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Get Ready for the Big PSTN Switch Off: Switch to VoIP

Phone systems running on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) are being replaced by VoIP. Here's what you

All businesses rely on communication. That’s why it’s REALLY important to know that the way businesses communicate is changing.

What You Need to Know

To put it simply, phone systems running on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) are being replaced by a more versatile and cost-efective solution called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

(You may already be familiar with VoIP, but if you’re not, VoIP essentially allows users to make calls and stay connected over the internet. VoIP has numerous benefits for businesses and you can read more about them here).

VoIP is transforming the world of communication and by December 2025, BT Openreach will be switching off and disconnecting traditional PSTN phone and ISDN lines completely in the UK, turning to VoIP instead.

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What This Means for You

If your business still operates on a traditional phoneline, there are 2 things you must do before PSTN lines are switched off in 2025:

  • Replace your connection to the internet
  • Move to a VoIP system

By getting things sorted now you can minimise any disruption to your business. 

We Can Help

At Aspect IT we’re here, not only to help you stay connected, but to also make the transition to VoIP a seamless and stress-free experience for you.

We’ll guide you through your options and help you make the best decision based on your business’s needs.

Then, we’ll put new internet lines in for you, as well as replace your current system with VoIP.

That way you can be rest-assured everything is sorted ahead of the big switch off.

If you’re ready to make the switch to VoIP, or you have questions, please contact us on 0161 241 9050 or voip@aspectit.co.uk

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