By using By the Minute service ( "BTM Service") for MetroPCS wireless services offered by T-Mobile USA, Inc. and any of its subsidiaries ("us," "we," "our" or "MetroPCS"), or activating a BTM Service card ("BTM Service Card"), you acknowledge and agree that your use of the BTM Service is subject to, and conditioned upon, the following Terms and Conditions of Use (these "Terms and Conditions"). By utilizing the BTM Service, you agree that the provision of the BTM Service will be governed by, and you will abide by, the following:
Your MetroPCS BTM Service Card, once activated, may only be used to purchase MetroPCS BTM Services. BTM Services, and BTM funds, are designed and priced to be used on MetroPCS’ network. You will need to activate your BTM Service Card, and when you activate your BTM Service Card, you will also need to contact Us to establish a BTM Service Account ("BTM Service Account"). Funds that you place into your BTM Service Account, via the purchase, activation and utilization of BTM Service Card, or otherwise, are valid for up to 30 days, if you do not place additional funds in your BTM Service Account within such 30 day period. The funds in your BTM Service Account or represented by a BTM Service Card are not refundable. You should only place funds in your BTM Service Account you intend to use within the applicable 30 day period. You acknowledge and agree that your BTM Services will be rated by Us based upon the rates applicable to your most recent funds placed in your BTM Service Account regardless of the rating of amounts which were previously placed in your BTM Service Account.
Calls are billed in one minute increments and are rounded up to the next nearest whole minute. For purposes of determining the per-minute length of your BTM Service calls, your call will be rounded up to the nearest minute. Charges for a completed call from your wireless device will begin when you press the SEND key and will end when either party ends the call. For BTM Services where charges are based on the amount of time used, We will round up any fraction to the next full minute and you may be charged for calls to Customer Service and toll-free numbers. For BTM Services based on data usage, we will round up to the nearest whole kilobyte. For outgoing calls, usage time starts when you first press SEND or the call connects to a network, and for incoming calls, it starts when the call connects to a network (which may occur before it rings). Usage time may end several seconds after you press END or after the call disconnects. For calls made on our network, we only charge for calls that are answered, including by machines. You acknowledge and agree that we do not provide credits, reimbursement, or any other form of compensation, for your failure or inability to complete calls, for poor quality of calls, for dropped calls, for blocked calls, or otherwise. Your use of web and data services are billed in full 100 kilobyte increments and rounded up to the next nearest full 100 kilobyte. We may limit your outbound text messages, or charge your BTM Service Account funds per text message you send. We may not charge your BTM Service Account funds for inbound text messages, but reserve the right to do so in the future in our sole discretion without prior notice.
Your BTM Service Account may also be charged for E911 services, voice mail access, checking your balance, MyMetro® usage, and handset software updates provided by Us or third parties.
Because BTM Services are designed and priced to be used for your use on MetroPCS’ network, your BTM Service Account may be charged at double the per minute rate outside of MetroPCS’ network areas. In order to receive service outside Our network, you may be required to establish a MetroConnect account. You may not fund your MetroConnect account using funds for your BTM Service or represented by BTM Service Cards. You must have funds in your MetroConnect account in order to utilize the MetroPCS TravelTalk coverage areas. Web and data services will not be available to you in the event you utilize MetroPCS’ TravelTalk coverage areas. In addition to per minute TravelTalk charges from your MetroConnect funds, We may also charge your BTM funds for services used by you in the event you utilize MetroPCS’ TravelTalk coverage areas.
Your BTM Services currently include all applicable taxes and regulatory charges. However, depending on the state in which you purchase your BTM Service Card, you may be assessed taxes and fees on the purchase of your BTM Service Card.