These Terms and Conditions (the "Terms and Conditions" entered into between Ready Freddy VoIP, referred to as (RF VoIP) in this document and Customer.
RF VoIP reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Any modifications to these Terms and Conditions will be effective on the first day of the month following the posting of modified Terms and Conditions at https://rfvoip.com/terms-conditions/ Customers should therefore check the site regularly for updated versions.
"DID" means a telephone number assigned by RF VoIP to Customer (or ported to RF VoIP by Customer) has functionality that allows inbound voice communication.
"911 Enabled DID" means a telephone number assigned by RF VoIP to Customer (or ported to RF VoIP by Customer) has functionality that allows inbound voice communication and also has an Address registered to the 911 Enabled Two-Way Number. Each account comes standard with a Default 911 Enabled DID that you register your location address with for 911. You can purchase additional e911 Address locations as outline below.
"911 Services" means functionality that allows end users to contact emergency services by dialing the digits 9-1-1.
"ANI" mean Automatic Number Identification.
"Basic 911 Service" means the ability to route an emergency call to the designated entity authorized to receive such calls serving Customer's Registered Address. With Basic 911 Service, the emergency operator answering the phone will not have access to the caller's telephone number or address information unless the caller provides such information verbally during the emergency call.
"Call Rating" means the methodology used to define the type and jurisdiction of specific call. Call Rating criteria includes the originating Automatic Number Identification (ANI) (sometimes referred to as the from or source fields) and terminating ANI provided in the call signaling (sometimes referred to as the destination or To fields; may also include remote party ID field). Call Rating defines the type of calls and correlating costs per call.
"Class 5 Features" means additional phones features beyond standard routing and audio. For example, both call hunting and voicemails are Class 5 Features.
"Default" means (and will occur): (i) if Customer fails to make any payment for the Service not disputed in good faith pursuant to terms below.
"Directory Listings" means the listings of a Subscriber's telephone number in the ILEC directory for a market.
"Enhanced 911 Services" or "E911" means the ability to route an emergency call to the designated entity authorized to receive such calls, which in many cases is a Public Safety Answering Point ("PSAP"), serving Customer's Registered Address and to deliver the Subscriber's telephone number and Registered Address information automatically to the emergency operator answering the call.
"Improper Calls" means call types that (i) would result in RF VoIP incurring originating access charges, local exchange carrier "DIP" fees or other call types that may be subject to a reverse billing process, (ii) 911 / E911 or other emergency service calls; (iii) any unauthorized or fraudulent communications on pay-per-call numbers, information service calls, directory assistance calls or the like; and/or (iv) mass calling events, excessive non-completed and invalid calls and failed calls due to inadequate Customer capacity.
"International" means anywhere outside of the continental United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
"IP" means Internet Protocol.
"IP Originated" means traffic utilizing TCP/IP as a transmission protocol from the originating equipment (i.e. SIP phones, SIP PBX, TDM to SIP Gateway, IP-adapter, etc.) to a TCP/IP gateway, for termination to an IP destination or the PSTN.
"LCA" or "Local Calling Area" means a geographical local calling area (determined by the applicable ILEC) containing one or more Rate Centers.
"LNP" means local number portability.
"NADP" means the North American Dialing (or Numbering) Plan.
"Number" or "Numbers" means 911 Enabled Two-Way Number(s) and/or Toll Free Number(s).
"Operator and Directory Assistance" means live or automated operator assistance for the placement of Subscriber calls, listing services and/or related information. Usually dialed with a 411 or NPA-555-1212.
"Phone System" means communication system that transmits information between distant points. For the purpose of clarity, a phone system such as a Key-system (i.e. IP-Key-system, Analog Key-system, Digital Key-system or Hybrid Key-system), Private Branch Exchange (PBX) (aka IP-PBX) system, or any other voice application or appliance.
"PSTN" means the public switched telephone network.
"Rate Center" means a geographic area (determined by the applicable ILEC) within a LCA or market that is associated with one or more specific NPA/NXX codes.
"Registered Address" means the address provided by Customer and entered into appropriate RF VoIP provided portals, which address represents the physical location from which the Service (and 911 Enabled Two-Way Numbers associated with the Service) will be used.
"Responsible Organization" mean the party hereto that is responsible for managing and administering the account records in the Toll Free Service Management System Database.
"Service" means RF VoIP service provided pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and as further described in Section 2 below.
"Service Term" will be as defined in Section 11 below.
"Standard Business Use" means use of the Service as contemplated by these Terms and Conditions in a manner consistent with business use, which will include, without limitations: (i) use with a Phone System; (ii) a maximum of 15 Numbers per SIP trunk; and (iii) a Registered Address. Standard Business Use does not included an IP address outside of the United States.
"Standard Support" allows the customer to open a support ticket or contact our support department by telephone to receive help in troubleshooting why something may not be working. If we determine that everything from our end is functioning normal you will need to work with your network engineer. To contact support just send an email to email@example.com.
"Subscriber" means an individual, end-user or telephone device to which a Number is assigned by RF VoIP (or to which a Number is ported by Customer)
"TCP/IP" means Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
"Toll Free Number" means a telephone number that supports NADP and is assigned to Customer by RF VoIP (or ported to RF VoIP by Customer) for use with the Service.
"U.S. Domestic" means the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
"VoIP" means Voice over IP.
1) Service Provided:
Provided that Customer is not in Default, RF VoIP will provide Customer with the Service described in these Terms and Conditions for the Service Term. Customer is solely responsible to obtain, use, configure and operate any customer premise equipment that Customer may use in connection with the Service. The Service is provided with Standard Support, unless otherwise indicated in writing and signed by RF VoIP CEO as an Addendum to these Terms and Conditions.
2) Service Description:
The Service is a bundled virtual trunking service providing (i) real-time, two-way inbound, outbound local, and outbound long distance voice communication series via Two-Way Number(s), and/or (ii) real-time, two-way inbound voice communication services via Toll Free Number(s). The Service will route between a Customer's PBX/Phone System and either the PSTN or another IP address with RF VoIP delivering traffic to Customer's PBX/Phone System via an IP connection using SIP. Each account is allowed to only have one PBX/Phone system connected to the account. Each trunk enables a single concurrent call but can be oversubscribed with multiple Numbers accessible via a single trunk. If purchased by Customer trunks also may include Basic 911 Services, 411, Operator and Directory Assistance, inbound caller id, caller location and/or white page listing. For clarity, (i) Customer must provide RF VoIP a Registered Address to utilize the Service, and (ii) Customer only may utilize Two-Way Numbers and/or Toll Free Numbers provided by RF VoIP (or ported to RF VoIP) in connection with the Service.
a. Call Rating:
Calls will be rated as local if the call terminates within the LCA associated with the call's originating ANI, which must be a 911 Enabled Two-Way Number. All calls terminating outside a Subscriber's LCA will be rated as either intrastate, interstate or international long distance. RF VoIP will distinguish interstate versus intrastate versus international long distance. RF VoIP utilized the value in the "FROM" field in the SIP header as the originating ANI for establishing the jurisdiction of the call (i.e., interstate versus intrastate versus international). However, if a value is present in any of the SIP header fields used for caller id (e.g. Remote party ID, P-Assert-Identity), RF VoIP may use this in lieu of the "FROM" field as the originating ANI to determine the jurisdiction of a call. If RF VoIP cannot accurately rate a call due to an invalid or omitted originating ANI, and its rating jurisdiction is not international, RF VoIP will default to rating the call as intrastate. RF VoIP will determine the originating or terminating carrier by evaluating the terminating ANI down to the NPA-NXX-X level. Customer must maintain the originating ANI for all outbound calls and abstain from any ANI manipulation in the call signaling.
b. Local Call Rating Exclusion:
Rating outbound calls as local only applies to calls that utilize Two-Way Numbers as the originating ANI. Termination of calls from telephone numbers not provided by RF VoIP (or ported to RF VoIP) will be rated as either interstate or intrastate long distance. RF VoIP will distinguish interstate versus intrastate long distance based on the originating ANI and terminating ANI provided in the call signaling. If RF VoIP cannot accurately rate a call due to an invalid or omitted originating ANI, and its rating jurisdiction is not international, RF VoIP will default to rating the call as intrastate.
c. Toll Free:
If Customer utilized Toll Free Numbers in connections with the Service, such toll free service is an IP termination service for calls terminating to such Toll Free Numbers. Customer is the Responsible Organization for such Toll Free Numbers and all charges associated with the service.
3) Service Limitations.
In addition to any other restrictions or limitations included in these Terms and Conditions:
a. No Use with LCR:
Customer may not use the Service with (or in connection with) a least cost router (or "LCR"), which RF VoIP will determine, in its reasonable discretion, based upon analysis of Customer's traffic patterns in the ordinary course of business.
b. No Use with Auto-Dialer (or "Robo-Dialer"):
In addition to any applicable limitations pursuant to the AUP (as defined below), Customer may not use the SIP Trunking Service with (or in connection with) an auto-dialer (or "Robo-dialer"), which Provider will determine, in its reasonable discretion, based upon analysis of Customer's traffic patterns in the ordinary course of business.
c. Registered Address:
The Service requires a Registered Address. Customer may not move the physical location from which the Service is used away from the Registered Address without updating the Registered Address by Customer as contemplated in the definitions of "Registered Address". If Customer fails to notify RF VoIP of any move of the physical location from which the Service is used without updating the Registered Address as contemplated in the definition of "Registered Address", RF VoIP may, in its sole discretion, immediately suspend the Service until Customer notifies RF VoIP of such move (or otherwise updates the Registered Address as contemplated in the definition of "Registered Address"). Customer acknowledges and agrees that (i) any such failure by Customer may cause incorrect routing of 911 Services for which Customer will be solely liable, and (ii) the continuation of certain 911 Enabled Two-Way Numbers may be restricted or precluded based upon the physical location to which Customer wishes to move the Registered Address.
d. No Class 5 Features:
The Service does not included any Class 5 Features. For clarity, the Service will not provide any of the calling call types: 976, 900, or 1010xxx.
e. Toll Fee:
If Customer utilizes Toll Free Numbers in connection with the Service, such toll free service is an inbound-only service and does not provided any outbound calling, including, without limitation, 911 Services, with respect to such Toll Free Numbers. Customer is strictly prohibited from using (or reconfiguring to support such use) any toll free service or any Toll Free Numbers in connection with the Service in connection with any outbound calls or any Improper Calls. RF VoIP may take immediate action to prevent Improper Calls from taking place, including without limitation, denying any Service to specific ANIs and/or terminating these Terms and Conditions and/or the Service.
f. Network Jeopardy:
In addition to any other rights that RF VoIP has or may have pursuant to theses Terms and Conditions, if RF VoIP determines, in its discretion, that Customer's use of the Service (or the specific method or technology utilized by Customer) materially and adversely interferes with or otherwise places in jeopardy RF VoIP's network, other customers, partners and/or overall business(es) of RF VoIP or any of RF VoIP's other customers or partners, RF VoIP may suspend or terminate these Terms and Conditions, and/or the Service immediately upon as much prior notification to Customer as is practicable under the circumstances, if any.
g. If using "High Capacity" Voice Service, the following restrictions and limitations also apply:
i. Standard Business Use:
The Service is provided for Standard Business User for a single company only. RF VoIP reserves the right to ensure that Customer's use of the Service is consistent with Standard Business Use and otherwise complies with these Terms and Conditions. If RF VoIP determines that Customer is not using the Service for Standard Business Use for a single company, RF VoIP may, in addition to all other rights and remedies pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, notify Customer and allow Customer the opportunity to cure any such use withing two (2) calendar days. Customer may cure by stopping any such use, buying more trunks in order to comply with Standard Business Use, or Customer's use of the Service in any other way that is consistent with Standard Business Use.
ii. Inbound & Outbound Minute Thresholds:
Each High Volume SIP trunk has a softcap or 3,000 combined inbound and outbound minutes (excluding metered international an toll free calling) in any calendar month (or billing cycle, if applicable). If you purchases 10 High Volume trunks your softcap would be 30,000 minutes during any billing cycle that you maintain those 10 trunks in your account.
1) Calls to Canadian numbers or inbound calls on Canadian DID's account for 2 minutes per actual minute called as it applies against the 3,000 minute softcap due to the high cost of calling to and from Canada.
2) Calls to other North American International numbers such as but not limited to US Virgin Islands that are included as part of the High Volume trunking service and not otherwise billed separately may be accounted as more then 1 minute per actual minute called as it applies against the 3,000 combined inbound and outbound minute limit described above, at RF VoIP's reasonable discretion. We will notify customers who exceed this softcap during any billing cycle and work with them to determine how many additional trunks would need to be purchased if they are exceeding this softcap.
iii. Not for Wholesale:
The RF VoIP High Volume trunking service is not to be used with any type of Softswich or Call Router with the intention of feeding phone service from a service provider to their customers using their own Softswitch or Call Router in a wholesale/resale environment. This service is to be registered to a single PBX/Phone System direct that belongs to a customer for their own internal use only. You are not to use any RF VoIP service for purchasing and porting the numbers out to another service provider. RF VoIP may determine, in its reasonable discretion, if Service is being purchased or used in violation of this provision, based upon analysis of Customer's traffic, purchase and cancellation patterns in the ordinary course of business. In addition to all other remedies that RF VoIP has listed as part of the terms listed in this agreement, RF VoIP has the right to assess a Port Out fee of up to $100.00 per phone number that is being ported out of an account that RF VoIP has reasonably determined is being used for the resale of phone numbers.
h. If using "Metered" Voice Service, the following restrictions and limitations also apply:
i. Top up Accounts:
All metered services require the customer to pre-pay a minimum of $25.00 but the customer can request that dollar amount be higher. As Metered Services are used such as Toll Free, International or any other items defined in Section 14 (Metered or Additional Charges). Once the customers balance is less then $5.00 the system will auto charge your Credit Card to Top Up amount by default of no less then $25.00 or any higher amount that you request. The Top Up service will only charge your account once every 24 hours so if you will be using more then $25.00 per day in metered services you will need to have us increase that Top Up amount. Once your Balance falls to $0.00 no Metered Services will be allowed and will be blocked. Any new automated charges below the Top Up amount, not including purchases from the store or your normal monthly service charges, will use the Top Up balance.
4) 911 Services:
The Service includes either E911 Service (or Basic 911 Service under certain circumstances) if, and only if; the call's originating ANI is a 911 Enabled Two-Way Number.
a. 911 Service:
When a caller from Customer's Registered Address dials the digits 9-1-1 from a 911 Enabled Two-Way Number, the 911 Enabled DID Number and the Registered Address are automatically sent to the local emergency center servicing the physical location of the Registered Address. Emergency operators will have access to this information regardless of whether the caller is able to verbally provide such information to the emergency call-taker. Accordingly, with E911 Service, the emergency operators will have the caller's callback telephone number and Registered Address. In limited circumstances, callers utilizing a 911 Enabled Two-Way Number equipped with E911 may have their calls routed to the national call center. Please see the description below for an explanation of when this would occur and how this service operates. If a customer sends any number other than a 911 Enabled DID when calling 911, RF VoIP reserves the right to substitute a Customer's Primary E911 enabled Two-Way Number that is registered at the Customer's Registered Address. In this case, the emergency operator will have this callback number and the call will be routed to the local emergency center serving this location. The Customer is responsible for testing and assuring that their proper address and call-back number is being delivered to the E911 center and can do this by dialing 933 and listening to the number transmitted and the registered address played back to the customer.
b. Basic 911 Service:
When a caller from Customer’s Registered Address dials the digits 9-1-1 from a 911 Enabled Two-Way Number, the call is sent to the local emergency center serving the physical location of the Registered Address. However, emergency operators answering the call will not have automatic access to the caller’s telephone number or the Registered Address because the emergency center will not be equipped to receive, capture or retain Customer’s telephone number and/or Registered Address. Accordingly,callers must be prepared to verbally provide both callback and address information. If the call is dropped or disconnected, or if the caller is unable to speak, the emergency operator answering the call will not be able to call the caller back or dispatch help to the caller’s address.
c. National Call Center Service:
Depending upon their geographic location, certain Customers do not have access to either E911 Service or Basic 911 Service. If Customer does not have access to either E911 Service or Basic 911 Service, emergency calls placed using the digits 9-1-1 will be sent to a national emergency call center. A trained agent at the emergency call center will ask for caller’s name, telephone number, and location and then transfer the caller to the appropriate local emergency center or otherwise determine the best way to provide emergency services to the caller. Like Basic 911 Service, the trained operators answering calls in the national call center will not have automatic access to the caller’s telephone number or Registered Address because the national call center will not be equipped to receive, capture or retain Customer’s telephone number and/or Registered Address. Accordingly, callers must be prepared to verbally provide both callback and address information. 911 calls also may be sent to RF VoIP's national emergency call center if there is a problem validating the Registered Address provided by Customer, if Customer is located in an area that is not covered by the land line 911 network, or if Customer has E911 Service or Basic 911 Service based on their geographic location, but the call fails to complete and is routed to the national emergency call center for failover purposes.
d. E911 Service is not available from all local emergency centers; the determination of whether E911 Service, Basic 911 Service or national call center service will apply generally is not controlled by RF VoIP. As additional local emergency centers become capable of E911 Service, RF VoIP will automatically upgrade Customer from Basic 911 Service to E911 Service. RF VoIP will not notify Customer of any such upgrade. In limited circumstances, callers equipped with Basic 911 Service based on their geographic location may have their calls routed to the national call center as described above.
e. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
i. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE SERVICE IS INTERNET BASED AND THAT 911 SERVICES ARE DIFFERENT THAN THAT OF TRADITIONAL WIRELINE SERVICE. FOR BASIC 911 SERVICE OR E911 SERVICE TO BE ACCURATELY ROUTED TO THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY RESPONDER, CUSTOMER MUST PROVIDE THE 911 ENABLED TWO-WAY NUMBER USED WITH THE SERVICE FOR THE REGISTERED ADDRESS, IN THE ‘USERPART’ OF THE ‘FROM URI’ CONTAINED IN THE SIP ‘FROM’ HEADER.
ii. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SERVICE MAY NOT SUPPORT BASIC 911 SERVICE OR E911 SERVICE DIALING IN THE SAME MANNER AS TRADITIONAL WIRELINE PHONE SERVICE. CUSTOMER AGREES TO INFORM ALL USERS OF THE POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM BASIC 911 SERVICE OR E911 SERVICE. SPECIFICALLY, CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO INFORM ALL EMPLOYEES, GUESTS, AND OTHER THIRD PERSONS WHO MAY USE THE SERVICE THAT BASIC 911 SERVICE AND E911 SERVICE WILL NOT FUNCTION IN THE CASE OF A SERVICE FAILURE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS: (A) POWER FAILURES, (B) SUSPENDED OR TERMINATED BROADBAND SERVICE, (C) SUSPENSION OF SERVICE DUE TO BILLING ISSUES, AND/OR (D) ANY OTHER SERVICE OUTAGES NOT DESCRIBED HEREIN. CUSTOMER FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT FAILURE TO PROVIDE A VALIDATED REGISTERED ADDRESS IN THE REQUISITE FORMAT MAY CAUSE ALL BASIC 911 SERVICE OR E911 SERVICE CALLS TO BE ROUTED TO THE INCORRECT LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDER. FURTHERMORE, CUSTOMER RECOGNIZES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE FROM A LOCATION OTHER THAN THE LOCATION TO WHICH THE SERVICE WAS ORDERED, I.E., THE “REGISTERED ADDRESS,” MAY RESULT IN BASIC 911 SERVICE OR E911 SERVICE CALLS BEING ROUTED TO THE INCORRECT LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDER.
iii. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NEITHER RF VOIP, ITS UNDERLYING CARRIER, OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE ROUTING, HANDLING, DELIVERY, OR ANSWERING OF EMERGENCY SERVICES OR IN RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY CALLS, NOR THEIR OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES, MAY BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE, LOSS, FINE, PENALTY OR COST (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS FEES) AND CUSTOMER HEREBY WAIVES ANY AND ALL SUCH CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF ALL TYPES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES TO CUSTOMER. CUSTOMER FURTHER AGREES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT IS INDEMNIFYING AND HOLDING HARMLESS RF VOIP FROM ANY CLAIM OR ACTION FOR ANY CALLER PLACING SUCH A CALL WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE CALLER IS AN EMPLOYEE OF CUSTOMER. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY BADNWIDTH.COM FROM ANY CLAIM OR ACTION ARISING OUT OF MISROUTES OF ANY 911 CALLS, OR WHETHER LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTERS OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY CALLING CENTERS ANSWER A 911 CALL OR HOW THE 911 CALLS ARE HANDLED BY ANY EMERGENCY OPERATOR INCLUDING OPERATORS OF THE NATIONAL CALL CENTER. THE LIMITATIONS APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANT, PRODUCT LIABILITY, TORT AND ANY OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY.
5) Service Availability.
RF VoIP may from time to time interrupt or otherwise impact Service for maintenance. RF VoIP will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide to Customer reasonable advance notification (via phone, email or other means) of such maintenance. RF VoIP will use commercially reasonable efforts to perform such maintenance in a manner that will not unreasonably interrupt the Service. RF VoIP may interrupt its provision of the Service for unscheduled emergency maintenance without notice to Customer.
7) Porting Numbers.
RF VoIP will require a completed and signed Letter of Authorization (“LOA”) for any existing telephone numbers Customer wishes to port from another carrier to RF VoIP. RF VoIP may require a recent copy of the current phone bill which contains Customer’s Billing Telephone Number (“BTN”) as well as a record of any numbers that need to be ported. RF VoIP must receive necessary LOA(s) and/or bill copy(ies) before RF VoIP will initiate a port request and obtain a Confirmed Port Date. The “Confirmed Port Date” is the date upon which the current voice provider has agreed to port a number(s) to RF VoIP. The Confirmed Port Date interval may in some cases take as long as one (1) to two (2) business weeks after Customer initiates the port request; since the port interval is a product of the accuracy of the information provided to RF VoIP by Customer, as well as the processing speed of Customer’s current voice provider, RF VoIP makes no guarantees regarding the promptness of a port, however all ports will be provided consistent with applicable law.
8) Service Activation Date.
All services are activated within a few minutes usually of signing up for service with the exception of Number ports, which usually take 2-4 weeks.
9) Service Commencement Date.
The “Service Commencement Date” will be the date when the voice components are delivered and confirmed by RF VoIP via email. The “Service Commencement Date” ill be the first date of billing for the Service.
10) Service Term.
All services purchased unless otherwise defined in writing are month to month and the customer can cancel service at anytime. All billing is for the complete month so no partial refund for service cancelled part way through a billing cycle will be issued. To cancel service contact firstname.lastname@example.org
11) Service Support.
RF VoIP provides support for the Service as described at https://rfvoip.com/sla based on SLA’s as defined here.
12) Charges for Service.
The monthly recurring charge(s) (“MRC”) and any non-recurring charge(s) (“NRC”) applicable to use of the Service, as well as any other charge(s) applicable to use of the Service, will be as stated in these Terms and Conditions or referenced to https://rfvoip.com/service-rates. All applicable federal, state or local taxes and all use, sales, commercial, gross receipts, privilege, surcharges, or other similar taxes, license fees, miscellaneous fees, and surcharges, whether charged to or against RF VoIP, will be payable by Customer, including, without limitation, any cost recovery fee which will represent an accurate and non-inflated recovery of RF VoIP, or any underlying provider’s, miscellaneous tax, surcharge, and fee payments to federal, state or local governmental authorities associated with the provision of the Service by RF VoIP to Customer. RF VoIP retains the right to invoice Customer for costs incurred by RF VoIP from time to time related to RF VoIP compliance with court orders and other actions of governmental agencies or entities, including, without limitation, subpoenas duces tecum (and similar subpoenas), related to telephone numbers and other information related to or associated with Customer or Customer’s customers and/or end users. At its sole discretion, RF VoIP may require a security deposit to continue providing Service should Customer’s credit profile yield insufficient credit. Additionally, at its sole discretion, RF VoIP reserves the right to demand immediate payment by wire and block Customer’s voice traffic should RF VoIP determine Customer’s usage exceeds their approved level of credit. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, RF VoIP will not increase any MRCs and/or NRCs during the Initial Service Term; thereafter RF VoIP may increase MRCs and/or NRCs upon at least thirty (30) days written notice. All MRCs, NRCs, rates and/or other charges are subject to change immediately in the event there are mandated surcharges or taxes imposed by federal, state or governmental agency. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of governmental or regulatory action, RF VoIP reserves the right, at any time without liability, to: (i) pass through to Customer all, or a portion of, any changes or surcharges or taxes directly or indirectly related to such governmental or regulatory action;(ii) modify the Service, rates (including any rate guarantees), promotions, these Terms and Conditions in order to conform to such action; or (iii) if such governmental or regulatory action materially and adversely impairs the provision of Service, as reasonably determined by RF VoIP, terminate these Terms and Conditions.
13) Metered or Additional Charges.
a. Call Duration Thresholds:
All per minute rates (Interstate LD, Intrastate LD, Local if applicable, 800 Domestic) assume at least 95% of calls terminating will be of a call duration of no less than six (6) seconds in length. If 5% or more of Customer’s completed calls are equal to or less than six (6) seconds in length during any billing cycle, then RF VoIP reserves the right to charge, and Customer will pay, a charge per short duration call as published at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates. This charge will be in addition to Customer’s current rates.
b. International Rates:
If no rate schedule is attached, international rates are available at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates (Please note: the posted international rates may include some rate centers in Canada, however, most of Canada outbound calling is included with the High Volume Trunking Service except those listed on the International rate schedule.) International per minute rates are subject to change. RF VoIP reserves the right to block all or a number of high cost, international routes.
c. Alaska Long Distance Rates:
Outbound interstate calls terminating to Alaska will be billed as per the International rate schedule
d. Hawaii Long Distance Rates:
Outbound interstate calls terminating to Hawaii will be billed as per the International rate schedule
e. 800/Toll Free Domestic Rates:
Domestic inbound calls to Toll Free Numbers are billed at the quoted flat, per-minute rate or rate schedule that you agreed to at signup and can be found at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates .
f. 800/Toll Free Offshore Rates:
Inbound calls to Toll Free Numbers are rated at the quoted flat per minute rate or rate schedule from the US lower 48 states. Inbound calls to a Toll Free number from non US Lower 48 states will be charged at a higher rate as outlined below. The per-minute rates for these locations are subject to change every 15 days and updates will be posted in a revised Terms and Conditions document, which may be viewed at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates
g. Directory Assistance and Operator-Assisted Dialing:
The Service may provide Operator and Directory Assistance. Specific per call rate as defined at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates will apply.
h. LNP Charges:
A per Phone Number charge as defined at https://rfvoip.com/service-rates will be charged for each phone number you request us to port. This charge is placed on your account regardless if you cancel the port request after submitting it. For cancelled LNP requests within 48 hours of FOC, a non-recurring charge of $100 per Number will be charged. Once a port has been completed you can initiate a port out of any number at anytime to any carrier.
i. Payphone Surcharges:
In the event Customer’s Toll Free Number(s) receives any inbound calls originating from a Payphone, these calls will be subject to a charge per call. The charges are based on regulated FCC Payphone Compensation rules. These regulatory charges will be passed through directly to the customer https://rfvoip.com/service-rates.
14) Billing Increments
Billing increments, if applicable, are set forth below.
15) Billing and Payment.
RF VoIP will bill Customer for the Service as provided in these Terms and Conditions. Invoices will include all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. All such taxes, and all use, sales, commercial, gross receipts, privilege, surcharges, or other similar taxes, license fees, miscellaneous fees, and surcharges, whether charged to or against RF VoIP, which will be payable by Customer. However, if Customer provides proof of its specific tax-exempt status, RF VoIP will not charge applicable taxes due to such exemption. Customer will supply RF VoIP a valid and properly executed tax exemption certificate(s). In such cases Customer remains responsible for, and agrees to pay, any and all remaining non-exempt charges; tax exemption status validation is solely the responsibility of Customer and RF VoIP will not be obligated to consider any retroactive tax exemption.
RF VoIP will commence billing for the Monthly Recurring Charges and usage of the Service on the Service Commencement Date. Payments are due on the invoice date and auto drafted from your Credit Card. If your Credit Card fails to allow the charge amount After (2) days of non-payment, all fees will accrue interest at a rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or any part thereof, or the highest rate allowed by applicable law, and customer will pay all collection costs incurred by RF VoIP (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees) and customer at RF VoIP sole decision may terminate or suspend all services. If RF VoIP terminates the Service, then all unbilled or uncollected fees will apply. RF VoIP retains the right to bill, including any amended or corrected billing, for the Service(s) for a period of up to twelve (12) months, commencing from the date the billed Service(s) were provided to Customer. RF VoIP will retain such billing rights for this twelve (12) month period notwithstanding any prior billing to Customer for the same period(s) and regardless of any otherwise conflicting billing conditions in these Terms and Conditions. Customer agrees that for the duration of this twelve (12) month period, RF VoIP will not be deemed to have waived any rights with regard to billing for the provided Service(s) that are subject to this period, nor will any legal or equitable doctrines apply, including estoppel or laches.
16) Billing Disputes.
If Customer disputes any invoiced charges will submit written notification on or before the applicable due date by opening a support ticket, with “Notice of Billing Dispute” in the subject line of the ticket with respect to any disputed charges. Such ticket will include Customer’s complete contact information, the specific dollar amount in dispute, detailed supporting reasons for the dispute, and any supporting documentation, if available. The parties will work together in good faith to investigate any disputed charges and use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve any payment dispute within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of such a “Notice of Billing Dispute” from Customer. Any dispute resolved in favor of Customer will be credited to Customer’s next invoice(s); any disputed amounts resolved in favor of RF VoIP will be due and payable by Customer immediately if not paid already. RF VoIP reserves the right to deny any and all matters described in any “Notice of Billing Dispute” (or delay RF VoIP's determination of the validity of any matters described in any “Notice of Billing Dispute”) if Customer’s account is in arrears or otherwise not in good standing in accordance with RF VoIP's customary practices and policies.
17) Resumption of Service.
If Customer requests that Service be restored after a suspension or termination, RF VoIP has the sole and absolute discretion to restore such Service and may condition restoration upon satisfaction of such conditions as RF VoIP determines is necessary for its protection, including requiring Customer to execute a new agreement, pay all past due statements in full, pass RF VoIP's credit approval, and/or make advance payments. New NRCs also may apply to restore Service.
18) Additional Non Recurring Charges.
In addition to any other quoted charges in Metered or Additional Charges Section please review the https://rfvoip.com/service-rates for any additional charges.
19) Inside Wiring.
Customer will be solely responsible to provide any needed internal wiring or extensions (including but not limited to required conduit, facilities, power, etc.) for customer premise equipment, Phone Systems, and phones required to use the service.
20) Limitation of Liability.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 24, IN NO EVENT WILL RF VOIP OR CUSTOMER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN RELATION TO THE SIP TRUNK, DEDICATED INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE, CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT, AND/OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. RF VOIP’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS LIMITED TO SERVICE CREDITS NOT TO EXCEED THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO RF VOIP BY CUSTOMER FOR THE SERVICE PROVIDED.
Customer will indemnify and hold harmless RF VoIP, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all alleged or actual losses, costs, claims, liability of any kind, damages (including, without limitation, to any tangible property or bodily injury to or death of any person), or expense of whatever nature, (including reasonable attorneys' fees) to or by any third party, relating to or arising from (a) the use of the Service provided to Customer, whether or not Customer has knowledge of or has authorized access for such use, (b) any damage to or destruction of customer premise equipment not caused by RF VoIP or its employees or agents, and (c) any Default by Customer. Customer has the sole and exclusive responsibility for the installation, configuration, security, and integrity of all Customer systems and/or customer premise equipment used in conjunction with or related to the Service. Customer will indemnify and hold harmless RF VoIP from and against any actual or alleged losses, costs, claims, liability of any kind, damages, or expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) on the part of or which may be incurred by Customer or a third-party relating to or arising from the use or operation of customer premise equipment. Customer’s indemnification in this subsection includes any alleged or actual losses or claims in connection with unauthorized access to or use of the Service by any third-party through customer premise equipment, regardless if such unauthorized access is unintentional, accidental, intentional or by fraud and regardless of whether Customer had knowledge of such unauthorized access. In all such cases of unauthorized access Customer agrees that it retain full and sole responsibility for any and all charges for the Service provided by RF VoIP. If RF VoIP grants Customer access, either by online access, by application programming interface (API), or access by any other means, to a service ordering/management system and other related electronic tools (collectively, the “Electronic Tools”), Customer agrees that it is fully and exclusively responsible for all information accuracy, charges, costs, transactions, and activities conducted through such Electronic Tools. Customer agrees that it is fully and exclusively responsible to safeguard, monitor, manage, and maintain access to the Electronic Tools, and to only allow authorized use of the Electronic Tools to persons that Customer designates. Customer therefore agrees that it will indemnify and hold harmless RF VoIP from and against any actual or alleged losses, costs, claims, liability of any kind, damages, or expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) on the part of or which may be incurred by Customer, or a third-party, relating to or arising from the use or operation of the Electronic Tools. Customer’s indemnification in this subsection includes any alleged or actual losses or claims in connection with unauthorized access to, use, transactions, or activity conducted through the Electronic Tools, regardless if such unauthorized access is unintentional, accidental, intentional, or by fraud, and regardless of whether Customer had knowledge of such unauthorized access. In all such cases of unauthorized access Customer agrees that it retains full and sole responsibility for any and all charges for the Service provided by RF VoIP.
22) No Warranties and Customer Assumption of Risk.
RF VOIP MAKES SERVICE COMMITMENTS UNDER THE APPLICABLE SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (“SLA”); SAID SLA IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. HOWEVER, RF VOIP MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FOR THE RF VOIP SERVICE PROVIDED UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RF VOIP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY THIRD PARTIES. RF VOIP EXERCISES NO CONTROL OVER, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR, THE ACCURACY AND QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE. CUSTOMER HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUMES THE RISK OF ITS OR ITS EMPLOYEES, USERS, CUSTOMERS’, ETC., USE OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED VIA THE SERVICE. CUSTOMER WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RF VOIP, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, CLAIMS, EXPENSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES OF WHATEVER NATURE ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE USE OF ANY RF VOIP SIP SERVICE RESULTING FROM THE FAILURE OF CUSTOMER TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION.
a. Handwritten alterations or additions to these Terms and Conditions made by Customer will not be considered part of the Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may only be modified, or any rights under it waived, by a separate written document executed by both parties.
b. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by, construed under, and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin a without reference to its choice of law principles. For any action or suit to enforce any right or remedy of these Terms and Conditions, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts for Winnebago County, Wisconsin and the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees.
c. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any applicable tariff, the tariff will prevail.
d. Customer may not assign these Terms and Conditions without RF VoIP’s prior written consent. These Terms and Conditions will be binding on the parties hereto and their respective personal and legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the these Terms and Conditions will not be affected thereby.
e. Customer signing up for service certifies that (s)he is an officer or certified representative of Customer, and as such is authorized to enter into this binding Agreement. In the event any specified time frame or deadline denotes calendar days, it is agreed that when the last date of required action or response falls on a weekend or holiday, the action and/or deadline will automatically extend to the next business day. Agreement headings are provided for reference purposes only.
f. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TOGETHER WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS, INCLUDING ANY SCHEDULES, ADDENDUMS, PRICE LISTS, SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS, AND ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES, CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CUSTOMER AND RF VOIP, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE PROVIDED HEREIN. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT CUSTOMER IS NOT RELYING ON ANY AFFIRMATION OF FACT, PROMISE OR DESCRIPTION FROM ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, NOR ANY OTHER ORAL OR WRITTEN REPRESENTATION OTHER THAN WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ANY INCORPORATED DOCUMENTS.
24) Acceptable Use Policy.
All use of the Service must comply with RF VoIP’s Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) posted by RF VoIP from time to time. The AUP is incorporated herein by reference and subject to change. RF VoIP reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong, including, without limitation, due to or arising as a result of any violation of the AUP.
25) RFC 3261 Compliance.
The Service is based on RFC 3261 – “SIP-Session Initiation Protocol” and requires Customer to conform to this standard. If RF VoIP determines that Customer is in violation of RFC 3261 and this violation prevents RF VoIP from accurately rating or billing Customer’s calls, RF VoIP reserves the right to bill the customer based on their estimated usage and rates, based on RF VoIP's discretion.
26) Third Party Beneficiaries.
The parties do not intend by the execution, delivery, or performance of these Terms and Conditions to confer any benefit, direct or incidental, upon any person or entity not a party to these Terms and Conditions.
27) CNAM and Directory Listing.
The following applies to Directory Listing and related services only, if applicable: Customer may request Directory Listing and/or CNAM. Upon the submission of any request for Directory Listing, Customer approves the inclusion of any applicable information with any applicable Directory Listing.