Yesterday, it was a rumour — today, it is reality. Kogan Mobile is now on sale, offering one of the best value prepaid mobile deals in Australia.
As we reported yesterday, Kogan Mobile is a service where customers buy the time on the network in month-long packages, rather than buying minutes or credit. One month costs AU$29, three-months costs AU$79 and a full year is AU$299. Each calendar month ,you get 6GB of data and unlimited standard calls and messages to phones in Australia.
If you want to call overseas numbers or premium services, like Sensis, there is also a bolt-on pack available for AU$14.95 per month. This includes 10 cent per-minutes calls to 22 countries grouped as Zone 1, with the other countries listed attracting a charge between approximately 60 cents to $1.50 per minute. Full details can be found here.
Kogan Mobile will piggyback on Telstra's 3G network, with coverage for 97 per cent of the Australian population. There are no 4G service options, though, and the Kogan 3G network is capped at 7.2Mbps, with advertised download speeds of only 1 to 3Mbps. This could make it hard to chew through the allotted 6GB of data each month.
As an introductory offer, Kogan Mobile is giving away free SIM cards with 100 minutes, 100 text messages and 100MB of data so that you can test the service for yourself.