Kogan Mobile has signed a direct deal with Vodafone after running into difficulties with Telstra reseller ispONE in August 2013.
At the time, Telstra Wholesale said it would no longer provision services for Kogan Mobile customers after mobile reseller ispONE informed the telco that it had entered voluntary administration.
ispONE filed an application with the Federal Courtto stop Telstra from terminating its service. Telstra alleged the reseller had failed to pay its invoices.
At the time, Telstra moved all active Kogan Mobile services to a limited 7-day plan.
Commenting on the 3G network agreement with Vodafone, Kogan Mobile executive director David Shafer said it had “cut out the middleman.”
“We can pass on savings to customers, whose service will be reliably delivered by Vodafone. We now have a network ally who is really supporting us, isn’t scared of competitive pricing, and has an interest in seeing Kogan Mobile succeed in the market,” he said.
Kogan Mobile has listed some new post-paid and pre-paid plans.
On the 3XL plan, customers will get unlimited standard national calls and texts and 3GB of data within Australia for $29.90 for 30 days, or $24.65 per 30 days when they pay $299.90 up front for a full year.
Turning to the 5XL plan, customers will get unlimited national calls/texts and 5GB of data within Australia for $36.90 for 30 days, or $30.41 per 30 days when they pay $369.90 for a year.
“With 30, 90 and 365 day pre-paid options, Australians can choose a saving to suit their lifestyle and bring their own device,” said Shafer.
Kogan Mobile customers can also earn one Qantas point for every dollar spent with the telco.
According to Vodafone CEO, Iñaki Berroeta, the company had invested $3 billion over three years into its network and now offers 3G and 4G coverage to 96.9 per cent of all Australians.
“We are excited to extend our fantastic 3G service to Kogan Mobile customers, and our 4G service from early next year,” he said.