One characteristic that I know that successful businesspeople display time and time again is the ability to see opportunities where others only see problems. And for me, the “Great BT PSTN/ISDN Switch Off” has got OPPORTUNITY written all over it!
So, what exactly is this big switch off and why should you be taking action sooner rather than later? Well, this is the process where PSTN (the traditional public switched telephone network) and ISDN lines will finally be switched off and everyone will move to cloud-based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). And in case you were unaware the first stage of the process begins in just six months’ time.
But the thing is, why wait? Because even without this move by BT, the advantages of VoIP telephony are so game-changing for SMEs that it’s a no-brainer! VoIP allows you to make voice (and potentially video) calls anywhere in the world, from any device – all you need is an internet connection.
It will transform your business communications. With VoIP you’ll get:
- substantial reductions – up to 70% – in business phone line and contract bills
- next-generation technology that’s simple to transition to and easy to use and maintain
- flexibility to use your own devices, keep the same number across all devices, add and remove users at speed
- access to the latest versions, updates and mobile working features
- integration with your other business systems
- a great phone system to boost productivity, agility and customer service – without ANY capital investment.
The process is simple too. The only things you need to do is check your current contract (don’t accidentally fall into long renewal) and then find a qualified supplier with VoIP experience. I would strongly recommend one that doesn’t tie you in for any length of time, so you can easily change if your provider doesn’t deliver the service you need.
I know there are people who are still nervous about making the move – and I do understand this because our traditional phone lines have been so familiar to us for generations – so let us help you TODAY. Here, at The PC Support Group, we look after many of our clients’ combined IT and telephony needs – using a single, trusted supplier will make life easier for you and is more likely to identify more opportunities to take full advantage of VoIP and save more money in the process.
So, if your business is still using the old ISDN lines or if you have already moved to VoIP but are not happy with the service you are receiving then why not email our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 03300 886116 for an informal and confidential chat on making the switch to VoIP sooner rather than later.
MD, The PC Support Group