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32GB Prepaid | 30 Days | $0.49 @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers)

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• Free SIM card included
• 32GB of data
• Unlimited standard national calls
• Unlimited standard texts and MMS
• All for use within Australia
• 30 day expiry
• No hidden fees
• Voucher expires 8 November 2018

Activation or recharge must be made before the voucher expiry date.

Kogan Mobile uses the Vodafone network.

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  • +2 votes

    Wow 32GB for less than a dollar,whats going on with Kogan..

    • +10 votes

      Mate I've claimed this deal i think 3 times before. Have 6 vodaphone sims from the $40 sim starter kit for $20 with free $20 netflix giftcard from woolies deal a few months back - as long as i maintain a netflix sub which i always planned on doing, those months of phone service is free. Then on the alternate months I port into kogan on one of these deals - 32gb for 0.49, 4.90, 0.99 etc. My phone bill for the last few months hjas averaged something like $2.50 effectively.

      They've done this a few times - just got to remember to cancel the autotopup otherwise you'll be hit up for $50 at end of the month. This is just a ploy to attract new customers away from the big telcos.

      • +1 vote

        so how do you do it? Switch to another provider and switch back to kogan? I'm completely new to this, been paying $40 with telstra for 8gb, sad.

        • +6 votes

          yep port number into kogan. the day it expires port the same number into vodaphone. rinse and repeat. vodaphone is good as it gives you 35 days outside of kogan and there are often vodaphone discounts posted on OZB. Lebara and optus sometimes have sim discounts as well - have used them before to do the same. try not to port on a weekend but if you have to saturday not sunday as the port happens quicker - i ported into vodaphone last monday and it only took 20 minutes to process - sometimes can be a few hours.

          • +2 votes

            @Wilburre: Cheers. I guess it's just a matter of finding another deal from another provider every month and just port back and forth between providers. Correct? If so, cheers for that.

            • +9 votes

              @newboz: that's it mate. takes about 15 min of my time each month to sort the port out, and sometimes 20m-2hr without service if you do the port once your plan is already expired (you can avoid this by starting the port before your current sim plan expires but you lose that day). because i have a few voda sims from a woolies deal i only need to find a new deal every second month - but when those run out i might look into the 3 month deals kogan sometimes run, or god forbid have to pay a decent price for my usage lol. As long as the provider isn't the same 2 months in a row you're sweet.

              Good places to look for offers - here of course, vodaphone, vodaphone through shopback, lebara, optus, amaysim, amaysim through ebay/shopback/cash rewards, woolies sometimes have half price voda/optus/telstra sims.

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                @Wilburre: LEGEND !!!

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                @Wilburre: Definitely not 15 mins process with Catchconnect lol

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                  @tempura: Yeah I read the comments on the catch posts and stayed away lol, don't want to lose my number

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            @Wilburre: I'm doing similar, this time I picked up a 90day SIM for $15. My mobile is dual SIM with 3g so I can just add a second SIM for more data and keep my number.

        • +1 vote

          If you don't need to keep the same phone number, you don't need to bother porting out and back in again. You just buy two (or more) SIMs and take the new phone number printed on them as you activate each one. Because "new customer" effectively means "new account", not 'new person'.

          e.g. My current Kogan SIM expires midnight tomorrow. So I just ordered one 49 cent SIM, which I'll activate the day after tomorrow. That will then expire on 12th Nov. But I also bought a second 49 cent SIM, which I'll activate on 8th Nov (the last day it can be activated). This means I have a 4 day overlap - I lose 4 days of the first 49 cent SIM - but it also means I get (nearly) 2 months and 64GB for 98 cents.

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            @GregMonarch:

            If you don't need to keep the same phone number, you don't need to bother porting out and back in again. You just buy two (or more) SIMs and take the new phone number printed on them as you activate each one. Because "new customer" effectively means "new account", not 'new person'.

            But you can only have max 4 prepaid services, otherwise it's a paperwork?

            • +2 votes

              @tempura: In theory yeah. But from what others have said, you just say you have less that 4 services and nothing happens. Your old numbers will be deleted 3 months after expiry anyway and recycled.

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        Vodafone, not Vodaphone

        • +1 vote

          fair enough

      • +3 votes

        You win OzBargain today mate. Flawless victory.

      • +2 votes

        I thought that porting between resellers of the same carrier took a lot longer than between carriers, has that changed recently? You get Voda to Kogan in under 2 hours now? That would be great news!

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          i did kogan to voda on monday or tuesday last week - 20 minutes. can't remember how long my last voda to kogan took but was under a couple of hours and was on a weekend too. i remember the first time i ported into kogan it took 2 days as it failed because some details didn't match up with the old provider (they were wrong with old provider - was either optus or lebara from memory), but once i changed the details and rerequested the port it was a couple hours. im sure others have had both good and bad experiences, but for me it hasn't been too painful, especially given the $$$ you can save doing this.

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            @Wilburre: Thanks, glad to hear thst, I'll give it a try. :-)

            Last time I ported via Telstra, using a free SIM I got from some promotion, turned into hassle too.

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              @team teri: yep just make sure all your details are the same each time - middle name is what caught me out once.

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          I thought so too.

          I tried a Voda -> Kogan port in mid September and it took less than 2 hours. I didn't actually pay attention to exactly how long it took cause I expected it to take longer, but it was reasonably smooth!

      • -11 votes

        you are a true ozbagainer with too much time on his hands… how can you be bothered. id rather just pay the 400 per year (or 200 on sale) and be done with it

        • +1 vote

          its not that bad, takes about 15min a month. Usually don't have to spend much time finding a deal as someone posts one on here.

        • +2 votes

          How can you not be bothered, mate? 50c per month and you rather pay $33.

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        I used to be a sim whore, spent a year paying less than $5 a month. In the end I couldn't be bothered anymore now that plans are so cheap.

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        @Wilburre,
        Please share the last free $20 Netflix gift card deal link to?

        vodaphone sims from the $40 sim starter kit for $20 with free $20 netflix giftcard

  • +12 votes

    Wow so cheap. It's getting cheaper and cheaper. Great for visitors from overseas.

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    It's cheap because you must activate before 08/11/2018 (very soon).

    • +2 votes

      In 4 weeks? I wouldn't call that very soon. Wish it were also for existing customers.

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        port in and out like i do - i go back to kogan every second month. The time limit is 30 days - ie you cant go in and out within 30 days of each other. I use cheap vodaphone sims from a previous deal to get 35 days expiry, then i go back to kogan.

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          Or just use the new phone number they give you and do it every month, and make everyone that knows you update your number every month.

      • +1 vote

        You mean you wish it was for existing phone numbers. Because anyone that buys it - existing customer or not - and simply takes the new number printed on the SIM instead of porting out/in again… IS a 'new customer'.

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    When activating the above sim card.

    Does it require credit card for setup?

    Can you cancel before just before 1 month?

    • +3 votes

      Does it require credit card for setup?

      Yes

      Can you cancel before just before 1 month?

      Turn off auto recharge.

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        Thanks my friend

    • +6 votes

      yes, credit card required.
      yes, you can cancel before 1 month, i fact, i recommend remove "auto recharge" and remove "saved credit card info" immediately after you are activated.

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        Thanks my friend

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    Likely a dumb question, but I am keen to see how Vodafone goes in my area as I get very poor reception with Telstra.

    As these guys use the Vodafone network, would this be suitable? Or am I missing on certain bands or coverage that a normal Vodafone SIM gets?

  • +1 vote

    My $1 from Groupon … XD

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      :)

    • +9 votes

      too

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, great deal. Would anyone know if this stacks with an existing subscription for e.g. if someone's 6 months into a one year pre-paid plan.

    • +1 vote

      No it doesn’t unfortunately. New customers only.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks buddy. Still a very good buy if you have another 4G capable device like an iPad that doesn't have a regular plan.

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      Nope

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    Sure beats Adsl/Nbn prices. Go Kogan.

  • +4 votes

    Lol i literally just bought 5 from Groupon yesterday.

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    If you already have a 365 Sim with Kogan, can this be used on a new Sim?

    • +2 votes

      On a new number Yes!

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        Great, thanks.

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    Are there actually anymore "new" customers?

    • +1 vote

      I've been a new customer every month for over a year I just use them for the data

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        How do you go with the increased ID threshold?
        Or can you just claim to not have more than 4 sims registered?

        • +1 vote

          Claiming not to have more than 4 sims registered works, been doing it for over a year as well.

          • -4 votes

            @oblivianz: This is legal requirement form govt and I hope u are aware that lying to commonwealth leads to prosecution

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            @oblivianz: tbh that could be a bit dicey if you ever get caught - but i highly doubt theyd ever check it. From memory the limit came about due to organised crime, drugs, money laundering etc. I go through some sims myself, but all on the same number ported in and out each month so i actually only have 1 "active prepaid service".

        • +2 votes

          I just tick new customer and not more than 4 registered never had any problems as yet

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        How do you do that? Would love to know your secrets oh great sensei :)

  • +9 votes

    Makes the $1.49 groupon deal look like a ripoff haha

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      yes and i just bought that one last week! lol

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      Damn it, I feel so sad now that I bought that $1.49 deal, not only that, groupon shipping is sooooo slow, I still haven't receive my sim card yet. Will buy this one too, just give it to my son to watch videos for less than 50c, wonderful!

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        Groupon deal voucher has a much longer expiry date than 8 November 2018. So I'm going to buy this one and keep the Groupon deal for later activation date.

        • +1 vote

          Nah, only 2 more days for the groupon one …
          Redeem by: 10 Nov 2018

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        still waiting for mine too was hopeful to get it this week but doesnt seem like that will be the case :(

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    Can i port into Kogan from vodafone? Has anyone tried it as Kogan is vodafone reseller. Thanks

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      mate i do it every second month. i have a bunch of cheap vodaphone $40 sim starter kits. voda for 35 days, then straight into kogan the next day on one of these type of deals. Have done it at least 3 times and been fine.

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        gr8, thanks!

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          no worries

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      Took 15 minutes to port for me

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      Some have experienced delays when porting within the same network.

  • +1 vote

    Been porting around cheap sim, I think my average phone bill is around $7 month. Is there any repercussion in doing so?

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      i've been fine for about 6 months between voda and kogan. NOTE: by porting the same number around to different services you are not increasing the number of services in your name. The service you ported out of will mostl\ likely be cancelled within 30 days of porting the number out. The key is that they have to be "active services" - if you port the number out and cut the sim in half there's no way it can be active and you should be fine.

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      You are saving more than non-ozbargainers is the repercussion you will have to live with for the rest of your life :-)!

    • +1 vote

      More money in your pocket!

      I use at least 20 Sims a year with a dual SIM phone. No NBN for me till late next year

  • +5 votes

    Deals like these have forced me to use a dual sim phone as opposed to porting number. So much easier.

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      Second and third that!

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      Do you activate the new SIM card on your name or do you use another person name?

      • +1 vote

        My name. I assume after a few months Kogans gonna disconnect the old numbers for non use anyways.

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          I've just activated a second Kogan number. My first one I ported and was easy. This second one I redistered as a new number but I needed to call them. A bit anonnying

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    What's to stop existing customers buying this and then just using the code to recharge? Is there something in Kogan's systems that prevents this from occurring? Has anyone actually tried it to see if it works?

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      For $0.49, try it out and let us know.
      Or, if anyone is willing to give me a voucher code (pm me), I am happy to try it out.

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        I would but I have a 365-day plan which doesn't end until January so I'm not going to do it. Convinced the wife's mother to go with Kogan because it is a lot cheaper than the Optus pre-paid she was using and if I can get this working for her as well then that's obviously a great saving for her.

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        I've never tried it, but i'm pretty sure they can create codes for new customers vs existing - it would be very easy and in their best interest to do so. The codes wouldn't be entirely randomly generated. They'd have to generate them from a secret otherwise anyone could just type gibberish in. They would have different secrets for each $ value of recharge so you don't get more than what you pay for. All they'd need to do is have a set of new customer and existing customer secrets to gen the codes with, then if you weren't a new customer your code wouldn't validate.

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      Tried to recharge my kids mobile phones (already on Kogan) with the recharge code from a 'new customers only' promo today - but it just straight up rejected the code as invalid.

      I think @Wilburre below has nailed it - new codes for new customers only.

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        No. As always with these SIMs, new customer = new account or new phone number (the new phone number printed on the SIM packet).

        i.e. You can activate multiple SIM cards - all in the same name - all debited from the same bank account - but each one must be activated as a new account, using the new phone number printed on them.

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    How does OP know the sale ends tomorrow? I don't seem to find such end date on the page.

    • +1 vote

      It says in the email they sent out:

      Valid for new Kogan Mobile customers only. Personal use only. Discounts available on Kogan Mobile Prepaid SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE & EXTRA LARGE 30 day plans purchased before 11:59pm AEDT 11/10/2018

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        how do they know im a new customer? i've bought the 1.50 groupon deal last week and plan to activate that soon. if i buy this can i activate it again with a diff name? what ID do they ask to activate the sim?

        • +1 vote

          If you activate a new number, while using the same ID (you can use drivers licence and passport from what I remember), it still counts as a new customer; but you can't port in your existing Kogan number.