Free mobile data, calls and messages

If you're on a low income you might be eligible for free mobile data, calls and text for up to six months.

A new scheme to help get residents on low income and have limited or no access to the internet on their phone or home broadband has been launched to help them get better connected.

The scheme, known as the National Databank, will help residents get online and also provide digital skills training. Eligible residents will be able to access one of the following:

  • 15GB per month of O2 data and free calls and texts for up to six months
  • 20GB per month of Vodaphone data and free calls and texts, for up to six months
  • 24GB per month of Three data and free calls and texts, for up to six months

Residents must have a compatible mobile or an unlocked mobile to use this data.

To be eligible, residents must be:

  • over the age of 18
  • from a low-income household
  • have limited or no access to the internet at home or when away from home
  • or be unable to afford their existing monthly contract or top-up.

How to apply

To apply for the scheme or for more information, please email libraries@lbbd.gov.uk or call/speak to a staff member at the Barking Learning Centre or Dagenham Library.