Death of the Landline


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!

Who you gonna call?

Do you agree that the movies in the 1980s had the catchiest film music?

You only need to hear that opening rhythm – di di dar-di-di daaar daaaar – and you know instantly that it is Ghostbusters!  Has this put an earworm in your head?  Are you humming along to the Ray Parker Jr song right now?

If you have an urge to hear the real thing, check out the original track on Youtube.

Keep this in mind, but make this subtle change:

If your phones don’t work

In your neighbourhood

Who you gonna call?

Computer Troubleshooters!

Do your customers just get an engaged tone when they try to call you?

Do you have to call out on your personal mobiles to keep the business line free?

And then do your customers call you on your personal phone at all hours because they’ve stored your number?

Would you like your business to look professional with a landline number, both for giving and receiving calls?  Apparently this also gives you kudos with Google My Business, presumably as it confirms your geographic location.

Are you moving house and want to keep your landline number wherever you are moving to?  Just think of all those contacts who have this number on speed dial.  And why should you need to bother learning a new phone number?  Your new home might not even come with the option of a landline.

For all these situationsWho you gonna call?  Computer Troubleshooters!

Voip – internet telephony – is the solution.

  • No landlines required
  • as many lines as you need so your customers will never get an engaged line
  • professional hold music
  • you are not tied to your office, but can call out as if you are!
  • voicemail messages to your email so that you can pick them up wherever you are.

When you are ready for business class phones, you now know who you gonna call!

Computer Troubleshooters of course on 01732 300064!