I was connected on the 30/10 plan 30 Aug and had many outages with the Genius phone and Internet connection.
Dan (ubergeeknz) saw my plight and changed my Genius firmware from ver 1400 to 1423 on 1Nov.
It is now a fortnight since the update and I have not had one problem (bugger, that will bring it on!!).
I am hopefully optimistic that 1423 has fixed my UFB/Genius problem.
Thanks, Dan, most grateful for your help.