Embrace technology and say "Goodbye line rental"

Tuesday 28th March 2017

With less than 10 years to go until BT switches off its ISDN network, you’d be forgiven if you thought this could be a threat to your business. As BT slowly phases out this ageing technology, you may be wondering what your options are. You’re probably very familiar with the slogan, “the future’s bright”, and it is – technology has come a long, long way since ISDN made headlines in 1986. But the future for Source Telecom customers isn’t orange. It’s blue.


Traditional telephone systems using ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) allow digital transmission of voice and data over ordinary telephone copper wires. If your business is running this type of traditional telephony and your contract is up for renewal now (or indeed in the next 8 years!) then it’s time to embrace the benefits and opportunities of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology.

Imagine an office where clunky office phones that do little more than ring, display caller ID, and take messages are now obsolete. Imagine too that costly line rental, the notorious (and expensive) cabling and the installation engineers were a thing of the past.

This isn’t the stuff of daydreams these days.

It can be realised with a hosted business telephone system that, in a nutshell, uses the internet to provide and deliver your phone services. And what’s more, it’s guaranteed to streamline your business at the same time.


At Source Telecom, we work with a number of trusted technology suppliers and we’re proud to partner with Gamma who offer a complete business communications service called Horizon.


With an easy-to-use web interface, Horizon is a cloud-based telephone system that we are certain will save your business time and money, enhance your professionalism and increase your profitability.

Whether you’re a sole trader, a large corporate company or somewhere in-between, a hosted telephone system is affordable, convenient, and operating costs are more-or-less guaranteed to be cheaper than your current, traditional phone system.

Goodbye costly line rental (and take the installation engineers with you).

A move to new premises on the horizon? With a hosted system, you take your existing handsets and plug them in at your new location (and say sayonara to expensive reinstallations and having to pay to keep your number).

If there’s a power failure at your premises you’ll never miss a call because your hosted phone system is delivered remotely.

A hosted system is also ideal if your business has staff who work from home, in the field or at multiple office locations or sites.

Cheaper ongoing costs
Free calls within your network and between your different office locations plus cheaper outgoing calls compared to traditional telephone systems.


So what if BT is switching off its ISDN network? A hosted system, and a Horizon system if you switch to Source Telecom, offers freedom and flexibility for your business; don’t fear it, embrace it.

If you partner with us (you can switch for free) all we need is your postcode to tell you what’s best for you in terms of broadband, Wi-Fi, etc. It can be time-consuming and confusing trying to work out the best package when there’s so much choice out there, but at Source Telecom we create business-appropriate packages for our customers every day.

Like the sound of this fresh alternative to traditional business landlines? Make the switch and contact us today on 01324 469146.

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