Knowsley Libraries have partnered with the Good Things Foundation, to offer SIM cards to those who are experiencing data poverty. 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, such as accessing services online, preparing for a job interview, finding essential health information online or indeed keeping in touch with loved ones.
If you’re a Knowsley resident and meet the eligibility criteria listed below, then pop to your local library to pick up a free SIM card.
To be able to receive data through the National Databank you must:
- Be 18+ years old
- And be from a low-income household
You must also qualify in one of the following statements:
- Have no access or insufficient access to the internet at home
- Have no or insufficient access to the internet when away from the home
- Cannot afford their existing monthly contract or top up
A person can have access to data for up to 12 months.
Please note we cannot guarantee that the SIM cards will be compatible with all devices.