Kogan Mobile switches to 4G and adds new 11GB plan
Kogan Mobile’s phone service now offers 4G through Vodafone and a new high-data plan.
Kogan Mobile has announced that it has officially switched from using Vodafone’s 3G network only over to using 4G Vodafone services. While some Kogan Mobile users had noted the switch occurring over the past few days, it’s now official that the service runs with 4G capable speeds, mirroring the switch that Telstra MVNOs such as ALDImobile and Woolworths Mobile managed last month.
Kogan Mobile has also launched a new high-data use plan, the 11XL. Like Kogan Mobile’s existing plans, it comes with unlimited national calls and texts, along with 11GB of data per month, with terms for 30, 90 and 365 day prepaid plans. Kogan Mobile’s approach to prepaid plans rewards customers who pay more upfront with discounts on the 90 day and 365 day plan as long as you’re happy to commit for that long. The downside beyond commitment is upfront cost, with the full whack 365 day plan costing you a hefty $499.95 upfront.
At launch, Kogan Mobile will also offer a "bonus" 1GB of data on the 11XL plan and a bonus 2GB on the existing 5XL plan for customers who recharge before 31 July 2016.
The shift makes Kogan Mobile the second Vodafone MVNO to launch 4G services, following TPG. Kogan returned to the mobile market in October last year, having previously offered a Telstra-based service which collapsed after its wholesaler went bust.
Here's how the adjusted 5XL and 11XL plans compare with bonus data included.