What Do I Need, If I Decide To Drop My BT Landline?

If you want to keep a conventional handset, then you typically need three things:

  • A broadband connection.
  • VOIP base station and/or handset(s). If your phone is quite new, it may support VOIP already.
  • A contract with a VOIP service provider.


The VOIP service provider will issue you with a number (it can have a local dialling code for your area, just like your BT line) and will charge you for calls, and probably a monthly fee. Call packages are usually available.