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.



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Google unveils the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones

Posted by October 21st 2021

The long-awaited Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are finally here, showcasing a revamped design and a truckload of updates and features. Google has spent months hyping up its 2021 flagship smartphones, which …


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TPG launches unlimited fast 5G home internet

Posted by October 8th 2021

Hot on the heels of its sister telco Vodafone, TPG has officially launched 5G home internet plans for all eligible new and existing customers. Previously available on a quiet, invite-only basis, TPG's 5G broadband range is …





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Cloud gaming comes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with Telstra

Posted by October 1st 2021

Xbox is making gaming flexible with the launch of Xbox Cloud Gaming, a new feature that lets you stream games anywhere, anytime – no console required. Going live in Australia from October 1 – albeit in …


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Expert Picks: Best Phone Plans (October 2021)

Posted by October 5th 2021

When it's time to upgrade to a new smartphone, buying on a telco plan is a simple way to spread out your payments and avoid dropping hundreds on a device upfront. But with more providers …


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Expert Picks: Best iPhone Plans (October 2021)

Posted by October 5th 2021

iPhones don't come cheap, but if you're absolutely set on a new Apple smartphone, you can still find a great phone plan deal. The newest iPhones are available on plans from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, …


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Expert Picks: Best SIM-Only Mobile Plans (October 2021)

Posted by October 5th 2021

If you're looking to save money and break the 'new phone every two years' contract cycle, a SIM-only mobile plan is the way to go. Swapping to SIM-only gives you almost all of the benefits …