Carrier Pre-Selection Terms and Conditions
1.1.1 Service – In this Agreement Service means Cyta.talk. Cyta.talk is Cyta UK’s service trademark for “Carrier Pre-Selection” as defined by UK Telecommunication Industry.
Cyta.talk is a service of Cyta UK Ltd whose registered address office at 56A Haverstock Hill, LONDON NW3 2BH
With Cyta.talk the Customer’s calls are automatically routed to the network of Cyta UK.
1.1.2 BT means British Telecommunications Plc, Carrier Pre-Selection or CPS Service or Cyta.talk means the carrier pre-selection service as Cyta UK may agree to provide to the Customer.
1.1.3 Following the checking of the application, Cyta UK will request BT to proceed with all necessary actions so as to forward and execute the Carrier Pre selection request in cooperation with the Carrier Pre Selection Provider.
1.1.4 The Service is only available to Customers who have an existing BT telephone line. The Customer accepts that by receiving the Service certain BT phone services may no longer be available. The Customer warrants that the information provided by the Customer in respect of the Service is true and accurate.
1.1.5 Should any obligatory element be found not to be correct or duly completed or corresponding with the information held by the Carrier Pre selection Provider, then Cyta UK has the right to reject the application.
1.1.6 Cyta UK reserves the right to request from the Customer any additional information, which is not provided in the application.
1.1.7 In case BT receives more than one application for Carrier pre selection on the same number bearing the same signature and date, then all applications shall be rejected and the Customer shall be notified by BT as to the rejection.
1.2 The Customer may order Cyta.talk by telephone. The order is completed whilst the Customer is on the telephone. The Customer’s consent to the provisioning of the order for Cyta.talk is recorded on an audio tape for audit purposes.
The Customer’s order is sent electronically to BT. For the processing of customer personal data, the clauses of the relevant paragraph in these Terms and Conditions apply. Cyta UK will send a written confirmation to the Customer confirming their request. The Customer will also receive a letter from BT confirming this request.
1.3 The Customer may cancel the Service within 14 days of their order at no charge. If the Customer wishes to cancel during this time, the Customer is required to notify BT in writing. The above right to withdraw cannot be exercised after 14 days. After the 14 day period the Customer’s number is switched to Cyta UK.
1.3.1 If an application for cancellation is received after the expiration of the specified business days from the date of the submission of the application, the Customer is required to pay a cancellation fee at such rate that is current at that time.
1.3.2 The Customer is responsible for keeping Cyta UK updated of any change in personal information held by Cyta UK.
1.3.3 The Service is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
1.3.4 Cyta.talk is not available to business users and Cyta UK has the absolute right to withdraw such service from those using Cyta.talk for business purposes or from those call usage patterns that indicate use of the line for business purposes.
1.3.5 The Customer acknowledges that Cyta.talk is for residential use only and the Customer will not supply or resell or otherwise make Cyta.talk available to any person on a commercial or any other basis.
1.3.6 If, at any time the Customer’s usage of Cyta.talk does not accord with that reasonably expected of a residential customer, the customer will:
18.104.22.168 no longer be considered a residential customer.
22.214.171.124 will have their access to the Cyta.talk suspended in accordance with the terms of this Contract and be charged and billed in accordance with our then applicable standard tariff to the extent the Customer’s usage of the Cyta.talk exceeds that reasonably expected of a residential customer.
126.96.36.199 Cyta UK will inform the Customer before it starts charging the Customer in accordance with our then applicable standard tariff.
1.3.7 Cyta UK shall be entitled to sub-contract or appoint agents to carry out all or any of its obligations under the Agreement.
2.1 This Agreement shall come into full force and effect from the date of acceptance by Cyta UK. The Agreement may be terminated by either party on prior written notice in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
3.1 The prices for the service shall be stated in Cyta.talk’s tariff sheet as current from time to time. All prices are inclusive of VAT. Calls are charged per second, per call or a combination of the two. The Customer shall be invoiced monthly by Cyta UK for all charges under this Agreement incurred in the preceding month. Payment terms for direct debit and automatic payment from the Customer’s credit card are 14 days from the date of invoice. The time of payment for all sums due to Cyta UK shall be of essence.
3.2 Rates displayed in advertisements, promotional literature, tariff sheets are shown in pence per minute or in pence per call. In addition, some of the packages or options may include a fixed charge per month, which is in sterling pounds.
3.3 The Customer using Carrier pre selection service is still obliged to settle the bill issued by BT, according to the terms and obligations of the contract for the provision of the telephone service.
3.4 The calls initiated through the Carrier Pre selection service will not be appearing in BT’s bills.
3.5 In case the customer has the service for which Carrier Pre Selection is requested disconnected, prior to the present application for carrier pre selection, then the application shall be rejected. In such a case the Customer may be required to pay a cancellation fee.
3.6 Cyta UK reserves the right to charge interest on all outstanding amounts owed to Cyta.talk and not paid in accordance with this Agreement. Until payment in full is received by Cyta UK interest will be charged at the rate of 4% above the Financial Institutions average base rate for the time being per month. Interest shall accrue notwithstanding termination of this Agreement for whatever reason. The Customer shall also pay all legal fees on a full indemnity basis and other costs of collection of overdue amounts, if any.
3.7 All sums due to Cyta UK shall be paid in full by the Customer without any set-off or counterclaim.
3.8 The Customer is liable for all charges arising out of the use of the Services whether such use is authorised by the Customer or not.
3.9 All charges payable under this Agreement shall be calculated by reference to data recorded or logged by Cyta UK and not by reference to data recorded or logged by the Customer.
4. Personal Data
4.1 By accepting the terms and conditions the Customer consents to and accepts that the Carrier Pre Selection Provider keeps and processes an archive (electronic or otherwise) containing the personal data of the Customer.
4.2 The personal data of the Customer provided in this application cannot be used without the Customer’s consent for any reason other than for Carrier pre selection purposes. Such information is stored and processed by Cyta UK for the sole purpose of Carrier pre selection.
4.3 The Personal Data of the Customer may be forwarded by Cyta UK to any partner that cooperates with for the provision of this service, for the whole purpose of implementing and providing the service to the end users. The partners can only process the Personal Data according to the instruction Cyta UK gives them.
5. Use of Service
5.1 The Customer undertakes to use the Service in accordance with such conditions as may be notified in writing to the Customer by Cyta.talk from time to time.
5.2 The Customer undertakes not to use the Service:
5.2.1 As a means of communication for a purpose other than that for which the Service is provided or as may be set out from time to time in Cyta.talk’s Service literature.
5.2.2 For the transmission of any material which is or is intended to be a hoax call to emergency services or is of a defamatory, offensive, abusive, obscene or menacing character.
5.2.3 In a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of the rights of any other party.
5.3 The Customer shall indemnify Cyta.talk against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses and expenses arising from or in any way connected with any use prescribed in this Condition.
5.4 The Customer is responsible for keeping Cyta.talk updated of any change in personal information held by Cyta.talk or any of its partners.
6.1 Cyta UK may from time to time advise the Customer of details of promotions. Such promotions may make available to the Customer discounted rates and/or preferential terms and/or special offers applicable to the Service.
6.2 Any such promotion will be available subject to such terms and conditions as Cyta UK notify to Customer in writing.
6.3 Cyta UK may offer any promotion selectively and at its complete discretion.
6.4 Cyta UK may withdraw or alter any promotion if it wishes on giving reasonable notice if appropriate.
7.1 In the case of any Customer who is an individual about whom Cyta.talk processes personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998), the following shall apply:
7.1.1 In the same circumstances, Cyta.talk may search the files of credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of the search and the Customer authorises Cyta.talk to do so.
7.1.2 Information about the Customer’s debts owed to Cyta.talk may be disclosed to credit reference agencies where: the Customer has fallen behind with its payments; the amount owed is not in dispute; the Customer has not made proposals satisfactory to Cyta.talk for repayment of its debt following formal demand; and the Customer has been given at least 28 days’ notice of its intention to disclose.
7.1.3 Cyta.talk may process customer information with the Service for the prevention or detection of fraud, and to deal with customer enquiries.
7.1.4 Cyta.talk may share Customer’s personal information with other companies. For example, Cyta.talk may use specialist companies to conduct market research on its behalf to see how Cyta.talk can improve the services it offers. However, those companies can only process this information according to the instructions Cyta.talk gives them.
7.2 By entering into this Agreement, the Customer expressly agrees to the use of personal data for the purposes described in sub-clauses 7.1.1 to 7.1.4.
7.3 To help improve Cyta.talk’s service and in the interests of security it may monitor and/or record the Customer’s telephone calls with it.
8.1 Cyta UK will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Service is available for use by the Customer in accordance with the standards set by Cyta UK.
8.2 Cyta UK shall use all reasonable endeavors to correct as soon as it reasonably practicable any fault notified by the Customer.
8.3 A fault shall be deemed to have commenced upon its notification to Cyta UK.
8.4 The Customer shall pay all reasonable costs incurred by Cyta UK in investigating and remedying any fault which is attributable to (i) negligence, act, omission, breach, or fault of the Customer, or (ii) the failure or malfunction of Customer Equipment
9.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or restrict Cyta UK’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of Cyta UK or its employees while acting in the course of their employment.
9.2 Subject to Condition 9.3 Cyta UK shall be liable for damage to the property of the Customer caused by any negligent act or omission of Cyta UK or its employees provided that such liability of Cyta UK in contract, tort or otherwise, including negligence, howsoever arising out of or in connection with the performance of Cyta UK’s obligations under this Agreement shall be limited to £20,000 for any one incident or £50,000 for any series of incidents arising from a common cause in any twelve month period.
9.3 Cyta UK shall not be liable to the Customer in contract, tort or otherwise, including negligence, for any corruption or destruction of data, loss of revenue, business, goodwill, anticipated savings, profit or for any financial loss whatsoever or for any indirect or consequential loss howsoever arising even if advised of the possibility of such loss or damage arising.
9.4 In the event that Cyta UK fails, for any reason, to provide the Service, Cyta UK shall not be liable to the Customer for any charges incurred by the Customer should the Customer divert their telephone calls to another carrier.
9.5 The provisions of this Condition 9 shall continue to apply notwithstanding termination of this Agreement.
9.6 The Customer shall be liable for all charges and fees arising from use of the Services whether authorised or unauthorised unless such unauthorised use is wholly attributable to an act or omission of Cyta UK.
9.7 Cyta UK shall not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience suffered by the Customer as a result of any suspension made save where the suspension made is solely and directly attributable to the negligence of Cyta UK.
10.1 Without prejudice to their rights under this Agreement Cyta UK and the Customer shall have the right to terminate this Agreement forthwith in the event that:
10.1.1 The other party is in default in its performance or observance of any of its obligations under this Agreement and in the case of a remediable breach, fails to remedy the breach with a reasonable time specified by the non-defaulting party in its written notice to do so:
10.1.2 An interim order is applied for or made or a voluntary arrangement approved, or if a petition for a bankruptcy order is presented or a bankruptcy order is made against the other party, or if a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy is appointed of the other party’s estate or a voluntary arrangement is proposed or approved or an administration order is made, or a receiver or administrative receiver is appointed or any of the other party’s assets or undertaking or a winding-up resolution or petition is passed or presented (otherwise than for the purposes of reconstruction or amalgamation) or if any circumstances arise which entitle the court or creditor to appoint a receiver, administrative receiver or administrator or to present a winding-up petition or make a winding-up order, or
10.1.3 Either party serves not less than 30 days written notice of termination upon the order.
10.2 Without prejudice to its other rights, Cyta UK may disconnect, suspend the Service, and or terminate this Agreement by notice in writing to the Customer in the event that:
10.2.1 The Customer fails to make any payment when it becomes due to Cyta UK; or
10.2.2 If Cyta.talk ceased to adhere to General Conditions.
10.2.3 The Customer does not use the Service for 6 consecutive months.
10.2.4 Cyta UK is obliged to comply with an order instruction or request of government, an emergency service organization or other competent authority.
10.2.5 The Customer is suspected, in Cyta UK’s reasonable opinion, of involvement with fraud or attempted fraud or acts which are defamatory, offensive, blasphemous, abusive, obscene or menacing character in connection with use of the Service.
10.2.6 Cyta UK needs to carry out emergency works to the Service or its network.
10.2.7 Cyta UK shall be entitled to recover from the Customer all costs, losses and expenses incurred by Cyta UK, including but not limited to the cost or removing provision of the Service from the Customer’s premises.
11. Internet Calls
Calls made to access the internet shall be made using dial-up numbers that are provided to the Customer at the time the customer registers. Any calls made without using the correct dial-up number provided to the Customer by Cyta UK will remain the Customer’s sole responsibility. Cyta UK reserves the right to inform the Customer of changes to the Customer’s access or dial-up number at any time and will notify the Customer by e-mail of such changes.
This Agreement may not be assigned in whole, or in part, by the Customer without the prior written consent of Cyta.talk such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Cyta.talk may assign this Agreement at any time.
13. Ownership Rights
The ownership rights relating to the Service(s) including all patents, trademarks, copyright and rights of like nature in any material supplied under this Agreement or relating to the Service shall remain the sole property of Cyta.talk, and without limitation to the forgoing, the Customer shall not be entitled to use the name, trademarks, trade names or other proprietary identifying mark or symbols of Cyta.talk without Cyta.talk’s prior written consent.
14. Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the other party due to any cause beyond the first party’s reasonable control.
15.1 Any notice, invoice or other document which may be given by either party under this Agreement shall be deemed to have been given if left at or sent by post or facsimile transmission (confirming the same by post) to an address notified by the other party
in writing as an address to which notices, invoices or other documents may be sent.
15.2 Cyta.talk’s address for service of any notice hereunder shall be such address as appears on the last invoice rendered to the Customer or such other address as may be prescribed by Cyta.talk for that purpose.
15.3 The Customer may give notice of a material defect fault or impairment in the Service which causes an interruption in the provision of the Service (‘a Fault’) to Cyta.talk by telephone on the number notified to the Customer from time to time, which notice shall be deemed to be given upon the allocation by Cyta.talk to the Customer of a fault report number.
16.1 If the Customer wishes to dispute any invoice or part of an invoice falling due in accordance with Condition 3 the Customer shall, within thirty (30) days after receipt of the invoice, deliver a notice in writing to Cyta.talk setting out the nature of his dispute, otherwise the invoice is deemed accepted. Such notice shall in particular contain the following information: date and number of disputed invoice, amount in dispute, reason for dispute and any supporting documentation as appropriate.
16.2 All claims for un-connected call credits must be made within 30 days after receipt of the relevant invoice. Customer shall not be entitled to un-connected call credit if such credit is less then £5.00.
16.3 The parties shall use all reasonable endeavours to resolve payment disputes as promptly as is reasonably practicable. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing shall in any way release the Customer from any of his obligations to pay invoices in accordance with Condition 3 of this Agreement.
17. New Terms and Conditions
Cyta UK reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions from time to time. New versions of the Cyta UK terms and conditions will be displayed on the Cyta UK web site at www.Cytauk.com and can be requested by writing to or phoning or Customer Service Department.
18. Entire Agreement
18.1 This Agreement is the entire agreement between Cyta.talk and the Customer in relation to the subject matter contained in it.
18.2 If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court or governmental agency or authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall
nevertheless remain legal, valid, and enforceable.
19. No Waiver
Failure or delay by either party to exercise or enforce any right conferred by this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof, or of any other right on any later occasion.
20. Third parties
The rights and obligations set out in this Agreement shall be solely for the benefit of, and shall be enforceable only, by the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns. A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties Act 1999) to enforce any terms or conditions of this Agreement, but this does not affect any right of a third part which exists or is available apart from that Act.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Specific Terms and Conditions
1. Definition of the Service
Cyta.talk Service is defined as the telephony service provided to Cyta UK ‘s customers using the method of Carrier Pre-Selection. It includes telephony Services to fixed and mobile numbers within the UK and to International Destinations. It also includes access to Non Geographic Numbers. The Service includes voice calls only. The Service is currently offered to residential customers only, through 3 packages, the basic features of each one of them are described below.
2. Cyta.talk Packages
Calls to fixed line anywhere within the UK during the evening and weekends (as these are defined by BT) are charged for 5,5p per call for the first hour of the call only; a charge of 1p per minute will apply thereafter.
Calls to fixed line to Cyprus during the evening and weekends (as these are defined by BT) are free per call for the first hour only; a charge of 1p per minute (incl. VAT) will apply thereafter.
Calls to fixed line anywhere in the UK and to Cyprus at any other time are charged at 3p per minute.
Calls to fixed line anywhere within the UK, Greece and to Cyprus during the evening and weekends (as these are defined by BT) are free for the first hour of the call only; a charge of 1p per minute will apply thereafter.
Calls to fixed line anywhere in the UK, Greece and to Cyprus at any other time are charged at 3p per minute.
Calls to mobiles anywhere in Cyprus are free during the evening and weekends for the first hour of the call only and for the first 400 minutes in any one month thereafter a 5p per minute charge will apply
Calls to mobiles anywhere in Cyprus are at any other time are charged at 5p per minute
A six sterling pounds monthly charge (6 GBP) applies.
Calls to fixed line anywhere within the UK, Greece and to Cyprus at all times are free for the first hour of the call only; a charge of 1p per minute (incl. VAT) will apply thereafter.
Calls to mobiles anywhere in Cyprus are free at all times for the first hour of the call and for the first 400 minutes in any one month thereafter a 5p per minute charge will apply
A fifteen sterling pounds monthly charge (15 GBP) applies.
20% Discount for all calls to UK GSM Mobiles, at all times.
A 1,99 sterling pounds monthly charge applies.
Calls to Local or National rate non-geographic numbers (e.g. 0845, 0870), the Channel Islands, international numbers, mobiles and to the ordinary geographic numbers of Internet Service Providers (list available on http://www.bt.com/pricing/current/Cust_Opts_Res_boo/3185_d0e228.htm#3185-d0e228) will be charged at the appropriate CYTA UK rates which are published from time to time.
A minimum charge of 5p per call applies to all local and national calls except those that are free or have a fixed price for the first hour.
CYTA UK reserves the right to withdraw the cyta.talk packages from a customer whose use of this service, in CYTA UK’s opinion, either risks degradation of service levels to other customers, or puts CYTA UK’s network at risk, or is for purposes that are not reasonably expected of a residential customer.
3. Use of service
cyta.talk service is explicitly offered for residential usage only. CYTA UK packages are not applicable to some lines and services, e.g. non-BT lines, Information and Paging services, Directory Enquiries (all numbers starting 118, 195). The Customer undertakes to use the Service in accordance with such conditions as may be notified in writing to the Customer by CYTA UK and amended by Cyta UK from time to time.
The Customer undertakes not to use the Service :
i) as a means of communication for a purpose other than that for which the Service is provided or as may be set out from time to time in CYTA UK’s ‘Terms and Conditions for the provision of customer pre selection service’ and ‘cyta.talk Terms and Conditions’.
ii) for the transmission of any material which is or is intended to be hoax call to emergency services or is of a defamatory, offensive abusive obscene or menacing character or
iii) in a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of the rights of any other party
iv)The customer shall indemnify cyta.talk against all liabilities, claims damages losses and expenses arising from or in any way connected with any use prescribed in this Condition.
CYTA UK ‘s standard ‘Terms and conditions for the provision of customer pre selection service’ apply. Prices are VAT inclusive, correct at time of printing. Nothing in this publication forms part of any contract.
Details of exclusions and other terms and conditions for products and services can be obtained from the CYTA UK Price List.
4. Distance Selling Regulations
Cyta UK customer has a statutory right to cancel his contract(s) with Cyta UK free of charge. This right will be explained to the customer (in full) at the placement of the order. The customer should be aware, however, that if during the requisite cancellation period, Cyta UK supplies the service(s) to him with his agreement, the customer will then lose his right to cancel free of charge.