another network provider. This should be your first check.
Your old provider will need your mobile number, make/model of your phone, and your IMEI (you can do this by dialing *#06# from your phone).
Sometimes it takes a while for your phone to unlock. Some network providers may also charge an unlocking fee.
After your SIM has arrived and your phone is unlocked, ensure that your Sky iD link to your Sky Mobile plan. All the details are in the email you received when you ordered your SIM.
Follow these steps to activate your SIM.
- Sign in to sky.com/sim with your Sky iD.
- Enter the seven-character Sky activation Code that is on your SIM.
- Select to activate SIM.
- Insert your SIM into your phone. There are three sizes of SIM cards available. To find the right size, visit our settings and phone guides. Search for “SIM” in the search box.
Keep your number
Once you activate your SIM, you can transfer your existing number.
First, you will need to request a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) from your old network provider. Your PAC will only be valid for 30 calendar days, so ensure you transfer your number by the deadline.
Follow these steps to get started:
- Sign in with your Sky iD at Sky.com/keepmynumber
- Choose the Keep My Number
- Enter the number that you wish to keep, and your PAC.
- Select Please keep my number.
If you submit your request by 5pm Monday-Friday, it should be processed the next day. Services like voicemail or picture messaging may take up to 24 hours after your number has been transferred.
Problems activating your SIM
Verify that you have entered the correct 7-character sky activation code.
You can also use the longer 19-digit SIM number, which is located below the activation code on your SIM packaging.
You might have to get another SIM card if it doesn’t work.
“SIM not supported” or “Network unlock code/PIN”
Verify that your phone isn’t locked to another provider. You might get one of these messages if your phone is locked to another mobile provider:
- “SIM not supported”
- “Please enter your network unlockcode”
- “Enter SIM network unlock pin”