5G Speedtest and Conclusion
As Gorilla Mobile runs on the M1 infrastructure, they are covered by the same base station for Circles.Life. In this screen shot, it shows taht both are connected to Band 8. While we do the speedtest, LTE+ was activated and it achieved a speed of 143 Mbps on the downlink and 10 Mbps on the uplink.
The speed is faster than our Circles.Life SIM connected and tested against the same M1 server. My personal feeling is that Gorilla isn’t throttled that much.
Based on the icons, we are delighted that VoLTE and VoWIFI are both supported.
The registration process is quite intuitive and it didn’t take up to 5 minutes to get the SIM card activated. The only hiccup was the number I chose earlier was somewhat removed right after I add in a new credit card details during the check out phase. Maybe the system timed out too quickly.
As for the Switchback, we aren’t able to try it until next month. From the screen shot, we can see that with our current 20 GB left over (which I haven’t started using then) leaves me a saving of SGD 9.38 or USD 7.00. Does that mean the exchange rate is 1 GB = USD 0.35 or SGD 0.469 ?
According to queries we made to Gorrila, this rate will flutuate. So, we really don’t know will there be a fixed rate. As it is still in the trial stage, I think there will need to sort that out, including IDD calls, Digital Office which are scheuled for Q4 2021.
We look forward to seeing more innovative plans from Gorilla Mobile.
[update] It can run in 5G NSA mode (on M1)