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Landline Switch off 2025

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MAREK_W
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Landline Switch off 2025

Dear Plusnet,

 

Just to ask about the nationwide landline switch-off, taking place at the end of 2025.  As it says, landlines will not be in use anymore, the telephone network will then be 'in the cloud'.  I understand that routers, in order to deliver broadband as they always have done, will then need to have a phone 'socket' in order to connect to broadband.  Has Plusnet changed its routers to accept this?  

Yours

Marek

 

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jab1
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Re: Landline Switch off 2025

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As it stands with Plusnet at the moment, the Hubs supplied do not have VoIP capabilities, and they do not currently offer such a service to those moving to FTTP - you have to arrange your own VoIP service, should you require one. NOTE - this does not say what they will be doing in the future.

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MisterW
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Re: Landline Switch off 2025

I understand that routers, in order to deliver broadband as they always have done, will then need to have a phone 'socket' in order to connect to broadband

not necessarily. They only need a phone socket to connect an existing analogue style phone to a voip service.

Not everyone wants a voip service. There are also other ways of connecting to a voip service.

A separate analogue telephone adapter(,ATA)  which connects to the phone and then to the router using ethernet.

A separate dedicated voip phone which just connects directly to the router via ethernet.

A wireless voip phone.

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

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Re: Landline Switch off 2025

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Thread moved from Broadband to Everything Else.

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