DOZENS of Perth suburbs will have their existing landline phone and internet services replaced from this month as the NBN rollout continues.
The process will begin on Friday, March 9.
NBN services are scheduled to progressively replace most existing landline phone and internet services to more than 30,000 homes and businesses throughout the city (see the full list of suburbs below).
The switch to NBN is not automatic – any residents yet to switch to NBN services are encouraged to contact their preferred phone and internet service provider to place an order to continue using their landline phone and internet services.
People are also urged to check the compatibility of any special equipment operating on their current landline connection, including EFTPOS terminals as well as medical and security alarms.
Those who use unmonitored medical alarms (autodialling devices) will receive assistance during their household’s migration.
“While many homes and businesses in Perth have already signed up to a service over the NBN access network, it’s important for those who have not yet connected to know that making the switch is not automatic,” NBN Co spokeswoman Rebecca Papillo said.
“To continue using your landline and internet services, you’ll need to contact your preferred phone and internet provider to place an order.
“If you have any special equipment that operates on your current landline, it’s important you talk with your phone and internet service provider to get the right support when moving across.
“You should also visit the NBN website to register devices such as medical alarms and lift phones, and find out more about business devices and services.
Click here to check your specific address.
Suburbs moving across:
March 9, 2018
Applecross, Ardross, Booragoon, Bentley, Bull Creek, Burswood, Carlisle, East Rockingham, East Victoria Park, Rockingham, Joondalup, Kewdale, Perth, South Perth, Welshpool, Victoria Park
(about 4300 residences affected)
May 11, 2018
Beckenham, Booragoon, Brentwood, Cannington, Carlisle, Clarkson, Cooloongup, Doubleview, Gwelup, Harrisdale, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Kewdale, Landsdale, Langford, Lathlain, Mindarie, Mount Pleasant, Ridgewood, Safety Bay, Shoalwater, St James, Waikiki, Welshpool, Wilson
(about 16,000 residences affected)
June 8, 2018
Bibra Lake, Clarkson, Jindalee, Mindarie, Quinns Rocks, South Lake, Yangebup
(about 10,500 residences affected)