Circles.Life

Circles.Life Australia

Our verdict: You won’t find much better value than Circles.Life’s 100GB plan, which comes with an extra 20GB thanks to our exclusive offer.

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Pros

  • Get 120GB for $28 a month for the first 6 months - offer exclusive to Finder
  • Some of the best dollar per data value of plans on the Finder database
  • User-friendly app makes it easy to manage your plan
  • Circles.Life also offers plans with select Samsung phones attached

Cons

  • Online chat support only available through the app
  • Phones on a plan require signing up to a new credit card

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Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
5GB
Data
$2.00 per GB
$10
per month
5GB
Data

$2.00/GB
$10
per month
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  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$0.50 per GB
$15
per month
30GB
Data

$0.50/GB
$15
per month
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  • 120GB for $28/mth for the first 6 months, then 100GB for $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$0.23 per GB
$28
per month
Exclusive
120GB
Data

$0.23/GB
$28
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
160GB
Data
$0.34 per GB
$55
per month
160GB
Data

$0.34/GB
$55
per month
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Circles.Life review: Our verdict

While Circles.Life's cheapest plan is pretty middle of the pack in terms of value, Circles is really all about its 100GB and 160GB deal.

Thanks to our exclusive deal with Circles, we've bumped up its standard 100GB plan to 120GB, which really makes it a deal worth writing home about.

Very few providers outside of Optus, Telstra and Vodafone even offer this much data to begin with, and Circles.Life has it for a great price.

It's also one of the handful of smaller providers to sell new high-end phones with its mobile plans, with a range of Samsung phones available.

We think Circles.Life is especially suitable for people with a strong appetite for data and deals:

  • It has one of the most affordable big data mobile plans on the market
  • Frequent promotional discounts and bonus data offers
  • Mobile app lets you manage and change up your plan when you're on the move

Just watch out in some cases:

  • If you sign up to one of its Samsung plans, you'll have to sign up to a new credit card with its own fees and conditions to get your phone
  • Its pay-as-you-go call rates for international roaming can be quite costly so we wouldn't recommend using your Circles.Life plan while on holiday

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Value for money

The 30GB, 100GB and 160GB plans from Circles.Life provide an average value of $0.54 per GB, which is far cheaper than the benchmark of $1 per GB.

The 5GB plan is also impressive. It outstrips most other entry level plans, which only offer 1 or 2GB for the same price.

That being said, when Circles.Life offers deals on its plans, it's definitely worth thinking about.

Promotions in the past have included discounted prices and more than double the normal data inclusion.

Its current offer via Finder gives you bigger data for a cheaper price, bumping up its value even more.

Circles.Life is one of the few smaller providers that offer new handsets on a plan – specifically recent Samsung Galaxy models.

While the handset itself costs the same no matter what provider you choose, Circles.Life has cheaper monthly plans, meaning you could pay less over the life of your contract than you would with a bigger telco like Telstra or Optus.

Things to watch out for:

  • Buying a phone on a Circles.Life plan requires you to get a new credit card, with extensive terms and conditions, plus extra fees. Make sure you're aware of all the details before you sign up.
  • Auto payment is enabled by default when you purchase a plan. You'll have to disable it through the Circles.Life app if you'd prefer manual payments.

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Coverage

Circles.Life uses the full Optus 4G network, which sits in the middle for coverage out of the 3 Australian networks.
  • It covers 98.5% of the population, which should be no issue in metro areas
  • You'll get the exact same coverage as an Optus mobile plan
  • You might feel the gap between this and Telstra's 99.5% coverage in rural and regional areas

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Customer service

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User-friendly app
5 star
4.1 Finder average
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No in-store locations

You can reach Circles.Life during any day of the week, including weekends. All channels are available 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-5pm weekends, although live chat is your best bet for a fast response.

  • Send an email to the Circles.Life customer support team, and receive a reply within 1 working day
  • Leave a voicemail on the Circles.Life toll-free number and get a call back within 1 working day
  • Get live chat support via the Circles.Life app, which also lets you manage your plan and purchase extras like data add-ons and international call minutes
  • Good to know: Those living in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth may be eligible for 4 hour SIM delivery from Circles.Life. This makes switching mobile plans a lot more convenient.

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Bonus features

Circles.Life has a couple of extra features available on its plans.

😊 30 day satisfaction guarantee

If you aren't happy within 30 days of activating your Circles.Life plan, you can get a full refund on your first month plan fees by calling up the Circles Customer Care team and requesting a refund.

You're only eligible for a refund if you haven't paired your plan with a new phone and you haven't used more than 5GB of data.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Referral discount

When you refer a friend and they sign up, you'll receive a $10 credit on 10 months of your plan, and your friend will get 3 months of the same. This is one of the better referral discounts on the market.

Which rivals are giving Circles.Life a run for its money?

There's no doubt that Circles.Life has some crazy value for data, but there are also some other appealing options if you're not sold on it.

For even more data:


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Where Circles.Life offers up to 100GB monthly, Optus runs all the way up to an insane 240GB, with plenty of bonus features. The only catch is that Optus is a lot more expensive.

For more choices:

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Although Moose caps out at 70GB per month, it has far more data options and price points, letting you pick what's right for you. You can also get better value on its 12-month contracts.

For a more flexible phone plan:

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Woolworths might not offer quite as much data as Circles.Life, but you'll be able to get pretty cheap mobile plans to pair with a new phone. Best of all, you won't have to sign up to a new credit card.

Ready to sign up to Circles.Life?

Getting started with Circles.Life won't take more than a few minutes. If you've found a plan you like, you can go straight to the checkout screen via Finder by clicking the green "Go to site" button.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
When you sign up via the Circles.Life website, just select the option of keeping your current mobile number. Once you've got your SIM card, you can use the link that Circles emails you to initiate the transfer. The rest will be handled within 4 hours.

If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be a little trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.


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