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Code of Conduct

Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd, as a licenced Telecommunications Service Provider, subscribes to a Code of Conduct that supports our commitment to providing the highest quality solutions with the highest possible standard of service to our customers. This Code reflects our commitment to our customers to safeguard their rights and address their concerns.

1. Commitments

We promise to: 

  • Act in a fair, reasonable and responsible manner in all dealings with customers;
  • Ensure that all our services and solutions meet the specifications contained in our licences and all relevant laws and regulations;
  • Not unfairly discriminate against or between consumers based on race, gender, sex, age, religion, belief, disability, ethnic background or sexual orientation;
  • Display utmost courtesy and care when dealing with consumers;
  • Provide consumers with information regarding services and pricing;
  • Where requested, to provide consumers with guidance with regards to their consumer needs;
  • Keep consumers personal information confidential; and
  • Advise consumers of their right to refer complaints to BOCRA.

2. Customer Rights

We acknowledge that the consumer has:

  • The right to access and question records and information held by the service provider;
  • The right to the protection of the consumer’s personal data, including the right not to have personal data sold to third parties without the permission of the consumer;
  • The right to be heard and to lodge a complaint; and
  • The right to redress.

We promise that no consumer information will be released to any third party except where:

  • Paratus has written permission from the consumer to do so;
  • Paratus is directed to do so by an order of court;
  • Paratus is briefing an accredited debt collection agency/attorney during the debt collection process;
  • Paratus is briefing its auditors for the purpose of auditing the licensee’s financial affairs; or
  • Such release is required or permitted by an applicable law.

3. Credit Control

  • Customers are required to sign an agreement and furnish Paratus with required documents before the commencement of any Paratus services, including service upgrades.
  • Customers may be checked for credit worthiness.
  • Customers are required to pay for equipment, where required, and labour costs before any work is performed or services rendered by Paratus.
  • Unless specifically agreed to, payment must be received in advance of services being rendered.

4. The Billing Process

  • Customers are invoiced on the first (1st) day of the month and invoices are payable in advance on or before  the seventh (7th) day of each month. Payments must be received on or before the seventh (7th) day of each month.
  • VoIP customers are invoiced in arrears on the 1st of the month for VoIP usage of the previous month and in advance for VoIP line rental. These invoices are payable by the fifteenth (15th) of each month. Payments must be received on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of each month.

5. Billing Complaints

When the customer lodges a billing complaint, the following general principles will apply:

  • To file a billing complaint, please e-mail or contact admin office at: +267 391 2345 / +267 397 5030
  • The consumer’s service will not be disconnected while the investigation of the disputed portion of the bill is still pending;
  • Determination of the billing complaint will be done within 14 days and communicated to the customer;
  • The customer’s service will not be disconnected until the customer has been notified about the results of the investigation and the final decision on the complaint.
  • No adverse collection proceedings, late charges or penalties will be levelled against the customer while the investigation of a disputed bill is still pending;
  • The consumer will not be required to pay the disputed bill in full pending the investigation of the complaint;
  • The consumer will be informed in advance about the time for payment and the possibility of disconnections in the case of non-payment within that period before the consumer’s services will be disconnected.

6. Debt Collection Policy

  • Paratus reserves the right to deny services to the customers who are in arrears with their accounts.
  • The disconnection of services may be performed when the account is one (1) day overdue.
  • Paratus will endeavour to contact the customer by SMS, e-mail or telephonically and inform the customer of Paratus’ intention to suspend or disconnect the customer’s services. The customer will, however, not have the right to be contacted before suspension or disconnection takes place.
  • Upon liquidation of the arrear amounts, the customer’s services will be reconnected.
  • The customer is liable for the costs of the suspension or disconnection.
  • Paratus may, when a customer is thirty (30) days in arrears, commence the collection process against the customer which includes, but not limited to, letter of demand, handover of outstanding debt to the debt collectors, listing on credit bureau and subjecting the debt to a litigation process.
  • Following issuance of a letter of demand, the customer will, however, not have the right to be contacted before transfer of debt to the debt collectors and subsequent collection measures.
  • The costs of the debt collection process are for the customer’s account.

7. Complaints Policy and Procedure


8. Operational and Evaluation Policy

  • Paratus will endeavour to install the required equipment as soon as possible from the date that the customer has complied with all the requirements necessary requirements, including but not limited to signing the necessary agreements.
  • The customer will sign for the work performed and equipment installed on the Job Card provided by the technician and any complaints or comments can be noted on the same document. The Customer will be telephonically contacted about the standard of workmanship used when the installation was performed.
  • Should the customer not be satisfied with the workmanship, an inspection will be done at the customer’s premises within seven (7) days from the date of the telephonic conversation.
  • Should the quality of workmanship not comply with the required standards, the workmanship will be rectified at the time of the inspection.
  • Thereafter the customer will be contacted telephonically or by e-mail to determine if the customer is satisfied with the rectified workmanship.

9. Warranty Exchange Policy

  • The standard warranty period for all new equipment is twelve (12) months.
  • The standard warranty is a manufacturing warranty and expressly excludes defects caused by human (customer) error or (customer) intervention and natural weather damage, like lightening and hail.
  • The following procedure will apply:
  • The customer will lodge a complaint about the defective equipment;
  • A technician will be assigned to inspect the equipment at the customer’s premises within 72 hours from the time of the complaint;
  • If the technician is satisfied that the equipment is defective and it is indeed a manufacturing defect, then the equipment will be replaced at the customer’s premises on the date of the inspection;
  • If the technician is satisfied that it is not a manufacturing defect, the customer will be informed thereof. The customer will have the option to replace the equipment or not;
  • If the customer decides to have the equipment replaced, the customer will receive a quotation for the replacement of the equipment. The customer will have to pay for the replacement of the equipment;
  • If the customer disagrees with the technician’s decision, Paratus will replace the equipment with temporary equipment. The alleged defective equipment will be removed and delivered to the supplier thereof for a pronouncement on the cause of the defect within thirty (30) days from the date of the complaint;
  • If the supplier is satisfied that it is a manufacturing defect, the temporary equipment becomes the customer’s replacement equipment;
  • If the supplier is satisfied that it is not a manufacturing defect, the customer will receive a quotation from Paratus for the replacement of the equipment. The customer will have 72 hours within which to accept or reject the quotation. Paratus will remove the replacement equipment within 24 hours from being informed of the rejection of the quotation or upon lapsing of the quotation, whichever happens first.

10. Contact Us

Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
Business Address : Paratus House, Plot 61918, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, Botswana,

Telephone number: +267 391 2345 / +267 397 5030
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