REASONABLE USE POLICY FOR REVOICE LANDLINE PHONE SERVICE
Cable Bahamas Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “REVOICE” or Cable Bahamas Ltd, and may also similarly refer to and include services under the Indigo or Systems Resource Group) has prepared this Reasonable Use Policy (“Policy”) as a guide for its customers to understand the intended and permissible uses of our REVOICE service, and to prevent exploitation, fraud, and abuse of its unlimited calling plans and features. This Policy is based upon the relevant provisions in our Terms of Service and is applicable to all our services.
Normal, Reasonable Residential Use
REVOICE’s service is a single (and not extended or multi-) family residential voice service. It is engineered to process and deliver traffic profiles and utilisation levels of our typical residential customers’ calling patterns (hereafter also referred to as “normal” residential use). “Unlimited” refers to that type and level of usage. “Typical” refers to the calling patterns of at least 95% of our customers on a particular calling plan. Normal residential traffic profiles and utilization do not include business line or trunk class of service levels that may arise from business, multiple or extended family, community or fraudulent use. “Unlimited” does not refer to those types and levels of usage. Telephone utilisation that is indicative of, or arising from, impermissible business, multiple family, community or fraudulent use, as outlined herein, on a residential class of service line may create network congestion that will manifest itself in increased busy signals for themselves and others.
REVOICE’s residential unlimited service plans, features and are designed for single (and not extended or multi-) family residential (or personal, non-commercial) or co-branded use only. Co-branded use is defined as REVOICE service that is provided by a third party partner under that third party partner’s marketing brand, with or without reference to REVOICE. This means that only the account holder, residential family members, and those extensions registered with REVOICE by the account holder may use REVOICE’s residential unlimited service plans. Residential family members include your immediate family who reside in your personal residence – e.g., spouse, domestic partner, parents and/or children. If your residential service plan allows you to extend the service or feature(s) to another residential or mobile number, all use under that service plan is aggregated and must conform to single (and not extended or multi-) family residential (or personal, non-commercial) or co-branded use.
Normal, Reasonable Business Use
REVOICE’s unlimited small and home business service plans and features are for normal small or home business use. Normal, reasonable use on REVOICE’s unlimited business plans must be in accordance with this Reasonable Use Policy, our Terms of Service and consistent with the types and levels of usage by typical customers on the same small or home business calling plan. Unauthorised or excessive use beyond that normally experienced by typical small or home business customers may create network congestion that will manifest itself in increased busy signals for themselves and others, and may result in service termination.
REVOICE evaluates customer usage in comparison to typical levels of permissible usage engaged in by legitimate customers (residential use under residential service plans, small business use under small business service plans, or affiliate use under co-branded service offers or plans).
Each of the following is impermissible under REVOICE’s residential unlimited plans and considered outside of normal single (and not extended or multi-) family residential (or personal, non-commercial) or co-branded use only:
- Use by or for others who do not live with you
- Operating a business, even if operating from the residence
- Operating any other enterprise, including not-for-profit or governmental
- Operating a call center
- Resale to others
- Auto-dialing or fax/voice blasts
- Without live dialogue, including use as a monitor, intercom or for transcription purposes
Most REVOICE residential unlimited calling plan customers use less than 3000 minutes per month and do not have any unusual usage patterns in terms of excessive call lengths, unique numbers called, high call forwarding, conference calling, transferring usage and so on.
- A ROAR customer’s monthly total usage is allowed to exceed 3000 minutes for one month only after which any further monthly total usage that exceeds 3000 minutes will be charged the out of plan rate.
- A Bahamaland customer’s monthly usage exceeds 1000 minutes, the excess minutes are automatically charged the Bahamaland out of plan rate.
See our out of plan rates. Cable Bahamas may also take appropriate steps described below to enforce this Policy and the Terms of Service (“REVOICE’s Rights”).
Cable Bahamas Ltd may also determine that abnormal, unreasonable or impermissible usage is occurring, and may take appropriate steps described below even if the number of minutes used is not excessive, when a customer’s calling patterns for more than one month reflect excessive:
- Unique numbers called;
- Call lengths;
- Frequency of call forwarding/transferring;
- Conference calling;
- Short duration calls;
- Number of calls made during a month;
- Number of calls made to a conference calling service during a month;
- Calls made during business hours;
- Number of calls terminated and re-initiated consecutively, which, in the aggregate, result in excessive call lengths during a specific time frame; or
- Other calling patterns indicative of an attempt to evade enforcement of this Reasonable Use Policy
For Lawful and Appropriate Purposes Only; Cable Bahamas Ltd’s / REVOICE’s Rights
You may not use our service or devices in any way that is illegal, fraudulent, improper or inappropriate. You may not use any automated means to manipulate our service or use our service to violate any law, rule, regulation or any third party’s intellectual property or personal rights.
We reserve the right to review your account and take further action, including, but not limited to, immediate suspension of your REVOICE service if account usage is beyond normal standards for typical customers on the same calling plan, impermissible or detrimental to other customers’ ability to use the service or adversely affects our operations. We may assess abnormal usage based on comparisons to the usage patterns and levels of our other customers on the same plan(s). If we determine that you are engaging in abnormal or impermissible usage, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to inform you and may provide you with the opportunity to correct the improper usage. If we afford you the opportunity to correct your abnormal usage patterns and you fail to immediately conform to normal use, we may exercise our right to transfer your service to a more appropriate plan, charge applicable rates for that plan, implement other limitations or suspend or terminate your service with or without notice. If we believe that our service has been used for an unlawful purpose, we may immediately terminate your service with or without notice and/or forward the relevant communication and other information to the appropriate authorities for investigation and prosecution. We reserve all of our legal rights.
Cable Bahamas Ltd reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. Changes shall become effective on the date (“Effective Date”) indicated in a Notice to customers appearing on our website or by such other convenient means. Unless this Agreement or applicable law or regulations specifies otherwise, Cable Bahamas Ltd. will give you thirty (30) days prior notice of any significant change to this Agreement. If you find the change unacceptable, you have the right to cancel your Service(s). However, if you continue to receive Service(s) after the Effective Date you will be considered to have accepted the changes.