"Better Value" - for around $130/month I will get 40GB cap instead of the old 80GB cap - so by any definition it is not.
"Maximum upload and download speeds" - currently I get 2Mb/128kb, but because I'm 3.5km from the exchange with bad wiring this is about all I can expect anyway
"Better service" - what - are wait times on the help desk queue suddenly going to decrease because I'm now in the Red Zone?
Every single time ihug or vodafone has forced me to change plans over the years, (about 4 or 5 times now) it has been to worse conditions. This is strange in an industry that should progress markedly in the other direction. However it's never been to my detriment quite so much. I've had a gutsfull and it looks like Orcon have a much better offer for the same price.
Vodafone are not only losing the $2000 odd I spend on phone and internet a year, but I also put around another 20 customers their way a year, which obviously they won't be getting now.