Let me be clear I was not trying to "persuade" you to do anything. I was highlighting why things are being trialled and why they will take time to be rolled out.
Openreach announced in June 2019 that by September 2023 they plan to stop offering PSTN products, and by December 2025 all PSTN products will be removed (and therefore switched over).
We are talking 3-5 years from now before anything is likely to happen. By which time all the issues/problems/faults can be ironed out and resolved. Maybe a battery backup system will be offered to this who have chronic illness, or some other systems. All we are doing is discussing future products.
Your comments are fine. It’s someone else’s that’s not. You see, I have a life threatening illness plus a lot of others. My father committed suicide last year, so I am bound to have concerns. Thanks for your kind comments.
I'm really sorry to hear what happened. I am sure if/when services are changed there will be plenty of testing to ensure everyone will be able to use the new products/services whatever their circumstances.
Just to recap on the issue I posted here https://community.bt.com/t5/Landline/New-Digital-Voice-home-phone-service-on-BT/m-p/2001797#M68781
about the loss of a DC path back to a 50V supply. You can already see how many people who do not use a phone, have issues with disconnections and poor speed.
With respect to the power cuts: have you thought about getting an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)? They won't power your whole house but they can be used to provide power to essential services, your router for example which could be an addition means of communication
Whilst that's possible, it seems somewhat of a coincidence that the manuals for the two models of BT Digital Home Phone handset refer to the handsets radiating in the frequency range 1881.792–1897.344 MHz, the same frequency range used by DECT handsets:
I suspect that the BT handsets work similarly to this Gigaset DECT handset:
They are DECT handsets, not WiFi. The base station is in the Smart Hub 2.
If you go to bt.com/digitalvoice it explains the new service.
Near the bottom the answer to a question says it is the same price as 'old' landline.
If you go to bt.com/landline/deals you can see the new prices for landline calls when you recontract.