BT have announced that they will be switching off the old landline network in 2025 but rumours of the death of the landline have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain would say.
There are plenty of reasons for your business to use a landline number:
- Google My Business still prefers a landline number as it pinpoints your physical geographic location.
- A landline number makes your business appear more professional. Your clients won’t know if you are responding in an office or using a mobile app.
- Your business landline number is displayed when you make a call, helping customers to recognize you; not the case if your staff are all using their own mobiles.
- If your clients only know your landline number, you can avoid being contacted out of hours when your clients have discovered your personal mobile number.
Residential phone users can be quite attached to their landline number too. Think of all the friends and family who have that number stored in their address books. One less thing to worry about if you are moving house.
It can be a lifeline, too, for seniors facing great change as they move into care, keeping them in touch with their friends. All is explained in our recent post Help Mabel keep her Landline.
I have the perfect solution for all these situations – Voip. Talk to us about keeping your landline number with no landline required, or setting up a brand new number for your business.
Looking forward to receiving your call on our landline: 01732 300064!