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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.


Circles Life deal

Get 100GB for $28 with new telco Circles.Life

Posted by November 14th 2019

You may not have heard of upstart telco Circles.Life, but the brand-new provider is offering a limited-time deal that's near unbeatable: 100GB of data for just $28 per month. No, that's not a typo. Sign up …


Optus takes top spot in ACCC’s NBN speed report

Posted by November 8th 2019

Optus has ended TPG's download speed dominance, unexpectedly claiming the number-one spot in the latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report on NBN performance. The ACCC has today released its seventh Measuring Broadband Australia report, which …


Optus 5G

Optus expands 5G broadband and mobile offers

Posted by November 4th 2019

Optus' 5G rollout is hitting its stride, with the telco today announcing several key updates to its 5G strategy - including expanded mobile and broadband offerings, plus plans for 4K Ultra HD video streaming in …


mobile phone plan deals

What are the best phone plan deals?

Posted by November 14th 2019

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.


Compare Australia’s Top NBN Plans

Posted by November 15th 2019

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


Internet Deals Compared

What are the best internet deals?

Posted by November 15th 2019

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


Foxtel First

Foxtel launches new customer loyalty program

Posted by October 31st 2019

Pay TV provider Foxtel has launched an all-new loyalty program designed to reward long-term customers. Foxtel First is a free rewards scheme that offers experiences, event tickets, and more to participating Foxtel subscribers. Rather than using …


Samsung Galaxy Fold: prices and plans compared

Posted by October 30th 2019

After months of delays and setbacks, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally available to Australian buyers. And if you're looking to avoid paying $3,000 upfront for the flexible new device, you can now pick up …


BBC’s new Dracula miniseries headed to Netflix

Posted by October 29th 2019

Pop culture's preeminent vampire is returning to the small screen, thanks to a new co-production between Netflix and the BBC. Netflix has confirmed that its three-episode adaptation of Dracula will soon be available to Australian viewers, with …


ACMA report shows mobile and NBN complaints declining

Posted by October 28th 2019

The Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) has released its report into telco complaints over the 2018-2019 financial year - and while customer satisfaction appears to be on the rise, there's still several areas where providers are falling …