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Tara Donnelly

Tara Donnelly Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor and resident consumer tech expert. Covering all things phone and internet, Tara is passionate about helping consumers better-navigate their telco options and shining a light on the next best deals, from SIM-only phone plans to the fastest NBN offers.


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Where and when can I get 5G in Australia?

Posted by May 24th 2019

2019 is likely to be the year of 5G in Australia (and around the world). The next-generation mobile technology promises fast data speeds, more reliable connections, and a brave new world of 'inter-connectedness' that has …


Samsung Galaxy S10 5G available 28 May at Telstra

Posted by May 23rd 2019

More 5G news from Telstra: in addition to launching the first-ever 5G mobile device available in Australia, the telco has confirmed it will offer the 5G-capable Samsung Galaxy S10 from next week. The much-anticipated Galaxy S10 5G will arrive …


Telstra launches Australia’s first 5G mobile device

Posted by May 22nd 2019

It's been a long wait, but the next big thing in tech is finally here. Telstra has officially launched the HTC 5G Hub: Australia's first-ever 5G mobile device, and the next step in ultra-fast mobile and home broadband. The …


Vodafone Prepaid Phone Plans

Posted by May 22nd 2019

In a world of big iPhone plans and 24-month phone contracts, it's easy to assume that the major telcos have forgotten about prepaid mobile. However, big-name provider Vodafone has put effort into revamping its prepaid options, recognising that there's …


Telstra Prepaid Phone Plans

Telstra Prepaid Phone Plans

Posted by May 22nd 2019

Prepaid phone plans aren't what they used to be. Most telcos that offer prepaid phone plans know that customers want the same generous inclusions that are commonly available on postpaid plans, but with the flexibility of …


iiNet NBN Plans & Prices

Posted by May 16th 2019

Compare iiNet NBN plans across three speed tiers to providers such as Telstra, Optus and TPG in this Canstar Blue review.


Telstra Plus rewards program now live

Posted by May 14th 2019

Early last month, Telstra announced the upcoming launch of Telstra Plus: an all-new loyalty and rewards program offering redeemable points, perks, and VIP benefits. As of today, Telstra Plus is officially live across Australia - …


ACCC to block TPG-Vodafone merger

Posted by May 9th 2019

Five months after expressing its initial concerns with the proposed merger of TPG and Vodafone, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it will officially oppose the deal. In a statement released (albeit accidentally), the Commission …