YOUR MEGABROADBAND WIRELESS CUSTOMER AGREEMENT
We're MegaBroadband Wireless. Please carefully read this agreement, including the service plan or plans you've chosen, before filing it in a safe place.
By accepting this agreement, you're bound by its conditions. It covers important topics such as how long it lasts, fees for early termination and late payments, our rights to change its conditions and your wireless service, limitations of liability, privacy, and settlement of disputes by arbitration instead of in court. If you accept this agreement, it will apply to all your wireless service from us, including all your existing service plans and other lines in service.
Your Service Plan
YOUR SERVICE PLAN BECOME PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.
The prices you pay may depend in part on how long-the minimum term-you're agreeing in advance to do business with us. Service plans describe these prices and your minimum term. To the extent any condition in your service plan expressly conflicts with this agreement, the condition in your service plan will govern. If at any time you change your service (by accepting a promotion, for example), you'll be subject to any requirements, such as a new minimum term, we set for that change.
Your Rights To Refuse Or Cancel This Agreement
THIS AGREEMENT STARTS WHEN YOU ACCEPT.
Paragraphs marked "<>" continue after it ends. You accept when you do any of the following things after an opportunity to review this agreement:
- Give us a written or electronic signature;
- Tell us orally or electronically that you accept;
- Activate your service through your wireless modem;
- Open a package that says you are accepting by opening it; or
- Use your service after making any change or addition when we've told you that the change or addition requires acceptance.
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT, DON'T DO ANY OF THESE THINGS. You can cancel (if you're a new customer) or go back to the conditions of your former customer agreement (if you're already a customer) without additional fees if you tell us (and return to us in good condition any wireless modem you got from us with your new service, with all original included hardware and packaging) WITHIN 7 DAYS of accepting. You'll still be responsible through that date for the new service and any charges associated with it.
Your Rights To Change Or End Your Service; Termination Fees
<> Except as explicitly permitted by this agreement, you're agreeing to maintain service with us for your minimum term. (Periods of suspension of service don't count towards your minimum term.) After that, you'll become a month-to-month customer under this agreement.YOU MUST PAY US UP TO $175 PER WIRELESS MODEM AS AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE IF YOU CHOOSE TO END YOUR SERVICE BEFORE BECOMING A MONTH-TO-MONTH CUSTOMER, OR IF WE TERMINATE IT EARLY FOR GOOD CAUSE. (This fee applies only to the extent permitted by law. If you buy your wireless modem from an agent or third-party vendor, you should check to see if they charge a separate termination fee.) If you terminate your service as of the end of your minimum term, you won't be responsible for any remaining part of your monthly billing cycle. Otherwise, all terminations by you during a monthly billing cycle become effective on the last day of that billing cycle. You'll remain responsible for all fees and charges incurred until then and won't be entitled to any partial month credits or refunds
Our Rights To Make Changes
Your service is subject to our business policies, practices, and procedures, which we can change without notice. UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, WE CAN ALSO CHANGE PRICES AND ANY OTHER CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME BY SENDING YOU WRITTEN NOTICE PRIOR TO THE BILLING PERIOD IN WHICH THE CHANGES WOULD GO INTO EFFECT. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE YOUR SERVICE AFTER THAT POINT, YOU'RE ACCEPTING THE CHANGES. IF THE CHANGES HAVE A MATERIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON YOU, HOWEVER, YOU CAN END THE AFFECTED SERVICE, WITHOUT ANY EARLY TERMINATION FEE, JUST BY SERVICE US WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER WE SEND NOTICE OF THE CHANGE.
Your Wireless Modem
Your wireless modem is any device you use to receive our wireless data service. It must comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations and be compatible with our network and your service plan. Whether you buy your wireless modem from us or someone else is entirely your choice. At times we may change your wireless modem's software or programming remotely and without notice. Your wireless modem may also contain software that prevents it from being used with any other company's wireless service, even if it's no longer used to receive our service.
Your Wireless Modem ID
You don't have any rights in any personal identification number, email address, or identifier we assign you. (We'll tell you if we decide to change or reassign them.)
How Service Works
Wireless modems use radio transmissions, so we can't provide service when your wireless modem isn't in range of one of our transmission sites, or a transmission site of another company that's agreed to carry our customers' data, or if there isn't sufficient network capacity available at that moment. There are places, particularly in remote areas, with no service at all. Weather, topography, buildings, your wireless modem, and other conditions we don't control may also cause dropped packets or other problems.
Charges and Fees We Set
<> You agree to pay all access, usage, and other charges and fees we bill you or that the user of your wireless modem accepted, even if you weren't the user of your wireless modem and didn't authorize its use. These include Federal Universal Service Charges and Regulatory Charges, and may include other charges also related to our governmental costs. We set these charges. They aren't taxes, aren't required by law, are kept by us in whole or in part, and are subject to change. You may have to pay fees to begin service or reconnect suspended service
Taxes, Fees, And Surcharges We Don't Set <> You agree to pay all taxes, fees, and surcharges set by the government. We may not always give advance notice of changes to these items. If you're tax-exempt you must give us your exemption certificates and pay for any filings we make.
Roaming And Roaming Charges
You're "roaming" whenever you make or receive a data connection using a transmission site outside your home area, or using another company's transmission site. Your wireless modem may sometimes connect to and roam on another company's network even when you're within your home rate area or local service area. There may be extra depending on your service plan.
<> Your bill is our notice to you of your fees, charges and other important information. You should read everything in your bill. We bill access fees and some other charges in advance. You can view your detailed bill online. We'll also send you a streamlined bill without detail (or a detailed bill if you request one, subject to any applicable fee). We may charge a fee for bill reprints. If you choose Internet billing (where available), you waive any right to paper bills or notices.
How We Calculate Your Bill
Your bill reflects the fees and charges in effect under your service plan at the time they're incurred. You can dispute your bill, but only within 30 days of receiving it. You must still pay any disputed charges until the dispute is resolved. Charges may vary depending on where your wireless modem is when a data connection starts. Delayed usage may be applied in the month it appears on your bill against usage included in your service plan for that month, rather than against the included usage for the month when you actually used the service. This may result in charges higher than you'd expect in the later month.
Payments, Deposits, Credit Cards, And Checks
<> Payment is due in full as stated on your bill. IF WE DON'T RECEIVE PAYMENT IN FULL WHEN DUE, WE MAY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE STATE OF THE BILLING ADDRESS WE HAVE ON FILE FOR YOU AT THE TIME, CHARGE YOU A LATE FEE OF UP TO 1.5 PERCENT A MONTH (18 PERCENT ANNUALLY), OR A FLAT $10 A MONTH, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, ON UNPAID BALANCES. (IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE BILLED BY ANOTHER PARTY FOR OUR SERVICE [SUCH AS THROUGH A BILLING ARRANGEMENT WITH MEGABROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS], LATE FEES WILL BE AT THE RATE SET FORTH IN SUCH PARTY'S AGREEMENTS OR THE TERMS OF SUCH ARRANGEMENT, WHICH MAY BE GREATER THAN OUR LATE FEE RATE.) WE MAY ALSO CHARGE FOR ANY COLLECTION AGENCY FEES BILLED TO US FOR TRYING TO COLLECT FROM YOU. We may require an advance deposit (or an increased deposit) from you. Please retain your evidence of deposit. You agree that we can apply deposits, payments, or prepayments in any order to any amounts you owe us on any account. You can't use a deposit to pay any bill unless we agree. We refund final credit balances of less than $1 only upon request. We won't honor limiting notations you make on or with your checks. We may charge you up to $25 for any returned check, depending on applicable law.
If Someone Steals Your Wireless Modem
If someone steals your wireless modem, notify us. If we haven't given you a courtesy suspension of service and monthly fees within the prior year, we'll give you one for 3 days, or until you replace or recover your wireless modem, whichever comes first. Until we grant any suspension, you're still responsible for all fees and charges. You'll need to provide us a sworn statement about the theft if we ask for one.
Our Rights To Limit Or End Service Or This Agreement
You agree not to resell our service to someone else without our prior written permission. You also agree your wireless modem won't be used for any other purpose that isn't allowed by this agreement or that's illegal. WE CAN, WITHOUT NOTICE, LIMIT, SUSPEND, OR END YOUR SERVICE OR ANY AGREEMENT WITH YOU FOR THIS OR ANY OTHER GOOD CAUSE, including, but not limited to: (a) paying late more than once in any 12 months; (b) incurring charges larger than a required deposit or billing limit (even if we haven't yet billed the charges); (c) harassing our employees or agents; (d) lying to us; (e) interfering with our operations; (f) becoming insolvent or going bankrupt; (g) breaching this agreement; (h) "spamming," or other abusive messaging or service; (i) modifying your wireless modem from its manufacturer's specifications; (j) providing credit information we can't verify; (k) using your service in a way that adversely affects our network or other customers; or (l) allowing anyone to tamper with your wireless modem number. We can also temporarily limit your service for any operational or governmental reason.
<> We have a duty to protect the confidentiality of information about the quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, and amount of your use of our service, together with similar information on your bills. (This doesn't include your name, address, and wireless modem number.) Except as provided in this agreement, we won't intentionally share personal information about you without your permission. We may use and share information about you: (a) so we can provide our goods or services; (b) so others can provide goods or services to us, or to you on our behalf; (c) so we or our affiliates can communicate with you about goods or services related to the ones you already receive (although you can call us any time if you don't want us to do this); (d) to protect ourselves; or (e) as required by law, legal process, or exigent circumstances. In addition, you've authorized us to investigate your credit history at any time and to share credit information about you with credit reporting agencies. If you ask, we'll tell you the name and address of any credit agency that gives us a credit report about you. It's illegal for unauthorized people to intercept your calls, but such interceptions can occur. For training or quality assurance, we may also monitor or record our calls with you.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
<> WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CONCERNING YOUR SERVICE OR YOUR WIRELESS MODEM. WE CAN'T PROMISE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE AND DON'T AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO MAKE ANY WARRANTIES ON OUR BEHALF. THIS DOESN'T DEPRIVE YOU OF ANY WARRANTY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANYONE ELSE.
Waivers And Limitations Of Liability
<> UNLESS THE LAW FORBIDS IT IN ANY PARTICULAR CASE, WE EACH AGREE TO LIMIT CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES OR OTHER MONETARY RELIEF AGAINST EACH OTHER TO DIRECT DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION AND WAIVER WILL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, PERSONAL INJURY, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY. THIS MEANS THAT NEITHER OF US WILL SEEK ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, TREBLE, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FROM THE OTHER. You agree we aren't liable for problems caused by you or a third party; by buildings, hills, network congestion, tunnels, weather, or other things we don't control; or by any act of God. You also agree we aren't liable for missed e- mails, or deletions of e- mails from your e- mailbox (if you have one), even if you've saved them. If another wireless carrier is involved in any problem (for example, while you roam), you also agree to any limitations of liability in its favor that it imposes.
Dispute Resolution And Mandatory Arbitration
<> WE EACH AGREE TO SETTLE DISPUTES (EXCEPT CERTAIN SMALL CLAIMS) ONLY BY ARBITRATION. THERE'S NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND REVIEW IS LIMITED, BUT AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF, AND MUST HONOR THE SAME LIMITATIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT, AS A COURT WOULD. IF AN APPLICABLE STATUTE PROVIDES FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S FEES, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD THEM, TOO. WE ALSO EACH AGREE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THAT: (1) THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT FOR QUALIFYING SMALL CLAIMS COURT CASES, ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR ANY PRIOR AGREEMENT FOR WIRELESS SERVICE WITH US OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR PREDECESSORS IN INTEREST, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR SUCH A PRIOR AGREEMENT, OR ANY ADVERTISING FOR SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, WILL BE SETTLED BY ONE OR MORE NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS BEFORE THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION ("AAA") OR BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ("BBB"). YOU CAN ALSO BRING ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE TO THE ATTENTION OF FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND THEY CAN, IF THE LAW ALLOWS, SEEK RELIEF AGAINST US ON YOUR BEHALF.
(2) FOR CLAIMS OVER $10,000, THE AAA'S WIRELESS INDUSTRY ARBITRATION ("WIA") RULES WILL APPLY. FOR CLAIMS OF $10,000 OR LESS, THE COMPLAINING PARTY CAN CHOOSE EITHER THE AAA'S SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES FOR CONSUMER-RELATED DISPUTES, AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, OR THE BBB'S RULES FOR BINDING ARBITRATION. EACH OF US MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXCHANGE RELEVANT EVIDENCE IN ADVANCE. IN LARGE/COMPLEX CASES UNDER THE WIA RULES, THE ARBITRATORS MUST APPLY THE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE AND THE LOSER MAY HAVE THE AWARD REVIEWED BY A PANEL OF 3 NEW ARBITRATORS.
(3) YOU CAN OBTAIN PROCEDURES, RULES, AND FEE INFORMATION FROM THE AAA (WWW.ADR.ORG), THE BBB (WWW.BBB.ORG), OR FROM US. THIS AGREEMENT DOESN'T PERMIT CLASS ARBITRATIONS EVEN IF THOSE PROCEDURES OR RULES WOULD. IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, WE'RE PROVIDING YOU A FREE INTERNAL MEDIATION PROGRAM. MEDIATION IS A PROCESS FOR MUTUALLY RESOLVING DISPUTES. A MEDIATOR CAN HELP PARTIES REACH AGREEMENT, BUT DOESN'T DECIDE THEIR ISSUES. IN OUR MEDIATION PROGRAM, WE'LL ASSIGN SOMEONE (WHO MAY BE FROM OUR COMPANY) NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE DISPUTE TO MEDIATE. THAT PERSON WILL HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS OF A MEDIATOR. NOTHING SAID IN THE MEDIATION CAN BE USED IN A LATER ARBITRATION OR LAWSUIT. CONTACT US AT WWW.MEGABROADBAND.NET OR THROUGH CUSTOMER SERVICE TO FIND OUT MORE.
(4) IF YOU REQUEST MEDIATION UNDER OUR PROGRAM, PARTICIPATE IN GOOD FAITH IN AT LEAST ONE TELEPHONIC MEDIATION SESSION, AND THE MEDIATION DOESN'T RESOLVE THE DISPUTES BETWEEN US, WE'LL PAY ANY FILING FEE LATER CHARGED YOU BY THE AAA OR BBB FOR ONE ARBITRATION OF THOSE DISPUTES. IF THAT ARBITRATION PROCEEDS, WE'LL ALSO PAY ANY FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND ARBITRATOR FEES LATER CHARGED FOR IT AND (IF THE ARBITRATION AWARD IS APPEALABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT) ANY APPEAL TO A NEW 3 ARBITRATOR PANEL. WE MAY MAKE YOU A WRITTEN OFFER OF SETTLEMENT ANY TIME BEFORE ARBITRATION BEGINS. IF WE DO AND YOU DON'T RECOVER IN ARBITRATION MORE THAN 75% OF THE OFFERED AMOUNT, YOU AGREE TO REPAY US THE LESSER OF ANY FEES WE ADVANCED OR WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE PAID IN FEES AND COSTS IN COURT UNDER SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES.
(5) ANY ARBITRATION AWARD MADE AFTER COMPLETION OF AN ARBITRATION IS FINAL AND BINDING AND MAY BE CONFIRMED IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. AN AWARD AND ANY JUDGMENT CONFIRMING IT ONLY APPLIES TO THE ARBITRATION IN WHICH IT WAS AWARDED AND CAN'T BE USED IN ANY OTHER CASE EXCEPT TO ENFORCE THE AWARD ITSELF.
(6) IF FOR SOME REASON THESE ARBITRATION REQUIREMENTS DON'T APPLY, OR A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, WE EACH WAIVE ANY TRIAL BY JURY.
<> You represent that you're at least 18 years old and have the legal capacity to accept this agreement. If you're ordering for a company, you're representing that you're authorized to bind it, and where the context requires, "you" means the company.
About This Agreement
<> A waiver of any part of this agreement in one instance isn't a waiver of any other part or any other instance. You can't assign this agreement or any of your rights or duties under it. We may assign all or part of this agreement or your debts to us without notice, and you agree to make all subsequent payments as instructed. NOTICES ARE CONSIDERED DELIVERED WHEN WE SEND THEM BY EMAIL OR FAX TO ANY EMAIL OR FAX NUMBER YOU'VE PROVIDED TO US, OR 3 DAYS AFTER MAILING TO THE MOST CURRENT BILLING ADDRESS WE HAVE ON FILE FOR YOU, IF BY US, OR TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADDRESS ON YOUR MOST RECENT BILL, IF BY YOU. If any part of this agreement, including any part of its arbitration provisions, is held invalid, that part may be severed from this agreement. This agreement and the documents to which it refers form the entire agreement between us on their subjects. You can't rely on any other documents or statements on those subjects by any sales or service representatives, and you have no other rights with respect to service or this agreement, except as specifically provided by law. This agreement isn't for the benefit of any third party except our parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and predecessors and successors in interest. Except to the extent we've agreed otherwise in the provisions on late fees and arbitration, this agreement and disputes covered by it are governed by the laws of the state encompassing the area code assigned to your wireless modem number when you accepted this agreement, without regard to the conflicts of laws rules of that state. 07/1/2005