Is 5G expensive? Here's exactly what you're paying for

2023-09-18

Written by: Circles.Life

Last updated: 1 January 2024

Is 5G expensive? This pressing question often keeps people on the fence about upgrading. Let's break down the costs and highlight the real bang you get for your buck with 5G, especially when you’ve got Circles.Life’s killer plans and cool devices in the mix.

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What is 5G technology?

Mobile networks have come a long way. From the humble beginnings of 1G, many of us were introduced to the world of mobile connectivity with 3G. 4G then redefined this experience, ensuring better speeds and laying the foundation for mobile broadband.

Now, 5G, the latest entrant, promises a network experience that’s faster, broader, and more reliable than anything we've seen before.

Read more: 5G Network: Transforming the Way We Connect and Communicate

What are the benefits of 5G vs 4G?

Everyone's talking about the superior speed of 5G, but let's delve into what truly sets it apart from 4G and all previous generations of mobile networks:

• Unparalleled speeds: The acceleration 5G brings is mind-boggling. Where it takes 4G about 7 minutes to download an HD movie, 5G accomplishes this in 6 seconds. Uploading a 5GB work file? It drops from 10 minutes on 4G to a mere 9 seconds with 5G. Dive deeper in our guide: Why Speed Matters: The Impact of 5G on Streaming, Gaming, and More.

• Increased network capacity: 5G is built to handle a vast number of devices without any slowdown. This means you can expect high speeds without disruptions, even in densely populated areas.

• Drastically reduced latency: For those unfamiliar with the term, latency refers to the delay between an input (like pressing a button) and the desired outcome. The best example is when you press a button to perform an action during a video game. If there’s a high latency, you’ll experience a lag, which means the action is not performed immediately after clicking the button. With 5G, latency is slashed from the 20ms seen in 4G to less than 5ms.

Moreover, there are other benefits of 5G when we view it from a societal perspective. It will help keep us connected, which is crucial in a world where we have so many devices connected to the internet simultaneously.

How much data do you need? Use our data usage calculator to find out how much mobile data you need each month.

Understanding 5G pricing with Circles.Life

When weighing the cost of 5G, evaluating its immense benefits is essential. With just an additional $7.06 a month (on top of our 4G SIM-only plans), you unlock the power of 5G.

Think about the capabilities this opens up: ultra-HD streaming without buffering, swift uploads for work-related files, and a lag-free gaming experience. As technology and infrastructure evolve, anticipate that 5G pricing will become even more accessible, reminiscent of how 4G transitioned from an add-on to a standard feature.

So, if you love being the first to experience new tech, there’s no better time than now.

Experience Circles.Life’s award-winning 5G network now!

5G is worth the upgrade if you know why you need it

Simply put, you're not just shelling out for speed; you're paying for top-notch efficiency and a front-row seat to the future of digital connectivity. Want blazing speeds, fewer hiccups, and a beefed-up network? 5G's your answer. Sure, it's a tad bit pricier than 4G for now, but it's the gold standard - especially if you've purchased a 5G-compatible device.

At Circles.Life, we've got your back with the freshest 5G plans, slick eSIM options, and the latest devices to fit your vibe. What's more, we even offer Singapore's first-and-only 1TB 5G plan to cater for all your gaming and streaming needs.

Ready to take the leap? Dive into the world of 5G with Circles.Life!

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2023-09-18

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Published 2023-09-18

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