Millions of Brits to lose landline phone access as deadline set for switch off in Today's News Posted October 20, 2023 6 hours ago, bamboozooka said: my isp has sent me a new router that has a socket to plug the phone in to use voip doing research it looks like openreach instals a router on the wall (it needs its own electric socket) connected to the fibre then your isp router plugs into that See my post further up, we had this at work recently. Yes, you'll get a new router, and you'll have a new 'master socket' installed which the router will connect to. (Unless you already have a full fibre connection so have a master socket already) The router has ports to connect one or two phones to, and it should include an adapter, so you can plug in any existing phone, doesn't have to be a VOIP type - we used our old cordless DECT phone base unit. You still get the familiar dial tones as before. And yes we got to keep our existing landline number too. 6 hours ago, bamboozooka said: i suppose those with no internet and just a landline like my parents will get the openreach router installed and plug the phone into that. I think in theory that should work. I know that Vodafone 'cocked up' our broadband installation so we had no internet for nearly 24 hours, however the phone line did still work all the time it was connected to the powered-on router.