Kogan Mobile to Offer International Roaming (Data Only)

Email just received. Kogan Mobile to start offering international roaming. Seems to be for wifi only but with numerous apps available, calls should still be available.

Hi davidem,
We’re excited to announce that you’ll soon be able to access data in many countries by buying one of our NEW International Roaming Packs!
You'll be able to roam far and wide while sharing pics, using apps and maps in many countries without worrying about hidden data costs or searching for Wi-Fi.
Stay tuned for further updates soon.
Your Kogan Mobile Team.

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Hi davidem
You can now roam far and wide while overseas without worrying about unexpected data, call or SMS costs.
For just $15, you'll get the following to use over 24 hours:
1GB of data*
30 minutes of incoming/outgoing standard international voice calls*
100 standard SMS messages*
Just buy our new International Roaming Pack before you leave home, or while you’re overseas, and add it to your existing Kogan Mobile plan!
*Standard voice calls are to and from 11 selected countries and data and SMS messages are to use in 11 selected countries: Australia, USA, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand & UK.

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    Finally! Hopefully they keep their pricing competitive like their domestic coverage but just having this service is a bonus. Interested to see if they offer something like a $5 per day to access your existing data or just the separate data packs exclusive for international use. Provided you live in a metropolitan area KM really are the best value mobile company out there.

    • +1 vote

      Totally agree. Moved to Kogan Mobile 15 months ago and couldn’t be happier.
      My recent visit to China though, meant I had to revert to a Telstra bolt-on data pack.
      I note Vodafone is advertising international roaming to 80+ countries for $5/day, so hopefully Kogan is able to source this price. Vodafone being Kogans provider.

      • +1 vote

        I would not think that Vodafone would allow its competitive advantage in the market ($5 roaming per day) to Kogan or any other company that it provides services for.

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          Agree that it's very unlikely. Vodafone has access to a large network of international mobile networks through their parent Hutchison. Given it's the only provider in AU with such an advantage it's unlikely in the extreme that they would pass that pricing on wholesale to an MVNO of their Australian network.

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    Can’t wait to see pricing!

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    Hope it's very soon! Leaving overseas in 5 days…

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    finally

  • +8 votes

    If only they had roaming for SMS. Such a hassle not being able to receive banking codes while overseas

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, my one big gripe with Kogan Mobile. Love their service and the constant data increases (initially 6GB, then 7GB and now a whopping 13GB), especially when I bought the plan during their 2 for 1 promo this year.
      No international roaming makes it hard to do things like banking and receiving SMS etc.
      Been researching ideas since July this year, but nothing beats the convenience of having access to your regular contact number that everyone has stored.

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        Yeah just came back from overseas a month ago and it was a real pain having to call the banks over Skype just to bypass the code. I think I might switch to Catch Connect on their half price 365 day recharge once my Kogan finishes since they offer international roaming.

    • +1 vote

      Looks like it may be included

      https://help.koganmobile.com.au/hc/en-au/articles/206806527-...

      We’re excited to announce that you’ll soon be able to access calls, SMS, and data in many countries by buying one of our NEW International Roaming Packs!

  • +2 votes

    Got this email:

    For just $15, you'll get the following to use over 24 hours:

    1GB of data*
    30 minutes of incoming/outgoing standard international voice calls*
    100 standard SMS messages*
    Just buy our new International Roaming Pack before you leave home, or while you’re overseas, and add it to your existing Kogan Mobile plan!

    *Standard voice calls are to and from 11 selected countries and data and SMS messages are to use in 11 selected countries: Australia, USA, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand & UK.

  • +1 vote

    $15 per day…hmmm. Nah thanks

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    4 week holiday and $420+ later. Yeah nah. Ok with the $15 but the 24 hours is pethetic. Local sim definitely a better option

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    Something like simcorner is still better. That 24 hours is just a deal breaker.

    Probably move your main number elsewhere and use Kogan for data, if you have a dual sim phone.

    I am in Germany and I can't receive sms at the time of this comment.

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    local sims are always better! but awesome now that we can receive sms' without having to purchase this bundle as confirmed by scotty's link above!

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