As TPG supplies a customised HG659 modem as part of the NBN internet/home phone package, am I correct in assuming that TPG will be supplying another (free?) modem when the current one fails? If that is the case, I am seeing a downtime of both internet and phone (and the latter is more concerning) for a few days when the modem fails.
Also, as I can't buy (or can I??) another HG659 as a backup, I was wondering if there is any other modem which is compatible with TPG/NBN that I could purchase, configure and keep as a backup for when disaster strikes? (Preferably a cheap one!)