Mobile data is everything in Singapore. As one of the highly connected cities in the world, it should be a given that mobile data is essential to our lives other than water, oxygen and food. And as the mobile data war continues to heat up between the major telcos and other smaller players, a new mobile data operator has jumped into the fray, giga.
What is giga?
giga is a subsidiary of sort by StarHub. But it’s set up independently from the main brand and community. It taps on StarHub’s network to provide the SIM-only mobile data that they are offering, be it 3G or 4G. Unfortunately, it does not support VoLTE. But it should not matter as the new age us don’t talk on the phone much, do we?
The start-up, if we may call it, offers one SIM-only plan for now and its primary draw is its free rock ‘n’ rollover data.
You can rollover your local data like most of your annual leave at work for up to two months or two renewal cycles. The maximum amount of local data that you can rollover is up to 25GB.
Other benefits of the plan include:
- monthly 25GB of data;
- 1,000 SMS;
- 1,000 mins of talk time;
- free incoming calls;
- free caller ID; and
- no contract.
giga also has add-on packs like:
- Insta ‘n’ FB pack (S$1.00), which gives you 1GB of data for your social media consumption;
- WhatsApp pack (S$1.00) that gives you another 1GB for someone who lives to WhatsApp; and
- Data pack when you need additional 1GB for the month at only S$2.00.
Frequent travellers will also be delighted to know that giga has another pack called Jetset giga pass. With an additional S$5.00, giga will provide you 1GB of data when you travel to one of the 14 select countries.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
To sign-up with giga, you can download its app on Google Play or the Apple App Store to subscribe to their services. Currently, they are having a launch promotion. If you sign-up before 18 June 2019, you get your first month free.
What do you think of giga’s plan? Let us know.