Kogan enters nbn market
Online retailer Kogan has entered the nbn market in conjunction with Vodafone, offering unlimited data plans starting at $58.90 per month.
Kogan Internet’s nbn plans offer month-to-month, pay-as-you-go access across three speed tiers. The bronze tier plan offers 12 Mbps download speeds for $58.90, the silver tier offers 50 Mbps access for $68.90 and the gold tier plan offers 100 Mbps access for $88.90 per month.
For a limited time, customers subscribing to the silver tier plan will be provided bronze tier prices for the first 24 months. Customers will be able to cancel or change their service at any time without penalty.
All plans also require a $69 upfront modem cost. Vodafone is providing the service via its own nbn contract. Vodafone itself entered the nbn retail market in December last year. Vodafone also provides the mobile connectivity for Kogan’s 4G mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) subsidiary Kogan Mobile.
We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Vodafone to bring Kogan nbn plans to Australians, enabling more Aussies to save money on their home internet connection,” Kogan Executive Director David Shafer said.
“Hundreds of thousands of Aussies have already made the switch from their old mobile phone providers to Kogan Mobile, and now Aussies can get the same type of simple, flexible, affordable service with their nbn connection.”
Meanwhile, perhaps as a response to the growing field of competitors in the nbn retail service provider market, Telstra has announced the introduction of a new 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee.
The new guarantee will allow customers not satisfied with a Telstra nbn service to leave their contract without penalty and receive a refund of their first monthly plan fee as well as any hardware costs.
The company also announced that it plans to provide more customers with its Telstra Smart Modem, which supports mobile connectivity fallback. The company has also introduced a Smart Wi-Fi Booster device aimed at expanding the reach of Wi-Fi throughout larger premises.
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