What Is The Big Phone Line Switch-Off?
The UK is due to switch off traditional phone lines in 2025, meaning how your business communicates with its customers may be about to change.
The old copper wire systems are due to be replaced by a modern system, known as VoIP, which allows all voice communication to be done over your internet connection.
If your business relies on analogue equipment, it's important you make plans to upgrade soon. Leaving it until later may mean it's more expensive to move to the new system or, worse, you could be left without any working phone lines.
What Is a VoIP Phone?
VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol and refers to the technology that's used to transmit telephone conversations over an IP address, rather than a standard phone, which uses analogue systems to communicate.
VoIP technology isn't just used by modern phones either; every time you use your computer to call someone using the internet, you are using VoIP. If you use a video call or an online messaging app to speak to your clients or colleagues, you are using a VoIP application.