All OK so far, and nice to have Caller ID back. Line speed (ISPosure) has gone from 4.5 to 7.9 Mbps, although I did end up replacing the ADSL router with a new TP-Link ADSL wireless router. (I'd given away the router Orcon sent us when we joined up last year). Browsing NZ sites is certainly faster, but Orcon's international bandwidth is still a joke. 40-50 kB/s downloading some files from Dell is not good enough.
Will see how well it all works over the next few weeks, but I suspect that we will change back to Clear soon, if I can ever figure out how much it would cost per month for the same package! At times this winter, Orcon was as bad as Xtra used to be.
19 Oct: Well, I got curious about Telecom's new ADSL2+ plans, so paid a visit to their website. They can't offer us ADSL2+ right now, but are planning a cabinet near where we live in Onehunga in July 2010! So obviously, unlike Orcon, they consider that we're too far from the Onehunga exchange for ADSL2+ to work properly. (Of course if National get in, I expect fibre to my house by then!)