With The Looming Isdn ‘Switch Off’ – What Do You Do If Your Office Phone System Doesn’t Support Voip?

10th December 2020

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What To Consider And What Are The Benefits Of Voip?


What To Consider And What Are The Benefits Of Voip?

Traditionally, calls were connected using the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The PSTN is the combination of the world’s circuit-switched telephone networks. It is made up of telephone lines, fibre-optic cables, microwave transmission links, satellites and undersea cables. In essence, it’s a huge network that allows you to make calls to basically anywhere in the world. That is now changing with the PTSN/ISDN network being switched off in 2025.

However, there is no need to stress about your existing system and whether it’s compatible or not. VoIP solutions are easy to transition to and will save you time and money in the long term.

‘Small businesses that switch to VoIP save 40% on local calls and 90% on international calls’ techco.co

This is why businesses looking to future proof their communications and stay ahead of the curve may want to consider VoIP, sooner rather than later. Many businesses have already made the switch to keep ahead of competitors and future proof their business communications. Though change can be scary, moving to a VoIP solution actually presents many business benefits.


The Benefits Of Voip


Enjoy Increased Mobility

The modern workplace has changed immeasurably. More and more businesses are adopting flexible remote working policies, which allow their employees to work remotely using an array of devices. With a VoIP system, you only need a internet connection and you can be contacted anywhere on the same number – either on your laptop or your smartphone.

Studies have shown that 74 percent of office workers believe working flexibility has boosted their productivity, it is no surprise that more companies are looking to adapt their technologies to allow it.Reduce Costs

Considering VoIP uses the internet to send and receive calls, local and international calls are significantly cheaper, meaning businesses can make substantial savings in the long term.

Traditional phone systems usually require additional set-up and ongoing maintenance costs, as well as expensive phone bills. However, with a VoIP solution, specialised hardware is not required, therefore you may not have to replace your existing phones.


Future Proof Your Business

Technology is advancing at unprecedented levels and many businesses worry that their investments in technology and infrastructure will be rendered useless within a few years. This can be seen with past investments in phone systems, as parts or replacements can become difficult to find and calls become costly.

The difference between having an onsite PBX vs a hosted PBX solution is that you remove the expensive hardware and you gain redundancy. Hosted systems also have the advantage of included updates, security and disaster recovery.


Gain a Competitive Advantage

As a small business, choosing a hosted VoIP system will mean that you enjoy enterprise-level features, monthly cost savings, increased mobility and flexibility and avoidance of your investments becoming obsolete. Importantly, you will also be able to program features to improve communications, both internally and externally.

All of this will give you a considerable competitive advantage over businesses using a traditional phone system. Make the switch and enable your business to flourish in today’s competitive market landscape. VoIP will transform your communication and productivity as well as save time and money. With the flexibility to work from anywhere, anytime, a VoIP solution maintains continuity within your communication system and allows for business as usual no matter what happens.


Don’t panic, transitioning to a VoIP solution is simple and easy. Our expert team can help deliver a product that best fits your business model, allowing you to get on with business hassle free.

Make a plan, talk to an expert and future proof your business.


Elite Group is one of the UK’s leading unified communication providers, supplying reliable and professional IT and telecoms services to organisations seeking Business Mobile, Cloud, Networking, Connectivity, and Telephony solutions. 


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