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.


Phone for elderly and disabled

KISA: A phone for the elderly and disabled

Posted by June 15th 2021

If you like the idea of a smartphone, but don’t care much for all the complicated features, the KISA phone may be for you. Read Canstar Blue’s review.


Swimming pool electricity usage

Swimming pool electricity usage explained

Posted by February 1st 2021

Summer wouldn’t be the same with a dip in the pool. But have you ever thought about how much power it uses? Find out the costs at Canstar Blue.


Which petrol should you use?

Posted by January 7th 2021

Petrol comes in E10, E85, 91, 95 and 98 Octane blends. Most cars can get by with E10 or 91, but some cars need higher. Find out which fuel your car needs at Canstar Blue.



Telstra reveals Australia’s biggest data-users

Posted by February 12th 2021

If you ever wondered if your Netflix binge habits are normal, now is your chance to confirm it. Telstra has for the first time revealed just how much data its customers are using, and the results …


Kogan reduces prices across all of its NBN plans

Posted by February 12th 2019

How low can we go? Online retailer Kogan has upped the ante in the latest price war on the National Broadband Network (NBN). Today Kogan announced it has slashed prices across all three of its NBN …


Netflix introduces new user account icons

Posted by July 10th 2020

If your Netflix account is still stuck on the old lopsided smiley face, you might want to check out some of the new icons on offer. Netflix has just introduced a new comprehensive suite of new …


How can I store or save my mobile phone number?

Posted by January 12th 2021

Ever wondered how you can travel overseas for a while yet keep your phone number active at home? It’s not ideal having to come back to Australia having to memorise a new phone number, especially …


What’s the deal with TPG’s new phone network?

Posted by May 12th 2021

UPDATE: As of 2019, TPG has cancelled plans to build and operate its own 4G mobile network, citing issues caused by the 'Huawei ban' implemented in 2018. Since then, TPG has merged with fellow telco …


Aussie Broadband tops NBN speed charts in latest ACCC review

Posted by July 31st 2018

Australia’s consumer watchdog has released its latest report into broadband speeds across the country and there’s a surprise name at the top of the charts – Aussie Broadband. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found …