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Are You Ready For The Great British Landline Switch Off

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The End Of Landline Telephone Network - The BT Landline Switch Off 2025

COLCHESTER, U.K. - TelAve -- Are you ready for what has been dubbed the Great British Landline Switch Off? The good old days of BT landlines phones is coming to an end.

For many years PSTN ( Public Switched Telephone Network ) was the way telephone calls were delivered to our homes and businesses.

BT OpenReach that PSTN was going to finish be the end of 2025. This change will affects every household and business which still has a traditional landline telephone or ISDN telephone line.

What's The History Of Landline Telephones

The PSTN  network is the analogue copper cable telephone network that has been in use for many decades, owned and managed by BT Openreach.

But it's not just telephone lines that will disappear. As well as landline services, the PSTN also delivers traditional ADSL and fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband services via fibre optic cables.  So even if you're not using a landline telephone, you may still be affected if you have one of these internet services.

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Why The Old Network Is Being Replaced

As confirmed by the .gov.uk website "Analogue networks have been in operation for decades and have reached the end of their serviceable life. The telecoms industry is finding it difficult to source the parts required to maintain or repair connections as suppliers are no longer manufacturing them.

See ref: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-transition-from-analogue-to-digital-landlines

When Will My Legacy Telephone Lines Be Replaced

Here is the information from the BT Openreach Website:
  • Autumn/ Winter 2023 – London and the North West
  • Spring 2024 – the South East, West Midlands, East Anglia and Wales
  • Summer 2024 – the North East, South West and Scotland
  • From 1st January 2026 onwards, all home calls will be hosted via the internet.

What Do I Need To Do About My Landline And Broadband.

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We recommend all businesses take the following steps:
  • Check your contract - How much are you paying now for your landline, calls and broadband.
  • Check your internet speeds - Go to https://www.speedtest.net and make a note of the speeds you're getting
  • Check your services - How many lines, how many telephone extensions, other devices such as cash tills or card readers.
  • Contact us for free independent advise.
  • Ask us for a no obligation quote (https://www.saint-it.co.uk/contact-saint-it/)

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Maarten Westera

Source: Saint IT Ltd
Filed Under: Telecom

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