Recently, RealThing Ai has joined the National Databank as a community partner organisation. As a member of the National Databank, we’re now able to offer free mobile data packages for those in need, that qualify for the scheme.
We serve a community with diverse needs, and we hope that this could be a helpful resource to those who have difficulties affording their internet connection. We’re happy to be part of the efforts to alleviate data poverty in the UK.
What Is Data Poverty?
In a society that’s increasingly digital, data poverty is affecting millions in the UK. Those experiencing data poverty are unable to afford a safe secure connection to the internet at home or away from home.
With climbing expenses being at crisis, data poverty becomes an even greater barrier. Data poverty prevents people from going online to do everyday personal necessities like shopping for essentials, accessing work related activities, or getting educational and training resources that could lead to job opportunities.
What is the National Databank?
Who Can Qualify for the National Databank?
To receive data through the National Databank, the person must:
- Be 18+ years old AND be from a low-income household.
And must qualify in one or several of the following statements:
- Has no access or insufficient access to the internet at home.
- AND/OR has no or insufficient access to the internet when away from the home.
- AND/OR cannot afford their existing monthly contract or top up.
They must have a smart phone or SIM enabled tablet that is either unlocked or compatible with O2, Vodafone or Three networks.
A person can have access to data for up to 12 months.
What We Can Offer
SIMS are available from O2, Vodaphone and Three including free calls, texts and data allowances.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from a data package from the National Databank, call our Customer Support Team on 0333 772 2708.
We’re happy to help you stay connected!