Hold the line, caller…you’re about to be switched off!

Tick, tock, tick, tock…time is running out for your outdated business telephony.

In 2017 BT announced it intended to Switch Off ISDN and PSTN in the UK; from the end of January 2027, traditional phone lines will stop working, and all calls will be made over the Internet.

It’s the biggest and most important modernisation of the public phone network ever, and your business needs to ACT NOW to ensure a smooth transition.

Thankfully, there’s no need to worry about how it will all work, as we can get you to where you need to be.

There are four options, all suitable for businesses ranging in size from as few as three employees to many thousands of employees. All you have to do is decide which is the best fit for you, and we’ll help you do the rest…

Option 1 – Adapt What You Have

Extend the life of your current phone system by connecting it to the internet. This is done by adding hardware known as a VoIP Gateway and a link known as a SIP Trunk, which uses your existing Internet connection. It’s easy, and affordable, and users notice no difference – no new cables, handsets, or training.

Option 2 – Upgrade What You Have

Replace your installed on-premise system with the latest feature-rich digital technology known as a Unified Communications (UC) Platform; this can be installed as hardware or software. All your telephony is now on the internet and seamlessly aligned with your email, messaging, and chat applications via an easy-to-use, easily accessible user interface. Plus, it can all be replicated on employees’ desktop computers, laptops, and mobile devices for super-convenience.

Option 3 – Migrate to the Cloud

Follow hundreds of millions of organisations worldwide by replacing your on-premise system with a powerful, cloud-powered Unified Communications (UC) solution. All your calls, email, chat, and messaging now via the internet; zero line rental; limitless ability to add the latest new features at will; and pay monthly only for the services you use.

Option 4 – Blend It All Together

Mix options 1, 2, and 3 to suit your needs—for example, an on-premise system at your head office and a cloud-based system serving your remote sites. Or connect a cloud-based unified communications platform to an on-premise VoIP Gateway or SIP Trunk-powered system. Whatever the blend, enjoy the same seamlessly-integrated user experience.

Click here for more background information about the Switch Off!

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