These County Durham residents aren’t happy about BT axing landlines


RESIDENTS in County Durham have branded plans from telecoms company BT to axe all traditional landline devices as “insanity” after highlighting the importance of the potentially ‘lifesaving’ pieces of equipment.

The changeover, which is expected to come into effect in 2025 from the technology firm, will see landline devices, that we’ve become used to, being phased out in favour of online-enabled phones.

According to BT, the new phones will need to be connected to the internet to make any calls to other devices and will need to be powered by electricity mains.

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Despite the company making the bold claims at the start of last month, the plans to introduce the digital phone in just under three years has been widely criticised by campaigners for elderly charities, as well as vulnerable…

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