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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.


What is HFC NBN?

Posted by March 25th 2019

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is not far off completion, and if you’re still not connected, it's unlikely you'll be waiting much longer. But if you’ve done some research, only to discover you're eligible for a HFC connection, …


Pocket wifi switch

A guide to internet dongles and pocket Wi-Fi

Posted by March 6th 2019

Dongles – or USB modems – and pocket Wi-Fi are becoming increasingly popular due to the drop in price of mobile broadband. Usually, you need a mobile broadband plan to make use of either a …



The best documentaries on Netflix

Posted by February 22nd 2019

Documentaries on Netflix seem to be on the up. Netflix’s production studios are pumping more out almost every week – some binge-worthy and others just bizarre. Settling in for some good fact-based television is a …


How to factory reset your Samsung phone

Posted by November 15th 2018

So, you’ve reached the end of the road with your beloved Samsung Galaxy phone. The time has come to sell it or hand it down to a sibling, and lord knows you don’t want the …


TPG NBN Plans & Prices

Posted by January 21st 2019

TPG has fast become one of the premier internet service providers (ISPs) in Australia, with more than two million internet customers across the country. Behind Telstra, it is the second-largest telco in the country thanks …


TPG vs iiNet: Product comparison

Posted by January 16th 2019

TPG now owns iiNet, but both offer competitive ADSL and NBN plans starting from just $30. Find out which one reigns supreme in Canstar Blue’s review.


How to factory reset your iPhone

Posted by November 7th 2018

Factory resetting your iPhone means you start from scratch, making it easier to sell your phone, or hand it down to a loved one. Find out how to with Canstar Blue.


What is an eSIM?

Posted by October 10th 2018

eSIM is the latest technology made popular by the newest iPhones and stands for ‘embedded SIM’. Review providers & plans that offer it with Canstar Blue.


Compare Unlimited Data Internet Plans

Posted by February 28th 2019

Aussies are demanding more and more data. If you’re looking for an unlimited broadband plan, compare the best providers with Canstar Blue.