Our Community Project
Delivering gigabit broadband to everybody in our community
Phone calls and fibre
VoIP - the phones you can use with gigabit broadband
Building our own full-fibre gigabit broadband network will greatly improve the speed
and reliability of our internet connection and it will allow us to use new technology such as VoIP
phones that use the internet instead of the old phone network.
The speed and reliability of our full-fibre network will allow us to use a new type of
phone that sends its signal over the internet rather than the old phone network. This new phone
technology is called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). A VoIP phone can call any other phone:
another VoIP phone, a mobile or a traditional landline. Having a VoIP phone does not restrict
who you can call, and full fibre broadband will mean that the sound quality is at least as good
as your current phone.
The only difference you will notice is that the VoIP phone plugs into your
router rather than into a phone socket. You can even keep the home phone you use now. You will
just need an adaptor (called an Analogue Telephone Adaptor or ATA) that links your phone to your
broadband router. Many VoIP providers will let you keep your current home phone number.
Once you have switched to a VoIP phone you will no longer need your old phone line so you
will be able to stop paying the line rental.
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