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G3 Telecom's home phone service

Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions

"Equipment" or "Devices" means the equipment provided to you by G3 for the purpose of providing and facilitating the Services. Equipment includes, but is not limited to IP Phones, Power over Ethernet switches, modems and routers.

"G3 Telecom" (G3) means any and all of G3 Telecom Inc., G3 Telecom Services Inc, G3 Telecom USA Inc., and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and/or licensors.

"Services" refers to G3's Home Phone service.

"You", "you", "Your" or "your" means the subscriber to any Services including any person, firm, corporation or other entity that utilizes the Services.

By use of the Service, you acknowledge having read and understood these Terms and Conditions.

2. Term and Termination

Service is either offered on a month to month basis, or for a term agreed upon activation of the service by G3. Any subsequent terms will renew automatically on a monthly basis unless You give G3 notice of non-renewal at least thirty (30) days before the end of the term.

3. Use of Services and Responsibility for Charges

You may use the Services and Equipment for any purpose, provided that you do so in compliance with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements in Canada and/or United States or the law governing the locality where You are using the Equipment. G3 in its sole discretion reserves the right to terminate the Service immediately and without advance notice if G3, in its sole discretion, believes that You have violate this clause. You are responsible for paying all charges for the Services, including all monthly fees, and related services made via your telephones or telecommunications systems. If You subscribe to other Services offered by G3 you will be governed by the Terms and Conditions for that specific Service.

Fair Use Policy

Unusually high usage of the Service attributable to individual Accounts may impair G3’s ability to provide the Services and/or indicate misuse of the Services. Accordingly, your use of the Services is subject to reasonable use limitations. For all Unlimited Plans, reasonable use means that your use of the Service does not materially impair G3’s ability to provide the Service to other users. For all “unlimited” Service Plans, reasonable use means that your use of the Service does not exceed 3,000 minutes per month. Except where prohibited by law, G3 reserves the right to immediately disconnect, suspend or modify your Service if your use of the Service violates or it is determined by G3 that your use of the Service violates this reasonable use policy.

4. Acceptable Use

If you subscribe to any of the Unlimited Long Distance Plans, you may not use the Services for anything other than normal residential use. You may not resell the Services or use for commercial purposes, or receive any charge of benefit for the use of the Services. You may not share or transfer your Services without G3's express consent.

5. Equipment

The equipment and/or devices provided to you is the property of G3 and provided to you until such time as you cease to obtain Home Phone services from G3 or until G3 requires the return of the equipment for any reason. The equipment is provided to you for use solely in connection with services. You will use the equipment for its intended use and will keep the equipment clean, and in good repair. You will be fully responsible for any and all damages, which may occur to the equipment during your use of G3 services. You will return equipment to G3 within 7-days after you cease using G3 services at your expense. If the equipment is not received by G3 within 7-days after you cease using G3 services, G3 will automatically charge you the cost to replace the equipment without further notice. Further you agree not to decline the charges with your financial institution for the replacement of the equipment.

6. Charges and Payment Charges

  1. Charges will commence as of the activation date for the applicable Services and are payable in advance, as per G3's normal billing cycle. Your activation date will be either i) seven (7) days after the equipment has been sent to you; ii) You begin using the service or iii) the date that Your number is ported to G3.
  2. G3 will charge You on a pro-rated basis when you start your service with G3, using the agreed to method of payment. G3's billing cycle is based upon a calendar month basis.
  3. You are responsible for paying for all usage charges for calls originating from at your Home Phone service, regardless of who made them. You shall be responsible for al amounts related and associated with fraud and fraudulent charges.
  4. You will be responsible for all charges that G3 incurs to setup Your service if you cancel your service prior to G3 activating your service, including, but not limited to; i) cost incurred from third parties for porting service; ii) any and all shipping costs and any iii) government fees.
  5. G3 will take payment on Your account based on the approved method of payment set up by you with G3. An administrative fee will be charged to any payment returned for non-sufficient funds ("NSF"). You are responsible for payment to G3 of charge(s) for Service(s) and Equipment furnished to you. G3 will send statements through e-mail and posting the information on their web portal. G3 will not mail any bills or statements unless expressly agreed to.
  6. You must bring inquiries and disputes regarding charges to G3's attention within 45 days of the charge date or you will be deemed to have accepted the charge as accurate in all respects.
  7. Where your Services are cancelled, either by you or by G3, and there is an undisputed credit balance on your account, you may, between the 60th and 180th day after cancellation, require that it be applied to any ongoing or new Services provided to you within 180 days of the cancellation, or that it be refunded to you. If you do not claim your credit balance within the 180 day period, it shall become the property of G3, and any account credits provided by G3 will expire. G3 reserves the right to charge a reasonable processing fee in connection with issuing refunds.

7. Term

The term of the service is on a monthly basis, unless an express term was agreed to upon sign up of the services. If You do not want to have the Service(s) for the term agreed upon, you will be billed the difference between the cost of the services based on a monthly term and any discount pricing received by You for entering into a longer term for the Service(s).

8. Credit

G3 reserves the right to examine your credit record and to require a deposit or other security, including payment by credit card, before it provides, continues, or reinstates Services to you. By subscribing to the Services, you authorize G3 to investigate your creditworthiness and agree, from time to time, to provide appropriate authorizations and financial information as G3 may reasonably request for this purpose.

9. Number Portability

Number porting is subject to G3's number porting policy.

10. Service Limitations

Please be advised you MUST inform G3 Telecom if you move any or all of your phones. It is imperative that G3 Telecom has the correct location for all of your VoIP phones. If you need to update your address information, please send an email with your name and telephone number for the phone you are moving and the updated address to custserv@g3telecom.com. Please be advised these changes may take up to 48 hours.

  1. Home Phone has certain limitations relative to enhanced 911 service that is available on most traditional telephone service. You acknowledge and understand that the Service is not a traditional Telephone Service. There are important differences between your regular land line Telephone service and the Service offering as set out in these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Basic 911 Service is offered to Home Phone customers in the "Area of Service." The "Area of Service" is defined as all locations where Home Phone local access numbers are provided in Canada.

    When you dial 911 from your Home Phone, you will be transferred to an operator for assistance. The operator will have your municipal address on file as per our records and direct your call to the local authorities based on your municipal address. If your municipal address is not in the Area of Service, 911 service may not operate properly or may not be able to help you.

    It is your responsibility to ensure we have your correct municipal address and if you move or change your municipal address to update your correct address by logging into your account on our website. If you are traveling with your Home Phone device, 911 service may not operate properly or may not be able to help you. From you regular landline phone when you dial 911, the operator knows your physical location and can send the authorities based on the location of the physical phone line. This is not the case with the Home Phone service. G3 Home Phone customers can have service outages due to problems with their Internet Service Provider (ISP), Power failure, suspension of account due to billing or payment issues, and intermittent network failure. If there is a service outage, 911 service will not be functional.

    YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT G3, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND UNDERLYING CARRIERS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF, OR RELATING TO THE 911 SERVICE RELATED TO G3 HOME PHONE AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS G3 (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND UNDERLYING CARRIERS) FOR ANY LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES AND EXPENSES, (INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES) WHICH YOU MAY SUFFER OR INCUR, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR FAILURE TO OBTAIN.
  3. Receiving collect calls, and the dialing of 1-800, 1-900 and 1-976 calls are currently not available for this Service. The "Area of Service" is defined as all locations where Home Phone local access numbers are provided in Canada.
  4. Service Outage. You can have a Service outage due to problems with Your Internet Service Provider (ISP's), Power failure in the area, Suspension of Account, and Intermittent Network failure. If there is a Service outage, such outage will affect all services including 911 services.

11. G3's Right to Refuse to Provide Services

G3 may at its sole discretion refuse to provide Services to you without notice and without any direct or indirect liability where: G3 has reason to believe the account will be use for fraud or illegal purposes.

12. Service Interruption

G3 may interrupt your Services at any time for any duration of time, without any notice or liability, in order to install, inspect, repair, replace or to perform necessary maintenance on the telecommunications equipment, facilities or network, or for other technical reasons as may be required.

13. G3's Liability

  1. G3 does not guarantee uninterrupted operation of the Services, or of its equipment, facilities, connections or network. G3's liability for negligence, breach of contract, tort or other causes of action, or any loss, omissions, delays, errors, defects or failures in the Services, equipment or facilities, or for any other action or inaction of G3, is limited to a refund of charges for the affected Services proportionate to the length of time the problem existed, upon request. Under no circumstances shall G3 be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages whatsoever, including any interruption of business or lost profits, even if such damages were reasonably foreseeable.
  2. G3 is not liable for:

    1. any disruption or unavailability of the Services;
    2. any act or omission of any third party (including any other local telephone company, any connecting carrier or underlying carrier or other provider of connections, facilities, or service);
    3. your conduct, acts or omissions, or the operation or failure of your equipment or facilities;
    4. any event beyond the reasonable control of G3 including acts of God, inclement weather including lightning, labor disputes, riots or civil disputes, war or armed conflict, any law, governmental order, decision or regulation, or order of any court of competent jurisdiction; or
    5. its failure, for any reason, to activate any Services on the activation date you requested; G3 provides the Services to you as an independent contractor. The employees or agents of other participating carriers are not and shall not be deemed to be agents or employees of G3. There is no express or implied warranty or condition, whether of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, with respect to any Services, product or equipment provided to you by G3. In subscribing for the Services, you obtain no proprietary right or interest in, any particular facility, service, equipment, telephone number or code associated with the Services.

14. Your Liability

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless G3 against all claims, including fees and expenses of counsel, resulting from your use (or the use by others with your explicit or implicit consent) of the Services, your codes, facilities or equipment, which causes direct or indirect damage or harm to another party or to the property of another. You must not use, in any manner or circumstances whatsoever, G3's, trade-marks, trade names, logos or designs, and you have no authority to act on behalf of any of these companies.

15. Suspension or Termination of Services by G3

Without incurring any liability whatsoever, G3 may immediately suspend or terminate any or all of the Services where you:

  1. fail to pay an account that is past due, or you provide payment which is NSF or payment by cheque which is not honoured by your bank;
  2. fail to meet G3's credit requirements, or you become bankrupt or otherwise insolvent;
  3. violate any provision of these General Terms of Service;
  4. use or permit others to use the Services so as to prevent fair and proportionate use by others;
  5. use or permit others to use any of the Services for a purpose or in a manner that is contrary to law (including decisions, rules or orders of the CRTC and/or FCC); or for the purpose of making harassing, threatening, abusive, annoying or offensive calls;
  6. charge or allow others to charge any other person for the use of the Services without G3's prior written agreement;
  7. harass, threaten or otherwise act unreasonably towards G3, its employees or agents, or in relation to the Services, including without limitation, by making numerous unwarranted requests for credits;
  8. alter or otherwise interfere with G3's facilities or equipment, or fail to replace or modify equipment or facilities which may harm, damage, interfere or pose a danger to others, the Services, or G3's equipment, facilities or network; or
  9. fail to provide payment for other accounts with G3.

16. Your Right to Cancel

G3 permits you to cancel your Services at any time by contacting G3's Customer Service. You will be responsible for all charges incurred up to the effective cancellation date, which may be later than the requested cancellation date due to administrative requirements. Further if you have entered into a term with G3 for Your Services other than a monthly term, further charges may apply, see paragraph (6) above. G3 is not required to pay You any refunds for partial month service.

17. Changes, Modifications or Termination of Plans or Plan Features

Without incurring liability, G3 may at any time and without notice to you, change, modify or terminate any plan or plan features, in whole or in part (including the rates or charges). In the event of any such change or modification, you will be responsible for paying all charges incurred for the use of such Services despite the change or modification, both before and after the date thereof. In the event of a termination of a plan or plan feature, you will be responsible for paying all charges incurred up to the applicable termination date.

18. Customer Confidentiality

Unless you consent in writing, or disclosure is pursuant to a legal power, all information kept by G3 about you, other than your name, address and telephone number, is confidential and may not be disclosed by G3 to anyone other than:

  1. to you;
  2. a person who, in the reasonable judgment of G3, is seeking the information as your agent;
  3. another company involved in supplying the Services provided the information is required for the efficient and cost-effective provision of Services and disclosure is made on a confidential basis with the information to be used only for that purpose;
  4. disclosure pursuant to a requirement or request of a government agency, subpoena or other legal proceeding, or disclosure required bylaw.

19. Privacy

G3's privacy policy affirms its customer commitment to maintain confidentiality, security, accuracy and privacy of customer personal information that G3 collects and uses to provide telecommunications services. Disclosure of customer information may be disclosed only pursuant to these General Terms of Service.

20. Customer Service

You may contact our Customer Service for information, inquiries or concerns regarding the Services, or other G3 services or products, your account or any other matter relating to G3, seven days a week, at 416-499-2121 or 1-888-556-5849. You may also write to G3 at:

G3 Telecom Corp.
1039 McNicoll Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M1W 3W6

21. General Terms of Service

These General Terms of Service are binding upon you and on G3 and are subject to change from time to time. You cannot assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these General Terms of Service without G3's prior written consent. These General Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario. These General Terms of Service are available in French at your request. Les présentes Conditions générales sont disponibles en français sur demande.