Demonstrations for new high tech phones that can filter scam calls are being laid on across north London.

BT engineers will make presentations about the 'Digital Voice' phones are being made at nine venues, among 34 in London and the Home Counties during November and December, to explain the shift from analogue to digital landlines.

Benefits include advanced spam call blocking and super clear audio, making fuzzy connections a thing of the past.

“This is tried and tested, with two million subscribers already having made the switch,” BT’s Vicky Hicks said. “The benefits include advanced scam call filtering capabilities and crystal-clear call audio — and no home installation work is required.” 

Digital Voice has no impact on how people use their phones at home. They’ll still have the same service and bills stay the same.

But BT won’t proactively switch anyone with a healthcare pendant, those who only use landlines, anyone who doesn’t have a mobile signal or anyone with additional needs. Subscribers over 70 are not being proactively switched either, unless they already use a broadband hub and do not frequently use landlines.

The landline is here to stay, BT says, while for most households the switch just involves plugging the phone into a broadband router instead of a wall socket.

Presentations are being held at: Harrow arts centre, in Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, on November 14; Dugdale arts centre in London Road, Enfield on December 11;  Stanboroughs Conservative Club in Conduit Lane, Hoddesdon, on November 7 and 8; Harrow Garden Centre in Headstone Lane, om November 19 and 20; Birchen Grove Garden Centre in Neasden on November 21 and 22; The Spires in Barnet High Street, November 23 and 24; Camden Town centre in Judd Street, King's Cross, on November 25 and 26; Islington Town Hall in Upper Street on November 27 and 28; Enfield British Garden Centre in Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, on December 1 and 2; and at Church Street library in Marylebone on December 5 and 6.