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Harrison Astbury

Harrison Astbury Harrison Astbury is a Canstar Blue journalist specialising in consumer technology and the telecommunications industry. With a degree in journalism from Griffith University and a keen eye for detail, he’s determined to help consumers make better-informed decisions, especially when it comes to their internet and phone plans.


Telstra builds mobile base station in the Torres Strait

Posted by July 6th 2018

One of Australia’s most remote locations will now be getting mobile signal, thanks to a joint effort between Telstra, the Federal Government and local councils. Erub (Darnley Island) was the recipient of Telstra’s 450th mobile base …


Vodafone offering free Netflix on selected phone plans

Posted by July 9th 2018

Commuters and streamers can rejoice, knowing that one of Australia’s largest telcos is dishing up free Netflix for a year. Until 6 July, Vodafone is offering up to a year’s worth of free Netflix. Users will …



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What are the best phone plan deals?

Posted by July 12th 2018

If you’re shopping around for a new mobile phone plan, keep an eye out for these deals. Compare phone plan deals with Canstar Blue.


Now you can stream rugby union with OVO Mobile

Posted by July 5th 2018

Rugby is usually a paid-for, premium TV product in Australia, but that’s about to change thanks to one of the country’s most innovative mobile plan providers. OVO Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on the …


Australia’s favourite appliance brands

Posted by July 4th 2018

Review the top-rated washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, fridges and more with Canstar Blue’s annual customer reviews and ratings.


What is the best internet for gaming?

Posted by July 4th 2018

Compare gaming internet plans from MyRepublic, Telstra, Aussie Broadband and more in this Canstar Blue review. Gaming internet reviews.


How much data do you really need at home?

Posted by June 15th 2018

These days, the proliferation of cheap unlimited data internet plans means more and more households are hopping on the limitless bandwagon. But do you really need unlimited internet data? Depending on the plan and provider …


KFC plans to sell vegetarian fried chicken

Posted by June 13th 2018

Vegetarians rejoice: The Colonel could be introducing vegetarian options to KFC in the near future. In what seems to be distinctly un-KFC, the brand’s United Kingdom branch aims to have ‘healthier’ menu items available by 2020. This …