Dear Parent / Carer

Re: Increasing data allowance on mobile devices.

The Department for Education (DfE) have introduced a service to request a mobile data increase for disadvantaged children and young people. Here at Bodmin College we want to take advantage of this service in order to support the remote learning of some of our more disadvantaged students.

This scheme is open to children and young people who:

  • do not have access to a fixed broadband connection (the request may be unsuccessful if the account holder also has broadband)
  • cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources
  • have access to a mobile device that uses a participating network
  • are facing disruption to their face-to-face education

If your child meets all of the criteria listed above, we need to collect the following information from you to request extra data:

  • the account holder’s name (this is the adult that holds the contract)
  • your mobile number (a number beginning with ‘07’)
  • your mobile network
  • whether you pay monthly or pay as you go

You also need to confirm that you have read and agree to the governments privacy policy that can be found by clicking this link explain our privacy policy

Click on this link to submit the information: Additional Data Request (repeated below).

Those affected by the offer need to understand how we will use your personal information.

  1. For the purposes of data protection, I need to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) is running the Mobile Network Offer through schools and their trusts or local authorities.
  2. If the offer is taken up by an adult account holder, the school or social care team will share the account holder’s name and mobile phone details with the DfE, who will share these with the relevant mobile network operator.
  3. The mobile network operator will use that information to increase the data available for the account holder’s mobile device, as long as they qualify for the offer.
  4. The adult account holder’s personal data is only shared with their mobile network operator for the purposes of the offer. No names of children or other adults, other than adult account holder, are shared with the DfE or the mobile network operator.
  5. No personal information will be shared with the DfE if you do not want to take up the offer.
  6. If you want to know more about how your personal information will be used before you take up the offer, we can send that to you first.
  7. If you decide to take up the offer, you’ll get a text message from the Department for Education with more information about your data protection rights.

As the account holder you will need to confirm that you have read the government’s privacy information.

The additional data you will get depends on your mobile network. Some networks cannot offer data to Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers.

If successful you will receive a text message when your free data has been activated and when your free data will end.

The free data can be used when tethering a mobile phone to another device for internet access.

Each network has its own offers which are outlined at the bottom of this letter.

If you feel that your child would benefit from additional data outlined in this letter then please submit your response by clicking on this link Additional Data Request

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.

 

Yours Sincerely

Phil Walker

Pupil Premium Coordinator

Bodmin College

 

Network Offers:

BT Mobile

Be aware that until the end of February, it may take BT Mobile some time to process requests.

  • The recipient will get unlimited data per month until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and active Pay As You Go customers.
  • The recipient must have been a BT Mobile customer for at least 3 months.
  • A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

EE

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

  • The recipient will get unlimited data per month until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and active Pay-as-you-go customers.
  • The recipient must have been an EE customer for at least 3 months.
  • A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Lycamobile

  • The recipient will get 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available for active Pay as you go customers with a Lycamobile SIM card. They must have had credit, and made and received calls, in each of the last 3 months.
  • The recipient must have an active £10, £15 or £20 bundle, which includes data.
  • The monthly data increase can only be given if the recipient continues to have an active £10, £15 or £20 bundle each month. If the qualifying bundle expires, Lycamobile will not provide additional mobile data.
  • A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

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 active Pay As You Go customers.
  • The recipient must have been an O2 customer for at least 6 months.
  • A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.

Sky Mobile

  • The recipient will get 100GB of additional data.
  • The offer is available to Pay Monthly 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.

SMARTY

  • The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and active 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 available to both pay monthly and active 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.

Three

  • The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available to both Pay Monthly and active 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. 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.
  • 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.

Vodafone

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

  • The recipient will get unlimited data until 31 July 2021.
  • The offer is available to both Pay monthly and active Pay as you go customers. Pay as you go customers must have a Big Value Bundle worth £10 or above to be eligible.
  • A text message will be sent to the nominated device once the additional data has been added to the account.