Naked broadband is just like your regular broadband service, only it is purchased without the need to signup for phone service which has traditionally been bundled with internet service. It is ‘naked’ in the sense that it comes without a phone service. More and more people are opting out of traditional landline phone service these days and don’t want to pay the extra fees required in maintaining one, and for these people naked broadband is a great option.
Traditionally the telcos have offered a discount for consumers who purchase telephone and data services together. However, now that so many consumers rely on their mobile phones for telephone and data services and subscription services like Lightbox, Quickflix or Netflix for their television, all they want is an affordable data plan without the other bells and whistles.Technically naked broadband works in the same way as other broadband services. All the user must do is plug the modem into the phone socket on the wall. This type of Internet service is fast, with speeds depending on a variety of factors, including the provider, the length and quality of the copper cable and traffic over the network.
Depending on your broadband provider, you may be able to purchase a VoIP account so you can make regular ‘landline’ phone calls through the broadband connection. However, many people find that all they need for voice calls is their mobile phone. Although naked broadband works through the phone line, be aware that it does not have a dial tone. That means phones, fax machines, some security cameras and alarm systems and other services that rely on a landline phone line may not be able to work..
Benefits of Naked Broadband
Naked broadband provides a significant financial benefit to customers because they no longer need to pay for telephone service. The equipment and physical setup are identical between regular DSL and naked broadband.