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Kogan Mobile hits the discount 3G route

Alex Kidman 9 February 2016

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Kogan Mobile’s latest deal offers 3GB of data and unlimited calls and texts for under ten bucks.

Kogan’s business model when it comes to just about anything it sells -- and there’s just about nothing it won’t sell -- is to compete fundamentally on price. Its latest round of discounts on its mobile phone packages reflects this rather markedly.

Kogan Mobile has cut the price of its 30-day recharge package by a hefty 70 percent until at least 31 March 2016, which means that the baseline 3XL plan drops from $29.90 per month to just $8.95, while the 5XL plan, which comes with 5GB of data dips down to $10.95 per month rather than $36.90. Both plans offer unlimited standard Australian calls and texts.

Those are extremely competitive prices, and you might be wondering if there’s a downside. There are a few slight pitfalls to be aware of.

Kogan Mobile operates on Vodafone’s network, but only in the 3G frequency space, so if you’re used to 4G speeds, you won’t find them here. It also offers longer-term 90 day and 365 day packages with discounts for prepaying over those longer terms, but you can’t get the serious discounts on offer here for longer term payments. That means that on a monthly basis, the 90 day and 365 day plans are actually more expensive than their 30 day counterparts by quite a severe margin. You can read our full plan analysis of Kogan Mobile's offerings here.

After discounting, here are how Kogan Mobile’s prepaid plans compare:

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