Addendum - Regarding 800/888 Numbers Rentals:

            Below updates our existing policy, effective May 1, 2002.  Your continuing use of our 800 services is automatically acceptance of this policy.  This Addendum is included in our standard “Terms and Conditions of use Agreement”.  If you do not have a copy of this, please request a copy to be sent to you.

Products and Services


Sports Voice Services offers 800 numbers for our customers on a “rental” basis.  These numbers are offered as a convenience to our customers as an enhancement to our other services.  Our 800 numbers are only available as a rental.  800 numbers can be activated and discontinued with notice without incurring any additional financial commitment.
 
Our 800 numbers have the unique ability to capture the Caller’s phone number (ANI) in “real time”.  Many of our other services utilize this ANI “Capture” capability, such as Call Blocking, Toll Saver, Toll Blocking, Locator Services, and Quick Log On.  The ANI capturing feature is used for limiting abusive callers and reducing your 800 usage expenses.  ANI’s that have been captured can be delivered to you in various electronic means such as fax, disk or by e-mail.

Number Availability
 
800 numbers in our pool of numbers are the property of Sports Voice Services Communications. Much like renting a tool from a rental yard.  As long as you have the tool in your possession and pay your rental fees, it’s your tool to use. When you return the tool, someone else will have the opportunity to use it.
While you rent one of our 800 numbers you are granted exclusive use of that number. When you discontinue use of your number it is returned to the “pool” making it available for someone else to rent.At no time during your rental period will the 800 number transfer in ownership.  If you disconnect the 800 number, you loose its availability for future use.  We cannot reserve or hold numbers for future use.  Do not assume that a number you used in the past is automatically yours or that it will be available in the future.  We do not guarantee any numbers availability until after you make your first recording and receive your first call. If you wish to reserve an 800 number for a future project or want to make sure no one else obtains your number, then you must continuously rent that number.
 
Numbers removed from service are put to “sleep” until there is no residual usage.  This may take weeks or months.  While this is not a guarantee that no calls will arrive to your number from a previous user, you can expect very few.  The “sleep” mode places a “disconnect number message” which is heard by callers and discourages their future calls.  When the number is “cleaned” of its callers, it’s placed back into the pool and made available to someone else.  If your old number is available, you can request it. Otherwise a new number will be issued. Do not place ads using any of our 800 numbers until you have recorded your message and made sure that it can be dialed and answered with your message.  This is only common sense, but some people just don’t get it!

Rates and Service Charges
800 numbers cost money even if there is no usage.  At minimum, you will be billed a monthly fee and any associated taxes. The monthly fee is now $49.95 per calendar month.  This charge cannot be prorated. The billing begins when the number is first activated and ends 30 days after you placed a disconnect order.
You are billed for all calls made to your line plus any associated taxes. The usage fee is based on a per minute charge.  In the Continental US, that rate is now 9.5 cents per minute.  It’s billed in 6-second increments after the first 18 seconds.  Calls from Canada area codes are automatically blocked.  Calls from Canada cost 25 cents per minute.  If you desire to receive calls from Canada, you’ll need to specifically request it. Allow plenty of time for programming of Canadian area codes if you are placing ads there.
 
You are also responsible and invoiced for Federal, State and Local Taxes incurred.  This rate is approximately 10% service and usage fees.
You will be invoiced a minimum service and usage fee of $29.95 for each 800 number held on your account.  This includes numbers that are on reserve or show no usage during a 30 day period. 
Regarding Pay Telephone surcharges:  We have explicitly blocked our 800 numbers from Coin Operated Telephones.  In November 1997, the FCC allowed for a surcharge to be added for each call that originates from a payphone to your 800 numbers.  The surcharge is .30 cents per call.  This is added to the normal per minute charges.  If you wish to receive calls from pay telephones and will pay the additional Surcharges, we can have your number unblocked.  This may take some time with the Long Distance Carrier.  
 
Call Detail is not provided with the billing invoice.  If you need call detail you can request it at anytime.  Call detail provided by the Internet (E-mail) is free, but if you request call detail to be mailed, faxed, or provided on disk, it will incur additional expenses for both your company and ours, and charged accordingly.

Prepaid 800 Usage Service
We have available for 800 Number Users a “Prepaid 800 Service” where minutes are purchased in advanced and are debited after each call has terminated.  The rate per minute is .08 cents per minute.  The amount you credit your account with is deducted from your usage.

It is up to you to insure there are plenty of minutes remaining on your account.  Each time you log-on to your service, the current minutes will be announced.  Additionally, you’ll receive an email from the system advising you as well.  You can recharge your account on our web page or by phone anytime.


Terms and Commitment

Unless otherwise specified, the minimum term commitment is 3 months. After which you may continue service on a month-to-month bases.  
Usage fees and charges for your 800 number will be invoiced within 10 days of the close of the month. Your payment is due upon receipt.  We do not offer terms.  As a courtesy we’ll extend you 10 days from the date of receipt of an invoice to make your payment.  We are not in the Long Distance Service business and we certainly do not wish to become a collection agency.  If you feel you can’t pay your invoices promptly, then select another vendor.
 
Your past payment history is always considered, but in general you’ll get one chance to demonstrate your payment ability.  If you have a poor payment history in the past, then a deposit will likely be required.  Deposits will be held until your final billing and used to offset any outstanding charges.  We cannot afford and have no desire to finance your operation.

Your Privacy
All information collected and obtained by Sports Voice Servicess in the day-to-day use of our services will be held in the strictest confidence and will always be considered proprietary to the renter of our services.  This includes all recorded information, ANI’s, leads, or any other information provided to or obtained by us in any form written oral or electronically.  Do not even ask if we’ll provide you with leads or phone numbers or any other information regarding accounts other than your own. 

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Last Update : 08/15/2006