BT Is Switching Off PSTN and ISDN lines

BT is switching off the PSTN and ISDN networks for good, opening the door for VoIP.

The process starts with a cease in supply in 2020, and moving to full migration by 2025.

As you would expect, the BT ISDN switch off will affect many businesses in the near future, especially those unaware of BT phasing out ISDN and looking to invest in or upgrade their current business telephone system.

Therefore, if you are considering upgrading your telephone system, what’s the alternative?

VoIP replaces ISDN

VoIP works like an ordinary telephone system but uses your broadband connection to carry the calls instead of the copper telephone network.

As a result, you can make local, long distance, and international calls for less.

The system uses HD quality and has more features than most traditional phone service offerings. Since VoIP uses broadband, it also allows gives you the option to add additional inbound/outbound call capacity without the cost of an additional line rental.

There are numerous VoIP providers out there, but here at MPM we work with a local provider, Chicane. Not only do they offer the above, but also you can make calls to other users on your Chicane VoIP network (even in different offices) for free.

We can provide you with geographic numbers for your system (DDI’s) from whatever area you like regardless of your location (e.g. you could have a London number, a Chelmsford number, a Manchester number etc.)

Is it time you moved away from ISDN? If so, and you want to talk more about VoIP, gives us a call to have a chat about requirements. We will be happy to help you plan for your businesses future.

MPM Computer Consultancy provides IT Services, Support and Training to sole traders and small businesses in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, and surrounding villages. 

MPM IT Can Now Provide You With VoIP Services

We’re adding to our service portfolio by offering VoIP services from Chicane.

We’ve been a reseller for Chicane Broadband for many years and are delighted to be able to offer you this new service.

With Chicane’s web-based plans you can combine your offices and connect your employees from anywhere in the world, sync any device with an internet connection, and take business calls from your home PC or mobile. You need never miss an urgent call again.

Additional features include:

  • Being able to access your business’s phone line from anywhere and stay in contact from home or on the go
  • Keeping track of call data
  • Automatically store phone numbers and client info
  • Receiving email transcripts of your voicemails
  • Making and receiving video calls with your team and your clients

The Chicane solution is more than just a phone system. It is a reliable, secure and cost-effective platform that can grow with your business.

Suitable for businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to call centres, a Chicane hosted VoIP system helps you compete in today’s modern marketplace. If you have multiple office locations, sites or stores, you’ll be able to unify your offices and make and transfer calls completely free of charge.

Hosted VoIP

A hosted, cloud-based phone system boasts many benefits over traditional phone systems. Chicane’s hosted VoIP system is a complete business communications service that provides your business with an extensive range of fixed and mobile telephony capabilities, via an easy-to-use web portal.

Easily Scalable

In addition to all the other benefits, you can scale the capacity of your service in a matter of minutes. That means you can manage an increase in demand for your business proactively. Employees can handle their calls quickly and effectively increasing their productivity and contributing to the bottom line of your business.

UK Local and National Calls

Calls to landline numbers in the UK with a 3p minimum call charge

£ 0.03 per minute

UK Mobile Calls

Calls to landline and mobile numbers in the UK with a 3p minimum call charge

£ 0.06 per minute

The price sheet below is for businesses of up to six seats (tariff as of April 2019).

VoIP tariff 2019

Please get in contact with us if you are interested in gaining a competitive quotation for your business telephony on 01449 770704 or 07733 262116

MPM Computer Consultancy provides IT Services, Support and Training to sole traders and small businesses in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, and surrounding villages.