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Mobal Terms & Conditions


Changes to our Terms and Conditions:

We reserve the right to change our Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we make any changes that may affect your Mobal service, we will always notify you by email.

In February 2024 some changes were made to the following terms and conditions

1. Cash Payments (Smart Pit)

In January 2024 some changes were made to the following terms and conditions

1. Definition
2. Who we are

In July 2023 some changes were made to the following terms and conditions

1. Returns
2. Shipping / Electronic Delivery
3. Billing, Usage & Additional Charges
4. Mobal's All Risk Protection Plan
5. Equipment Problems & Replacements
6. Inactivity
7. Restrictions

In July 2023 the below sections were added to our terms and conditions

1. Installing & Reissuing eSIMs
2. Shipping
3. Who We Are

In January 2023 the below sections were added to our terms and conditions

1. Returns
2. Shipping

In January 2023 the below sections were added to our terms and conditions

1. Refunds
2. Change of Details
3. Network Restrictions
4. Service Changes
5. WiFi Calling
6. Third-Party Apps Content
7. Intellectual Property Right
8. Privacy Policy

In March 2022 some changes were made to the following terms and conditions

3. Billing, Usage & Additional Charges
4. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) / Porting

Definition:

These Terms and Conditions detail the agreement between the Mobal user, (“You”), and the Mobal service provider, Mobell Communications Ltd. (“Us”/“We”).

Returns:

If you're not completely satisfied with the equipment for any reason you can take advantage of our Money Back Guarantee. Simply email us at within 8 days of activation telling us why you are not satisfied and we will send you return instructions (if applicable). The Money Back Guarantee does not cover shipping charges, service charges (line rental, calls, text messages or cellular data) or services that have been purchased for use in an incompatible device.

The Money Back Guarantee is valid for a maximum of 3 months from purchase.

Order Review:

When placing your order we may perform some basic security and/or identification checks. In some instances we may need to contact you to obtain more information before fulfilling your order. Your order may be delayed or canceled if we are unable to obtain the required information.

The billing information you submit when placing your order will be used to create your account. The account holder will be responsible for all charges, unless otherwise stated. For your security account information will only be shared with the account holder.

Shipping / Electronic Delivery:

Your order will be shipped using the delivery method selected at the point of purchase. A signature may be required at delivery. Some services may only be delivered to the address shown on your ID. International shipments may be subject to Customs clearance delays, and you may be liable for import duties and taxes - we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. There may be a fee for re-routing or canceling your order after it has been shipped. If your order has not arrived a refund may not be issued until the maximum estimated delivery date has been reached. If this date has passed and you have still not received your order, email . Refunds may not be issued if you have not allowed sufficient time for delivery. Please check the contents of your package carefully and notify us within 8 days of receipt of any missing or incorrect items.

eSIM purchases will be emailed to you or electronically delivered to your Mobal MyAccount, (note that Japan Unlimited eSIMs require a verification code to be physically shipped to the address on your ID). eSIM emails can take up to 1 business day to be delivered to you.

Collection:

If you have chosen to collect your order from one of our pick-up points, it will be ready and waiting for you on your chosen collection date. Only you, the account holder, can collect the order, and anyone collecting on your behalf will be turned away. You must show your passport as proof of ID upon collection. On rare occasions, your chosen collection point may be unable to fulfil your order. In this case, we will contact you as early as possible to make alternate arrangements.

Installing & Reissuing eSIMs:

eSIMs can only be installed once. Some eSIM services will require you to provide your device information; in this case your eSIM will only be compatible with that device and cannot be installed in any other device.

If you delete your eSIM or change your device you will need to purchase a new eSIM.

Billing, Usage & Additional Charges:

Equipment and shipping charges are taken from your preferred payment method (credit/debit card, PayPal, etc.) before shipping. You are also liable to pay for all usage (calls, text messages, cellular data & line rental) according to the tariff shown in your Mobal MyAccount.

Usage charges (calls, text messages and cellular data) are taken from your preferred payment method as and when we receive the usage information from the networks, or on your next billing date (as shown in your Mobal MyAccount). Due to delays in receiving information from networks, usage may be charged several months after it was used. You can view statements detailing the charges that we have taken, including fully itemized listings of your usage via your Mobal MyAccount. Additional items, usage credit, and prepaid bundles are valid only for the time period specified and valid only for the phone/SIM Card/eSIM for which they have been purchased/applied. Additional items, usage credit, and prepaid bundles are non-refundable including any un-used minutes/data.

Our transactions are processed at our billing center in the UK; before traveling, you are advised to notify your preferred payment provider to expect charges from the UK.

You must inform us of any changes to your preferred payment provider details. If we are unable to take payments we may suspend your service (which could result in permanent loss of service) until the outstanding charges are settled. Your debt may be passed to a collection agency. You will be liable for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of this action, including collection agency fees (based on a percentage at a maximum of 50%), and reasonable legal fees.

If you are unhappy with your Mobal charges for any reason email .

Cash Payments (Smart Pit)
This cash payment service was available to ongoing monthly customers who had made their first full month's line rental/plan fee payment via debit or credit card/PayPal. As of January 31st 2024, this payment method is limited to existing active users of the service; unfortunately, we are unable to accept any new applications to pay via this method.

Each month, you will receive an email requesting cash payment of your bill within 10 days.

You can view a fully itemized statement of your charges in your Mobal MyAccount.

Your line rental/plan fee will be charged upfront in full calendar months.

If you do not pay your bill within 10 days via cash payment, payment will be taken from your debit/credit card/PayPal account on record.

You must keep your debit/credit card/PayPal account up to date in your Mobal MyAccount. Failure to keep your debit/credit card/PayPal account up to date may result in disconnection of your service.

If we do not receive payment from you via cash, we retain the right to change your default payment method to debit/credit card/PayPal.

If we need to reissue a cash payment request to you due to late payment, an additional fee may be applied to your bill.

AliPay Payments (Japanese products only)
Each month, you will receive an email requesting payment of your bill within 5 days. You can view a fully itemized statement of your charges in your Mobal MyAccount.

If you do not pay your bill within 5 days your service may be suspended (which could result in permanent loss of service).

Refunds:

Refunds may take 7-10 business days to appear back in your account. The refund value may differ from the initial purchase value due to the daily conversion rate. In such instances, we are unable to process the difference between the two values.

Disputed Transactions:

If we are notified of a dispute raised via your payment provider we may suspend your service while the matter is dealt with. Any loss of funds due to a dispute may result in your details being passed on to our collection agency.

Change of Details:

If your address, phone number or email address change, it is your responsibility to update the new details in your online account. Failure to update these details could result in missed communications and/or result in confidential information being misdirected, for which we will not be held responsible.

If your name has changed please let us know by email –

Network Coverage & Performance:

You are advised to check the coverage area of the network provider before you sign up for our services. Even in areas where network coverage is provided, you may not be able to receive service when underground, inside buildings, between buildings or in areas where the radio waves are weak.

Any data speeds quoted are based on the best possible conditions, not actual speeds at all times. Actual speeds may vary, based on a number of factors beyond Mobal/the network provider's control, such as network coverage, internet congestion, device, number/nature of applications running.

Some of our services support tethering/hotspot use, however, we cannot guarantee that this feature will work with all devices/operating systems. To find out more about tethering please visit our support pages and FAQs.

Network Restrictions:

Our network providers may temporarily restrict service where customers are deemed to be using excessive data/bandwidth. This is to prevent poor service for other customers, as customers using excessive data/bandwidth can:

• Cause interference with other customers' communications
• Affect the ability of carriers to allocate communication capacity between customers
• Degrade the quality of other customers' communications

This restriction is enforced by the network provider and we have no control in removing or overriding it.

Service Changes:

From time to time, we may make changes to our pricing/service offerings. In extreme cases, we may need to terminate certain services/options altogether. In these cases, we will always email you, giving as much notice as possible. Please be aware that, where these changes are prompted by our network partners, we may receive minimal notice of the change, limiting the amount of notice we are able to give to you. We will not be held responsible for emails not received for any reason, or for any harm/injury/inconvenience caused by the withdrawal of your Mobal service. Wherever possible, we will provide you with an alternative service option.

WiFi Calling:

If cellular network coverage is not available but you are able to connect to a WiFi network, you may still be able to place calls or send SMS text messages by using the "WiFi Calling" feature.

Services used over the “WiFi Calling” feature are chargeable at the standard per minute / per message rates that are listed for your Mobal plan.

Third-party Apps and Content:

Apps and content that can be purchased or downloaded on devices (such as games, productivity tools, wallpapers, ringtones, etc) are not sold or provided by us. We are not responsible for any failure, interruption or delay in downloading, installing, using, or transmitting the App or content, or for any trouble with the App or content, including any content or website accessible through the App.

If you use, download, or install Apps or content sold by third parties, you may be deemed to have agreed to their terms of use, privacy policies, and other terms. Some devices, Apps and content may connect to our network without your knowledge, which may incur charges. Third-party Apps and content may affect your device's software and settings.

If calls are placed / messages are sent via a 3rd party application, (such as "Whatsapp" or "Line”), while connected to cellular data, this data usage will be deducted from your Mobal data allowance and will be chargeable (if applicable) at the rate listed for your Mobal plan.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) / Porting:

MNP stands for Mobile Number Portability – otherwise known as porting. It’s a system that allows you to keep your phone number when you move to/from different providers.

MNP Number portability is supported for the Mobal Japan Unlimited v2 service (if you’re not sure which version of the Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM you are using, simply visit your Mobal MyAccount). This feature is not currently available for any other Mobal services.

Loss or Theft:

You are liable for all usage charges (calls, text messages and cellular data) incurred until you notify us of the loss or theft. To request disconnection of the service visit your Mobal MyAccount or call any of the following numbers immediately:
Japan: +81 (0)3 4550 1524
USA: +1 212 785 5800
UK: +44 (0)1543 426999
This emergency service is available 24-hours a day. Simply follow the instructions on the automated service.

Mobal's All Risk Protection Plan:

Mobal’s All Risk Protection Plan protects you from the charges that would normally be incurred if your Mobal SIM card/eSIM/device is lost, stolen, damaged or if your eSIM is accidentally deleted. Cover includes:
• Up to $500/¥50,000 worth of usage if your service is used after it is lost or stolen
• A free replacement Mobal SIM card/eSIM/device if lost, stolen, damaged, faulty or deleted.
• Free standard shipping dependant on location
• No deductibles

The Mobal All Risk Protection Plan is subject to the following terms: If your Mobal SIM card/eSIM/device is lost or stolen or your eSIM is deleted, you must notify Mobal immediately to request disconnection of the service. Mobal will then send you a claim form to complete. Failure to notify Mobal of the loss or theft could affect your right to claim. You must report the loss or theft to the police. You must notify Mobal of the Police Incident Number, the name and telephone number of the police station, and the date on which the incident was reported. Claims cannot be accepted unless this information is provided.

You must take all reasonable precautions to protect the equipment from loss, theft, damage and deletion. This Plan does not cover any additional costs incurred as a consequence of the loss, theft, damage, deletion or fault of the equipment. This Plan does not cover any additional personal items. This Plan does not cover theft from an unattended motor vehicle. This Plan shall be void in the event of fraud, non-disclosure or alteration of risk. You are limited to one claim per 12-month period. We reserve the right to cancel the Plan, and in such an event, we will return the premium for the unexpired period. If you cancel, dispute or default on payment of the Mobal All Risk Protection Plan you will no longer be covered.

Your first year’s premium is taken upfront from your preferred payment method. To renew your Protection Plan, you don’t need to do anything – it will automatically renew around the anniversary of your contract, however we will email you prior to renewal giving you the opportunity to opt-out by visiting your Mobal MyAccount.

Equipment Problems & Replacements:

If there is a fault with the equipment within 12 months of purchase, (or within 3 months for refurbished equipment), we will replace it. Please email .

Any problems you have with the equipment must be reported to Mobal as soon as possible. Refunds will not be issued if we were not given the opportunity to solve the problem. We shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience arising from any aspect of our service. We shall not be held responsible for SIM cards/eSIMs purchased for use in incompatible or locked handsets. We will also not be held responsible for problems relating to the service provided by the phone networks.

Inactivity:

Services that require activation must be activated within 3 months of purchase, after this time you must purchase a new SIM card/eSIM. We reserve the right to suspend your service if your SIM card/eSIM does not incur any usage charges within a 12 month period.

Terminating Your Service:

If you wish to terminate your service please visit your Mobal MyAccount and select the Cancel Service option. Line rental is non-refundable. With our fixed contract plans, you are committed to paying for the fixed period of service. If you terminate your contract within this time, you are liable to pay the remainder of the contract term. You will remain liable for all usage charges (calls, text messages and cellular data) incurred until the service is terminated. You may not be able to terminate your service until you have cleared all outstanding payments on your account. Your account information will be retained for a minimum of 3 months from the point of termination.

Restrictions:

Our shopping cart may set restrictions on the maximum number of products you can purchase. If you are a corporate customer and wish to order additional items beyond these limits, please visit mobal.com/corporate to request to set up a corporate account. If you purchase additional items without contacting us first, your orders may be cancelled and all active lines on your account(s) may be terminated. These order/account restrictions apply to customers/accounts across The Mobell Group.

You must not transfer the ownership of or sell or rent the equipment. We reserve the right to limit or reject orders/activations or to terminate the contract at any point, without explanation and such termination will be effective immediately. You are responsible for taking care of the equipment and ensuring that it is used responsibly. We will not be held responsible for any harm/injury/inconvenience caused by the termination of your service.

You must be over 18 years of age to use the Mobal service.

Intellectual Property Rights:

You must not take any action that infringes the rights related to the constituent materials of the Mobal service, such as ownership rights; intellectual property rights, including copyrights; portrait rights; publicity rights, etc., without our permission.

Privacy Policy:

We take your privacy seriously and will take the utmost care to keep the information we collect from you safe. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

Elimination of Anti-Social Forces:

By placing your order you confirm that you are not currently, never have been, and have no intention of becoming involved with any anti-social forces*. You confirm that your purchase will not be used in order to assist the funding of any anti-social forces or be used to facilitate anti-social forces. You also confirm that you are not associated with anti-social forces in any socially disapproved manner and that you don't use anti-social forces unjustly.

*Anti-social forces defined as below, but not limited to;

1. A member, a quasi-member of, or affiliated to an Organised Crime Group
2. A group specialising in intellectual crimes (tokushu chinou boryoku shudan)
3. A person engaging in criminal activities under the pretext of conducting social campaign or political activities (shakaiundo hyobo goro)

Who We Are:

We are Mobell Communications Ltd. Mobell Communications Ltd. powers our family of brands:
Mobal; MobalPay; SIM Card Geek and Hanacell.

Mobell Communications Ltd
The Winding House
Walkers Rise
Rugeley Road
Hednesford
Staffordshire
WS12 0QU
United Kingdom

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes that may arise from or in connection with this agreement.


January 1st, 2024