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Tara Donnelly

Tara Donnelly Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor and an expert in mobile, broadband, and consumer technology. Having spent years reporting on the telco space in Australia, the US and Canada, she’s covered countless phone launches and industry changes, including the worldwide rise of 4G and 5G and Australia’s ongoing NBN rollout. With a background in retail banking as well as digital media, Tara is passionate about simplifying often complex subjects in order to help consumers stay informed, connected, and confident about technology. When she’s not talking telco, Tara also contributes to Canstar Blue’s streaming and pay TV content, and is always looking for binge-watching recommendations.


Woolworths Mobile 10% Off

Save hundreds on groceries with Woolworths Mobile

Posted by January 22nd 2020

Want to save up to $600 on your groceries each year (and score a great value phone plan in the process)? Woolworths Mobile's latest deal gives customers a 10% discount EVERY MONTH on Woolworths orders, …


Telco market report: prices drop, binge-watching on the rise

Posted by January 21st 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its annual Communications Market Report, highlighting the trends and changes in the Australian broadband and mobile industry over the 2018-2019 period. The big takeaway? While data use continues …


Unlimited data NBN plans

Compare Unlimited Data Internet Plans

Posted by January 21st 2020

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


Compare Australia’s Top NBN Plans

Posted by January 23rd 2020

Canstar Blue has compiled a comparison of major NBN providers in Australia. Find the best NBN plan for your needs!


Bushfire help

Telcos offering support during bushfire crisis

Posted by January 13th 2020

As devastating bushfires continue to impact thousands of Australians, telcos big and small are stepping up to offer aid and support, both to affected customers and members of the emergency services. Staying in touch with loved …



mobile phone plan deals

What are the best phone plan deals?

Posted by January 22nd 2020

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.


Telstra’s 5G Network Explained

Posted by December 31st 2019

2019 has been the year of 5G, with both Telstra and Optus officially switching on their respective networks in selected areas. While it's still early days for the next-generation mobile technology, lucky Telstra customers can …


Optus 5G

Optus’ 5G Network Explained

Posted by December 31st 2019

The next big thing in mobile and internet is finally here. 5G is now live in Australia, offering faster-than-ever speeds, low latency, and more capacity than existing mobile networks - and it's available from Optus. Although …


5G phones

Where and when can I get 5G in Australia?

Posted by January 6th 2020

2019 is 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 been dubbed ‘Everything …