What the landline phone switch-off means for you
The landline phone is on the way out - and so is the old copper wire network that it relies on. So, what does this mean for you? Well, if your business is still using landline phones, it's time to start thinking about switching to VoIP. In this blog post, we'll explain everything you need to know about the landline phone switch-off and how VoIP can help keep you connected.
You aren't alone if you weren't aware of plans to switch off the PSTN (public switched telephone network). When telecare provider Taking Care surveyed a representative sample of more than 2,000 UK adults last year, they found that 91% were unaware that all phone lines would become digital by the end of 2025.
The UK's telephone network going digital is arguably the most significant social project since analogue television was retired some ten years ago. However, the move to all-digital communications is happening because it offers many advantages over traditional phone systems.
For starters, you can make and take calls on any device, from anywhere in the world, using the same number. This is really handy if you're out of the office or working remotely. You can also link your business applications and systems with video chat, calls and collaboration, so you're always close to customers and colleagues. And because everything is stored in the cloud, you can access systems from anywhere at any time. Another big advantage of digital communications is that they tend to be much cheaper than traditional phone systems.
So, if you still need to make the move to digital, now is the time to start planning. There's a lot to consider, from your current phone setup to any door entry systems or alarms connected to your phone lines. Many businesses have already gone all-digital, moving their communications to the cloud and making calls over the internet. Video conferencing has also become increasingly popular.
If you need help figuring out where to start, our supply partner Highgate can help you assess your needs and find the right solution for your business. Their market-leading business VoIP solution is easy to configure and requires no expensive maintenance costs - saving you both time and technical headaches. Suitable for businesses in all sectors and of any scale, the system offers service reliability levels of 99.9% uptime and built-in Disaster Recovery and Continuity features for added peace of mind. Not to mention the ability to seamlessly connect multiple devices remotely. If that wasn't enough, the financial savings and enhanced quality associated with their VoIP certainly should be. Their 'lifetime licence' means you'll not only benefit from low-entry cost to business VoIP, but you'll also own the hardware, removing the need for expensive technology upgrades. Want to know more? Then contact us today, and we'll help you get started.