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Free Modem with NBN 50 $65.90 Per Month (No Contract) @ Kogan

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Total minimum cost $65.90 when you stay connected for at least one month.
When you stay connected for at least one month.

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    • I think you have to stay connected for a period of time…
      not sure how long though, it's not clear in the OP

    • The catch is don't expect. 50mbps

      • Hey BuDWiZe,
        I have had Kogan's 50 plan for approximately 5 months now (I took advantage of their deal where I pay $58.90 a month and get the 50Mb/s plan) and I can confirm that I reach 50Mb/s regularly.
        The only time I don't is during peak period (approx 8pm - 11pm) which I then average about 30 - 37Mb/s.

        Now obviously you should take this with a grain of salt as not everyone will have the same experience, but I just thought I'd let you know that I have a brilliant experience.

        • Do you use the router that they provide?

          I think maybe budwize was insinuating that the free modem/router you get will be trash.

          To be honest though, every router that an ISP has given me has been trash. I don't even know why they bother proving them..

          • @lyle88: Lyle88,
            Yeah I use that router, works perfectly for me. Have the xbox one plugged in with ethernet then there's 4 mobile phones and a ps4 connected with WiFi.

        • When did they have the 50 plan for $58.90? is it one of those only for first 6 months type deals? , i would rather that deal then a free modem

          • @spedstyle: Spedstyle,
            It was when they first started doing Kogan NBN, I signed up within the first month. Not sure how long ago, just said 5 months as a rough guideline, I think it was actually longer ago.

    • No VOIP available, no landline.

  • What's the make/model of the modem?

    • I am looking for the same info. They say it is TP-Link.

      "As part of your order, Kogan supplies a fantastic TP-Link nbn™ ready modem at an upfront cost of $69 and recommends you use it, as it’s certified nbn™ ready. You can use your own modem if it’s nbn™ ready."

      • I've had their nbn 100 (HFC) for a week with that free router but the range sucked.

        I already had an Asus ac68u so i just replaced it and kept the free one as a spare

    • May be an Archer VR500v according to the sample label in the quick start guide.

    • Its a cheap TP-Link. Have already had one fail on me, had to have Kogan replace it was such an ordeal. The service is great but if you have a problem you have to talk for hours to off-site customer support who are not much help.

  • Any specs on the modem? Wifi?

  • Anyone have experience with Kogan NBN?

  • the modem is free from NBN for HFC, not sure others

  • +1 vote

    Be mindful that Kogan NBN is re-sold Vodafone NBN .. and I believe that uses Optus backhaul. So, don't expect it to set the world on fire in terms of performance.

    • Hey Noz, I replied to BuDWiZe earlier, I'll leave my comment here just so you have one mere mortal's experience.

      "Hey BuDWiZe,
      I have had Kogan's 50 plan for approximately 5 months now (I took advantage of their deal where I pay $58.90 a month and get the 50Mb/s plan) and I can confirm that I reach 50Mb/s regularly.
      The only time I don't is during peak period (approx 8pm - 11pm) which I then average about 30 - 37Mb/s.

      Now obviously you should take this with a grain of salt as not everyone will have the same experience, but I just thought I'd let you know that I have a brilliant experience."

      • hi Twirly, thanks for the real world info, that is good to know.

      • That's the thing, if you don't need more then 30/20 then that's great!
        How do tyou go internationally?

        FYI i'm on ABB and I get 47-48/20 in peak (to Melb) 30-45/20 in peak (London)

        • Sorry Supabrudda,
          I don't really understand what you mean by that.

          • @Twirlypiglet: No worries, i don't understand my own dribbling half the time.

            International speeds, are they pretty good?

            • @supabrudda: @supabrudda
              Haha no problem man.

              Still not understanding you, have never heard of International Speeds in regards to NBN and a Google search didn't really clarify much either.

              If you let me know how I can measure it I'll be glad to do it for you.

              • @Twirlypiglet:

                Still not understanding you, have never heard of International Speeds in regards to NBN and a Google search didn't really clarify much either.

                International speeds are literally as the name implies.. speeds to international (outside of Australia) sites.

                If using something like Speedtest.net, during peak times (7-11pm) do a test to say the US, search for ‘Los Angeles’ and select the AT&T test. I’ve found that to be the most reliable from the ones in LA.

                Can also then do some tests to (as supabrudda suggested) London and post your results from there as well.

    • Vodafone have their own backhaul built by TPG and suspect also using TPGs in spots aswell. Vodafone are also a direct supplier with NBN so as long as they managr the bandwidth/CVC it should be good.

  • Kogan used to send TP-Link vr400. Not sure still same modem.

    • +5 votes

      Make sure try Hamza's fried chicken before you die.

  • Will be a crappy isp modem.

  • Intrested to see what free modem it is? I'm still using a budii lite on my fttn connection from old iinet naked dsl days but I'm coming up on my 6 month discount with tangerine being over after having to move when telecube went bust , tangerine has actually been decent but unless they can keep the price at $59.90 I'm going to have to look elsewhere. My budii lite is actually decent for a branded isp modem had 5ghz ac wifi and usb file share hub built into it

  • +2 votes

    I'm on kogan NBN 50 have been for over 4 months if anyone wants me to run tracerts or speed tests let me know :)

  • How much is an NBN modem normally?

    I dont need NBN till end of the year but am considering signing up for one month to get the modem to use later

  • I am currently with telstra 25mbs, considering to upgrade to this, but my next billing is on 11th Feb, if i signup now it says (You acknowledge the activation of Kogan nbn™ may disconnect your landline service and impact existing services or devices)
    Any one any tips on how to start service by 10th Feb ?

  • The modem will be this one https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-internet-modem

    It's a rebranded TP-Link Archer VR500v. I was going to get it but i decided to buy the VR300 model instead.

  • Something else to keep in mind for some people .. Vodafone NBN appears to be on CGNAT IP addressing, which means no public IP address. I'd imagine then Kogan to be the same.

  • That pricing is very attractive for unlimited. But then it's Kogan.

    Now I don't need unlimited. If I am happy with 400GB, I'd pay $72 with Aussie. What are the opinions, worth the extra $6.10 for service, reliability and peak speeds?

  • For two coffees a month to get better speeds/more reliable speeds is IMHO worth it. The icing is claiming on tax 50% usage for internet for work/study so it drops to ~$4/mth or ~$50/yr more to have reliable internet and speak to a local if I actually had issues?

    I'd say stick with them if you're happy.

    • What, how do you just make a random tax advice claim of claiming 50% off tax?

      If you are doing this make sure 50% of your downloads are tax related or else when the audit is conducted it’s your burden of proof that it is happening or else internet and penalties would be nasty.

      • Why would you think I make a random tax claim?

        Easy, I keep a 6 week logbook/diary every year of time spent (you only need 4wks). I could actually claim more.

        But I use H&R Block who are more then happy with my claims and will help with any audit and even pay the penalties for any mistakes they made. So I'm not worried at all even if the ATO comes knocking.

        https://www.hrblock.com.au/ato-audit-assistance

  • Anyone on the south east of Brisbane using this provider? Keen to hear your experience and speed tests

  • Do anyone know that whether I can pay it using Kogan gift cards?

  • how this compare to Optus?

  • Is anyone here using Kogan for NBN. I use them for my kids mobiles. Great data and cheap price.

    But. I've had to call their support and wow. It's seriously bad. It's not that big a deal with my kids but if my Internet goes down I can't work.

    • but if my Internet goes down I can't work.

      If your internet connection is that important, don’t skimp on it to save a few $$ a month.

  • yeah i am prob going to switch at end of Feb, tangerine who i am currently getting the XL speed boost for $59 have gone upto $74 after my promo runs out this seems like closest price and i get a free backup modem

  • Pretty quick service. Signed up on the weekend and they are coming to install on Saturday (Australia Day)

  • thinking about switch to Kogan after my ABB special finishes in 3 months time.

  • My kogan TP LINK VR500V modem router arrived today.

    I will get my HFC installed on Saturday but after watching a bunch of NBN videos i think i may not have needed this modem router anyway since for HFC they install a box in your house that connects to a cable TV/internet socket. That box seems to be the 'modem' component with a WAN out port.

    For anyone with an existing HFC connection, if you use your own router how do you configure the login credentials to NBN? Or is that done on the HFC box?

    I originally jumped on this deal to get the free modem/router for future purposes (i dont actually need NBN right now though doesn't hurt to try it out).

    I've also read that HFC is the worst possible NBN technology… so that sucks for me…

    • I've also read that HFC is the worst possible NBN technology… so that sucks for me…

      FTTN: Hold my beer.

    • yes, you still need a router and depends on RSP you may need to authenticate using user name and password.
      When I was with Mungi I used PPoE and need put in the login credentials. After I changed to ABB just set to DHCP/auto ip and no need to enter any credentials.

      HFC is old technology but at least is better than FTTN at a lot of locations.

      • They installed it yesterday.

        With HFC I suspect I could've used my existing router as with the Kogan one I got you just need to set the internet (Wan) connection to Dynamic IP ( was defaulted to PPoE).

        Pretty fast speeds, about 46mbps down and 19.6mbps up.

        Thumbs up to the installers working on weekends.
        Thumbs down to Kogan for not setting up the supplied modem router nor providing instructions. Lucky I've setup many many routers in the past.

      • At the moment I have Netgear Orbi, Tp-link C3150, used with Optus Cable. I have a gigabit LAN.

        If I move to NBN-HFC, can I still use the Orbi, and C3150 for as router and for wifi?

        Thanks

  • Can any Kogan (or vodafone) NBN user confirm that if I change from Optus Cable to Kogan NBN, will I lose my landline linked with the Optus Cable>

    It seems someone said Kogan (and Vodafone) does not have a landline associated with the NBN. However I want to keep my landline number.

    Thank you.

    • I think I find the answer: Kogan (and vodafone) NBN does not have a land line: from their website

      "We don’t offer home phone lines with Kogan nbn™. If you currently have a home phone line at your installation address, it may be disconnected when Kogan nbn™ is installed, depending on the technology type. If it is disconnected you’ll lose the number and any service associated with your home phone line."

      Therefore I will not Kogan as I need a landline.

  • "Free Modem Offer is valid until 30/6/2019 unless extended, changed, or withdrawn. "

  • I got connected on their NBN 50 plan within 2 hours of placing order. I had to call them though to activate my connection as Aussie broadband disconnected my internet 1 day before my billing cycle end date.

    Service wise I personally feel no difference between Aussie broadband and Kogan internet. Also Kogan internet is cheaper and it comes with free voip modem which is TP-Link Archer VR500v. Waiting time for their customer service is lesser than Aussie broadband too. The downside I find is their support centre only opens from 8 am to 8pm which isn't mentioned on their website.

    I consistently get 46mbps~/18mpbs~ even through the peak times via HFC. I will highly recommend Kogan internet to anyone.

  • Been with then for 1 month via fttn.
    Connection is good but they're not too honest.
    The modem didn't quite work properly on vdsl.
    We had drop out, lodge fault.
    Nbn applied stability profile.
    Found out modem took a very long time to sync and upload rate was less than 1mbps.
    They lodge fault to nbn again.
    Nbn attended and found problem was with modem.
    They admitted they aleady knew about it and they waiting for firmware update.
    Wont send another because its the only model they supply. Its free they said, maybe go buy your own or borrow a friend for now until firmware is released.
    Checked with tp-link regarding vr500v, no known issue.
    Was told recently there is new firmware and is pushed out over the air, (uh hm… I smell bs).
    No update list on tplink.
    couldn't get modem to sync, found other people in whirl pool complained months earlier.
    Conclusion: Free moden is useless for fttn premises.

    On other matter may be related more to nbn.
    Within the month I had my service transferred to another isp without my knowledge.
    Called up and had it restored.
    Had my cable disconnected from distribution point. No internet for 3 days, as nbn was too busy.
    Wasted hours to nbn as they kept rejecting my application through kogan to get connected.
    We get max sync speed of 22.6Mbps (world class turnbullshit nbn speed)
    Speedtest 20/4.7Mbps
    Thanks for reading

  • damn. TPG 30 days cancellation. Bit too late now

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