Is Your UK Business Ready For The Big Switch Off?

It’s time to say goodbye to landlines. Seriously.

In 2025, the Big Switch Off means all analogue phone lines across the UK will be replaced by internet-based connections. Haven’t made the change yet? You’re not alone. Just last year a survey carried out by National Business Communications found that almost 70% of UK businesses are still using landlines. Luckily, the LazyPBX team is here to help! Let’s start by answering the most basic question –

What is the Big Switch Off exactly?

Basically, BT are gradually phasing out their Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) across the UK. These are the traditional call technologies that use copper cable networks to transmit call data around the country. In the next three years, these analogue phone lines will be totally replaced by Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.

Wait, what’s VoIP technology?

VoIP lines allow voice calls to be made using a broadband internet connection. The UK’s existing internet infrastructure is being used to enable cheaper and clearer calls for everyone. Simply put, you will be able to make calls from any mobile device or computer with an internet connection. Still confused? Checkout out our 5 Reasons You Need a VoIP Line  for an easy guide to VoIP technology.

So How Can My Business Make the Move to VoiP?

That’s where we come in. Here at LazyPBX we offer a flexible and affordable cloud phone system that provides virtual numbers and free VoIP phone extensions to UK businesses. All you need to do is sign up, there are no additional set up costs, software or hardware required.

Unlike most cloud phone systems, we don’t lock you into a contract and your first phone line is completely free. We also have a super intuitive user interface (no coding or tech knowledge required) that comes with a bunch of additional features like phone menus, time of day routing and call analytics. If you want give it a try, check out our free trial.

Still have questions about upgrading your business’ phone system to VoIP? Get in touch and we’ll help out!

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