DID Service Terms
The terms in this section, called the “service terms”, apply to a group of services or a specific service within a group.
1.0 Exchange Services
The following service terms apply to all Exchange Services.
1.1 General Description
Exchange Services is a group of services offered by TELUS that enable you to make and receive voice and data calls using your communications equipment and systems. These services provide connections to TELUS’ telephone exchanges and network, and access to the public switched telephone network, called the “PSTN”.
Long distance service is not included with the Exchange Services. If you make long distance calls using your Exchange Service, your long distance service provider charges will apply. If you use TELUS long distance service and have not signed a TELUS long distance service agreement, the general terms at www.telus.com/LDServiceTerms and TELUS’ standard charges will apply to your use of TELUS long distance service.
The charges in the Service Charges table do not include charges that TELUS is required to bill and collect by law, such as message relay surcharges, 9-1-1 charges, or local calling area expansion charges.
1.3 Features and Conditions
We will send you an email message when the Exchange Service is ready to install at a service location. You must make sure the email address you provide to us for this purpose is correct and able to receive email. If:
a) you do not provide us with the necessary access to the service location in order to install the Exchange Service within 6 months from the date we send you the email message, or
b) you ask us to delay or do not allow us to install the Exchange Service at the service location for longer than 6 months from the date we send you the email message,
TELUS has the right to cancel the Exchange Service at that service location. You will be required to pay cancellation charges for this Exchange Service.
Some Exchange Services include a directory listing. If a mistake is made in your directory listing, TELUS must correct the listing in the next directory, and reimburse you for charges you pay for a premium directory listing until the next directory is published, up to a maximum of 12 months of charges. TELUS will not be obligated to pay any other compensation and will have no other liability to you for mistakes made related to your directory listing.
TELUS may assign a telephone number for your use with an Exchange Service. You will not own or have property rights or any other rights in the telephone numbers assigned for your use with any services. TELUS may change a telephone number assigned to you if we have reasonable grounds for changing it. If you change your service location, we may need to assign a new telephone number to you.
TELUS will not be liable for any costs, damages, or other amounts resulting from changes to telephone numbers.
When a call is made to the emergency telephone number 9-1-1, TELUS sends location information to the 9-1-1 operator. However, this information may not accurately identify the actual location of the caller, especially If you have made or requested changes to the name or number displayed for calls made at your service location. Therefore, when a call is made to 9-1-1, the caller must provide the 9-1-1 operator with the correct address of the emergency. If someone uses an Exchange Service at your service location to make a call to 9-1-1 and does not or cannot provide this information, emergency services may be dispatched to the wrong location, and compensation may be claimed from TELUS. You will be responsible and liable to TELUS for all loss and liability sustained by TELUS relating to that claim.
You acknowledge that when anyone uses an Exchange Service at your service location to make a call to someone with a call display service, the telephone number may be displayed, even if it is unlisted. TELUS may also use that telephone number for call trace service. Our commitment in this agreement to keep your information confidential does not limit the display or use of the telephone number in these circumstances.
1.5 DID Service
The service terms in this subsection apply only to DID Service, which is an Exchange Service.
For Direct in Dial Service, called “DID Service”, TELUS assigns a block of telephone numbers for your use with another Exchange Service. These numbers, called “DID numbers”, enable telephone calls to be directly dialed to stations within your communication system. TELUS will activate DID numbers from the assigned block when you require them.
A minimum number of DID numbers is specified as your “Service Commitment” in the Service Charges table. You must pay for the minimum number of DID numbers each monthly billing period, at the monthly charge in the [Service Charges] table, even if the actual number of DID numbers activated for your use is less than the minimum number. This requirement will not apply to the first monthly billing period after your DID Service is installed.
Service Cancellation Charges
When your DID Service is cancelled, TELUS calculates the service cancellation charge as 25% of the total service charges for your Service Commitment remaining in the service period after cancellation.
TELUS will waive the service cancellation charge if you replace the cancelled service with another TELUS service that provides access to the PSTN or to the Internet or other networks and with total service charges greater than the total service charges for your Service Commitment remaining in the service period for the cancelled DID Service after cancellation.