Kogan enters mobile-services business through Telstra

Kogan enters mobile-services business through Telstra

Summary: The online retailer is offering up plans with up to 6GB of data allowance on a service that will be running on Telstra's 3G network.


Online retailer Kogan has become a mobile service provider through the Telstra network.

The retailer is offering prepaid services starting from AU$9.99 for a data only plan, with a 2GB limit. The rest of the offerings range from AU$29 for 30 days, up to AU$299 for 365 days; all come with unlimited standard calls, SMS, and MMS, as well as a whopping 6GB worth of data usage.

Kogan Mobile pricing (Credit: Kogan)

This news comes a day after Telstra denied it was in a direct relationship with Kogan, but the retailer could be buying services through a third-party wholesaler.

Kogan has refused to disclose which telco provider it is using, though IspOne is the only known Telstra 3G wholesale provider for prepaid so far.

Kogan Mobile does not support 4G and is only using Telstra's wholesale 3G network, with typical download speeds of around 550kbps to 3Mbps and a peak download speed of 7.2Mbps, according to the company.

"Kogan Mobile is proud to be the first Australian mobile provider to use part of Telstra's mobile network for prepaid mobile services," Kogan Executive Director David Shafer said in a statement. "We are equally proud to have developed a line of products that will rescue millions of Australians from the confusion and complexity of the Australian mobile industry."

Topics: Mobility, Telcos, Australia

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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  • re Kogan Mobile

    Sounds to be excellent value BUT I live in Tasmania & cant contact them. Their 1300 number doesn't work in Tasmania & you cant use the number from a mobile either. Their site re-directs for emails but it goes to Kogan general & not the Mobile group. I asked them for an email or direct number but they couldn't supply ie if outside of Victoria you can't contact them.
    • kogan mobile

      It's no better from Victoria. I've tried the 1300 number several times over the last couple of days and have never got through to anyone.....just got left on hold for over 30 minutes each time before I've given up. :(