As an update, I have now shifted to Vodafone in my new house, with telecom on ADSL2+ I was connecting at 6mbit, and getting 5.5ish on speed tests.
Today, after the change over I am now at 9mbit connect rate - last speed test was 8.5mbit
This is a fairly huge difference in my opinion, and I'm curious to know why even after calling Telecom to make sure I was on correct profile etc they still couldn't make my connection much faster, but with Vodafone its at much higher speeds on day 1.
Gotta be exchange equipment yeh? If so... why is Telecoms equipment inferior?