With the old-school telephone infrastructure of Britain coming to an end, BT is preparing for change. In 2025 they will shut off their ISDN and PSTN services. That may seem like a long way away, but it’s important to start planning for the switch now. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the switch off and what you can do to get ready.

What is PSTN and ISDN?

Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs) are landline telephone systems, which we call our phone lines. Copper wires were initially used to transmit analog voice data, but it has since been integrated with newer technologies like Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN). ISDN is a communications network that simultaneously conveys data and voice over an integrated digital line.

Why this switch makes sense

The switch to a new system is necessary, as the old ones can’t keep up with demand and they’re expensive. In addition, technology has advanced so quickly that PSTN systems are no longer effective or efficient for business needs since everything has moved online, allowing for significant savings and improved performance.

Switching to digital communication is a no-brainer for businesses. Legacy systems are expensive and outdated, while smartphones continue evolving with new features every day! There is simply too much demand from employees who want access at all times or those that require constant contact about work projects.

What is a VoIP system?

VoIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol, is a method of data transmission that allows you to send voice messages and images over the internet using your existing hardware. You can work from anywhere with a VoIP phone system. You’ll have the freedom to move about without being restricted by your office location! VoIP systems are also more affordable than traditional telephone lines. Since you won’t have to purchase expensive hardware that needs to be maintained and eventually replaced, you will be able to reduce costs over time.

So what is the solution?

The Microsoft Teams Phone is the perfect way to stay connected with your team, no matter where you are! With its integrated chat function that lets everyone see what’s happening at once. Forwarding calls, transferring them and even using the Dial pad to make phone calls means you can finally say goodbye to your old phones. You will be able enjoy a simplified calling experience with all these added benefits! The Microsoft Teams Phone offers better features and sound quality than traditional landlines. Plus you can take your business anywhere with just one device.

For more infomation on the Microsoft Teams Phone: https://smsbusinesscloud.com/products/microsoft-office-365/microsoft-365-business-voice/

Taking the next steps

So the VoIP solution sounds right for you? Nevertheless, we know how challenging it can be to find the right solution that meets your needs, and how frustrating it can be to be left in the dark during the migration period.

At Simply Mail Solutions our team of Uk migration experts are on hand to help, offering 24/7/365 support from the planning phase to the move itself. As well as having solutions that fit your needs at SMS you can experience lower costs, under one roof, with only one bill.

For any further information on how we can help you make the switch or the BT switch off make sure to contact us today!

Call us on: 01925 818448

Or Email us : sales@simplymailsolutions.com

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