Skip to the content

118 Areas Stopping Copper Phone Line Sales & Associated Broadband

Telephone Handset
RIP to the Landline

Openreach notification of product Stop Sells in 117 additional exchange areas

As part of Openreach's programme to upgrade exchanges with Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and in line with Stop Sell plans and policies discussed with industry over the last year, Openreach have now given 12 months notification of product Stop Sells that will apply in an additional 117 exchange locations (bringing the total to 118 including the Salisbury trial exchange).

This does mean that all users will have to move to and adopt the new Cloud or SIP telephony solutions for voice. The 'Landline' in these areas will be no more...

From 29 June 2021, orders of non FTTP products will be rejected for premises that have FTTP availability and where coverage of ultrafast (FTTP or SOGfast capable of delivering greater than 300Mbps speed) within an exchange is greater than 75% completed.


  • Stop sell will apply at a premises level where that premises has access to an available FTTP product.
  • Where a premises has access to FTTP, stop sell of non FTTP products will apply and no new supply will be available, including: moving providers, addition of broadband to voice lines, bandwidth/speed modifications or restart of stopped lines.
  • If a premises has FTTP available to order then only FTTP will be available for new supply. As FTTP becomes available at additional premises post stop sell, these premises will be added to the stop sell immediately.

The full list of impacted exchange names can be found below;

Exchange Name Exchange Location Last Order Date
Abbeyhill City of Edinburgh 29-Jun-21
Achnasheen Highland 29-Jun-21
Allestree Park Derby 29-Jun-21
Altnaharra Highland 29-Jun-21
Arley Cheshire West and Chester 29-Jun-21
Aultguish Highland 29-Jun-21
Be/Ballysillan Belfast 29-Jun-21
Be/City Belfast 29-Jun-21
Beacon Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Bearwood Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Belfast Balmoral Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Cregagh Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast East Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Fortwilliam Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Knock Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Malone Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast North Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Ormeau Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belfast Stormont Belfast 29-Jun-21
Belsay Northumberland 29-Jun-21
Birchfield Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Bishopsworth Bristol, City of 29-Jun-21
Bontddu Gwynedd 29-Jun-21
Bonvilston Vale of Glamorgan 29-Jun-21
Boreham Chelmsford 29-Jun-21
Boreland Dumfries and Galloway 29-Jun-21
Bridgemere Cheshire East 29-Jun-21
Burgh Heath Reigate and Banstead 29-Jun-21
Burleygate Herefordshire, County of 29-Jun-21
Caergwrle Flintshire 29-Jun-21
Canon Pyon Herefordshire, County of 29-Jun-21
Cantley Doncaster 29-Jun-21
Canworthy Water Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Carryduff  Northern Ireland 29-Jun-21
Catforth Preston 29-Jun-21
Childwall Liverpool 29-Jun-21
Chineham Basingstoke and Deane 29-Jun-21
Claughton Wirral 29-Jun-21
Coads Green Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Corstorphine City of Edinburgh 29-Jun-21
Cranfield Central Bedfordshire 29-Jun-21
Cressington Liverpool 29-Jun-21
Crookham Northumberland 29-Jun-21
Crosthwaite South Lakeland 29-Jun-21
Dagenham Greater London 29-Jun-21
Daviot Highland 29-Jun-21
Deddington Cherwell 29-Jun-21
Dundonald Belfast 29-Jun-21
Earlsdon Coventry 29-Jun-21
East Marden Chichester 29-Jun-21
Eccles Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Ewell Epsom and Ewell 29-Jun-21
Failsworth Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Flockton Kirklees 29-Jun-21
Gants Hill Greater London 29-Jun-21
Gateacre Liverpool 29-Jun-21
Gedling Gedling 29-Jun-21
Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne 29-Jun-21
Great Bernera Eilean Siar 29-Jun-21
Great Crosby Sefton 29-Jun-21
Harborne Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Harehills Leeds 29-Jun-21
Harewood End Herefordshire, County of 29-Jun-21
Hatch End Three Rivers 29-Jun-21
Headingley Leeds 29-Jun-21
Highbury Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Horsforth Leeds 29-Jun-21
Hulme Hall Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Kentford Forest Heath 29-Jun-21
Kenton Road Greater London 29-Jun-21
Keresley Coventry 29-Jun-21
Kilmarnock East Ayrshire 29-Jun-21
Lanreath Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Lempitlaw Scottish Borders 29-Jun-21
Llandegla Denbighshire 29-Jun-21
Mayals Swansea 29-Jun-21
Merton Park Greater London 29-Jun-21
Mickle Trafford Cheshire West and Chester 29-Jun-21
Morley Leeds 29-Jun-21
Otterham Station Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Padstow Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Parbold West Lancashire 29-Jun-21
Pinhoe Exeter 29-Jun-21
Prestwich Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Radcliffe Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Radford Coventry 29-Jun-21
Ringford Dumfries and Galloway 29-Jun-21
Rock Ferry Wirral 29-Jun-21
Rumford Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Salisbury Wiltshire 01-Dec-20
Sefton Park Liverpool 29-Jun-21
Sheldon Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Sherwood Nottingham 29-Jun-21
Solihull Solihull 29-Jun-21
South Bristol, City of 29-Jun-21
Southwick Dumfries and Galloway 29-Jun-21
Springfield Birmingham 29-Jun-21
St Buryan Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Stechford Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Stoneycroft Liverpool 29-Jun-21
Streetly Birmingham 29-Jun-21
Sully Vale of Glamorgan 29-Jun-21
Sutton Chichester 29-Jun-21
Swansea Swansea 29-Jun-21
Swinton Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Tarporley Cheshire West and Chester 29-Jun-21
Tile Hill Coventry 29-Jun-21
Toothill Swindon 29-Jun-21
Trentside Rushcliffe 29-Jun-21
Tresillian Cornwall 29-Jun-21
Tudweiliog Gwynedd 29-Jun-21
Walkden Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
Wallasey Wirral 29-Jun-21
Westbury-On-Trym Bristol, City of 29-Jun-21
Wettenhall Cheshire East 29-Jun-21
Whitchurch Cardiff 29-Jun-21
Whiteabbey Antrim and Newtownabbey 29-Jun-21
Whitefield Greater Manchester 29-Jun-21
comments powered by Disqus

Internet Central

Innovation Centre
Keele Science Park
Staffordshire ST5 5NB

Tel. 01782 667788

Quality Counts

IC are committed to quality and data security for all of our customers.

Let's Talk...

Reading is great but we prefer to talk, no pressure, no sales tactics just pure simple facts and best advice...