expired Up to 40% off Unlimited Prepaid 365-Day SIM Plans @ Kogan Mobile (23GB $315.10, 16GB $254.30, 6GB $205.60, 2GB $152.10)

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Another round of discounts with Kogan mobile

Also note long expiry date of voucher - Voucher expires at 11:59pm AEDT on 31/01/2018.

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    How long does the voucher last for ?

  • +10 votes

    These are becoming real options for people being forced onto NBN that don't want internet but are losing their home phone… eg. most elderly people.

    • +1 vote

      Have you had the conversation about disconnecting the home ☎️? I’m still in therapy.

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        We don't have NBN available yet…

        • +2 votes

          Wasn’t calling you elderly either, for the record 😇

          Most of these are cheaper than line rental alone? Makes sense NOW for many elderly people, regardless of the NBN.

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          @Steptoe:

          Makes sense NOW for many elderly people, regardless of the NBN.

          Except for those that will have difficulty learning to use a mobile phone.

          Also, without a landline, many will stop receiving regular calls from other elderly people who only have landlines and can't afford to call mobiles often.

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          @jv:

          There are home phones that can work via Bluetooth when calls are made and received, so they mightn't notice much difference.

          If the home number was ported to VOIP, how much data would that eat up?

        • +1 vote

          @Steptoe:

          There are home phones that can work via Bluetooth when calls are made and received

          That involved learning how to use a new phone. Many older people aren't up to that.

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          @jv:

          and until that generation dies out I guess Telstra shares will still do well.

        • +1 vote

          @Steptoe:

          Telstra still have a pretty significant mobile network.

        • +1 vote

          @Steptoe: Many people have no idea what their data consumption is and they are paying for a lot that they never use. Mobile BB is the better choice for the low data consumers these days.

    • +4 votes

      We cancelled our landline when NBN connected. It was only being used by telemarketers for the last few years anyway.
      With all family members on unlimited call plans it makes no sense to have a phone you have to walk to when it rings, and then find out who the call is for, and get them to come to the phone or bring it to them.
      Those who are available for calls, have their phones with them. (Mine is on silent as soon as I finish work until I'm back the next day).

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        it makes no sense to have a phone you have to walk to when it rings

        it does for many elderly people who are not able to learn new technologies.

        • +3 votes

          jv, in all honesty, well over half of over 60's elderly can use a simple mobile phone for calls at least, and a big chunk of those could txt, take/send pictures as well as email and internet/apps ect.

          You are correct that there are a small amount of elderly who can't/won/t use a mobile phone because they can not use/learn or think it is expensive or whatever other reason. But Australia wide, that would be a minor % of population.

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          @ozhunter68:

          jv, in all honesty, well over half of over 60's elderly can use a simple mobile phone for calls at least

          I'm not talking about the half though.

          I'm talking about a minority of elderly singles and couples, who still choose to live on their own and value their independence but are unable to understand or learn how to use technology.

          Now that their landline is going to be taken away from them will significantly affect their lifestyle and is adding a lot of fear.

          Also, if they take up an NBN plan and there is a power outage, they cannot use their phones, whereas as current landline phones can still work during a power outage.

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          @jv:

          Sure, you make some good points there. Sounds like the family members and friends of that small minority of users who can't use a mobile phone are going to have to train up some of these people and get them up to speed with the basics and set them up with a low rate simple plan or prepaid with monthly derect debit.

        • +1 vote

          @ozhunter68:

          Uniden (likely other brands too) has a solution. Connect the mobile to the landline handset (via bluetooth) and permanently plug the mobile phone in. Just as good.

        • +1 vote

          Landlines are terrible for the elderly because scammers and telemarketers prey on the elderly.

        • +2 votes

          JV it is not just the elderly, many people of all ages struggle to cope with modern technology.

        • +3 votes

          @xywolap:

          many people of all ages struggle to cope with modern technology.

          as is evident with Malcolm Turnbull and the NBN.

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          Lets not forget that copper based phone lines are still active when you experience a blackout, unlike anything on the NBN!

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          @086:

          You can't keep your PSTN line when the NBN becomes available….

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          @jv:
          Good luck disconnecting a service that you're unable to replicate, let alone improve!
          Parent is a high priority medical case, so whilst I personally don't care, I care about them and their health.

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          @086:

          Good luck disconnecting a service that you're unable to replicate,

          You don't get a choice, you just get a letter of the disconnection date.

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          @jv:

          Sounds like a lawsuit is begging in that case.
          Public endangerment is a serious matter and easily argued if you restrict or remove access to easy and effective emergency communication.

        • -1 vote

          @086:

          Sounds like a lawsuit is begging in that case.

          Good luck trying to sue the Federal Government.

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          @jv:
          Have already successfully sued them once :)

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          @jv:
          I understood pensioners had a free service for incoming calls and emergencies, on pstn, if they had applied.
          I asked Telstra a year ago, and was told new nbn lines would provide this same free functionality for pensioners to replace the current free service.

          So oldies should be able to pick up an old style phone and call in an emergency on their nbn setup, whether they ever enable internet on it or not.

          So telstra have taken care of oldies and the poor afaik.

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          @soupkitchen:

          So telstra have taken care of oldies

          NBN does not work during a power failure, eg. a storm.

          the old PSTN system works fine without power…

          Also, it is not a free service, they just get a few dollars of free calls each month.

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          @jv:

          NBN does not work during a power failure, eg. a storm.

          Why is there a battery (SLA) backup system for the nbn-phone system. I understood the phone would work uring powerouts until the battery went flat. Are you sure no phone is possible. Bummerx10 if true.

          Also, it is not a free service, they just get a few dollars of free calls each month.

          I undertood they had to get a phonecard charging 49c p/c local. But outward emergency and incoming were free.

          My info is about 1 year old, but have you actually researched this subject. If so, Telstra must have changed their 'In-Contact' nbn transition deal.

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          @soupkitchen:

          I understood the phone would work uring powerouts until the battery went flat.

          I don't think so…

          Landline phone and internet services won’t work if there is a power outage either within the FTTC network or within your premises. Restoring power to your premises with an alternative power option will have no effect if the FTTC network is also experiencing power loss. You should consider keeping a charged mobile phone in case there is a power outage of any sort.

          https://www.nbnco.com.au/learn-about-the-nbn/what-happens-in...

          The PSTN phone system works fine though without power.

      • +1 vote

        You haven't heard of a cordless phone for landline? You've missed some bargains here over the years, my friend.

    • +2 votes

      There are also important considerations for people who have medical alert systems that rely on landlines. Without a landline they will not work, and I am not sure how the NBN works with these systems. e.g. (pdf brochure) https://www.nbnco.com.au/content/dam/nbnco2/documents/medica...

    • +1 vote

      I work with elderly people. Many have trouble with mobile phones (small buttons, not loud enough, etc). There are two phones which I can recommend - The KISA (Keep It Simple Always) which has custom buttons which you can even print with pictures of relatives for easy calling, and the Telstra Easy Call 4 which has large buttons, is very loud, and is telecoil compatible for hearing aid use.

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    Lets say my previous 365 day pack expires early next year. If I buy this now, can I activate it when I need ?

    • +13 votes

      Voucher expires at 11:59pm AEDT on 31/01/2018. Bear in mind recharging with 365day / 1 year voucher doesn't add another 365 days to your current plan. It simply overrides it.

    • -1 vote

      Seems to be, but noone has tested it yet. But you'd have to 'apply the voucher to your account' successfully before it expires.

      No reason to imagine that it won't, but where in your logon can you do this? Maybe you have to call them up…

      But paying now has it's risks:

      • you may find it's cheaper later
      • you may encounter service difficulties (it is Vodafone) and want to get out
      • they may choose later, not to honour your purchase (and refund you, or surreptitiously change the conditions later and make you fight to get your money back

      All in all, not worth it ;-)

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        All in all, this Kogan deal, or maybe Kogan/Vodafone in general is not for you.

        All the same many happy customers Nationwide and growing :-)

      • +2 votes

        Not many places you can get unlimited calls/text for under $13 month so it's perfect for those with low data needs.

        "they may choose later, not to honour your purchase (and refund you, or surreptitiously change the conditions later and make you fight to get your money back"

        Last year when I bought on of these, the credit card showed a payment to Vodafone, so little chance of a problem like when they were reselling Telstra (and certainly no problems in the last 11.5 months since my last one)

  • +1 vote

    what is kogan like re which network, service, customer service, roaming etc? is there an existing thread on this?

    • +2 votes

      Kogan = Vodafone network

      • +6 votes

        Kind of crap for me but good enough for the price. Very dependent on your location. Useless at my house, good in the city, ok for out and about. If you are curious, play with the aus phone tower android app.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks for the heads up on that Aust. tower App.

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          Neither Vodafone nor Optus work at my house. 0 or 1 bar at best (without trying the roof of the house).

          It seems that the tower my phone uses is tucked pretty far away on the other side of a peak and for whatever reason Telstra offers the more penetrating 700 mHz band from the same tower but Optus doesn't.

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          @peterpeterpumpkin:

          Thanks for sharing your own personal experience.

          That same scenario would apply to many other users in different areas around Australia, as well as switching those three around in other combinations, ie No Optus and Telstra but Vodafone working, or No Vodafone and Telstra but Optus working.

          Basically, test to see what networks you get and are happy with in areas you need, then decide what suits your needs and choose provider.

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          I live in Perth metro, and use my phone (on kogan) daily on the 20 minute commute to and from work to stream Netflix or SBS on demand.

          I have absolutely no issues with this, and always get near to my 11GB a month.

    • +3 votes

      It's been great for me, if you are not too far from CBD, they should be good enough.

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      Buy this and find out for yourself before taking the plunge. Everyone's experience (in terms of network coverage) will be a bit different.
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/333150

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    is it include any international calls?

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    When it says all unlimited national calls, does that mean landline only, or all mobile networks?

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    When does the promotion finish? I meant the “special” price?

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    Can you port your existing number and get this deal, or do you have to take the phone number they give you?

  • +7 votes

    Shame that they put the price up of there lowest offer, up from ~125 to 152.10….

  • +5 votes

    Hi, just posting my internet experience for potential buyers.

    For inner city suburbs -

    Currently located on the west side from Caroline springs to Footscray, the 4g service is great. Great coverage, reliable. Northeast suburbs like Heidelberg, Bulleen, Doncaster and Box Hill, I have no problems at all.

    For train users -

    Bit of a few problems on the west side. From West Footscray to North Melbourne to Flinders, you will get a really laggy service. Your phone advises you have "H" internet service but just cuts off most of the time. Enough to make you stop trying to use the internet because you know it's not going to work by the time you reach your other train line or stop. South east like South Yarra area. I have no problems, always reliable.

    Overall, what I paid for (136 or around there from previous deal) I'm very happy for what's its providing. Would recommend if the above problems that I experience aren't much of a issue for you.

    Hope it helps.

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      I completely agree with what you said. "H" services in between those station just doesn't work, it can't even load webpages. But for this price i m really happy customer..

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      I think this issue is for all 3rd party re-seller because ive regularly gotten -no service- whilst with telechoice during my sunbury train ride from north Melbourne to sunshine. I do get the H with Kogan but again for this price, it's still a good trade off

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      Does your phone support 4G 850MHz? Some don't, therefore may be falling back to HSDPA (3.5G) in the event there is 4G coverage in that area.

      Check tower locations at https://oztowers.com.au/

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      I'm in Brunswick and it's been great. No issues at all at home or anywhere in the inner suburbs. Rarely ever a dropped call too. The only time I had an issue was inside a house in Ivanhoe (been there twice, and issue the same both times) where data just didn't work, even standing at a window. Seems to be a low spot in coverage . Am using an iPhone 6.

      I was nervous too to take the Kogan (Vodaphone) plunge, but very happy with it. Will be doing this 12-month Small renewal as well. The extra 0.5 GB compared to a year ago is very nice to have (even if it is 27 more dollars for 12 months compared to a year ago).

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      I believe the area around North Melbourne station is a mobile black spot. I'm on Telstra and I still loose internet everytime the train approaches North Melbourne Station.

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    Thanks OP, just in time to recharge my father's and my own account!

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    Sweet, will be renewing with kogan since I signed up to them same time last year with a similar deal.
    Network has been a non issue for me, very happy with how everything is, awesome value for money.

  • +1 vote

    I've been with kogan mobile for a few months. The coverage is typical Vodafone, not too bad in Sydney - when you are not moving around. When driving, the phone is struggling to keep a seamless connection when I enter the next base tower range. Very often the connection drops altogether and I have no coverage for at least a few seconds until it reconnects to the new base tower. This has been happening consistently with my Nexus 4 and Nexus 5x as well, so I doubt it is a phone setting issue. Kogan replaced my sim and checked the phone settings, but the issue still persists. All in all it's not a deal breaker given the low cost. It is highly inconvenient if you like to use your phone for long calls or if you like to listen to online radios while on the move.

  •  

    This works for me my current 1 year expires 28/01/2018 and I paid $209.93 last year

  • +2 votes

    My free 16GB*1 month sim arrived today (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/336305) - was planning to switch to the small plan after that - end result $13.84/month. Just clicked - I can use the first then use this to top up. $152.10 for 13 months = $11.70/month. Win.

    Hmmmm….. 6GB @ $205.60/13 = $15.82/month. Tempting.

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      Is this one year prepaid is for new customer only or it's for existing customers as well? I'm keen to sign up next month when my contract with Vodafone ends, and port my number in to use free 16gb for a month and jump to this one year plan afterward.

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