Free SIM cards and mobile data from Cheshire East libraries

We're working with Good Things Foundation to distribute free SIM cards and mobile data to local people facing digital exclusion through not being able to afford sim cards and mobile data. The National Databank scheme is supported by UK mobile networks Vodafone, O2 and Three, and offers vital connections for anyone cut off from the basic daily activities most people take for granted, like contacting loved ones, accessing job interviews, finding essential health or other information online, and digitised public services. 

If you're a Cheshire East resident and meet the eligibility criteria, you can register your interest to receive free mobile data, as well as talk minutes and text. You can also register interest on behalf of other people if you know someone who would benefit from free mobile data.

Anyone aged over 18 from a low-income household who qualifies in at least one of the following ways can apply:

  • you have no or insufficient access to the internet at home
  • you have no or insufficient access to the internet away from home
  • you can't afford your existing monthly contract or top-up

Once you register your interest, the library will contact you to make an appointment to collect a SIM card. 

or visit your local Cheshire East library.

Apply for a free SIM or mobile data

We reserve the right to deny access to the National Databank if you don't meet the essential criteria.

Page last reviewed: 17 August 2022