Time to say goodbye to the PSTN
In 2025, the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)that you may know better as the ‘landline’ is being turned off for good. This means that everyone, whether at home or in the office, will need to use an internet-based phone service.
Many businesses have already made the switch, and are reaping the rewards of being on a modern cloud-based infrastructure. But there are some that still haven’t taken that leap, and they are rapidly running out of time.
It is highly recommended that you start looking as soon as possible into making the switch. Read on for tips on what you need to consider. Or, call us on 0800 975 3000 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and discover how BDR Group can make your transition simple.
Fast and reliable Internet
Think about how many devices in your office are already connected to the internet. Now consider adding all of your voice and video calls into the mix… You need to make sure you have a robust high-quality Internet connection to ensure those calls remain crystal clear and those videos aren’t jittery.
You should also consider a solution that is going to keep up with your future demands, and not just the needs of today – as more and more devices require an internet connection.
For details on what options are available to you, look at the connectivity section of our website.
CHECK – is it just phones that are using your voice line?
A number of businesses use their analogue phone lines for other services too. For example, door entry systems, alarms, credit card terminals etc. Upgrading to a digital system will impact how these services work too, so you need to ensure that you know everything that’s running on your PSTN and ISDN lines from the outset. Don’t worry, we have been upgrading businesses’ phone systems for a long time, so we can help you every step of the way.
There aren’t many people that like change; so when you are looking to make what may seem to some, quite a fundamental change to the way they work, you need to ensure that they are on board with the how and the why. The more informed your staff are for the reasons and benefits there are to changing systems, the more likely they are to embrace those changes and to get the most out of them. Again, this is something we can help you with by providing simple how to guides and videos as well as a range of training options.
New phones all round?
Not necessarily! One of the major benefits of moving to a digital phone system means you aren’t beholden to your desk. Therefore, you may not necessarily require a desk phone like the one you have had at your side for many years. It is a good time to take stock and talk to your users about how they use their hardware.
Over the last few years, and for obvious reasons especially within the last 12 months, we have seen more and more people adopt a flexible way of working. Whether that be hot-desking in the office or working from home. So, desk phones may not be what’s needed for everyone anymore – some people may prefer headsets and softphone clients. However, another major benefit of a digital phone system is that you can take a hybrid approach, so that everyone gets what suits the way they work as individuals.
We have a range of desk phones, headsets and apps available to suit the needs of your business. We can also advise if any of your current equipment can still be used following an upgrade. Contact us or see our website for more information. Call: 0800 975 3000. Email: email@example.com or visit our site
Moving to a cloud-based system will give you far more features and functionality than a traditional analogue one, helping you to communicate better.
Mobile integration is simple and comes with a wealth of benefits – including unprecedented information and detailed reporting functions that you can use to better understand the ways in which your employees and customers use their devices. But, the greatest benefit is flexibility. A cloud-based phone system allows you to work from any location on any device at any time!
CHECK – will you need all the same numbers and lines?
Do you need to port all of your current numbers to a new service or are some of them no longer used? What about your lines, will you need to replicate every line on your new system? We will work with you to ascertain the exact needs of your business and then offer a solution to suit.
Ready to take the next step?
In rapidly evolving business environments, you need a solution that keeps up with you. Our Unified Communications solutions offers practically unlimited scalability, allowing you to add and remove users as demand fluctuates. Our cloud-based systems can be used from anywhere in the world, promoting a close and collaborative environment, even when you’re out of the office.
5 Months free broadband offer
Take out a new digital telephone solution with BDR and we’ll treat you to 5 months broadband, absolutely free! Click here for further information.
Revolutionise your work. Call us on 0800 975 3000 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.