POTS REPLACEMENT Powered by Cradlepoint
The FCC is no longer mandating by law that POTS lines in the US be maintained by service providers, effective August 2, 2022. With prices rising and decreased support, the time has come to cut the cord. Get ahead of the shutdown by switching to POTS over LTE/5G solutions that deliver immediate cost savings and productivity enhancements. This includes migrating POTS lines supporting fire and security systems, elevators, fax machines, ATMs, point of sale, security gate door access, and more.
Future proof your organization
with LTE/5G Connectivity
Reasons to Make the Switch
A POTS line (Plain Old Telephone Service) is the traditional phone line that relies on physical copper wire for service. Millions of organizations have depended upon copper POTS lines as their primary point of connectivity with the outside world. Whether for telephone calls or internet access, these lines have been the communications backbone of most industries for generations. As the technology continues to age, the FCC is allowing the termination of all POTS lines.
Starting in 2022, telephone companies, like AT&T, Windstream, Verizon, Lumens & smaller resellers will no longer be obligated to service traditional analog landlines.
Many providers are increasing the cost of landline service to incentivize customers to convert to newer and less expensive technology. As time goes on, fewer options will be available for POTS users.
Maintenance & Weather
Upkeep is an issue as many phone companies are not in a rush to fix affected landlines, primarily due to costs. In addition, inclement weather can destroy and disrupt connections in a matter of seconds.
Key applications affected by the phasing out of analog and copper line service includes:
Elevator Phone Lines
Security Gate Door Access
Point of Sale
Gate Entry Access
Emergency Safety Systems
Modem / Out of Band Management
benefits of an lte connection
First and foremost, an LTE connection is going to save money. All communication data is sent over an IP network instead of telephone lines, which means organizations can simply use the existing business internet to power connected systems at little to no extra cost.
With one of Cradlepoint’s LTE-enabled bridge adapters or branch routers connected to a primary router via the Ethernet and console ports, enterprises can utilize cloud-based OOBM, eliminating the need for POTS lines. When a primary router fails, IT professionals can troubleshoot the problem remotely through cloud access to the command-line interface (CLI). It’s a secure solution that doesn’t require in-bound secure shell (SSH) or publicly routable static IP addresses that are susceptible to cyberattacks.
Escape Physical Limitations
An LTE connection is not limited to a single physical space. This provides businesses connection through their cell phone, eliminating the physical limitations of a landline.
The LTE connection can integrate with many other IoT and also has the capacity to transcribe voicemails and have them sent to employee’s inboxes, increasing productivity.
It is important to have failover internet in place to provide business continuity. Additionally, call forwarding can be implemented as a solution.
Request a Free 15-Minute Consultation
to Discuss POTS Replacement Solutions
ByteSpeed offers free, no-pressure consultations that include professional advice, resources, and suggestions from an experienced network engineer.
ByteSpeed strategically aligns with a variety of networking solutions providers who share our core values and enable us to provide the best custom solutions for organizations across the nation. Our trained and certified engineers act as an extension of your technical team. They can help with everything from budgetary pricing to crafting a custom IT solution that meets your unique requirements.
During a brief phone consult, a network engineer will share best practices for transitioning legacy POTS lines to LTE, and can suggest customized Cradlepoint solutions to fit your needs, and follow-up with custom quotes.