Get Ready For The BT Digital Switchover

Published on April 29, 2019

Have you heard about the BT Digital Switchover? BT will be switching off traditional phone lines in 2025. But don’t worry, we’re not trying to scare you, we just want you to know exactly what this means for your business.

BT intends to switch off the traditional networks for good. They plan to stop supplying ISDN and PSTN in 2020. The aim is for everyone to move to a full migration by 2025.

Why is the switch happening?

Traditional lines will be switched off because they no longer meet the demand for new technology. For example, it doesn’t support data connections (the internet). There are also few benefits now for customers apart from voicemail and 1471.

The changes are also being driven by the fact that the current infrastructure is running equipment which is reaching its end of life. The parts and skills to repair them are becoming scarce.

What does the digital switchover mean for you?

You will need to ensure that you have a solution ready. But you’ve got six years to do that, so don’t panic. However, when it comes to upgrading your phone system, you need to make the right choice now, so you can don’t spend twice.

The new technology also allows you to do more such as record calls and use the internet to make calls. This helps to reduce your costs in the long term.

Technology is evolving to make lives better

Improve your customer experience and keep your business covered with a new phone system from UP Telecoms.

  • Save money with internet calls
  • Call between sites absolutely free
  • Choose your numbers
  • Record your calls
  • Display call statistics on a screen
  • Route calls to the right users
  • Marketing messaging on-hold

UP Telecoms is here to help your digital switchover go smoothly. Call us today to find out how we can help and ensure your business is ready for the future.