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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Vodafone launches ultra-fast NBN 1000 and NBN 250 plans

Posted by July 3rd 2020

Just days after the NBN 250 announcement from MyRepublic, Vodafone has also confirmed it's throwing a hat in the high-speed broadband ring. The big-name telco has quietly launched two new, super-fast NBN plans, including a lightning-quick …

iPhone Expert Picks

Expert Picks: Best Value iPhone Plans (July 2020)

Posted by July 1st 2020

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

Telstra NBN Plans & Prices Compared

Posted by July 1st 2020

As Australia’s largest telco, Telstra offers some of the most popular and feature-packed NBN plans in the market. Telstra was one of the first big service providers to be more upfront about realistic NBN speed expectations, and …

Best Value Phone Plans

Expert Picks: Best Value Mobile Phone Plans (July 2020)

Posted by July 1st 2020

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 …

TPG NBN Plans & Prices

Posted by July 1st 2020

TPG has fast become one of the premier home internet service providers in Australia, with more two million broadband customers across the country. Behind Telstra, it’s become one of Australia’s largest telcos, thanks to its …

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Expert Picks: Best Value NBN Plans (July 2020)

Posted by July 1st 2020

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 …

Internet Deals Compared

What are the best internet deals?

Posted by July 1st 2020

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