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# 257100 15-Sep-2019 11:23
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I'm off to Aussie soon and I've found an Australian $4.90 plan with 40G data and unlimited calling to AU and NZ numbers.
The data lasts 30 days.


It's the same Kogan deal that they have started offering in NZ, but Aussie based and seems to be a regular on and off promo in Australia (eg 4 weeks off 4 months on).


Sign up here

They mail you a sim so you will either need an address in Aussie to receive it, or it looks like you can buy a sim from 'selected' 7-11 stores and united petrol stations.


Within an hour I got an email with an activation code so sent to you, pop in the sim when you get to Australia and set it up.
(I suspect you will have to remember deactivate auto billing etc but I can do that)


Someone on the ozbargain site states that you can have up to 6 sims associated with 1 credit card number.
So between me and my wife credit cards we should have no trouble with 3 sims I have ordered for our family.

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  # 2318044 15-Sep-2019 11:23
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.


We hope to see you there!


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Master Geek

  # 2318137 15-Sep-2019 15:43
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Thanks for sharing


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  # 2323914 24-Sep-2019 13:11
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I bought this for a recent trip and elected to buy my own SIM, however the two 7/11 stores I tried, despite being specifically listed on the Kogan website, didn't stock the SIMs so I ended up going with another provider.


However, if anyone is headed over there anytime soon and does get a SIM, here's a code, valid through til the end of Jan 2020.



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  # 2324021 24-Sep-2019 14:40
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We're going over there soon on Hols, so I'll be picking up one of these for my better half; my work will be paying the standard daily roaming charge for my phone.


Which, at $7/day these days, means my roaming charge for the holiday will be just over $100 - quite the difference to $4.90!!


Guess where the Telco's make their money these days?

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  # 2334988 10-Oct-2019 13:04
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Update: On holiday; SIM ordered two weeks ago hasn't arrived at the AU address I provided; and none of the vendors listed on the website/email actually sell them either. So a complete waste of time and money as far as I'm concerned.

Wife now using a Coles prepaid $20 for 25Gb or some number like that [it could be 28 or 30, I forget exactly]; which was on sale for only $10.

Works well.

Don't waste your time with Kogan is the obvious takeaway.

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  # 2335187 10-Oct-2019 19:00
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In the news: Consumer watchdog CHOICE reveals SHONKY awards for 2019



“Kogan is a serial offender when it comes to consumer rights - from January to July this year it has topped the New South Wales complaint register with over 300 complaints," Kirkland said.


"Kogan must simplify the process for refunds, repairs and replacements to meet community expectations and the law."


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2335256 10-Oct-2019 22:36
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Just got back from 2 weeks in Melbourne today. Sims were waiting for me at my mother in law's house. Put them in on and activated them on line no trouble. All worked fine.

I've removed my credit card details and deactivated the auto renew plan so assuming I don't get billed next month all should be fine. Don't expect to get billed.

Obviously other milage has varied but for me as a cheap 2 week Mobile plan I can't fault it.

The only issue I had was that I can't read and the plan didn't cover calls to NZ, only Aussie numbers, but that was fine for me
I just Skyped home as needed.

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