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.


Vodafone launches unlimited data phone plans – for everyone

Posted by June 20th 2018

Unlimited mobile data is now well and truly a thing, with Vodafone the latest telco giant to provide the holy grail of phone plans – and they’re available to EVERYONE. Australia’s third mobile carrier has announced …


Optus retains English Premier League soccer rights

Posted by May 1st 2018

Optus has retained the Australian rights to English Premier League soccer for a further four seasons. Despite competition from other pay TV providers, Optus has retained the rights to the richest soccer league in the world …



Telstra launches mobile network repeater

Posted by May 1st 2018

The company behind Australia’s largest mobile network has launched its own signal repeater, and yes, it’s legal. The Telstra ‘Go’ repeater boosts signal in areas that are not covered by the Telstra network, or in areas …


Uber Eats facing ACCC investigation over ‘delivery’ complaints

Posted by May 30th 2018

Food delivery service Uber Eats could soon find itself in hot water with the consumer watchdog over its treatment of restaurant partners, delivery drivers and paying customers. The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission …


Bob Jane vs Goodyear: Car tyres compared

Bob Jane vs Goodyear: Car Tyres Compared

Posted by January 7th 2021

They are two iconic car tyre brands, but which one comes out on top? Read our review of Bob Jane and Goodyear at Canstar Blue.


Qld, WA, record highest spike in telco complaints

Posted by April 19th 2018

Australia’s Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has revealed that some states get more than their fair share of telco complaints. Between 1 July and 31 December 2017, customers in Queensland and Western Australia recorded the biggest increase in …


Kogan to launch cheap NBN plans

Posted by April 16th 2018

Online retailer Kogan is expanding on its telco offerings by launching NBN plans – and they’re as cheap as you’d expect. It comes three years after Kogan entered the mobile phone market, offering competitive prepaid deals …


Telstra introduces Smart Wi-Fi Booster

Posted by August 13th 2020

Telstra has released a new smart Wi-Fi booster that is claimed to improve internet signals throughout the home. The Smart Wi-Fi Booster costs $180 outright and comes in a pack of two. Alternatively it can be …


Optus re-releases unlimited data phone plan

Posted by April 10th 2018

Optus has re-released its unlimited data phone plan, after initially withdrawing the offer in March. Called ‘Unleashed’ phone plans, Optus became one of the first providers to offer unlimited mobile data when it originally launched the …