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You have selected the DIRECT DIAL TALK PLUS PROMO RATES plan which has the following features:

This plan has reduced rates to 80 international destinations for the first 3 months.^ Receive a paper bill and pay by check or credit card. $2.99 monthly fee and no minimum usage requirement.

  • Monthly Fee: $2.99
  • Minimum Usage Requirement: NO
  • Credit card required: NO

To search for a rate on this plan by destination, visit our Rate Finder here.

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Registered Phone Numbers
  • You will be able to use the service from this number:
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    Do you wish to register additional numbers such as cell phones from which you'll be able to make calls?

    If you wish you can provide up to 3 additional phone numbers:

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IMPORTANT: You will receive a confirmation call at the primary phone number listed above. If we are not able to reach you we will call you at regular intervals. You may also call us to activate your order at the number provided on your confirmation email.

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Referral Program If you learned about Startec through our Refer-A-Friend program, please enter the phone number of the friend who referred you so we may thank them and so you can receive your referral credit.

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*Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information. Standard messaging rates and data usage may apply when checking texts or e-mails on you mobile device.
Terms & Conditions

Thank you for using services provided by Americatel Corporation (dba Startec Global Communications - “Startec”).

I.          THE AGREEMENT

Your agreement with Startec consists of (1) this Customer Service Agreement (“CSA”), (2) the current per-minute rates, and (3) the applicable schedule associated with the calling plan to which you are subscribed (“Calling Plan Schedule”) (the three components are collectively, the “Agreement”). BY SUBSCRIBING TO, USING, OR PAYING FOR THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE PRICES, CHARGES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE PRICES, CHARGES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.
This Agreement applies if you have subscribed to a Direct Dial or CellConnect service offering (the “Services”).  Startec reserves the right to change the terms of this Agreement (“Terms”) at any time. 
This Agreement applies to state-to-state and international long-distance calls. State regulations and requirements, including tariffs filed with the State Public Service Commissions, apply to your intrastate telecommunications services.  Except that this Agreement applies to calls made within a state in those states that do not require Startec to file tariffs.  This Agreement does not apply to calls made by dialing 101-6868 or 10-10-719.    

II.        SERVICES

A) Acceptance

In its sole discretion, Startec may accept or reject your order for Services for any lawful reason. Before activation of any Service, Startec may check your credit, verify your identity, charge a deposit, prepayment or other fee to establish or maintain Services, or require that you execute any authorizations and verifications it deems necessary. For any number of reasons, the Services may not be activated immediately.

B) Notice of Rate Changes

Startec may change the per-minute rates, Surcharges (the term surcharges is defined in section III.A) and other Terms of the Agreement from time to time.  Startec may decrease per-minute rates, Surcharges or both, without providing advance notice.  Any increase in the per-minute rates, Surcharges or other Terms of this Agreement that may materially disadvantage you, will become effective only after Startec notifies you at least 15 days in advance of such change by postcard, letter message within your invoice, telephone or email.  Written notice to you will be sent to your last known address as reflected in Startec’s records and is deemed to be accepted after deposit in the U.S. mail, postage prepaid, and properly addressed according to the address in Startec’s records.  Notwithstanding the above, in the event that Startec’s cost of terminating calls to a particular destination increases with less than 15 days notice to Startec, Startec may increase its rates without providing written notice to you.  Instead, Startec will post the rate increase on its website at www.startec.com.  Startec will not provide advance notice of changes to taxes and other charges required by law.  Your continued use of the Services after any change in the per-minute rates, Surcharges or other Terms of this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Notwithstanding the above, per-minute rates and Surcharges applicable to your Startec prepaid service will not change after you have made the prepayment.         

C) Credit Limits and Deposits

If Startec bills you for the Services and we determine that you may be a credit risk because of (1) fraudulent or abusive use of any Startec Services; (2) late payments for current or prior bills; or (3) high volume usage of the Services, we may require a deposit (or an advance payment as permitted by state law) to ensure payment for the Services.  If you fail to pay for the Services when due, Startec may use the deposit to pay your balance without giving notice to you.  Similarly, Startec may set a credit limit based on your payment history.  If you exceed the limit, Startec reserves the right to restrict your access to the Services, and will provide notice of such restriction as soon as reasonably practicable.  Startec may also require that you pay its charges in less than the standard 21 days from the invoice date.   

D) Cancellation of Service by Customer

If you want to cancel your service and receive no additional invoices from Startec, you should (1) call Startec at 1-800-827-3374 to notify it of your desire to terminate, and (2) call your local telephone company and tell them that Startec is your long distance provider and that you wish to cancel your Startec Service.  It may take a few days for the local exchange carrier to process your order, and you will continue to be responsible for Startec charges until the local exchange carrier completes the cancellation.

E) Restrictions on Use of Service - Prepaid Service Fee    

The Service cannot be used in an unlawful, fraudulent or abusive manner. If you do not recharge your prepaid balance within twelve (12) months from the date of purchase or recharge, you will be assessed an administrative fee equal to the remaining balance in your account. 

"UNLIMITED" DOES NOT MEAN EXCESSIVE OR UNREASONABLE USE. Voice services are provided solely for live dialog between two individuals. Voice services may not be used for conference calling, call forwarding, monitoring services, data transmissions, transmission of broadcasts, transmission of recorded material, or other connections that do not consist of uninterrupted live dialog between two individuals. If Startec finds that you are using the Startec voice service for anything other than live dialog between two individuals, or that your usage is excessive or unreasonable, Startec may, at its option, terminate your service or, with notice to you, change your plan to one with no unlimited usage components.

F) Discontinuation of Services by Startec

Startec may immediately discontinue or otherwise limit your use of the Services without notice if (1) Startec has reasonable grounds to believe that you have used the Service in an unlawful, fraudulent or abusive manner, (2) you fail to pay for the Services, (3) Startec determines that you are a credit risk, (4) you refuse to pay a deposit or adhere to a credit limit, required by Startec to reduce your credit risk, (5) you fail to provide information, or provide false information, that is essential for billing, (6) Startec has received notice from your local telephone company that the local telephone company has canceled your local exchange service, (7) you have breached this Agreement, (8) you have acted in a manner that is threatening, obscene, harassing, or abusive to Startec personnel and (9) Your telephone equipment fails to pass back to Startec the appropriate signal to start and stop billing for a call.  The discontinuance of the Services by Startec does not relieve you of any obligation to pay Startec for charges due and owing for Services furnished up to the time of discontinuance. 

G) Unauthorized Use

You are responsible for preventing the unauthorized use of the Services, and you are responsible for payment for any such unauthorized use.

III.       PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS 

A) Calling Plan Rates and Charges

You agree to pay Startec for all Services at the rates associated with the calling plan that you selected.  Payments must be in U.S. currency.  The per-minute rates associated with the calling plans currently marketed by Startec are set forth in the appropriate Calling Plan Schedule.  You also agree to pay applicable Surcharges that are not taxes or otherwise required by the government to be assessed on you (“Surcharges”).  Surcharges associated with particular calling plans are similarly set forth in the appropriate Calling Plan Schedule.  You agree to pay any taxes and fees that are required to be paid by the government (“Government Mandated Charges”).  The Government Mandated Charges vary by state and are not set forth on Startec’s website. Startec will not issue prepaid customers refunds or credits. Startec will issue postpaid customers credits in its sole discretion.   

B) Surcharges Generally

In addition to any applicable per-minute rates, Startec may invoice you the following additional Surcharges that are not taxes or otherwise required by the government: (A) Carrier Cost Recovery Fee that is assessed on your state-to-state and international long distance charges; (B) Minimum Usage Fee that is assessed if you do not have a minimum amount of charges on your bill; and (C) Universal Service Fee that is assessed on all per-minute and other charges and (D) fixed monthly fee.  To view the exact Surcharges that apply to your plan, please refer to the applicable Calling Plan Schedule. 

C) Government Mandated Charges

In addition to any applicable per-minute rates and Surcharges, Startec will invoice you for taxes, fees and other charges as may be required by any federal, state or local government.  These are referred to in this Agreement as Government Mandated Charges.  They are charges that Startec is required to assess on its customers by law.

D) Payment of Invoices

Invoices must be paid within 21 days from the invoice date.     

E) Late Payments

Startec may charge you interest equal to the lesser of 1.5% per month or the maximum rate allowed by law, for all late payments. The interest will be applied to the entire unpaid balance.  Startec may charge you a fee equal to the lesser of $25 or the maximum rate allowed by law, if your check, bank draft or electronic funds transfer is returned for insufficient funds.

F) Collection Agency

If Startec hires a collection agency to collect, or attempt to collect, any charges owed Startec, you will be liable to Startec for an additional payment of $25, where permitted by applicable law.  If Startec incurs any fees or expenses, including attorneys’ fees, in collecting, or attempting to collect, any charges owed Startec other than hiring a collection agency, you will be liable to Startec for the payment of all such fees and expenses reasonably incurred.

G) Disputes

Disputes concerning any charges must be raised within 30 days of the invoice date.  Disputes may be raised by calling customer service at 1-800-827-3374.  Any charges not disputed within 30 days of the invoice date will be considered accepted.  If after an investigation Startec determines that the disputed amounts are in fact due, Startec will require payment and, if necessary, may refer the account to a collections agency for collection.     

IV.     LIABILITY

A) Indemnification 

YOU AGREE THAT STARTEC SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST STARTEC THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.  FURTHER, YOU AGREE TO REIMBURSE STARTEC FOR ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO THE DEFENSE OF ANY SUCH CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, UNLESS SUCH CLAIMS ARE BASED ON STARTEC’S WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE.  THIS PROVISION WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY AFTER THE AGREEMENT ENDS.

B) Limitation of Liability 

NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT LIMITS STARTEC’S LIABILITY, IF ANY, FOR STARTEC’S WILLFUL OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT.  IF STARTEC’S NEGLIGENCE CAUSES DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, STARTEC WILL BE LIABLE FOR NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES TO THE PERSON OR PROPERTY.  IF STARTEC’S NEGLIGENCE CAUSES DAMAGE OF ANY OTHER SORT, STARTEC WILL BE LIABLE FOR NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT OF STARTEC’S CHARGES FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE AFFECTED PERIOD.  FOR ALL CLAIMS THAT ARE NOT THE RESULT OF STARTEC’S WILLFUL OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, STARTEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (UNLESS AN APPLICABLE STATUTE EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZES SUCH DAMAGES), AND STARTEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE OR INCREASED COSTS OF OPERATION.  THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY EVEN IF THE DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE OR STARTEC WAS TOLD THEY WERE POSSIBLE, AND THEY APPLY TO ANY NEGLIGENCE CLAIM THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, NO MATTER HOW THAT CLAIM IS STYLED OR ON WHAT LEGAL GROUNDS (SUCH AS CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE, MISREPRESENTATION) IT IS BASED.

STARTEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IF SERVICES ARE INTERRUPTED, OR THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE INTERCONNECTION OF STARTEC’S SERVICES WITH THE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT OF SOME OTHER PARTY.  THIS SECTION IV.B CONTINUES TO APPLY AFTER THE AGREEMENT ENDS.

C) Warranties

STARTEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IF SERVICES ARE INTERRUPTED, OR THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE INTERCONNECTION OF STARTEC’S SERVICES WITH THE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT OF SOME OTHER PARTY.  THIS SECTION IV.B CONTINUES TO APPLY AFTER THE AGREEMENT ENDS.

V.        DISPUTE RESOLUTION

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION CAREFULLY.  THIS SECTION PROVIDES FOR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION BEFORE A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF A COURT BY A JUDGE OR JURY OR THROUGH A CLASS ACTION.

A) Arbitration, Generally

The arbitration process established by this section is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, except to the extent that the terms of this Agreement differ from the FAA, the terms of this Agreement control.  Both you and Startec have the right to take any dispute that qualifies to small claims court rather than arbitration.  All other claims, controversies, or disputes between the parties will be resolved by arbitration regardless of the date of accrual of such claim, controversy or dispute.  This includes any dispute based on any product, service or advertising having a connection with this Agreement and any dispute not finally resolved by a small claims court. 

B) Number of Arbitrators

The arbitration will be conducted by one arbitrator.

C) Arbitration Costs and Fees

The arbitrator shall award to the prevailing party, as determined by the arbitrators, all costs and fees.  The term “costs and fees” as used herein shall mean all amounts payable by the prevailing party on account of the arbitration, including the arbitrators’ fees, administrative fees, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses such as copying and telephone, court costs (if they are incurred to enforce the arbitration provisions of this Agreement or any award thereunder), witness fees, and attorneys’ fees.

D) Applicable Arbitration Rules

The arbitration of any dispute involving $10,000 or less shall be conducted in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, which are in effect on the date a dispute is submitted to the AAA.  The AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and fee schedules will apply to any disputes in excess of $10,000. 

E) Arbitrator is Bound by Agreement

In conducting the arbitration and making any award, the arbitrator shall be bound by and strictly enforce the terms of this Agreement and may not limit, expand, or otherwise modify its terms.

F) Joining of Disputes

NO DISPUTE MAY BE JOINED WITH ANOTHER LAWSUIT, OR IN AN ARBITRATION WITH A DISPUTE OF ANY OTHER PERSON, OR RESOLVED ON A CLASS-WIDE BASIS.       

G) Severability of Dispute Resolution

If any portion of this Dispute Resolution section is determined to be unenforceable, then the remainder shall be given full force and effect.

H) Contact Startec

Before you take a dispute to arbitration or small claims court, you must first contact our Customer Care Department representative at the customer service number on your Startec invoice for the Services, or write to us at the following address and give us an opportunity to resolve the dispute:

Attn: Legal Department

Startec Global Communications
c/o Matrix Telecom
433 E. Las Colinas Blvd., 4th Floor
Irving, TX 75039

Any written correspondence must include your account number.  You must describe your dispute and provide Startec with any supporting documentation.  Likewise, if Startec has a dispute with you, it will notify you by letter sent to your billing address and attempt to resolve it before pursuing arbitration. 

I) Contact AAA

If the dispute cannot be satisfactorily resolved within sixty days from the date you or Startec is notified by the other of a dispute, then either party may then contact the AAA in writing at AAA Service Center, 134555 Noel Road, Suite 1750, Dallas Texas 75240-6620 and request arbitration of the dispute.  Information regarding how to initiate arbitration, about the arbitration process and the AAA’s Arbitration Rules and its fees are available from the AAA on the Internet at www.adr.org

J) Written Submissions

The arbitration will be based only on the written submissions of the parties and the documents submitted to the AAA relating to the dispute, unless either party requests that the arbitration be conducted using AAA’s telephonic procedures.  Additional charges may apply for these procedures.  Any in-person arbitration will be conducted at a location that the AAA selects in the state of your primary residence. 

K) Confidentiality

Any arbitration shall remain confidential.  Neither you nor Startec may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration or award, except as may be required by law, or to confirm and enforce an award. 

L) Time Limitation

ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE DATE THE BASIS FOR THE CLAIM OR DISPUTE FIRST ARISES.

M) Regulatory Complaints

In addition to the procedures described in this section for resolving a dispute, you may also file a complaint with an appropriate federal or state regulatory agency.               

VI.       MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

A) Entire Agreement 

This Agreement and the terms of any calling plan, promotion, and/or authorized written communications you have received constitute the entire Agreement between you and Startec, and supersedes any and all prior agreements, oral or written, concerning the subject matter.  If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the terms of any calling plan, promotion, and/or authorized written communications you have received and the provisions of this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement will control.

B) No Obligation to Assist in Switching Carriers 

If you voluntarily cancel your Startec account or if Startec cancels your service for any reason set forth above, Startec will have no obligation whatsoever to assist you in any respect in switching from Startec to another carrier. 

C) Assignment 

You may not modify or assign this Agreement.  In its sole discretion, Startec may assign this Agreement. 

D) No Waiver of Rights

No failure to enforce any right or remedy under this Agreement shall be considered a waiver of any other condition or provision or the same condition or provision at another time.

E) Binding Effect 

This Agreement is binding upon you and Startec, their respective heirs, successors and permitted assigns.     

F) Severability 

If any part or provision of this Agreement is finally determined to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then that part or provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability, without in any way affecting the remaining parts or provisions of this Agreement.

G) Governing Law 

This Agreement is governed by and construed by the Federal Communications Act to the full extent applicable, and otherwise by the laws of Maryland, without regard to its choice of law principles, except that the arbitration provisions in the Dispute Resolution section shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.  This governing law provision applies no matter where you reside, or where you use or pays for the Services.

H) Survival 

Any liability or obligation of a party to the other party under the Services section and the Payment Provisions section, will, in each case, survive cancellation or termination of this Agreement.

I) Headings of No Force or Effect

Headings in this Agreement are for reference only and have no effect on the meaning of any provision.

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May 26, 2017, 5:15 am (GMT -04:00)