Digital Lifeline Service
Digital Lifeline Service
What Does It Do?
How Does It Help?
- Customers located in DY, WR, HR and GL postcode areas can take advantage of our full installation service from our team of friendly and highly trained Installers at a charge of £45 (plus VAT if applicable)
- Self-installation is available at a charge of £20 (plus VAT if applicable) to cover setup, configuration and delivery. Easy to follow instructions are provided.
- How the analogue to digital telephone transition affects telecare
Key Purchase Information
The Digital Lifeline Service is supplied on a rental basis. The equipment is owned and fully maintained by us including battery replacement.
Ongoing Rental Payments
After the initial subscription period, ongoing monthly payments will be taken by direct debit.
Minimum Contract Period
There is no minimum contract period.
What Happens After The Order Is Placed?
One of our team will contact you within 2 working days of your order being placed to confirm the details, obtain additional information to allow us to set up the service and arrange for delivery/installation (where offered). If you haven't heard from us within 2 working days you can call us on 0345 130 1469 during normal office hours.
The Big Switch
A while back, national telecom provider BT announced that in 2025 they would be switching off analogue phone lines, and phone services would become completely digital.
Telecare providers have used the current analogue system to monitor alarm calls for many years.
We are no longer supplying new analogue Lifeline connections. We are switching over to the digital lifelines.
With the national digital switchover drawing ever closer, we're helping our existing customers navigate the change and ensure they continue to provide uninterrupted service. For questions about the digital switchover head to BT's webpage The UK’s PSTN network will switch off in 2025 | BT Business
What are the benefits of a digital lifeline alarm?Lifeline alerts from a digital alarm are received much quicker than an analogue lifeline alarm
A digital alarm has a roaming SIM built into it. Meaning it will always connect to the most robust mobile signal to ensure that you remain connected
No matter how many alerts are sent, all charges are covered within the weekly digital alarm charge. (Unlike with an analogue lifeline alarm where the landline bill payer incurs the call charges)
A digital alarm does not need to be plugged into a phone wall socket, just a standard power socket, meaning it can be plugged in closer to you, allowing you to communicate to our Contact Centre more quickly through your lifeline alarm
If you report a problem we can see if there are any problems with your alarm unit from our offices, so we can send one of our Technology installers out to rectify any problems, if necessary