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The phase out options

THE first ISDN deadline is looming; you’ll no long be able to purchase additional ISDN lines in 2020; in preparation for the switch-off by BT in 2025.

It makes sense to review your options so we have laid out your options, below.

Option 1 – SIP Trunks (SIP Lines)

SIP and SIP trunks is an on-premise or hosted solution for a phone system that will use virtual phone lines rather than physical wires.

SIP Trunking is the best alternative to ISDN as it is cheaper on a per line basis. It gives you more control over your phone numbers and it’s quicker to install.

Option 2 – Hybrid Phone System

Most businesses opt for a Hybrid Phone System when they have ISDN, analogue or digital infrastructure but want the advantages that IP brings to the table.

It protects your original infrastructure investment whilst you benefit from IP technology.

Option 3 – Hosted Phone System

The hosted phone system is cloud-based which means you connect to it using an internet connection but you are renting the system rather than purchasing your own dedicated system.

A hosted phone system is a low-cost option because you don’t have significant upfront capital costs.

Option 4 – IP Phone System

An IP phone system uses IP technology and the handsets are connected via an ethernet connection either on a LAN or a WANetwork connection.

When you choose an IP phone system, you purchase the phone system for your own use and you choose where to host it.

Option 5 – Keep Your Existing ISDN Lines

You could purchase the additional lines that you think you may need to carry you through for the next few years.

It’s a good option if you are struggling with a budget for a new phone system rather than a ‘make do’ option; it would certainly buy you the time you needed.

The decision is yours to make, so what will you choose and when will you do it? Call Robert Bright for an honest, full review of your phone system on 0330 222 0330.

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