Wednesday 10th April 2024

Paying more to Stay Connected when you don’t need to?

Has your broadband and telephony provider recently informed you of upcoming increases in your monthly bills? This is due to Openreach implementing industry-wide price increases, which came into effect on April 1st.

Price increases are across all products, with legacy services such as analogue lines, ADSL, and FTTC broadband being impacted the most. These substantial increases aim to push customers to transition to more modern and efficient services before the big switch off in 2025.

Time to check your bills?

Check your recent bill for any mention of the following terms:

  • Analogue Line
  • PSTN
  • ISDN
  • ADSL
  • FTTC

Sometimes, providers may not state these terms on bills, so contacting them directly for clarification on your current services is recommended.

Alternatively, send us over a bill copy and we can run through this with you free of charge.

Ready to future proof?

Wondering what your options are? Fortunately, there are alternative solutions now available for your telephony and broadband.

If you’re currently using PSTN or ISDN lines for your phone service, consider migrating to Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). VOIP systems use the internet for calls, offering more flexibility and cost savings. You have various options available such as desk phones, softphones, mobile, and Microsoft Teams integration.

If you’re currently on ADSL or FTTC broadband, consider migrating to alternative broadband products such as SOGEA or FTTP broadband.

SOGEA broadband offers speeds of up to 80Mbps download and 20Mbps upload, while FTTP broadband offers speeds of up to 1000Mbps download and 115 upload.

Check what options are available in your area, as availability can vary. Openreach are currently rolling out FTTP into all areas of the UK, so even if it’s not available now, you may be able to upgrade within the next two years.

Still feeling lost?

We understand navigating these changes can be complex. The team at RPS are here to help you understand your current services and advise on migration options going forward.