Kogan Mobile

Kogan Mobile review

Our verdict: You’ll get some great value, big data plans with Kogan Mobile – but only if you’re willing to commit long term.

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Pros

  • Bonus points for Qantas frequent flyer customers when they pay their bill
  • Unused data rolls over on monthly plans
  • Choose whether to get your long-expiry data upfront or split monthly

Cons

  • No online customer support (no live chat or email)
  • Long-term commitments only – no contract-free monthly options

Compare Kogan Mobile plans

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
9GB
Data
$5.21 per GB
$46.90
per 90 days expiry
9GB
Data

$5.21/GB
$46.90
per 90 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
39GB
Data
$2.05 per GB
$79.90
per 90 days expiry
39GB
Data

$2.05/GB
$79.90
per 90 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$1.67 per GB
$99.90
per 90 days expiry
60GB
Data

$1.67/GB
$99.90
per 90 days expiry
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Kogan Mobile review: Our verdict

If you're looking for high data allowances, you've come to the right place. Kogan's plans are packed with value, especially its long-expiry line-up.

Its smallest 365-day plan works out to about $11.50 monthly for 6.7GB, which is better than the majority of entry-level plans on the market.

These plans improve in value at the higher price points.

Kogan Mobile will work for you if you're looking for the following:

  • Big data mobile plans at affordable prices
  • Long-expiry plans that help you save even more if you commit for 90-365 days

That being said, consider the following:

  • Whether you're happy with a long-term commitment since you'll need to stick to Kogan for at least 12 months on most of its plans
  • Whether you actually need big data – if you're only a casual mobile user, you can probably find cheaper plans elsewhere

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Value for money

Kogan has 3 monthly plans: 45GB for 45, 80GB for $40 and 10GB for $15 – all available on 12-month contracts only. All these plans offer good value for money, but you'll need to weigh up if you're willing to commit to a contract.

Most providers these days offer no lock-in contracts, so this could be a deal-breaker for you.

Kogan's 90-day plans don't offer great value compared to its other options. Prices start at $46.90 for 9GB of data and go up to $139.90 for 120GB.
You'll get far better value with any of Kogan's 365-day plans or a monthly plan, but these come with a longer commitment period.

Keep in mind that only a third of your total data will be unlocked each month so you won't have access to it all at once.

Kogan's 365-days provide anywhere from 130GB of data for $120 to 500GB for $300.

Some of the long-expiry plans let you choose between having access to all the data upfront and having a portion of your total data unlocked each month to help you pace yourself.

  • Good to know: Kogan's monthly and long-expiry plans average out to be $1 and $1.10 per GB respectively. This is great value if you want to aim for $1 per GB.

Things to watch out for

  • Kogan's monthly plans lock you into a 12-month contract. You'll have to pay an early exit fee up to 3 times your monthly plan price if you want to leave before a year is up.
  • User reports indicate that the app won't let you manage multiple accounts on the same device.
  • Automatic recharge is enabled by default. If you're not a fan of this feature, you may have to be manually disabled again each time you recharge.

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Coverage

If you live in a metro area, you should be just fine on reception with a Kogan plan which runs on the Vodafone 4G network.

  • Vodafone's 4G mobile network reaches 96% of the population.
  • Coverage with Kogan is identical to what you'd get on a plan bought directly from Vodafone.
  • While metro customers shouldn't have any issues, you might notice a difference in rural and regional areas since Kogan doesn't have the Telstra network's 99.5% coverage.

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Customer service

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Mobile app available
5 star
4.6 Finder average
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No in-store locations

If you're in need of assistance, there's only 1 way to reach Kogan Mobile:

  • You can call up Kogan Mobile's call centre between 8am and 8pm every day.

While Kogan does offer an app to manage your account, there have been reports of the app interface being difficult to use.

  • Keep in mind: There are no online support options whatsoever (apart from a FAQ), and no in-store locations if you want to talk face-to-face with customer service or support.

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Bonus features

Kogan offers a couple of perks to its mobile plans:

✈️ Qantas frequent flyer points

If you have a Qantas frequent flyer account linked to Kogan, you could earn some bonus points with this feature.

You'll get 1 Qantas frequent flyer point for every $2 you spend on your Kogan Mobile bills.

🔄 Data rollover

If you're on a Kogan monthly plan, you can roll over any unused data at the end of the month to use in the future. You can save up to 200GB of data with this feature.

When you cancel or change your plan, you'll lose any saved data.

➕ Data add-ons

These add-ons can help when you run out of data just a couple of days out from next month's recharge. You can get 3GB with a 2-day expiry for $5 or 3GB with a 7-day expiry for $10.

Which rivals are giving Kogan a run for its money?

Kogan is a fine choice for a provider, especially if you're after a long-term plan. But if big data doesn't interest you, here are some good alternatives:

For a similar provider without contracts:

Lebara Logo

Lebara is a strong contender on value for its monthly mobile plans. It comes with zero contracts, decent data and excellent international inclusions.

For better value long-term plans:


Moose logo

If you're considering signing on for 12 months, Moose Mobile has better value mobile plans. There's also more variety in data limits to choose from with Moose.

For better coverage:


Boost Logo

Is coverage a concern? Boost Mobile uses the full Telstra 4G network, reaching 99.5% of Australians.

Ready to sign up to Kogan Mobile?

Getting connected with Kogan Mobile shouldn't take long. If you're after one of Kogan's longer expiry plans, just hit the green "Go to site" button next to the plan you want, and it will take you through to Kogan where you can purchase it.

Click here to choose a Kogan Mobile plan

Unfortunately, Kogan's monthly plans aren't currently available to purchase via Finder right now. If you're after one of these, you'll need to head to www.koganmobile.com.au to view these plans.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
Keeping your current mobile number is easy. Once you have your Kogan SIM card, head to the activation site and let Kogan know you want to transfer your current number, and they'll handle the rest.

This transfer will usually take about 3 hours to happen, and you could lose service during that period.

If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be a little harder. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.


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    jenniferJune 20, 2018

    try to get 84GB/365 days plan but if this 30 days i didn’t run out 7GB , can this date be transfer to next 30 day or just expire . thanks

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      JoelJune 20, 2018

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      The allotted data will not roll over the next month whether you consumed it or not. It will refresh again on the next billing cycle.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    KevinJune 6, 2016

    Why does you site say this…. Kogan Mobile’s plans operate on Vodafone’s 4G networks.

    When Kogan site says.. The service provided is a Kogan Mobile 1XL – 30 DAYS Plan giving access to the 2G and 3G parts of the
    Vodafone Mobile Network.

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