If you were hoping for a rival to Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone in the mobile world, and a chance to see someone else make a difference in your mobile coverage, it won't be TPG. Even though it had been expected to launch its own mobile network, that is sadly no more.
If you're looking to buy a new phone this year, chances are you're also looking to save money. Some plans with the phone bundled in cost less for pretty much the same thing. What's going on? Chances are you're looking at the new problem of leasing versus buying.
If you're keen to be one of the first to get your hands on a 5G phone this year, you may need to be a Telstra customer, based on what we're hearing at CES. Given that Telstra has the only 5G network switched on in Australia, this may or may not come as no surprise.