Kogan Mobile set to switch over to 4G
Kogan Mobile customers will get access to Vodafone’s 4G network in June.
As a brand, Kogan Mobile has had an interesting history, starting life as a Telstra MVNO before rather ingloriously collapsing and vanishing, prior to being reborn as an MVNO under the Vodafone network.
Like much of Kogan’s offerings, the focus for Kogan Mobile has long been on bargain-priced services. While it has offered some serious discounts, there has been one significant caveat: it was only utilising Vodafone’s 3G network. Kogan Mobile never revealed its terms with Vodafone, but this was undoubtedly a cost-saving measure, as other Vodafone MVNOs, most notably TPG, have operated on Vodafone’s 4G network.
From June, however, Kogan Mobile will switch its services over to Vodafone’s 4G network. While speeds for data should improve, there are no pricing changes planned. Existing customers (as long as they’re using 4G compatible devices) will be switched over to 4G coverage when the change occurs. Kogan Mobile hasn’t specified an exact date, however, simply stating that it will take place "by June".
The shift to 4G puts Kogan Mobile in a highly competitive position in the MVNO market, as long as you’re within a good Vodafone 4G reception area, although it's also worth noting that Telstra Wholesale has just switched on 4G access for its MVNOs. There's nothing like a nice data/price war to maximise consumer benefit, after all.
Here are the current details of Kogan Mobile’s plan pricing.