Kogan enters mobile-services business through Telstra

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.
Written by Spandas Lui, Contributor

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."

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