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Which Numbers are Free to Call and Which Will Cost You?

June 7, 2023

In situations where you need to make a phone call to a business or organisation, it’s handy to know which numbers will cost you. There’s plenty of confusion about numbers like 0800, 0300, 045, and so on. In this helpful blog, we’ll clarify which numbers are free to call, which ones aren’t, and how much […]

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What Is the PSTN and How Does it Work?

Our PSTN guide explains what the PSTN is, how it works, and more, with plenty of helpful answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. What is the PSTN? The PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is a global telecommunications network that’s been in use since the 19th century. The PSTN uses underground copper wires to […]

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What Is the ISDN and How Does it Work?

Our ISDN guide explains what the ISDN is, how it works, and more. Read on for helpful answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. What is the ISDN? The ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a telecommunications technology that was developed to provide digital transmission of voice, data, video, and other services over a […]

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Clearing Up Confusion Around Broadband Technology and Terminology

May 17, 2023

On 8th March 2023, Ofcom proposed that broadband customers get clearer information about their service when signing up for a new deal. The delivery of fixed broadband is changing, and broadband providers may provide inconsistent information about their packages, making it more difficult for customers to know what’s right for them. Ofcom’s proposal aims to […]

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All You Need to Know About the PSTN Switch Off

April 27, 2023

As the PSTN switch off draws nearer, it’s essential that homes and businesses are prepared to upgrade. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explain what PSTN is, why it’s being switched off, who’s affected, and more, giving you all you need to know to stay ahead. What is PSTN? The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) refers […]

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Are businesses closer to being ready for the Big Switch Off 2025?

In 2021, we surveyed UK business owners to find out how prepared they were for the Big Switch Off coming in 2025 – the survey revealed the majority of businesses were not prepared, with almost 70% of businesses still using a landline and three in five respondents having no idea what the Big Switch Off […]

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The ISDN Switch Off: Key Dates and Who is Affected

April 21, 2023

BT stopped the purchase of ISDN lines in 2020 and will switch off all lines in 2025. Modern technology means that legacy landlines are becoming outdated, while the costs involved with maintaining PSTN/ISDN are inefficient in the digital age, particularly considering the convenience of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems. As we draw nearer to […]

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Broadband Price Increases: How They Will Affect Businesses

March 16, 2023

In 2023 so far we have seen a huge increase in mobile and broadband prices, giving the UK yet another expense to deal with during this cost of living crisis.  How much are bills rising?  Many major broadband suppliers are increasing their bills mid-contract. While this isn’t unusual, with providers usually hiking their prices up once […]

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The Big Switch Off: Is Your Business Ready?

November 22, 2021

In 2015, BT announced they will be turning off Public Switched Telephone Networks and Integrated Services Digital Networks by 2025, meaning landlines will no longer be active. While this may not affect the average person due to mobile phones being the dominant form of communication, many businesses still use landlines, particularly in certain industries such […]

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Types of phone line: Which is right for your business?

November 3, 2021

As anybody who has been involved in starting a business will know, there are dozens of different things to consider. Whether you’re upgrading to larger premises, starting out online or going freelance, you’ll be faced with a number of tricky decisions.  One aspect of starting a business that can often be overlooked is setting up […]

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