The data boost you need when WiFi fails

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Exclusive Offer: 50GB for $25 $20/mo

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Circles.Life vs Giga SIM-Only Plans

Which One Should You Go For?

The telco war in Singapore has intensified ever since Circles.Life entered the fray back in 2016, throwing the whole idea behind ‘2-year contracts’ out of the window with our innovative, no-contract SIM-only plans that were never seen before. Gone are the days where consumers had to tie themselves to a rigid, fixed-term contract where there’s entirely no way out except by paying an exorbitant termination fee (don’t even get us started on the limited amount of data that comes along with those plans).

Pushing Boundaries for you.

With unmatched flexibility and freedom, SIM-only plans resonated with many and took the telco world by storm. This has also forced traditional telco firms and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs a.k.a digital telco) to follow suit, pushing for more innovation to meet the changing needs and expectations of customers. And what does this mean for consumers? More choices! 

Although there’s something very liberating about having more options and control over your mobile plans, weighing the pros and cons and predicting outcomes can be a challenge in itself.

Unbiased comparison – we promise!

Well, if you’re feeling stuck by too many options, we’ve done the legwork for you because we don’t just talk about giving power back to the people. We walk the talk. Below, we take an unbiased look (we promise!) at Circles.Life and Giga, and how they measure up against each other.

 

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Similar!

Circles.Life is powered by M1, whereas Giga taps into StarHub’s network infrastructure. Both M1 and StarHub boast very similar coverage patterns of >99% for all roads and MRT tunnels in Singapore, so it’s unlikely that you’ll face any issues while surfing on the go.

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But…

with Circles-X, our proprietary telco technology, we can crowdsource data from volunteer customers and map out network coverage to identify areas with network problems 10x faster than traditional methods.

Circles.Life and Giga offer a range of competitively-priced SIM-only plans – we’ve segmented them based on different data consumption patterns so you can easily find the one that’s best suited to your needs.

The cheapest plans for Light data users

Circles.Life Circles.Life Giga
Price
$5
$10
$10
Data
2GB
5GB
6GB
Talktime
50 Minutes
100 Minutes
500 Minutes
SMSes
25 SMSes
25 SMSes
500 SMSes

If you’re just looking for a basic plan for grandpas and grandmas or the kids at home, these low-cost plans might just make you tick.

But if you want the absolute cheapest SIM-only plan in the market, Circles.Life’s $5 plan is your answer. At just $5 a month for 2GB, 50 minutes talktime, and 25 SMSes, you’re definitely getting more than what you’ve paid for. And in our humble opinion, this plan is pretty awesome for those who want their monthly bills to be kept at a minimum.

The “sweet spot” plans for moderate data users​

Circles.Life Giga
Price
$18 – If you port over
$20
Data
20GB
40GB
Talktime
100 Minutes
500 Minutes
SMSes
25 SMSes
500 SMes

One glance is all it takes to tell that Giga’s offering plenty of data bundled in a plan of just $20 per month. But 40GB is a lot of data for most moderate data users (with 20GB, we can watch Instagram stories on the go, stalk our baes on TikTok, stream some YouTube videos, and still have more to spare). So if you’re not heavily dependent on data, why not opt for the cheaper option and flex only when there’s a need to?

If you need us to do the math, you’re saving $2 x 12 = $24 per year, which you could easily treat yourself to 3 more McDonald’s meals.

The power-packed plans for the data-hungry Crowd

Circles.Life Giga
Price
$38 – If you port over
$45
Data
100GB
100GB
Talktime
100 Minutes
10,000 Minutes
SMSes
25 SMSes
10,000 SMSes

Now, if you have an unlimited appetite for data, then Circles.Life’s 100GB plan offers the best bang for your buck – hands down. On top of the massive amount of data, unused data of up to 300GB will automatically be rolled over with no questions asked (yes, you don’t have to jump through hoops for that to happen).

Now you can go around playing Mobile Legends and indulge in your favorite K-Drama without having to ask the golden question of “what’s your Wi-Fi password?”.

Both Circles.Life and Giga offer next-day doorstep delivery. But with a $2 delivery charge for Giga, Circles.Life definitely scores some brownie points here.

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If you look beyond the plans, there are more perks that both telcos offer to help you save like never before (we personally think that having an awesome plan alone is not enough).

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For one, it’s the referral programs (yes, you’re not leaving empty-handed each time you get your friends or family members aboard). Giga offers $2 gigaBucks (think – cashback) for your first referral and $4 gigaBucks on your 2nd to 10th referral, but Circles. Life chooses to keep things fresh (and fun) with game-changing perks that vary per month.
From bill waivers and free data upgrade to prizes you can score from Circles Quest, you’ll be greeted with sweet surprises through every step of your journey with Circles.Life.  And before we forget, Circles.Life also partners with various brands to bring you exclusive discounts to not just your phone plans, but everything else under the sun. The power is in the experience, indeed!
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Our final verdict

Circles.Life vs Giga

Both telcos offer incredible SIM-only plans with immense flexibility – so it ultimately boils down to your unique needs. But our affordable plans and highly personalized experiences are a lovely combination that cannot be found anywhere else, if we could say so ourselves. 

Frequently asked question

About Circles.Life and Giga

Circles.Life’s 100GB with rollover plan takes the throne for this one. With 100GB of data for just $38 (if you choose to port over your existing number), you’re only paying 0.38 cents per GB!

Circles.Life and Giga both offer plenty of add-ons in-app, including data, talktime, and roaming. For extra flexibility, Circles.Life also offers a daily-rated unlimited mobile data add-on that enables you to boost your data on demand at just $3 – any time, any day.

We don’t know about Giga, but if we could sum up our porting process in one word, it’s ‘effortless’. Everything can be done in one click, and there are no forms to fill. We’ll do the hard work, so all you need is to put your legs up and watch your number get transferred over with no network disruptions. Easy-peasy!