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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.


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LG to leave smartphone business by mid-2021

Posted by April 6th 2021

Pour one out for LG Mobile: the electronics company has announced it's now calling time on its worldwide smartphone business. In a statement released over the Easter break, LG confirmed plans to close its mobile unit, …


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Expert Picks: Best Phone Plans (April 2021)

Posted by April 8th 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 (April 2021)

Posted by April 1st 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 (April 2021)

Posted by April 1st 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 …


Compare the Cheapest NBN Plans in Australia

Posted by April 13th 2021

More and more homes can now access the NBN, but these plans can be expensive. How can you save a buck on the NBN? Find out more at Canstar Blue.


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Expert Picks: Best NBN Plans (April 2021)

Posted by April 1st 2021

Whether you're new to the NBN, or already connected, finding the best plan for your home and needs can be a struggle. And while price is important, opting for the cheapest plan available doesn't always …


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What are the best internet deals?

Posted by April 1st 2021

Compare internet deals from providers such as Belong, SpinTel, Amaysim, MyRepublic, AusBBS, MATE, Barefoot and Telstra with Canstar Blue.



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ACCC report: TPG beats Optus for fastest NBN speeds

Posted by March 30th 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its new report on NBN speeds and performance, the first for 2021 and 12th quarterly report to date. Analysing the average download, upload and streaming-specific speeds …