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Monday, 9 May 2022  |  Admin

How Does a SIM Card Work

HOW DOES A SIM CARD WORK?

We are all familiar with the small piece of plastic that we insert into our mobile phones, but what does it do?

The SIM, an acronym of Subscriber Identity Module first appeared in the early 1990s when mobile phones moved to the new GSM networks for mobile communications. The SIM is a small piece of plastic that has a computer chip embedded into it, and it acts as a unique identifier when a mobile device is connecting to the GSM network.

Friday, 22 April 2022  |  Admin

What is the Big Switch Off?

The Big Switch Off - back in 2015, BT announced that they will be turning off the Public Switch Telephone (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) by the end of 2025.

This will bring the use of analogue phone lines to an end and move all phone lines to a fully digital service that will rely on a Broadband connection. 

This means that all households and all businesses who are not already using digital telephony services will need to find an alternative.

Let's look at what the options are for both homeowners and business owners.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022  |  Admin

Is This The End Of The Landline Phone As We Know It?

Over the coming years, the way that internet connections are delivered across the UK is changing. Between now and 2025, Open Reach (the network division of British Telecom) will be upgrading its entire UK broadband network to move it from the traditional copper-based wiring to a more modern, faster network based on fibre optics - The Big Switch Off.