The collapse of Kogan Mobile hasn’t been pretty, and Kogan has just let rip with a particularly barbed salvo at Telstra.
From a statement on Kogan’s web site:
Telstra indicated that it is “prepared to enter into direct arrangements with both Kogan and Medion (who supply ALDImobile) on commercial terms”.
This is news to Kogan Mobile, and is music to our ears. The only problem is that we’re not too sure it’s actually true.
The reality is that to date, Kogan Mobile has not received even remotely “commercial”, let alone competitive, terms of direct supply. Kogan Mobile has done everything possible to protect its customers: if commercial terms of continued supply were available, of course Kogan Mobile would have taken them up, and still will.
We also invite Telstra to publicly disclose whether there is any enabler or platform operator, other than ispONE (now in administration) – Telstra’s sole distributor of prepaid 3G mobile services – that is currently able to provide enablement, platform and billing services in respect of the Telstra 3G Prepaid Platform.
We also invite Telstra to publicly disclose whether it has in any way induced, facilitated, or otherwise participated in or profited from the entry by ispONE into a sale contract in respect of the transfer of its assets (including the sole platform and billing system which is integrated with the Telstra Prepaid 3G Network) in the days, hours or minutes prior to ispONE appointing voluntary administrators.