Effective from the 1 June 2007
Pay monthly terms - Terms and conditions for the supply of Orange Network Services
2 your Contract and the Minimum Term
your Contract runs for at least the Minimum Term
2.1 For each Device you own, your Contract starts on the date of Registration and will continue for the Minimum Term and thereafter You have limited rights to terminate your Contract during the Minimum Term as described in Section 4.
what happens when the minimum term ends
2.2 After the Minimum Term ends, we will continue to supply you with Services as normal until your Contract is terminated in any of the ways described in Section 4.
3 provision of Services
what we aim to provide
3.1 We will take all reasonable steps to make the Services available to you at all times. The Services are only available within the range of the base stations that make up our Network. We cannot guarantee a continuous fault free service. Please note that:
3.1.1 the quality and availability of Services may sometimes be affected by factors outside our control - such as local physical obstructions, atmospheric conditions, other causes of radio interference, features or functionality of your Device, the number of people trying to use the network at the same time, and faults in other telecommunication networks to which the Network is connected
3.1.2 the quality of our Services may not be at its best inside buildings or below ground
3.2 When you move outside the
3.2.1 the call being terminated if you are on a video call
3.2.2 The speeds at which data is downloaded being affected.
3.3 Any coverage maps are our best estimate but not a guarantee of service coverage which may vary from place to place.
Services may sometimes be affected by maintenance and upgrading
3.4 The Network and the Services may from time to time require upgrading, modification, maintenance or other works. These may result in some or all of the Services becoming temporarily unavailable. In such cases, we'll do everything we can to keep the period of non-availability to a minimum. However, some interruption may be inevitable.
suspension of Services
3.5 We may suspend some or all of the Services you use, without giving you notice if:
3.5.1 we have good reason to believe that you haven't complied with one or more of the terms of your Contract
3.5.2 You don't pay your bill within the time stipulated in Condition 6.2; we reserve the right to place a Bar on some or all of the Services from your Device (with the exception of calls to the emergency services). This Bar will remain in force until you've paid everything you owe us. At our discretion, we may charge you for Reconnection and removal of the Bar
3.5.3 We also reserve the right to Suspend Services if a complaint has been made against you. The complaint will be thoroughly investigated, and Services will remain suspended until we know the results of that investigation. Any complaint you make will similarly be thoroughly investigated
3.5.4 we have good reason to believe that your mobile phone number is being used for fraudulent or improper purposes
3.5.5 we suspect on reasonable grounds that information has been supplied to us without the knowledge of the person named or that an application is unauthorised or contains false particulars
3.5.6 you notify us that your Device has been lost or stolen
3.5.7 We are required by the emergency services or other government authorities to suspend your Services.
3.6 You will remain liable for all monthly or other periodic Charges during any period of Suspension.
3.7 We reserve the right to change, suspend or withdraw part or all of any Orange Additional Service on giving reasonable notice.
Monitoring the Services you use
3.8 For the purposes of good management and security and to make sure we follow your instructions correctly and to improve our service to you through training of our staff, or to monitor instances of unsolicited messages we may monitor or record communications. Where we have good reason to believe such communication is unsolicited you agree we may but are not obliged to block such communication.
3.9 Roaming relies on the telecommunications systems of foreign networks, over which we have no control. We cannot therefore offer any guarantees about Roaming services.
3.10 If you use Services from a country outside the
Storage and transmission of information on our Network
3.11 We may establish limits concerning the use of the Services for example the maximum size of an email message that may be sent or received, the maximum capacity allocated to you for storage of Content on the Network which you access via the Services.
3.12 You agree that
Access to the Services and Content
3.14 Under no circumstances will Orange or any of the other parties
involved in the provision of Orange Content, be liable for any losses,
damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any
errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in Content or the
provision of Content.
Access to the third party services and the internet
3.16 We have no control over the value or quality of goods, services or Content offered by third parties on or through the Services. As a result we cannot be responsible or liable in any way for and do not endorse, any of these goods, services or Content.
3.17 The Services may be used by you to access websites and networks
3.18 If you use your Device to access the internet or third party
services as it may not be a secure environment unwanted programs or material
or viruses may be downloaded to your Device without your knowledge which may
give unauthorised access to, or damage your Device and the information stored
Age Restricted Services
3.19 You are not permitted to access our Age Restricted Services (if any) if you are below the age specified to access the Services. If you are allowed to access the Age Restricted Services by virtue of the fact you are the specified age or older you must not show or send Content from the Age Restricted Services to anyone below the specified age. If you let anyone under the specified age use your Device you must ensure you deactivate access to the Age Restricted Services.
3.20 We may set monthly credit limits for Charges. We may (but do not have to) Suspend some or all of our Services if you go over a credit limit. You should not use a credit limit for budgeting because the amount you owe is not capped or limited by any credit limit we set.
4 Your rights to terminate this Contract
Terminating your Contract after the Minimum Term
4.1 You may terminate your Contract to expire at anytime after the Minimum Term by giving us at least one month's notice. You are free to restore your Contract throughout this notice period, should you change your mind.
terminating your Contract during the Minimum Term
4.2 You may terminate your Contract before the Minimum Term has expired if you pay us:
4.2.1 all Charges that are due, plus
4.2.2 a lump sum equivalent to the total of all the monthly or other periodic Charges still remaining on your initial Minimum Term agreement (except in the circumstances set out in Conditions 4.3 and 15.1).
4.3 You may also terminate your Contract if we vary its terms, resulting in an excessive increase in the Charges or changes that alter your rights under this Contract to your detriment. In such cases you would need to give us at least 14 days written notice prior to your Billing Date (and within one month of us telling you about the changes). However this option does not apply if:
4.3.1 we have increased the Charges by an amount equal to or less than the percentage increase in the All Items Index of Retail Prices published by the Central Statistical Office in the Monthly Digest of Statistics in any 12 month period; or
4.3.2 the variations we have made have been imposed on us as a direct result of new legislation, statutory instrument, government regulation or licence; or
4.3.4 The variation relates solely to an Orange Additional Service, in which case you may cancel that Orange Additional Service in accordance with Condition 15.1.
4.4 If, for reasons beyond our control, we are no longer able to provide Network Services, we will at our discretion either:
4.4.1 make arrangements for you to be supplied with equivalent Services by another network at no extra cost to you, or
4.4.2 Accept written notice from you that you wish to terminate your Contract. In such cases we will refund any pre-paid Charges that have not been used up.
Termination of your
4.5 We may terminate your Contract immediately at any time in respect of any or all the Devices owned by you, in whole or in part, by giving you written notice if:
4.5.1 you fail to pass any credit assessments which we may reasonably consider to be necessary from time to time
4.5.2 you fail to pay any of your bills from
4.5.3 we have good reason for believing that any information you have given us is false or misleading
4.5.4 you become insolvent within the meaning of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or bankrupt, or make any arrangement with creditors or go into liquidation or become subject to an administration order or a receiver is appointed over any of your assets or if we have good reason for believing that you are unable to pay the Charges
4.5.5 In addition, we may terminate your Contract at any time after the Minimum Term has expired by giving you at least one month's written notice.
Termination of your
4.6 We reserve the right to terminate your contract immediately at any time in respect of any or all of the Devices owned by you, in whole or in part without notice to you if
4.6.1 we have good reason for believing that you have breached Conditions 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4 or 6.4.5, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11 or
4.6.2 You haven't complied with one or more of the terms of your Contract and do not correct the breach within 7 days of being asked by us in writing to do so.
Termination and Line Two
4.7 Termination of your Contract for any reason connected with Line One will result in automatic termination of Line Two.
5 Effect of Termination of the Agreement
5.1 When this Agreement is terminated, your Device will be Disconnected and you will no longer be able to use the Services.
What to do after Termination of your Contract
5.2 Termination of your Contract is subject to you paying us any money you owe us and us paying you any money we owe you. After termination, it is your responsibility to cancel any direct debits, standing orders, credit card mandates or other authorisations you may have given for periodic payments to be made to us by third parties.
6 Your responsibilities
When your payments are due
6.1 Ordinarily we will invoice you monthly in advance for monthly charges which are non-refundable and monthly in arrears for call and message charges but we reserve the right to amend the invoicing period and submit interim invoices to you. The Connection charge will be included on your first invoice. Charges in respect of Services not supplied directly by us e.g. Roaming may be invoiced several months in arrears. VAT will be added to all invoices at the relevant rate where applicable. Payment is due when you receive your invoice.
6.1.1 You will be responsible for paying all Charges on your Account, whether or not they have been accrued by you personally. You will also be responsible for any extraordinary costs incurred in administering your Account, including collecting any payments. If your Service has been Disconnected, either at your request or ours, you will remain responsible for paying any outstanding Charges
6.1.2 You must make your payment when you receive your invoice and by one of the payment methods stated on your invoice subject to clause 6.3. However we may also submit an interim bill or require an immediate payment if we think you have exceeded a reasonable limit on your Account.
Penalties for overdue payments
6.2 If payment is not made within 14 days of its due date, we may charge interest on all sums outstanding at the rate of 2% above the base rate of National Westminster Bank. This interest will be charged on a per annum basis calculated daily.
6.3 Ordinarily we will accept payment of Charges by credit card, debit card, cheque, direct debit and electronic transfer, but we reserve the right to refuse any payment method if we have reasonable cause to believe such payment will be dishonoured.
6.3.1 we reserve the right to charge an administration fee each month for payments not made by direct debit
6.3.2 We may arrange for invoices to be issued by a third party on our behalf. Invoices issued by such third party shall be binding on you and payment of such invoices in full to the third party will be a valid discharge of your liability to pay such invoices under this Agreement.
Things that you agree to do
6.4 Recognising that good management and security of the Services
is important to all
6.4.1 Provide whatever proofs of your identity and address that we consider reasonably necessary from time to time. Whilst photocopy or fax copies are usually acceptable we do reserve the right to request the original document
6.4.2 keep confidential, and not disclose to any third party, your Account password or any personal identification code, number or name issued by us permitting access to the Services
6.4.3 not use the Services for any improper, immoral, fraudulent or unlawful purposes or for the sending of any communication or storing any data which is of an offensive, abusive, indecent, obscene or menacing nature
6.4.4 not cause, nor knowingly allow others to cause, any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience, whether to us or to any of our customers, by any means including the use of the Network for persistently sending unsolicited communications without reasonable cause
6.4.5 not act in a way, whether knowingly or otherwise, which will impair the operation of the Network or any part of it, or put it in jeopardy
6.4.6 use only Devices and Accessories approved for use with the Network, and comply with all relevant legislation or regulation relating to their use
6.4.7 comply with any reasonable instructions issued by us which concern your use of the Services, and co-operate with us in our reasonable security and other checks (which may include us making phone calls to you)
6.4.8 not send or upload anything that is copyright protected (unless you have permission) or which in any way breaches the intellectual property rights of any third party
6.4.9 not copy, modify, store, forward, publish or distribute the Services or their Content without our express permission
6.4.10 only use Content for your own personal use and not for any commercial purposes or distribute it commercially
6.4.11 not to re-sell, re-supply or otherwise distribute the Services
or Devices without the prior written agreement of
6.4.12 not to circumvent the Age Restricted Service mechanisms.
7 Multiple users
7.1 Where there are one or more Users other than you under your Contract, you remain responsible :-
7.1.1 for ensuring the Services are used in accordance with this Contract and
7.1.2 For all Charges incurred to your Account by those Users.
8 Line Two - limitations on usage
Suspension of Services
8.1 If we Suspend Services on Line One, Services on Line Two will automatically be Suspended also.
8.2 It is not possible to send electronic messages on Line Two this shall include but not be limited to, text, video and multi media messages.
8.3 You may not have a higher Service Plan on Line Two than you have on Line One.
9 Information supplied by you
The details you give us must be correct
9.1 By applying for Registration or for Orange Additional Services, you undertake to provide your correct name, address and other factual information. You also confirm that:
9.1.1 the person stated to be authorised to sign for a company or firm is duly authorised
9.1.2 any individual applying as a member of a company is of full contractual capacity and is able both to pay for the Services he or she has requested and to meet his or her other obligations under your Contract
9.1.3 You must also tell us if your details change.
What happens if we suspect the details you give us aren't correct
9.2 If we suspect, on reasonable grounds, that information has been supplied to us without the knowledge of the person named, or that an application is unauthorised or contains false particulars, we may delay Connection or Suspend Services to your Device while we investigate further. Following our investigation, we will Connect or reinstate the Services unless we have grounds to terminate. You acknowledge that you will have no claim against us in respect of any delay or Disconnection caused as a result of the operation of this Condition.
Your application is subject to credit status
10.1 All applications for Registration and Orange Additional Services are subject to credit assessment before we can connect you to the Network. In considering your application we will search the following records about you and others (see 10.2 below):
10.1.1 Our own; and
10.1.2 Those of licensed credit reference agencies (CRAs). When CRAs receive a search from us they will place a search footprint on you credit file that may be seen by other people searching your credit file. The CRAs supply to us both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit and fraud prevention information; and
10.1.3 Those at fraud prevention agencies (FPAs).
10.2 We will use credit scoring and or other automated decision making systems when assessing your application. If our assessment of you does not meet our normal requirements we reserve the right to decline to Connect you or to supply Orange Additional Services or to decide an appropriate credit limit on your Account. Alternatively, we may ask you to lodge a Deposit with us before we Connect you. If you believe our assessment of you is incorrect, we will review your eligibility. However, we cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by CRAs. Nor can we accept any liability for the consequences of our declining to Connect you.
10.2 We will also check your details with FPAs for the purposes of verifying identities to prevent and detect crime and money laundering. We may also make periodic searches at CRAs and FPAs to manage your Account with us.
10.3 If you are making a joint application or tell us that you have a spouse or financial associate, we will link your records together so you must be sure that you have their agreement to disclose information about them. CRAs also link your records together and these links will remain on you and their files until such time as you or your partner successfully files for disassociation with the CRAs to break the link.
10.4 Information on your application will be sent to CRAs and will be recorded by them. We may also disclose details of how you conduct your Account to such agencies. If you do not pay any balance on your Account when due CRAs will record the outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organizations by CRAs to perform similar checks and to trace your whereabouts and recover debts that you owe. Records remain on file for 6 years after they are closed, whether settled by you or defaulted.
10.5 If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect or identify fraud we will record this and may also pass this information to FPAs. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.
10.6 We and other organizations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering, for example when:
10.6.1 checking details on applications for credit and credit related or other facilities;
10.6.2 managing credit and credit related accounts or facilities;
10.6.3 recovering debt;
10.6.4 checking details on proposals and claims for all types of insurance;
10.6.5 Checking details of job applicants and employees.
10.7 We and other organizations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by FPAs.
10.8 If you do not pay any sums due on your Account we will trace your whereabouts and recover debts.
10.9 Your data may also be used for other purposes for which you give your specific permission or, in very limited circumstances, when required by law or where permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998.
10.10 If you would like to receive details of the relevant FPAs and CRAs please contact us at PO Box 10, Patchway, Bristol BS32 4QJ or by calling 07973 100 150. You can also contact the CRAs and FPAs directly.
10.11 If you would like to read the full details of how your data may be used please visit our website at www.orange.co.uk or phone 07973 100 150 to request a copy of our policy.
deposits are held for 12 months
11.1 We may request a Deposit from you:
11.2 Deposits will be held for 12 months from the date of receipt and then refunded upon request. We do not pay interest on Deposits. If you owe us money, we may set off Deposits against the amount due to us. If there is a balance left over in such cases, we will remit this to you or credit your Account.
12 SIM Card
It's your responsibility to keep your SIM Card safe
12.1 Any SIM Card we supply to you remains our property, but it is your responsibility to keep it safe. SIM Cards are easily damaged and should be handled with care. We will replace free of charge any SIM Card found to be defective through faulty design or workmanship. In any other circumstances, however, we may charge for replacing it. We reserve the right to recall any SIM Card from you at any time to enhance or maintain the quality of the Services.
What to do if your SIM Card is lost, stolen or damaged
12.2 You must inform us immediately if the SIM Card supplied to you is lost, stolen or damaged. You will remain liable for all Charges incurred until you do so. We will send you a replacement SIM Card as soon as reasonably practicable, but we reserve the right to charge you for doing so.
Your SIM Card and other networks
12.3 The SIM Card supplied with your Device enables the Device to work on our Network only with the exception of Devices which can access Roaming Services. However, after the Minimum Term we will lift this restriction at your request, provided all your payments of Charges are up to date and you pay the current administration charge. The software in the SIM Card and the Device is either owned by or licensed to Orange which grants you a non-exclusive licence to use it for accessing the Services for the duration of your Contract and not otherwise.
13 Directory and Caller id
What to do if you want your number to remain private
13.1 We will enter your Orange number in
Your Device is not a part of your Contract
14.1 Your Device and Accessories are acquired by you outside the terms of your Contract.
15 Changes to your Contract
We reserve the right to make changes to your Contract
15.1 When you Register you are asked to choose a Service Plan and to indicate which Orange Additional Services you require. You may switch to a higher Service Plan at any time. You may switch once only to the next lowest Service Plan after one half of your Minimum Term has expired, unless otherwise stated. You must read the rules of your chosen Service Plan as they may restrict your right to change Service Plans during your Minimum Term. In the event you do switch Service Plan and add to or cancel Orange Additional Services you must give us not less than 10 days notice before your Billing Date (subject to the terms of any promotional offers you have accepted). We do, however, reserve the right to vary the terms of this Contract from time to time and to make changes to your Service Plan. We acknowledge that if we do increase the Charges, withdraw Orange Additional Services or introduce new mandatory Charges - or if your contractual rights are affected to your detriment - you may terminate your Contract in accordance with Condition 4.3. If you do not give notice within one month of our notifying you of any change(s), you will be taken to have accepted the change(s).
15.2 In exceptional circumstances a government authority may require the reallocation or change of phone numbers in which case we may have to change your mobile phone number for the Services
15.3 We are continuously enhancing our existing Services as well as adding new services, particularly Orange Additional Services. Charges for, and any special terms and conditions attached to Orange Additional Services will be notified in Customer Communication. The terms of your Contract, including Charges current on the date when you take up the offer of any Orange Additional Service, will apply to it, subject to any special promotional offer made by us and accepted by you.
16 Customer Communication
Please read all the information we send you
16.1 We update our Customer Communication from time to time.
Information on various topics is mailed to Customers with their monthly
billing statements and is available on request from us. You are asked to read
your Customer Communications and to keep those which are mailed to you until
they are superseded. We regard you as having been given any information if it
17 Assignment of Contract and change of ownership of Device
Your Contract is personal to you
17.1 Your Contract is personal to you and you may not assign it.
However, we may at our discretion (not to be unreasonably withheld) allow you
17.2 We may assign our rights to your Contract only if such assignment is on terms which are at least as advantageous to you as those set out in your Contract.
Circumstances in which neither of us accepts liability
18.1 Except as provided in this Condition 18, neither party shall be
liable to the other, whether in contract or tort nor otherwise, for any loss
or damage which is:
Maximum liability of
18.2 Subject to Condition 18.1, we limit our legal liability up to a
maximum of three thousand pounds per claim or a series of related claims for
any loss or damage which is:
Factors beyond our control
18.3 We will not be liable to you if we are unable to perform an obligation or provide the Services to you because of any factor outside our control, including but not limited to Acts of God, industrial action, default or failure of a third party, war, terrorist act, governmental action, or by any act or decision made by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Your maximum liability
18.4 Subject to Condition 18.1, your liability is limited to payment of all outstanding Charges due in accordance with the provisions of your Contract.
Changes to your Contract
19.1 Subject to Condition 15, your Contract may be varied or amended only by the express mutual agreement of both parties. A party seeking to rely on such variation or amendment must produce evidence of the other party's agreement to it.
Disclosure of information to third parties
19.2 You agree to the disclosure to any telecommunications company,
debt collection agency, credit reference agency, credit or fraud monitoring
scheme, security agency or credit provider of:
19.4 By registering your Device on the Network you consent to us sharing your information with other companies in the Group and companies outside the Group who are our business partners. They or we may contact you by mail, telephone, electronic messaging services, fax or email to let you know about any goods, services or promotions which may be of interest to you. Please call customer services if you do not wish to receive such information from us, or if you do not wish to receive information from our business partners, but remember that this will preclude you from receiving any of our special offers or promotions or those of our business partners.
19.5 By registering your Device on the Network you consent to our
transferring your information to countries which do not provide the same
level of data protection as the
19.6 You have a right to ask for a copy of your information (for which we charge a small fee) and to correct any inaccuracies.
19.7 When you give us information about another person you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their personal data, and to the transfer of their information abroad and to receive on their behalf any data protection notices.
19.8 For details of the
Delivering communications to you
19.9 All notices to be served in accordance with your Contract must be served by post or facsimile. We can in addition serve notice to you by voicemail, email text or other form of electronic message. They will be deemed served 48 hours after they are sent, or on earlier proof of delivery. All invoices and notices served by post will be sent to the address given by you on Registration unless you notify us of a change to this address. Any waiver, concession or extra time we may allow you is limited to the specific circumstances in which it is given and does not affect our rights in any other way.
Disputes between you and us
19.10 You may request that disputes between you and us are referred to arbitration under our Code of Practice for Consumer Affairs. We will supply a copy of our Code of Practice for Consumer Affairs to you on request.
19.11 If either party delays or does not take action to enforce their rights under the contract this does not prevent either party from taking action later.
19.12 If any of the terms in this contract are not valid or legally enforceable the other terms will not be affected. We may replace any term that is not legally effective with a similar term that is.
Orange company details
19.13 Our Company Registration Number is 2178917 and our Registered
Office is at
19.14 Your Contract is to be interpreted in accordance with the Laws
of England and