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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    The Terms and Conditions described herein, hereafter “Terms and Conditions,” apply to all CIO NOW Services from CIO NOW including all optional features and related services, hereafter referred to as “Services,” as provided to a customer of CIO NOW, hereafter referred to as “Customer.”

    SECTION 1: PAYMENTS AND CHARGES

    The Customer’s Initial Payment for the Service will be due upon the processing of the Customer’s order and may include a Deposit amount equal to 50% of all One Time Charges, which may include Hardware, Software, Installation and Setup Fees. This Deposit will be due prior to the Order being processed. The Service Start Date is the date Services have been provisioned and are available for the Customers use. Any costs for new features, equipment, or services added to the Service between the receipt of the Deposit and the Customer’s Service Start Date will be billed on the most current available billing cycle and be due upon receipt. On subsequent monthly intervals after the Service Start Date, the Customer will be charged the ongoing monthly charges, the cost of any overflow long distance used during the previous month, the monthly rental for any hardware being rented, not already included in the Service, and for any international calls not included in the calling plan.  The first month’s monthly service fee shall be prorated to take into account any partial month that may occur as the result of the date monthly service fees are initiated.

    SECTION 1.1: UNLIMITED SERVICES

    Included in the calling plans are calls to the Continental U.S., AK, CA and HI.   Once the allotted long-distance minutes are used, each long-distance call will be charged at $.06 per minute. Minutes are pooled across all lines in the Service (number of lines x allotted minutes = total pool of long distance). Each line has unlimited local calling, it is the Customer’s responsibility to know if all calls are considered local by the local carrier as calls with a metro area may be considered toll call. Such local long-distance calls would be charged against the available pool of long distance minutes. Unlimited Long-Distance plans are capped at 250,000 minutes per account. Accounts that exceed this amount may be charged the overage rate of $.06 per minute for every minute over 250,000 minutes in a monthly billing cycle.

    SECTION 1.2: TOLL CHARGES

    Calls to an international phone number or a phone number that is outside of the Continental U.S., AK, CA and HI States will be charged usage fees associated with the CIO NOW International Rate Plan. The duration of each call is to be calculated in 6 second increments and rounded up to the nearest six second increment for any fraction of seconds used. If the computed charge for a call includes a fraction of a cent, the fraction is rounded up to the nearest whole cent. If the computed charges for taxes and surcharges include a fraction of a cent, the fraction is rounded up to the nearest whole cent. When Customer dials an International PSTN phone number, charges may apply regardless of whether the party on the other line answers the call. Calls made by a Customer to an International mobile, rather than landline or premium rate telephone number may result in higher toll charges.

    SECTION 1.3: FRAUD

    Customer agrees to notify CIO NOW promptly if it becomes aware of any fraudulent or unauthorized use of its account, Service, or Equipment.  CIO NOW shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from fraudulent or unauthorized use of Customer’s account or Services and the payment of all charges to

    Customer’s account shall be and remain the responsibility of Customer.

    SECTION 1.4: REFUND POLICY

    At the time of service discontinuance with CIO Now, LLC including cancellation of services prior to service activation, any amount due the customer in the form of a refund will be determined after the final billing cycle has completed and charges have posted to the account. This is to ensure all charges due such as but not limited to, long distance toll charges, collect call charges, third party billed charges, Operator service charges, directory assistance charges, telephone line charges, DSL charges, calling feature charges, etc…, are collected from the account prior to the distribution of any refund. A refund may be generated as the result of a deposit no longer needed on the account or should the account have a balance due the customer. All refunds will be processed by check, usually within 30 calendar days from the time of the final billing cycle completion. If a payment error has occurred either by the customer or via credit card, the refund may be processed to the credit card account number. For further information on CIO Now, LLC’s Refund Policy, please contact our Accounting Department at 602-648-4949

    SECTION 2: ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND PRICE CHANGES

    Calls from payphones to any of the Customer’s toll-free numbers may carry a surcharge per call, mandated by the FCC, which is passed on to the Customer at cost. All prices are subject to change based upon actual usage and profitability. Customers will be notified in writing of any price changes. Continued use of the Service following notice of the price changes will constitute the Customer’s consent to such changes.

    SECTION 2.1: TAXES AND REGULATORY FEES

    Unless otherwise stated in the Order Confirmation Form, Customer shall be responsible for all sales, use, value added, withholding or other taxes or duties, other than CIO NOW income taxes, with respect to the Services ordered. In addition to any taxes imposed by governments or regulatory agencies, CIO NOW reserves the right to charge other authorized regulatory fees, including, without limitation, E911 service fees, universal service fees, and regulatory recovery fees (“Fees”). Any imposition, modification or increases in Fees by a government or regulatory agency or that are intended to recover costs associated with government or regulatory programs shall become effective without notice.

    SECTION 3: ACCOUNT BALANCE

    Monthly rental/service fees are payable in advance of each month’s Service; additional call charges and any other applicable charges are billed subsequent to the end of each month’s Service. If the Customer chooses to pay for the Service by credit card or ACH direct payment, all charges will be automatically deducted following the generation of any invoice. It is the Customer’s responsibility to maintain sufficient balance on the provided credit card or bank account to allow for charges for the Services.

    If the Customer chooses to pay for the Service by check, the Customer is responsible for immediate payment of all invoices (Net 20). To pay by check, an initial deposit may be required equal to the monthly rental/service fee on the account. Returned checks will result in a $35 fee applied to the Customer’s account balance. Any Customer disputes of the amounts invoiced or charged must be submitted in writing to CIO NOW within sixty (60) days of the date of the disputed charges and, if not so disputed, the Customer waives any objection and further recourse with respect to such charges. The Customer understands and agrees that awaiting any pending credit(s) to the Customer’s account is not sufficient cause to withhold payment for invoices. A late fee of $10 or 1.5% of the account balance per month, whichever is greater, will be applied to any unpaid account balance. We have the right to suspend or discontinue service generally, or to disconnect the Service, at any time. In addition, we reserve the right to immediately disconnect the Service at any time without notice due to non-payment or unlawful or inappropriate use of the Service. All charges owed at the time of disconnection will be immediately payable. We will pursue collection for unpaid amounts on disconnected accounts and may report these unpaid charges to credit bureaus. Reinstating any service deactivated for non-payment of fees shall result in a reinstatement fee up to $25 per line. In the event Service is disconnected due to non-payment. Customer grants CIO NOW access to premises to acquire any equipment provided for the delivery of services provided under this agreement.

    SECTION 4: LOCAL AREA TELEPHONE NUMBERS

    Local area telephone numbers are assigned according to the proximity of the address the Customer provides to CIO NOW. However, it is the Customer’s responsibility to confirm whether the number(s) are in the local calling area of the Customer. CIO NOW does not assume responsibility for any of the Customer’s advertising cost or long-distance fees due to a number not being within the local area of callers to the Service. If CIO NOW is porting any of Customer local or toll free numbers, we cannot be held liable for any errors or omission that may arise from the porting process. If CIO NOW is providing new local or toll free numbers, we cannot be held liable for any errors or omission that may arise from the number assignment process.

    SECTION 4.1: CALLER ID DISPLAY LIMITATIONS AND COMPLIANCE

    Customer acknowledges and agrees that the disclosure and/or display of information related to the origination of calls, messages, and other communications (including without limitation “Caller ID” information) may be subject to legal requirements, including without limitation those related to the accurate display of such information or the enforcement of certain privacy instructions, settings, etc. Customer agrees to comply with all such applicable Laws and implementing regulations, including without limitation the Truth in Caller ID Act. CIO NOW has no obligation to disclose, display, or transmit any such information for or in connection with any Customer Communication. Customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CIO NOW from any and all third party claims, losses, damages, fines, or penalties arising out Customers breach of this Section.

    SECTION 5: 911 SOFTPHONES AND MOBILE DEVICES

    As a provider of phone service accessible via softphones and mobile devices, CIO NOW has a responsibility to inform its customers that by not providing CIO NOW the Customer’s current address, all 911 calls made through CIO NOW service from a softphone may not be transferred to an emergency center near the Customer. Instead, all 911 calls made through softphones will be transferred to an emergency center near the Customer’s last registered address. For this reason, it is important for the Customer to provide CIO NOW with the Customer’s current address every time the softphone or mobile device is used from a fixed location. CIO Now, LLC cannot guarantee the quality of softphones and are considered “as-is no warranty”. Service cannot be cancelled per Section 12 as a result of soft phone quality related issues.

    SECTION 6: SERVICE ISSUES – SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

    In the event of any service issues, CIO NOW will assist the Customer with troubleshooting the problem’s source. However, some elements key to proper performance, including LAN, wiring, power, firewall, CPE, and ISP, are beyond the scope of CIO NOW’s responsibility to effect repairs. The sole exception to the above is in the case where CIO NOW is providing monthly charged support of the Customer’s firewall. While CIO NOW will offer telephone support to the Customer in diagnosing service issues outside the direct scope of its responsibility, such as those listed above, their ultimate repair will remain the responsibility of the Customer, their Installer, and/or the Customer’s 3rd-party IT vendor. CIO NOW can travel on site to resolve issues outside the scope of our responsibility; such support would be subject to standard CIO NOW service call rates and charges. Some WAN issues, such as poor performance by Internet providers, are not the direct responsibility of CIO NOW. However, in these cases, CIO NOW will assist the Customer, their Installer, and/or the Customer’s 3rd-party IT vendor in working with any such providers to eliminate these issues. CIO NOW can travel on site to resolve issues outside the scope of our responsibility; such support would be subject to standard CIO NOW service call rates and charges of 125.00 per hour plus travel and expenses.

    SECTION 6.1: IP NETWORK SUFFICIENCY

    Customer acknowledges and agree that: (i) the CIO NOW Services require a properly-configured, high performance, enterprise-grade broadband IP network and connection; (ii) use of the CIO NOW Services with any lesser network, services, or connection may result in partial or complete unavailability, interruption, or under performance of the Plan Services or other services utilizing the same network, services, or connection.  Any unavailability of CIO NOW Services due to insufficient IP Network are the sole responsibility of the Customer.

    SECTION 6.2: UNMANAGED ENVIRONMENT

    Remote VoIP Phones, VoIP Phones utilizing Residential Internet Access or VoIP Phones that are not behind a CIO NOW Managed Firewall will be considered outside of best practice implementation, use and will be considered an unmanaged environment. If customer elects to not purchase data services from CIO NOW, then CIO NOW assumes that Customer is managed service. If Customer utilizes a CIO NOW VoIP Phone(s) in one of the unmanaged environments described above, CIO NOW will only be responsible for Tier 1 (basic) technical support. Customer understands that the managed service requires a managed environment and that CIO NOW will not be held responsible for problems as a result of a 3rd-Party provider or Carrier, residential environment, unmanaged environment or any CIO NOW VoIP Equipment that resides outside of our best practice implementation.  

    SECTION 7: DATA STORAGE

    CIO NOW is not obligated to store Customer’s communication logs, voicemails, call recordings, faxes, e-mails, or other messages and does so only as a convenience for Customer. Customer agrees CIO NOW has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the deletion or failure to store any call log information, voicemails, faxes, e-mails, messages, and/or other communications maintained or transmitted by the Services and acknowledge CIO NOW’s default policy for retention is one (1) day. Customer acknowledge and agree that CIO NOW may establish limits as to the size of communications that CIO NOW transmits or stores and the duration for which CIO NOW stores any communications.

    SECTION 8: RECORDING CONVERSATIONS

    Certain CIO NOW Services provide a function that allows Customer to record individual telephone conversations. The laws regarding the notice, notification, and consent requirements for recording conversations vary from state to state. In some states, Customer are required to obtain consent from all parties to a record a conversation. Customer are solely responsible for complying with all federal, state, and local laws in any relevant jurisdiction when using this feature. CIO NOW expressly disclaims all liability with respect to Customer recording of telephone conversations. Customer hereby agree to fully, finally, and forever release, discharge, hold harmless, and fully indemnify CIO NOW from and against any damages or liabilities of any kind related to Customer recording of any telephone conversations using the Services.

    SECTION 9: VOICE–TO-TEXT

    Customer acknowledges and agree that: (i) any and all Voice/Text Features are provided merely as a convenience and may not accurately transcribe voice content, articulate text messages, or perform such functionality for all voice content or text messages or for the entirety of voice content or text messages; (ii) Customer cannot rely on any Voice/Text Feature to perform such accurate transcription or articulation; and (iii) Customer and all End Users shall be responsible for reviewing and/or listening to the original content of any Customer Communication or other media as necessary or appropriate to prevent Customer, any End User, or any other party from incurring any cost, expense, liability, loss, damage, or harm.

    SECTION 10: LAWFUL AND APPROPRIATE USE

    It is specifically understood and agreed that the Customer shall be using the Service solely for lawful and appropriate purposes and the Customer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold CIO NOW harmless from any and all claims, damages, losses or liabilities of any nature whatsoever arising out of or concerning the Customer’s use in any manner of the Service provided herein. In the event that CIO NOW is brought into or required to respond to any action arising from or concerning the Customer’s activities, the Customer agrees to indemnify and hold CIO NOW harmless from all arbitration, court and attorney’s costs and fees. CIO NOW reserves the right to immediately discontinue, disconnect, limit, or revoke the Service without warning to the Customer should the Customer, at the sole discretion and determination of CIO NOW, cause any type of activity or load which is incompatible with CIO NOW’s network, causes quality of service issues, or otherwise impairs the ability of CIO NOW to maintain or provide service to other customers. In the case that the Service is suspected of being misused by the Customer, including for fraudulent activity, CIO NOW reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately terminate the Service and inform the authorities that the Service is believed to have been used for inappropriate business. CIO NOW shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from a decision to discontinue, disconnect, limit, or revoke the Service with or without warning or for informing the authorities about the possibility of inappropriate business activities.

    SECTION 11: LIMITED WARRANTY; EXCLUSIONS

    For equipment purchased directly from CIO NOW by the Customer, CIO NOW will pass on to the Customer any applicable manufacturer’s warranty with respect to such equipment. For warranty repairs contact CIO NOW customer service.

    EXCEPT AS PROVIDED ABOVE, CIO NOW MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS OF THE SERVICE OR EQUIPMENT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. IN ADDITION, CIO NOW DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR EQUIPMENT WILL BE WITHOUT FAILURE, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, ERROR, OMISSION, DEGRADATION OF VOICE QUALITY, OR LOSS OF CONTENT, DATA, OR INFORMATION. ANY CLAIM AGAINST CIO NOW MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM OR 90 DAYS FROM THE TERMINATION OF SERVICE, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER, AND CIO NOW SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREAFTER.

    SECTION 12: LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    The Service is not guaranteed. Liability for interruption of the Service and/or a lack of quality of the Service, including but not limited to errors and omissions relating to a directory listing and CNAM, shall be limited to a maximum of the sum of one month(s) charges for the Service. CIO NOW reserves the right to interrupt the Service for maintenance and systems upgrades at its discretion. CIO NOW shall not be liable for any delay in the Service or performance directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from acts of God, fire, flood, accident, riot, war, government intervention, embargoes, strikes, labor difficulties, power failure, equipment failure, interruption of broadband or high-speed internet access, late delivery by suppliers, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of CIO NOW.

    AT NO TIME, SHALL CIO NOW BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR POTENTIAL BUSINESS, GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES WERE FORESEEABLE BY EITHER PARTY. CIO NOW’S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR DELAYS IN SERVICE OR CAUSED BY IT, ITS AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS OR ANY OTHER FAILURE TO PERFORM A DUTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED AN AMOUNT REPRESENTING THE PROPORTIONAL CHARGE FOR THE SERVICES APPLICABLE TO THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE SERVICES WERE AFFECTED. NO ACTION AGAINST EITHER PARTY ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS MAY BE BROUGHT BY THE OTHER PARTY MORE THAN AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS AGREEMENT AND IF NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, NO LATER THAN 120 DAYS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS ARISEN.

    13: CHANGES TO SERVICE AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    CIO NOW reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions or the Service as a result of changes in applicable regulations or for other reasons in CIO NOW’s reasonable discretion. In the event of such changes the Customer will be notified in writing on the monthly invoice sent to Customer.  Customer’s continued use of the Service following notice of the changes will constitute the Customer’s consent to such changes.

    SECTION 14: RIGHT TO IDENTIFY CUSTOMER

    It is specifically agreed that CIO NOW may identify the Customer as a customer of CIO NOW and include the Customer’s name and any applicable logo in CIO NOW’s marketing materials that identify CIO NOW’s customers. Customer may request at any time that CIO NOW not use the Customer’s identity in marketing material at any time.

    SECTION 15: CONTRACT TERM AND CANCELLATION

    Customer are entering into a “Term” agreement to maintain the Services for the period of time indicated on the Order Confirmation that was signed to establish the Service. If Customer cancel the Services without replacing or upgrading Services of an equal or greater value, Customer will be charged an Early Termination Fee (ETF). The ETF for each Service terminated by Customer before the end of its then-current Service Term will be an amount equal to the one (1) month’s MRC for the Service being terminated multiplied by the number of months remaining in the Service Term.

    The Term shall begin on the Service Start Date. Customer may cancel the hosted Services of this agreement within the first sixty (60) days of the Service Start Date without incurring Early Termination Fees except for any expenses incurred by CIO NOW as defined in Section 15.1, if and where applicable, to discontinue any third party Services or circuits used in providing the Service, if and where applicable, and any NRC waived by CIO NOW to establish such Service(s) regardless of the date of cancellation if cancellation date falls before the end of the original contract term.

    If customer experiences Service interruptions or Service related problems as defined in Section 12.1 SLA, that CIO NOW is unable to correct within thirty (30) days of written notice by Customer, the Customer can seek remedy under the terms in Section 12.1.5 SLA. However, any third-party Services purchased through CIO NOW will incur early termination charges regardless of the date of cancellation if cancellation date falls before the end of the original contract term.  All CIO Now, LLC Equipment must be returned to us or to our designee in working order, normal wear and tear excepted within ten (10) days of the date on which Service(s) are disconnected. Otherwise, Customer will be charged up to the retail price for a new replacement for such CIO Now, LLC equipment.  Hardware and other one-time charges will not be refunded or credited if Services are canceled, once such hardware is delivered to Customer site.

    SECTION 15.1 HARDWARE, INSTALLATION AND THIRD-PARTY CHARGES

    If services are terminated per Section 15, any Non-Recurring Charges (NRC) that were waived or discounted in lieu of term agreement will be added to the ETF.  These charges will include, but not be limited to, any previously provided promotional credits, travel and related per diem expenses associated with delivery of Services, the cost of any hardware installed and not charged for to deliver Services, and a standard one-time setup and installation fee of $50.00 per line.  If any third-party Services were provisioned to deliver Services, additional amounts of ETF may be charged and passed on to Customer terminating Services.  Because damages resulting from early termination would be difficult to determine, the parties agree that the foregoing is a reasonable approximation of such damage and shall be considered a liquidated damage and not a penalty.

    SECTION 15.2: AUTO RENEWAL CIO NOW SERVICES

    A written notice of intent not to renew Agreement for any CIO NOW provided Service, with the exception of Telax Call Center Services, is required thirty (30) days prior to the Term expiration.   If written notice is not provided, the Term shall automatically renew for subsequent periods of the same length as the Initial Term

    SECTION 15.3: AUTO RENEWAL CIO NOW SERVICES

    A written notice of intent not to renew a Telax Agreement is required sixty (60) days prior to the Term expiration.   If written notice is not provided, the Term shall automatically renew for subsequent periods of the same length as the Initial Term. Services for the Current Term shall be priced at CIO NOW’s current monthly rates upon expiration of the Initial Term.

    SECTION 16: GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE

    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona and any disputes or controversy arising hereunder shall be arbitrated or adjudicated in Maricopa County, State of Arizona. The Customer hereby consents to personal jurisdiction for all claims of any nature concerning the Customer and CIO NOW in Phoenix, Arizona and specifically consents to service of process being effectuated by certified mail at the Customer’s address. In the event that any action is brought to enforce or construe any of these Terms and Conditions, or for the breach of these Terms and Conditions, or concerning the indemnification clause contained herein, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover, in addition to all other damages, reasonable attorney’s costs and fees.

    SECTION 16.1: ASSIGNMENT

    CIO NOW may assign any Agreement for the Services with any Customer and the Customer’s obligation to maintain the Services for the Term (including, but not limited to, month-to-month Term) to any third party at CIO NOW’s sole and absolute discretion and Customer agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (including as amended in accordance with Section 13 above) and the Customer’s continued use of the Service following such assignment will constitute the Customer’s consent to such assignment.

    SECTION 17: ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    These Terms and Conditions contain the entire understanding and agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersede all prior understandings or agreements regarding such subject matter. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the terms of any purchase order or acknowledgment, these Terms and Conditions shall control.

    SECTION 18: 911 DISCLAIMER

    The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) requires CIO NOW, like all Voice Over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) service providers, inform its customers of any differences between the E911 access capability available with Hosted VoIP as compared to the E911 access capability available with traditional telephone service. (A copy of this FCC order is available at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/voip911order.pdf.) We ask that Customer carefully read this E911 Disclosure Addendum and understand how these differences affect Customer ability to access E911 services. If Customer have any questions or concerns about the information contained in this notice, or if Customer do not understand anything discussed in this notice, please contact our Customer Service representatives at 602-648-4949 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arizona time, Monday – Friday.

    The FCC’s E911 VoIP decision also requires CIO NOW to obtain and keep a record on file showing that Customer company has received and understood this E911 Disclosure Addendum. Please respond IMMEDIATELY to this Addendum.

    If Customer fail to acknowledge to the 911 disclaimer, we may be required by the FCC Order to suspend Customer service until we do receive Customer acknowledgment.

    By using CIO Now, LLC VoIP Services Customer agree to the terms of this 911 Disclaimer in the CIO NOW Quote and Order, Customer are affirmatively acknowledging that (1) Customer have read and understood this E911 Disclosure Addendum, (2) Customer understand that Customer may not be able to contact emergency services by dialing 9-1-1 using Hosted VoIP, and (3) Customer understand that Customer must inform users of Hosted VoIP that they may not be able to contact emergency services by dialing 9-1-1 using Hosted VoIP.

    Customer may obtain a copy of the FCC regulation and accompanying E911 VoIP decision in Docket No. 05-196 at the following link: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/voip911order.pdf.

    HOSTED VOIP E911 SERVICES MAY NOT OPERATE DURING A POWER OUTAGE.

    Although the Integrated Access Device (“IAD”) CIO NOW placed on Customer premises may be equipped with back-up battery power, in the event of a commercial power outage lasting longer than the IAD battery life, the IAD will lose power causing a loss of voice and data service, including access to E911 services. Once power service is restored, Customer may be required to reset or reconfigure Customer equipment before Customer will be able to use Hosted VoIP to contact E911 services. Customer are responsible for providing an uninterruptible backup power supply if Customer wish to ensure continued operation of electrical equipment in the event of a power outage.

    HOSTED VOIP E911 SERVICES WILL NOT OPERATE IF CUSTOMER BROADBAND CONNECTION IS DISRUPTED OR Hosted VoIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, NON-PAYMENT.

    Once Customer broadband connection and Hosted VoIP have been restored, Customer may be required to reset or reconfigure Customer equipment before Customer will be able to use Hosted VoIP service to contact E911 services.

    CUSTOMER MUST PROVIDE CIO NOW WITH CUSTOMER CORRECT SERVICE ADDRESS OR Hosted VoIP E911 SERVICES CALLS MAY BE ROUTED TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST CUSTOMER.

    If Customer notice that the service address information identified in Customer contract or bill is inaccurate, Customer can make corrections by calling our Customer Service representatives at 602-648-4949 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arizona time, Monday – Friday.

    HOSTED VOIP E911 SERVICES CALLS MAY NOT COMPLETE OR MAY BE ROUTED TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST CUSTOMER IF CUSTOMER DISABLE, DAMAGE OR MOVE THE IAD TO A LOCATION OTHER THAN THE SERVICE ADDRESS CUSTOMER PROVIDED TO CIO NOW WHEN SERVICE WAS INITIATED.

    If Customer wish to move to a new service address or report damage to Customer IAD, please call CIO NOW Customer Service at 602-648-4949 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arizona time, Monday – Friday.

    HOSTED VOIP E911 SERVICES CALLS MAY BE DELAYED OR DROPPED DUE TO NETWORK ARCHITECTURE.

    Due to network congestion or problems, calls to E911 services made using Hosted VoIP may be dropped, in which case Customer will not be connected to emergency services, or Customer E911 calls may take longer to connect than E911 calls made using traditional telephone service.

    SIP TRUNKING E911 SERVICES.

    It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure the PBX vendor has provisioned the PBX such that the outbound phone number used when dialing 911 is the same number that was provided to CIO NOW for E911 services.  If an alternate number is broadcast when dialing 911, customer acknowledges and agrees to hold harmless and indemnify CIO NOW LLC from any claim or action arising out of misroutes of any 911 calls.  Alternate numbers that are broadcast when dialing 911 that have not been preprovisioned by CIO NOW with the appropriate E911 address are considered unprovisioned 911 calls.  Customer agrees that a charge of $250 will be assessed for each unprovisioned 911 call.

    IN ADDITION, CUSTOMER SHOULD MAINTAIN ALTERNATE MEANS OF CONTACTING E911 SERVICES AND CUSTOMER MUST INFORM CUSTOMER Hosted VoIP USERS OF THESE ALTERNATE MEANS.

    CIO Now

    Scottsdale, AZ

    1-877-277-3303