Circles.Life freezes plan prices until 2024 (including that 100GB for $30 plan)

While other telcos are raising their prices, Circles.Life on the other hand has committed to freezing plan prices until 2024.

Price freeze
Circles Life
30GB Monthly Plan
$20
/mo
  • Fire Emoji
    Price frozen until 2024
  • Fire Emoji
    Use code FREEZE30
  • pro
    Uses Optus 4G network
  • pro
    Contract-free
Price freeze
Circles Life
100GB Monthly Plan
$30
/mo
  • Fire Emoji
    Price frozen until 2024
  • Fire Emoji
    Use code FREEZE100
  • pro
    Uses Optus 4G network
  • pro
    Contract-free
Anula Wiwatowska
Reviews and Social Media Editor
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July 18, 2022
2 min read

Whether it’s $12 lettuce, interest rates, or HECs indexation, inflation is hitting all of us from every side. While other telcos are raising their prices, Circles.Life on the other hand has committed to freezing selected plan prices until 2024.

The following plans will not change if you sign up with a 'FREEZE' promo code before August 31st;

Included data
Monthly price
Promo code
30GB Monthly Plan30GB$20FREEZE30
100GB Monthly Plan100GB$30FREEZE100

Alternatively the telco also has exclusive promotions through comparison site WhistleOut, but these prices will only last for 6 months and not the whole 18-month freeze period.

Included data
Monthly price
Promo code
5GB Monthly Plan5GB + 3GB bonus data$10WOCIRCLESFRENZY8
30GB Monthly Plan30GB + 10GB bonus data$14WOCIRCLESFRENZY40
100GB Monthly Plan100GB$23100WOEOFY

Circles.Life is a SIM-only provider, meaning that you’ll need to have a phone to pop the SIM card into. Powered by the Optus 3G and 4G network, the telco gives the same coverage as Optus Proper but at a significantly cheaper monthly rate. Here are some other Optus MVNO plans for comparison.

Each of the Circles.Life plans come with unlimited talk and text within Australia, VoLTE and WiFi Calling, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with the service within your first month then the telco will refund your initial plan fees. 

The price freeze comes in the wake of other Australian telcos raising their prices. So far this financial year, Telstra and Optus both raised their fees for existing customers on SIM-only plans. Telstra has also noted that customers can expect price rises in line with CPI every new financial year moving forward. This is especially problematic for customers paying off a mobile device using a mobile repayment plan with these providers.

Every Australian mobile phone plan is now split into two terms: a SIM-only plan which is generally contract-free and can be changed at any time by either the customer or by the telco, and a mobile phone repayment plan where the customer pays the RRP of a device off across equal monthly repayments. A SIM plan is required in order to maintain a device plan.

As each of these providers have contract-free SIM plans, this portion of the plan can be altered and customers have little choice but to deal with it if they’re still locked into a mobile phone repayment plan too. The only way out is to pay off the remaining cost of the phone and find a new provider, but if you can afford to do that then you’re probably not too fussed about a $3 price increase. 

Although Circles.Life plans are also contract-free, new customers and existing customers can lock in these prices for 18-months by selecting from an eligible plans.

Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula Wiwatowska
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe, writing across Reviews.org/au and WhistleOut. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and lifestyle. After a year in the sector, Anula was shortlisted for Best New Journalist at the IT Journalism Awards in 2021. Apart from putting serious words on the internet, Anula strategises and creates social-first content, and researches by getting lost in TikTok for hours on end. If she isn’t in front of her computer, you’ll find Anula drawing somewhere cozy, pretending that she knows how to use power tools in the yard, or playing with her dog with a strong martini in one hand.

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