What is the PSTN and why is it important?

The PSTN system has been used since the 1800s. In recent years however the use of PSTN technology has been on the decline and is being gradually phased out. In 2017 Openreach announced it will be shutting down the PSTN system for good in December 2025. In 2022 many businesses are still unaware of this. […]

8 Benefits of using Managed IT Services

What are managed IT services? Managed IT services are any technical operations you outsource to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs provide various solutions, including Connectivity, Hosting, Phone Systems or Security. They are responsible for managing, maintaining those services and providing support. Benefits of using Managed IT Services: ExpertiseFor most Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

The PSTN Network is no longer viable: Here’s Why

The PSTN Network is reaching the end of its life, but why? In this article we will explain what PSTN means and why it is closing. We’ll also suggest few ways you can start preparing. PSTN meaning and origins The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) provides the necessary infrastructure and services for public communication. It […]

VoIP DDoS Attack on UK ISPs

Voipfone has been experiencing ongoing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks periodically since last month and is currently experiencing another one. What is a DDoS attack? A DDoS attack works by intentionally overloading a server or an end-user with a mass of data requests from multiple devices. These devices are often a part of large […]

Apple users urged to install new security update

Apple released important security patches in iOS 14.8 following reports of new spyware exploiting a serious vulnerability in the iMessanger service. The “zero-click” spyware allowed hackers to access devices through the iMessanger service without any input or knowledge from the user. Citizen Lab said the security flaw has been exploited to plant spyware on a […]

Google Clock alarm is being silenced

Have you been sleeping through your alarm recently? Rushing your breakfast and showering with 15 mins left till work starts? Maybe you’ve suddenly become a very deep sleeper…or you are using Google Clock! Users have been reporting their Google Clock app is not working correctly. The Google Play Store app has been hit by a […]

Telephony facts you may not know, but may find interesting

The death of analogue phones is approaching rapidly. As you may know the Openreach PSTN Switch Off is happening in December 2025. This means traditional telephony lines will no longer operate. Many services still depend on phone lines, this means you will have to upgrade those before the switch off happens. In celebration of the […]

Which is the best VoIP solution and what to look for?

Every UK phone line will be migrating to VoIP by 2025, so what should you look for in a new system? We suggest looking at what you specifically need from your VoIP solution. You will surely need the ability to make and receive calls. However, other things, like being able to record calls may not […]

Product showcase: Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset

Product showcase – Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset Product spec: Up to 7 hours talk time 11 days standby 10 meters range 18 grams weight What’s in the box: Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset AC charger Car charger USB cable Silicone eartips (s, m, l) Foam eartips (s,m) Optional charging case Our view: We’ve used this over […]

Panasonic KX-HDV230 Review

Overview: The Panasonic KX-HDV230 is the best bang for buck phone on the market, with a stylish look it can fit in to any office environment. This business class phone allows for up to six SIP accounts and has 12 programmable keys, with up to 24 functions (think speed dial). Advantages Register and use up […]