Openreach adds over 80 locations to stop sell programme

Wednesday, 25th August 2021
Openreach to add 80 locations to stop sell programme
BT and Openreach have announced the withdrawal of legacy copper services at over 80 locations across the UK, in the transition to a digital, full-fibre future.  

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

The date for switching off of ISDN services from the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is set to take place in 2025. In order to prepare, BT and Openreach have announced they do not plan to supply new ISDN lines after 2023.  

The term stop sell is used by Openreach to stop the sales of FTTP Priority Exchange and WLR (Wholesale Line Rental) services. This means you will no longer be able to start a new contract after 2023, and you will be encouraged to adopt a new, digital SIP or VoIP solution to replace your traditional landline.  

Openreach’s announcement of a further 86 locations across the country that’ll stop the sale of copper services comes into place from 2nd August 2022. It’s important that premises affected by the upgrades are prepared to move their analogue, ISDN and business lines over to a digital system.  

WHAT ARE MY UPGRADE OPTIONS?

Moving forward you will require a digital line in order to continue receiving landline calls. Whilst some small businesses and sole traders may be able to use mobile telephony solutions, businesses that need a complete business telephony system will need a VoIP phone service.  

At present, you have two options: a SIP telephony system or a hosted telephony system.

SIP telephony: 

SIP replaces your traditional phone lines with an internet connection. You can continue to use your existing PBX system (as long as it’s compatible) and add extra integrations and features due to its internet connection. 

This is the better solution if you have a large workforce who undertake a large volume of calls.  

Hosted PBX: 

Your service provider will host your PBX server for you. The hosted PBX system will also work well for those who work from home, or those who rely on flexible phone solutions, such as roaming sales teams.  

This is the best option if you currently do not have a complex system in place, or no landline phones at all. This is also better if you have a smaller workforce or take fewer calls.

Our cloud phone systems have all the features you need to make sure you can stay connected, wherever you are. From call recording to built-in softphone functionality, you and your team have total control in the way they work. Our Enreach Contact solution is indefinitely configurable, and can meet all your needs when it comes to how you connect with your suppliers, customers and colleagues.

Whichever you decide, we may be able to help. If you’d like to discuss your options and find out what is most suited to your business, get in touch today! Simply give us a call on 0333 360 3723.

WILL I BE AFFECTED BY THE UPCOMING CHANGES?

The full list of the latest 86 additional exchanges affected by the changes can be found below: 

SI NumberExchange NameExchange Location
298AberdareAberdare
299AlvaAlva
300AlvastonCE Fibre Cities – Derby
301ArdglassArdglass
302BallyronanBallyronan
303BarnoldswickBarnoldswick
304BeamishBeamish
305BellaghyBellaghy
306BexleyheathCE Fibre Cities – London
307Bidford-on-AvonBidford-on-Avon
308Borough GreenBorough Green
309Brighton PortsladeCE Fibre Cities – Brighton and Hove
310BrinscallBrinscall
311BrixhamBrixham
312CaisterCaister
313CardiffCE Fibre Cities – Cardiff
314CarmarthenCarmathen
315CastlefordLeeds
316CastlerockCastlerock
317CheddarCheddar
318CoalislandCoalisland
319CodicoteCodicote
320CogenhoeNorthampton
321ColeshillColeshill
322CumnockCumnock
323CushendallCushendall
324DenbighDenbigh
325DerehamDereham
326Downham MarketDownham Market
327DrighlingtonLeeds
328DromoreDromore
329DungivenDungiven
330Earls BartonNorthampton
331Edinburgh KirklistEdinburgh
332EglintonDerry-Londonderry
333ElmstedAshton
334FlintFlint
335ForkhillForkhill
336FrodshamFrodsham
337GilfordGilford
338GillinghamGillingham
339GlenborrodaleGlenborrodale
340GlenmazeranGlenmazeran
341Great EcclestonGreat Eccleston
342GreyabbeyGreyabbey
343HalfwayGlasgow
344Helens BayNewtownards & Bangor
345HelsbyWirral
346HolywellHolywell
347HootonWirral
348HullbridgeHullbridge
349James BridgeBirmingham
350KeltyKelty
351KeynshamBristol
352KilkeelKilkeel
353KillyleaghKillyleagh
354KincardineKincardine
355LennoxtownLennoxtown
356LimavadyLimavady
357LudlowLudlow
358LymmLymm
359LythamLytham
360MachrieEast Ayreshire
361MaghullWest Lancashire
362MelthamBradford
363MiddlewichMiddlewich
364MillisleMillisle
365Minister SheppeyMinister Sheppey
366MoiraMaghaberry
367MostynMostyn
368Newcastle (Staffordshire)Newcastle-u-Lyme
369PontardulaisPontardulais
370Poulton Le FlydePoulton Le Flyde
371SaintfieldSaintfield
372ScaristaIsle of Harris
373Shiphay CollatonTorquay
374South ElmsallSouth Elmsall
375South QueensferrySouth Queensferry
376StewartonStewarton
377Stratton on the FosseStratton on the Fosse
378Stratton St. MargarSwindon
379Sunbury on ThamesSunbury
380WarringstownDonaghcloney
381WhalleyWhalley
382WithenseaWithernsea
383Worthing CentralWorthing Central

If you fall under one of these locations, and have an old ISDN line, get in touch today! Now is the perfect time to reconsider your business needs – contact us to find out how we can help, your options to upgrade and discuss your requirements. Simply call 0333 360 3723, email enquiries.uk@enreach.com, or get in touch via our chat bot.    

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