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Openreach consults on shift of 16 MEEELLION phone lines to VoIP by 2025

Alan Mackenzie

I've been changed to VoIP, and the change most definitely isn't transparent.

Previously you just plugged a 'phone into the wall socket, and it worked.

Now, you have to buy a router, you have to _configure_ it, for goodness sake, and you have to plug the telephone into that. You also have to pay for electricity to run the router, 24 hours/day, 365.25 days/year. I doubt the telecoms firms give a fig about the excess CO2 they will cause to be generated.

To say nothing of your 'phone not working when the electricity in your house fails. Great for emergency calls.

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