7 great family plans you can share and save money!

2023-10-10

Written by: Circles.Life

Last updated: 17 April 2024

Key highlights

● Family plans offer significant savings on services like Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube Premium, allowing multiple users to enjoy premium features at a fraction of the cost per person.

Circles.Life Family Plan provides 300GB of data with 1TB rollover, 3,000 minutes of talk time, and 200 SMS for up to 6 users, making it a cost-effective option for shared connectivity.

● Tailored sharing options in family plans, such as those from Google One and Microsoft 365, enhance value by allowing a flexible definition of 'family' and ensuring that each member gets the most out of the subscription.

How to stretch your dollar with shared family plans

One of the best things in the world is having discounts on your everyday purchases.

The better part of it is being able to share these services with your family at a significant discount, compared to buying it alone. Sometimes, it’s really a much better option just topping up that few more dollars so that your family can enjoy the same service and at a much cheaper rate.

Along with Circles.Life’s Family Plan, here are some other great recommendations to consider sharing with your family.

Can’t wait to sign up? Skip ahead and learn more about Circles.Life Family Plan now!

Netflix

Netflix is a leading global streaming platform offering a vast array of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original content across a wide variety of genres and languages.

Subscribers can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. They can also play, pause, and resume watching without commercials or commitments. Netflix provides various subscription tiers, tailored to suit the viewer's needs, from basic to premium, with the primary difference being streaming quality and the number of devices on which users can watch simultaneously.

The pricing varies by the selected plan and region, and the number of screens that can stream simultaneously ranges from 1 for the Basic plan (S$12.98/month) to 6 for the Premium plan ($21.98/month).

• Total cost: $21.98/month (Premium plan)
• Cost per screen: $3.66/month
• Savings per screen: $9.32/month

Spotify

Most people already recognize Spotify as a household name in music streaming. For those unfamiliar, Spotify stands out as the leading music streaming service, largely because of its free plan available to everyone.

However, the catch with the free version? A barrage of ads. If you find ads disrupting your music experience and you're open to a small investment for uninterrupted melodies, Spotify Premium is your solution.

With Spotify Premium, not only do you escape the ads, but you also gain access to features like offline downloads, unlimited song skips, and parental controls. A solo premium account costs S$10.98/month, but if you're looking to include the family, it's just S$17.98/month for up to 6 premium accounts. And if you're new to the platform, don't miss out on their one-month free trial.

• Total cost: S$17.98
• Cost per account: Approximately S$3/month
• Savings per account: S$7.98/month

YouTube Premium

Everyone has likely found themselves on YouTube, getting lost in a video binge session. And let's be honest, those pesky ads that interrupt your viewing? Quite a buzzkill.

Enter YouTube Premium. With this, not only do you bypass all those time-consuming ads, but you also unlock additional features. This includes video downloads, access to YouTube Music, background play on mobile, and exclusive YouTube Originals.

Considering giving it a try? Dive in with their one-month free trial. After that, it's S$11.98/month. For families, there's even a plan at S$17.98 that covers 6 accounts.

Trust me, investing roughly S$3 a month to avoid ads is a game-changer for your viewing experience.

• Total cost: S$17.98
• Cost per account: Approximately S$3/month
• Savings per account: S$8.98/month

Google One

Google Drive ranks among the top cloud storage choices. Services like Google Docs and Google Photos consume storage space on Google Drive. Notably, as of June 2021, Google Photos ceased its free storage offering, so any new photos or videos uploaded will count against your storage limit.

However, there's an upside: Google offers a subscription plan – Google One – that gives you more storage to use across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. the family plan lets you add up to five additional family members. This way, you can select the amount of storage you want and split the cost:

• 100 GB: S$27.99/year, roughly S$4.67 per person
• 200 GB: S$39.99/year, approximately S$6.67 per person
• 2 TB: S$139.99/year, around S$23.33 per person

Beyond storage, a subscription offers perks like free trials for Youtube Premium and Stadia, as well as access to Google experts for any Google One issues. Sharing the plan with even just one or two family members can make cloud storage more affordable, especially if you don't need a vast amount of space.

Microsoft 365 Family

The Microsoft 365 Family plan serves as a compelling alternative to Google Drive's offering. One of the standout features of this plan is that it includes essential Microsoft Office apps, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, which are widely used.

Additionally, subscribers enjoy several benefits like an ad-free Outlook experience, multi-device and platform syncing, enhanced OneDrive security, and various productivity tools.

When comparing the family and personal plans, the family option clearly offers better value. Both plans provide similar features, but the family plan can be shared among multiple users.

The personal plan is priced at S$108/year, while the family plan is S$148/year. If you're considering obtaining a Microsoft Office license, the family plan makes even more economic sense.

• Total cost: S$148/year
• Cost per account: S$24.67/year
• Savings per account: S$83.33/year

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a top-tier virtual private network service that ensures online privacy and security for its users.

By creating an encrypted tunnel between a user's device and one of its many global servers, ExpressVPN allows users to surf the web anonymously, bypassing geo-restrictions and securing their data. It's compatible with a range of devices, including computers, smartphones, routers, and smart TVs.

ExpressVPN stands out due to its high-speed connections, robust security protocols, and strict no-logs policy. They offer monthly (S$12.95/month), half-yearly (S$9.99/month), and yearly (S$8.32*/month) subscription plans, and you can enjoy simultaneous connections on up to 8 devices.

• Total cost: S$8.32/month (One-month subscription)
• Cost per device: S$1.04/month
• Savings per device: S$7.28/month

*These prices are applicable to your first subscription year. Renewal rates are subject to change, and you will be given a 30-day notice beforehand.

headspace

In today's fast-paced world, mindfulness and meditation are gaining traction.

Headspace is an app designed to assist users in practising meditation, improving focus, and enhancing sleep. The app is available for free download on both iOS and Android platforms.

For those interested, Headspace also produced a Netflix series on meditation; the first episode is available here.

Moreover, Headspace Plus, the premium version, unlocks a comprehensive experience, offering hundreds of meditation exercises with new additions daily. While an individual subscription costs US$69.99/year, a family plan provides access for six accounts at US$99/year. Interestingly, the family plan offers better value than the individual subscription.

If you're looking to explore meditation or seeking a fresh approach, Headspace's premium offering delivers excellent value.

• Total cost: US$99/year
• Cost per account: US$16.5/year
• Savings per account: $82.5/year

READY TO GO BIG WITH YOUR FAMILY?

In case you don’t know, Circles.Life offers an enticing Family Plan.

For as low as $13.62/month per SIM, Circles.Life Family Plan offers 300 GB of data with 1TB rollover, 3,000 minutes of talk time, and 200 SMS. These features can be shared across multiple SIMs, up to a maximum of 6 users (Primary account + 5 sub accounts).

What's more, the Primary SIM also comes with free 5G access and is automatically enrolled in Circle of Joy — Circles.Life's exclusive loyalty program.

One of the most commendable aspects of this offer is Circles.Life's flexible definition of 'family'. Whether you're thinking of your relatives, friends, or business associates, the choice of who to share with is entirely up to you! What’s more, this plan permits tailored sharing, ensuring optimal value for money.

Now, the ball's in your court: who's making the cut for your 'family'? 😉

Sign up for Circles.Life Family Plan today! If you’re an existing customer, you can effortlessly switch to this plan here and start sharing the love!

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Published 2023-10-10

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