Death, taxes and mobile phone contracts are three seemingly inescapable facts of life, but what if we said there was a way you could actually escape from one of these? A new plan from Singapore’s newest Telco Circles.Life might be the answer. And, thanks to their current offer, it might actually save you money - even if you’re only halfway through an existing contract.
So what’s the deal all about and why might a no-contract plan actually be appealing enough to consider breaking up with your long term telco partner? We give you some pointers on why breaking up might actually not be that hard to do.
Unlimited Breakup Bonuses
Why should I go through the hassle of ending things? How does more free data sound to you? Circles.Life is offering you up to 12GB per month of data if you break your existing mobile contract and sign up to their service.
The concept is pretty simple - for every remaining month left on your current contract with another telco, they’ll give you an extra 2GB a month of Break-up Bonus Data on top of the 4GB you already get as part of their standard plan.
For example, if you’ve still got another 6 months left on that existing deal, that means you get a total of 12GB per month of extra Bonus Data every month on top of the 4GB Base Plan. That works out to a very appealing 16GB of data every month, all for just S$28 per month for a no-contract plan that also includes free Caller ID and free Unlimited WhatsApp. Yes, you’ll never have to hesitate about hitting that data ceiling when sending a flurry of food photos anymore.
But why would you consider breaking up at all? After all you’ve been with your telco for the longest time, they’ve never done anything bad and you’re ‘kind of’ happy with the relationship? Or are you? Allow us to give you some reasons why it might be time for a change.
Take back control
One of the biggest dangers of being in a long-term relationship is getting stuck in the same boring old routine, doing the same thing again and again. Unfortunately, this can also be true of a long term mobile contract. After all, we all change over time – get new jobs, move house and more, so our mobile data needs also change over time. Who could predict the fact that most of us would ditch SMS and Talktime minutes in favour of WhatsApp and Snapchat for example, or how the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Spotify now put a serious strain on the amount of data we ‘need’ to use each month. A plan that suited you two years ago is not guaranteed to suit you today, just like staying out at the KTV until 4am was fine before you had that darling child who likes to wake up at 4:30 A.M. every morning.
With a 24-month contract, there’s really nothing you can do about it, but sit and watch the months tick by. With a Circles.Life no-contract plan you have the flexibility to change your data plan as you go. You can set how much data you want every month, and if you find you need a little extra MB, simply top up on the fly with the option to choose from increments from 100MB through to 1GB at prices ranging from a mere S$1 up to S$6. You are in control.
Desire to play the smartphone field
Flexibility when it comes to data plans is not the only potential appeal of a no-contract plan with Circles.Life, or to be honest, any other telco. One of the big reasons you went for a long term contract in the first place was to get the must-have handset this time 15 months ago. That’s practically a lifetime in our ever-changing tech times. As a result, you’re stuck with it as you watch a string of smarter smartphones being trotted out. All you can do is calm that itch and wait your contract out.
With no ball-and-chain contract, you’re free to buy and sell your handset as soon as the next big smartphone launches with $0 upfront penalty costs just for changing phones. There’s also a lot more opportunities to do so these days as well with the likes of Lazada and (soon to arrive) Amazon selling individual handsets that the telcos don’t even offer – we’re looking at you, Google Pixel and OnePlus 3T. If you do the math, you can potentially save more than if you commit to paying a monthly fee for your smartphone to a traditional telco over an 18 month period. After all, who doesn’t want to save money and still enjoy the latest and greatest tech at the same time?
Get rewarded for loyalty
You’ve been with the same telco for years, loyally renewing every time your current contract expires and singing their praises to friends and family but what have you ever got in return? We’ll just leave that thought hanging before we tell you that you there is a telco that actually rewards you for being a loyal, active member of their community. In fact Circles.Life will give you an extra 500mb of Bonus Data for every 6 months you’ve been with them, permanently. What’s more, if your monologues on how much you’re enjoying the freedom and flexibility of their no-contract plans is persuasive enough to get friends to sign up, then you can earn an additional 200MB per referral per month.
What’s more there’s no limit to how many people you can refer using your own personal code – some existing users are now getting over 25GB in free data each month this way. If you’re really the persuasive type then you can even get on the Circles.Life monthly leaderboard which gives you the chance to earn Bonus Data and also win prizes such as Golden Village Gold Class Tickets and even a ride in a Supercar. At last your loyalty isn’t just taken for granted.
Flexibility, affordability and the chance to enjoy more data a month are perks you get with Circles.Life. So maybe it is time to reconsider your existing relationship? For more information and the full terms and conditions of Circles.Life break up deal, visit here.