Kogan's mobile network just got a lot more enticing with the addition of 4G. From June, all new and existing customers will be automatically switched over to 4G services at no extra cost. This is good news for speed and reliability, but arguably bad news for your data allowance. Here are the details.
Kogan Mobile returned from the ashes in October last year, with Vodafone as its wholesale telco provider. (It had previously been saddled with Telstra.)
Currently the service is limited to Vodafone's 3G network, but 1XL, 3XL and 5XL customers will finally receive 4G access by the end of June. Otherwise, all plans and pricing will remain unchanged.
“We know Aussies want fast mobile speeds. Enabling 4G is part of our plan to continuously improve the value consumers receive from Kogan Mobile," the company said in a statement.
“No matter how you use your phone, Kogan Mobile has a deal for everyone — and now our low prices come with access to blistering fast 4G data speeds."
Vodafone's 4G coverage is currently available in all major metro locations and selected regional areas which encompasses approximately 95 per cent of the Australian population.
Having access to 4G on Kogan Mobile's wallet-friendly plans seems like a great deal on paper. But it's important to remember that "blistering" speeds can max out your data allowance faster, particularly on the entry-level plan.
Currently, Kogan Mobile offers a piddling 1GB of data on its $16.95 1XL plan. This pretty much necessitates the purchase of a standalone data pack which provides 2GB for $14.95. While the overall pricing is still reasonable, it does impact the affordability of the service; especially if you're forced to do it every month.
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