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Kogan Launches $16.95 Unlimited Prepaid Plan With 1GB Data

Kogan has brought out a new prepaid deal that offers unlimited calls and text with 1GB of data for $16.95. How does this compare with what Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Amaysim has to offer? We break it down for you.

Last year, Kogan resurrected its mobile service after canning it in 2013 and brought out a set of plans starting from $29.95 per month for unlimited standard calls and text.

Kogan Mobile has now introduced a new base prepaid plan, 1XL, starting from $16.95 for unlimited calls and text with 1GB of included data for 30 days. You get a discount if you choose to recharge your account for larger increments of time:

Kogan Mobile runs on the Vodafone 3G network so don’t expect superfast download speeds. The company plans to switch over to 4G this year but has not specified a time for when that’s going to happen.

Currently, all the major telcos don’t have comparable prepaid offerings, given most recharges hover around the $30 mark. The 1XL prepaid plan would be suitable for those who don’t use their phones very often but would still like to have the flexibility to make calls and text when they need to without worrying about whether they have enough credits.

Here’s a list of the lowest value prepaid plans from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Kogan and Amaysim:

Telco Cost per month Basic plan features
Telstra $30 for 28 days $700 worth of standard calls, unlimited SMS and MMS with 1.5GB data (bonus 1.5GB night data)
Optus $20 for 30 days 175 minutes of standard calls, unlimited SMS and MMS with 500MB data
Vodafone $30 for 28 days Unlimited standard calls, SMS and MMS with 1.5GB of data
Kogan $16.95 Unlimited standard calls, SMS, and MMS with 1GB of data (3G only for now. 4G coming soon)
Amaysim $24.90 for 30 days Unlimited standard calls, SMS, and MMS with 1GB data

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