expired FREE Kogan Mobile Prepaid Voucher Code: Bring Your Own Number - XL (30 Days | 23GB)

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Voucher expires at 11:59pm AEDT on 31/03/2018.

Offer ends 11:59pm AEDT 24/02/2018 unless sold out prior or extended.

LIMITED TIME: Switch your existing number from another network to get a FREE XL 30 Day Plan!

  • FREE SIM card included
  • FREE 23GB of data
  • FREE unlimited standard national calls
  • FREE unlimited standard texts and MMS
  • All for use within Australia
  • Limited time only!

Not valid for customers who transfer their existing Australian mobile phone number from Vodafone — as Kogan is a Vodafone MVNO (virtual operator)

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  • +2 votes

    Bugger - only 4G outside for my address - 'it's unlikely that you'll have a signal inside, but outside it should be fine'

    PASS

  • +12 votes

    I just paid $7.90 last week :-(

  • +16 votes

    Hi there, Welcome Back to Kogan.com

    EVERY SINGLE TIME!! HATE THIS.

    • +7 votes

      Or this person from this place just bought this thing. And just for your convenience we've made that small red cross to close it, so small that more than likely in trying to close it you will miss and will be sent to the new page of that product. That's why I very seldom visit Kogan.

    • +1 vote

      Greetings fellow Koggie

      EVERY SINGLE TIME!! HATE THIS.

      haha …Now I know what you mean.
      Just ordered one myself :)

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      Love-hate relationship

    • +1 vote

      How many Single times?

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      so after I bought something from Kogan, they re-subscribed me to their spam list without asking.
      Bastards.

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        you can unsubscribe them all inside the account in Kogan.com. I just did.

        • +1 vote

          yes I've done that thru the email link, but the thing is once I stay unsubscribed for awhile then buy something, they re-add me to the mailing list without asking :|
          I think Catch and KG Electronics on ebay do the same thing -> if you bought something they auto add you to their mailing list

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    The unique Kogan Mobile voucher included as part of this product is non transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Voucher expires at 11:59pm AEDT on 31/03/2018.

  • +2 votes

    I thought last time they said the same thing (free only for porting your old number) but actually new number also free?

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    Cheers op got one

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    fabulous, thanks OP! Got a couple of them

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    Awesome!

    It did say after checkout that I’ll never receive any free SIM giveaway. Probably recognised the address?

    Edit: I don’t need the sim because I already have couple of them from old freebies so no drama

  • +3 votes

    keep in mind:

    voucher will remain valid for use until 11:59pm AEDT 31/03/2018

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    Ha, just got the 32GB one a few days ago.

  • +1 vote

    Perfect! Aldi plan runs out end of Feb. Hope it arrives by then. Cheers op

  • +10 votes

    Savvy SIM sluts rejoice!

  • -1 vote

    This couldn't have come a week earlier? Seriously….

  • +7 votes

    Time to transfer my extra Amaysim number to Kogan. Man I really wished iPhones supported dual sims and microsd cards

    • +4 votes

      Its never too late to switch..

      • +2 votes

        I got an iphone se halfway through last year and expect to buy a new phone in minimum 2.5 years. I will probably get an iphone se 2(assuming it will exist) but would consider switching if it doesn't have a headphone jack.

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          Cut your losses and sell now?

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          I got a Xiaomi note 3 pro around 2 years ago, and may change in another 7-8 months.. it most probably will have headphone jack.. but if not then meh.. its cheap!

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    Is that hard to port out my number from kogan?

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      No harder than any other carrier. I think the question would be how easy it is to port to the other carrier rather than from Kogan.

    • +6 votes

      No, it's a completely unremarkable porting out experience. Just port to a non-Vodafone-network carrier, and it should be fine. E.g. previously I've ported out 3 times to Telstra prepaid, port times were (starting the clock from fully submitting all the details on the Telstra site, until loss of signal on Kogan SIM, and ending when Telstra SIM was inserted and active): 8 minutes, 17 minutes, and 32 minutes. So average of 19 minutes. All within porting hours of course.

      I've also ported out from Kogan to Woolworths Mobile (also on the Telstra network) and that was also unremarkable. I haven't yet tried porting to the Optus network, but I assume that would also be unremarkable.

      The only thing to remember is to untick "I wish to schedule an Auto Recharge on expiry of this plan" on the Kogan website, and check that it says: "Auto Recharge Plan: Disabled".

      • +12 votes

        This guy ports.

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        Optus will be remarkable. Time taken 14mins, 10 days, 4 visits, 2 and 27 days for me…Time to lose Telstra signal, days it takes for ombudsman to act, unsuccessful visits to an Optus store, calls per day to optus chat, number of days it took to activate.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah I've heard of the absurd problems activating Optus prepaid SIMs, a bit of a worry since I have 5 x $10 ones and 4 x $30 ones in my SIM stash! As far as I can tell, there was a particularly bad batch of faulty Optus $30 prepaid SIMs sold in mid 2017 that could not be activated, and the affected people had to go through an absolute Optus + TIO + chargeback nightmare to get their phone numbers back and/or get the service activated or get a refund. I'm hoping that I'm not affected since I bought my Optus $30 SIMs after that time (Nov 2017), and 2 of those so far have activated uneventfully. So this an Optus technical + bureaucratic problem with activating Optus-branded prepaid SIMs (a ridiculous one that Optus should be bending over to fix since it's entirely their fault), but it's not a problem with porting out from Kogan.

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          @nickj:

          I thought the Optus starter packs need to be activated within 30 days after purchase? They have changed this now have they?

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          @JLQC5899: Isn't there an expiry date on the Started Pack? I thought that's the last date you should activate that sim card.

        • +4 votes

          @JLQC5899: What matters with Optus is the expiry date printed on the back of the pack. Sometimes Optus advertising includes fine print about activating within 30 days of purchase, but as far as I can tell those either a) relate to activating for taking up specific offers, e.g. like the current Optus $10 offer which includes 15 GB data, which is 500 MB standard + 14.5 GB bonus for the offer, but only for activations until 28/03, and then I presume Optus stop advertising it 30 days before that, or b) are just B.S. intended to discourage people from creating a prepaid stash.

          All I can tell you is that I've had no problems so far with activating more than 30 days after purchase, but before the expiry date. Certainly if a situation ever arose where I bought an Optus SIM and it would not activate before the expiry date, and Optus were unwilling or unable able to quickly rectify it, then I'd have no hesitation in taking them to the TIO, on the simple basis that expiry date means expiry date, and if it doesn't activate before that date then they have not delivered the service that's described in writing on the pack, and therefore I'm entitled to a refund. And once that was resolved, as long as the problem persisted, I would repeat the exercise using copy/paste, one-by-one, for all the 9 Optus SIMs in my stash. At a cost to a Telco of around $130 per level 1 TIO complaint ( source: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2607669 ), that'd cost Optus $1170 in fees, just from me alone + my refunds + their wages + their oncosts. And for the record, I've made 4 complaints to the TIO in my entire life, and each one of those was unresolved after contacting the telco directly + objectively valid (double-charging, removing credit before it expired, charging for a discontinued service, and not delivering the service promised).

          Optus in general seem to be tightening up on prepaid SIMs - e.g. their $2 SIMs used to be possible to activate without adding any credit, but a few months back they made adding credit mandatory during activation, presumably to stop quick port-in-port-outs. And last year they started adding the 30 days note sometimes. As long as it stays as bluster, that's fine, but if Optus actually tried to enforce it, having large fees repeatedly imposed + the associated bad publicity when the TIO complaints stats come out, would I suspect help to focus the mind ;-)

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          @nickj:

          Thanks for the detailed explanation. Good to know. I have always resisted on stocking up on the Optus packs due to the 30 days activation requirement :)

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        I did this a couple of months ago to telstra, but ported back immediately to kogan, it worked for about half a day, then it seemed like kogan purged my account data assuming I had left, but I was still there. My service did not work except for incoming calls until it took them about 8 days to fix.

        • +4 votes

          I once had a problem when where I could not port into Optus because they thought my number was already with them, but in fact it had been with Telstra for 4 weeks, and I think that was because previously I had ported very quickly through the Optus network (Telstra $30 prepaid -> quick port into Coles-mobile Optus-network $2 SIM with no credit -> port straight back to new Telstra $30 prepaid).

          I've also read on the Whirlpool forums of people having issues on Telstra with quick ports. So that's all 3 networks that can have some degree of difficulty with quick ports.

          Because of this, my rule of thumb now is to leave 24 hours or more between ports. As a consequence that makes $2 SIMs rather painful (since they have no credit, you can only receive but not make/send calls or texts for 24 hours or more), so I now only try to port to and from prepaid SIMs that come preloaded with some credit (these are sold as $10 or higher SIMs). As an added benefit, it also cuts down on the amount of porting that I need to do. It's easy to do, just a) don't bother collecting $2 SIMs unless they're free and absolutely no effort to collect, and b) don't use a $2 SIM unless you have no other choice, and c) try to keep the number of SIMs from a single network below 50% of your stash.

    • +1 vote

      I had a horrible experience port out and then port in to Kogan over the last Christmas period.

      I ported out from Kogan on 9am 27th Dec, and ported in to Amaysim, it worked within 10-15 mins.

      Then I tried to port in back to Kogan, failed, called Kogan, waited 20 minutes, someone from Kogan tried to port in again, failed again.
      Another 20 mins waiting for help line, then someone told me they would investigate and got back to me in 24 hours.

      On 28th Dec, Kogan called back within 24 hours, informed me I couldn’t port out then port back in to Kogan on the same day, needed to wait 72 hours. I know this is BS, but don’t want to argue over Christmas time, so I got them to assure me all would be done within 72 hours, I did not have to do anything again. They said everything would be fine in 72 hours.

      Of course, after 72 hours, it’s 31st Dec then, nothing had been done. I have to endure another 20 mins wait to get through help line, then they tried manually sending port in request. After 30 minutes, Amaysim number stopped, Kogan sim card was on. If you thought that’s the end of nightmare, you were wrong.

      On the second day, I found out although I could make calls, I couldn’t receive any calls! If someone tried to ring me, he would get message saying the number was disconnected. Panicking, I thought I was going to lose the number I’ve for 20 years. I frantically called them on the night of 1st Jan, another 20 mins wait, they logged a call for me, promised to resolve it by tomorrow.

      Alas, on 2nd day of 2018, still no one could call me. Another 20 mins waste to call them, they got some techies to follow up the call, in other three hours, Kogan sim card showed offline. So I promptly restarted the phone, after it was online, I made a call out, then a call from colleague confirmed I could be reached by others. I thought that was the end of saga. I was wrong, very wrong, again.

      By afternoon, my wife complained she couldn’t call me, when she tried, she would got a dead tone. Unbelievable, I tried my workmates phones,
      all work. Suspect somehow my number was blocked by her phone or I’d accidentally blocked her number. Got home, checked every possible way to unblock the number, none worked.

      Next day, I searched online, found out one case in US that mentioned the same network numbers couldn’t make calls to each other after port in, tried to find out anyone has a Vodafone number, finally found one colleague had one, that’s right, my number was out of grid in Vodafone
      network, provider of Kogan Mobile. Another 20 mins wait to get through helpline, they promised log a call, and someone would fix it within 24 hours. Of course, nothing has been done on tomorrow morning, I had to follow up again, again another 20 mins wait, they followed up the
      logged call, within 30 mins, the port in was finally complete on 4th January 2018.

      Oh, almost forgot to mention, the 30 days expiry started from 28th Dec 2017, the day I made initial port in request.

      The moral of the story is, for those sim hoppers, be thankful if port out and port in goes smoothly; if not, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared. Do you have a spare number to last you possible 10 days of ordeal.

      I will still get this deal, it’s free after all! But I will use it on some of my dormant Amaysim numbers on a spare phone.

  • +1 vote

    OK THEN

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    I was wondering what happens after the 30 days period. How much are you charged?
    I checked this website but it is not really clear https://www.koganmobile.com.au/plans/
    Can someone explain how much is the second month onwards?

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      Disposed your SIM and wait for another free SIM offer or buy it when its on special for $4.95 or $7.90. :)

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        I wasn't asking for the ozbargain way haha. I just wanna stick with the plan, but I am concerned about how much is going to cost from the second or third month.

      • +2 votes

        After the 30 days 49.90
        Like HandsomeMonkey said, just get a new one.
        Also remember to uncheck
        I wish to schedule an Auto Recharge on expiry of this plan.

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          Alright, that is quite expensive. Thank you and Handsome Monkey.
          However, how can you order another SIM and transfer your number without raising suspicion? I guess they catch up immediately.

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          @hunterxhanzo:

          Just order two of these now, so even if you don't use the code voucher for the second month, you have one ready to go next time as voucher code get's sent via email on the order day, but sim can take over a week.

          If your lucky, they might send two sims out per order, happened to me and others here.

          Often Kogan has discounts for prepaid offers up front for 90 days or 365 days at discounted rates too.

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          @ozhunter68:

          Ok, but what about the phone number migration. Do they keep doing it?

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          @hunterxhanzo:

          Have transferred number back and forth many times from one telco to another, some easier/quicker than others, but usually within a few hours ( between porting times ).

          Would not say the telcos are happy to port back and forth multiple times, but so far seems to be an agreement that the telcos are tolerating. As you can save $10-$50+ per month it's up to you if it's worth it for you.

          Who knows in future whether they will tighten up the rules or not, but for now still o.k.

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    Switched to a 12 month plan with Kogan end of Nov. last year. Now I since Christmas get 3-4 spam calls from overseas scammers each week and they have my name and adress. Having had the same number for 18 years and this just starting up it doesn't feel like a coincidence. I have no proof but my thoughts are Kogan sells their client list (or was data breached) - keen to hear other switchers experience (or ideas on how to stop this).

    • +6 votes

      never had any issue with kogan, my mum is on 365 plan so is my dad. never had oversea calls.

      if you ever sign up free deals or offers and supplied your phone number, there is a chance under the conditions that the website may sell your data.

      if you got an andriod phone, it is very easy to block or black lists numbers.

    • +2 votes

      Install TrueCaller to identify, report and block spam/scam calls on an ongoing basis.

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      Yep, same here. And what's more it was only prepaid for a month, this month. Started getting calls even though the number has been given to only 1 person. I am sure Kogan sells them rather than having data breach. But maybe it'll be in the news, Kogan data breach, yet they said nothing.

    • +1 vote

      I registered a new number from Kogan's previous free SIM/data offer, and I've used it for a couple of days in a pocket wifi. About two months later I checked the the account it received a few missed calls. I've never given that number out to anyone as it's for data use only. Highly likely the number is on some spam database (unless it's a spammed number before entering quarantine); I feel like it's been put on some sort of marketing list.

      by the way you should register your number on the Do Not Call register if you haven't already, but obviously that won't stop overseas callers.

  • +1 vote

    Not valid for customers who transfer their existing Australian mobile phone number from Vodafone.

    Dang. I'll have to get one of the $7.90 ones instead.

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    Do I need a new email for this?

  • -2 votes

    you cannot activate it without a credit card!, the only mob to do that, very shonky, they want to drag every last cent from you.