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How the NBN affects your business: EFTPOS, HICAPS, ATMs, Alarms & More

How the NBN affects your business: EFTPOS, HICAPS, ATMs, Alarms & More

Incredible though it may seem, the very first NBN customer in Australia was way back in 2010. That’s practically a lifetime as far as technology goes, but nine years later there is still a lot of confusion as to how the NBN will impact small business.

Every day we get calls from anxious business owners wondering what will happen to their phone lines once the NBN arrives.

The short of it is not to miss your NBN cut off date.

Because the impact the NBN will have on your business is far greater than just changing your internet.

If you do miss your deadline, you will not only lose your telephone numbers (yes, forever!), vital business tools will also stop functioning until your NBN transition is complete.

Below is a list of internet-dependent services you will need to consider when the NBN arrives in your local area.

  • Onsite ATMs
  • PBX systems or multiple phone lines
  • EFTPOS machines/terminals
  • Fax machines and TTY
  • Lift phones
  • Monitored security alarm systems and cameras
  • HICAPS or health claim terminals
  • Back-to-base fire alarms
  • Medical alarms

Affected services will be permanently switched off around 18 months after an area is declared ready for service.

Very often, it seems, many business owners are not even aware of the NBN impact on these services.

But don’t stress. In many cases, there is more than one way to convert that service to be NBN compatible and to ensure a smooth transition. Our Expert solutions team will always be able to assist.

We will come to your business, asses your services and how you use them, and offer an obligation free solution. Our team will guide you through the entire process and make sure you have a smooth, seamless transition to the NBN.  

 Submit the form below and we’ll get in touch or give us a call on 03 9474 0044.

About the Author: Mauro De Girolamo