It appears that Kogan is going to start selling pre-paid mobile plans based on the Telstra Network. The EFTM website has done a fairly comprehensive bit of detective work on the proposed cut price Telco venture with a number of things adding up to what appears to be a pretty good offering.
To start with, EFTM ran a WHOIS domain search and found that Kogan had registered the domain koganmobile.com.au back in September. As Kogan is still a purely on-line retailer, this website would be the most likely place for them to supply their Kogan Mobile branded SIM cards from and perhaps even pre-paid phone bundles perhaps even launching their own long awaited Kogan branded Android handset?
Koan has also released an Android app into the Google Play Store whose description spells out the intention fairly clearly : The Kogan Mobile app is for customers on one of Kogan’s mobile pre-paid plans. Use this app to manage your account with Kogan Mobile. The app appears to offer controls over your mobile plan including recharges, balances and expiry dates as well as the ability to purchase from the Kogan store.
At this stage there is no mention of plans to give pre-paid on the Telstra 4G LTE Network but their 3G offerings sound pretty attractive financially with the no contract rate of $29 per month with unlimited calls, texts and 6GB of data. There will be bundled savings as well, you can pay $79 for a 3 month contract by paying up front or $299 for a 12 month option.
Head over to ETFM to see the full story but the bottom line is, that those prices are pretty good and coupled with access to the Telstra network it would certainly attract a large amount of customers. Ruslan Kogan has never been one to pull back from disrupting an industry and those prices would certainly attract me.
Would you be interested in a Kogan Mobile pre-paid plan?