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Well, even if you haven't migrated to NBN yet, an NBN outage in the area would knock you out.
But getting to the Sales Pitch side of things. It is better that they let you know that NBN is available to you (as you only have 18 months to migrate before you get disconnected), rather than not mention it.
You always have the choice of declining to migrate until you are ready. As part of the signup process, did they offer you a Telstra Smart Modem? This has 4G backup which kicks in when your landline service drops out for more than 5 minutes. Won't help you for next week as it takes about 2 weeks to get your new equipment sent out. But will be handy after that.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.