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PSTN Switch Off

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What is the PSTN Switch-off?

Scheduled for January 2027

As of the 5th September 2023, BT Openreach initiated a national stop-sell of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), which was a significant milestone in the transition to newer technologies. This marked the beginning of the phase-out process, with the full PSTN switch-off scheduled for 2027.

When and what is the stop sell?

So what is the alternative?

PSTN Switch-Off Readiness Audit

How ready is your business for the PSTN Switch-Off?

Ensure your business is fully prepared for the PSTN Switch-Off with our comprehensive readiness audit. In just a few simple questions, we’ll help you evaluate how prepared your business is for the transition.

Check how ready you are

Benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol

VoIP is revolutionising the way we communicate, offering cost-effective, versatile, and feature-rich solutions for businesses. As the transition away from traditional phone line gathers pace, VoIP is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of how we communicate in a world increasingly reliant on internet connectivity. Here are some benefits of upgrading your services to VoIP:

Keeping your phone number

When transitioning from traditional phone lines to VoIP, your business has the option to keep your existing telephone number. Helping businesses maintain their established brand and relationships while benefiting from VoIP technology.

VoIP Cost Savings

VoIP solutions offer significantly lower rates for local, national, and international calls compared to traditional phone services. VoIP also eliminates the need for costly on-premises hardware, leading to significant cost reductions.

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Great scalability and flexibility

VoIP solutions can be accessed from a variety of devices, which means you won’t be tied to a desk phone – take calls anytime, anywhere. VoIP can easily scale up or down to accommodate your business’s growth or to help with busy seasons.

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Enhanced Productivity

VoIP systems are ideal for flexible working, providing consistent communication regardless of locations and offers a wide range of collaboration tools such as the advanced features to enhance productivity.

VoIP Advanced Features

VoIP offers a wide range of advanced features and capabilities beyond phone calling, including; Video Calling, File Sharing, Instant Messaging, Advanced Call Routing, Call Recording, Auto Attendant, CRM integration and more.

Reliability and Business Continuity

VoIP systems have built-in failover and business continuity options, ensuring that your communications are reliable even in the event of network disruptions.

PSTN switch-off: Are UK businesses aware and prepared?

This report highlights the gaps and discrepancies that exist within different organisations and makes evidence-backed recommendations for those impacted by the PSTN switch-off.

Whether you are a small or large business, this report contains advice across topics like auditing, migration and planning for suppliers and end-users.

The Big PSTN Switch-off : Analysis of business awareness, preparedness and recommendations.

Business Phone and Broadband

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Gamma Connectivity offers reliable and secure data for every sized business.

Gamma connectivity ensures your vital services are always up and running connecting your offices, enabling your cloud-based services and joining your people with your customers’. Our business-only network delivers outstanding performance and built-in security and resilience measures that protect business continuity and reputation.

Learn which connectivity service is right for your business. Cut costs with SoGEA, Unlock seamless connectivity and business efficiency with FTTP or empower your business with Gamma Ethernet.

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Gamma Mobile is a service built exclusively for UK businesses.

Gamma Mobile is designed to deliver improved coverage for voice and data via your device. Gamma Mobile runs on Three, the UK’s fastest 5G network, empowering businesses on the move. We provide a series of flexible and bespoke business mobile tariffs to cater for businesses of all sizes.

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The simple, cloud-based phoneline replacement service.

PhoneLine+ has been specifically designed to replace your traditional landline service using VoIP technology to deliver voice calls over the broadband network, all at a exceptionally competitive price.

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The digital, self-service phone system built for startups.

CircleLoop lets you instantly access a local or national business phone number, manage your business calls via powerful applications, kickstart your communications strategy and analyse all your call data at the click of a button.

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A cloud business phone system for seamless communications.

Manage your entire communications infrastructure with an award-winning cloud communications system built for business.

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Enabling effective voice and video collaboration for Microsoft Teams.

Transform calling for Microsoft Teams with Operator Connect or Direct Routing. Our flexible Direct Routing options can be managed, unmanaged or customised. Whatever your needs, we have a solution to suit your business.

Why Morph?

Who is Morph?

Morph, created over four decades ago by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is one of multi award-winning animation studio Aardman’s pioneering and simplest masterpieces. This clay character, recognised for his slapstick comedy prowess and gobbledygook language, employs alternative methods to convey messages, aptly reflecting the essence of the Big Switch-off campaign.

His appeal bridges multiple generations and his ability to simplify and bring humour to the everyday ensures that he cuts through the noise and capture audience’s attention. We believe that raising awareness of this significant change within UK businesses is essential and are hoping that the partnership of Gamma and Morph will draw attention to the Big Switch-off which to date has gone largely unheralded.

Learn more about the PSTN Switch-off

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When does the PSTN Switch-off start?

When is the final PSTN Switch-off happening?

Why is the PSTN Switch-off happening?

What does the PSTN Switch-off mean to my business?

When should businesses switch their services from the PSTN?

What if your business has a phone and internet connection?

What is VoIP?

Will the PSTN Switch-off affect a businesses internet connection?

How will the Switch-off impact devices connected to the PSTN?

Will the PSTN Switch-off affect emergency 999 calls?

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