Archer77: Looks like if you're a current Vodafone ADSL customer your cheapest course of action is to switch to Telecom's BigPipe ADSL (free connection, no contract, use your current ADSL modem). Then join back up to Vodafone VDSL enjoying all the benefits that being a new customer entails.
Or am I missing something?
Unless you are in a contract of course.
But then if you have freedom of choice to pick any ISP you want, why would you sign back up with Vodafone, the ISP who just pissed you off by making you jump through hoops? You could stick with bigpipe, go with snap, slingshot, orcon, telecom or any of the other ISPs that offer vdsl with decent datacaps or on unlimited plans.