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Consumer Code of Practice

The Code informs you about our products, services, and customer care policies. We have prepared it in line with guidance published by Ofcom on 15 August 2003.

Our Commitment to You

Whilst we may not provide all the component parts of our services ourselves we will liaise with our suppliers to ensure that any problems with their services are resolved promptly.

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of customer service. When we purchase our services from wholesale provider(s), we choose those providers carefully to ensure that you get a high quality service. We make every reasonable effort to supply services that satisfy your requirements. We work to all relevant laws and regulations.

How to Contact Us

Please contact our Support Team or your Account Manager. They are available Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30 by:

Telephone: 01444 719300
Post: Start Communications, Danworth Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9GL

Our Products and Services

We provide the following products and services:

  • Hosted Telephone Systems
  • Fixed Line Voice Calls and Lines
  • Data Connectivity
  • Mobile Services
  • Security Services
  • Contact Centre Solutions
  • Collaborative Solutions

For more details on any of our products and services, or to place an order, please contact our Sales Team on 01444 719300.

Terms and Conditions

Details of the specific conditions relating to your contract will be set out in the documentation provided when you first subscribed to our services. For details of our Terms and Conditions please click here.

You should note that these terms and conditions are specific to the service being supplied and, for example, those for lines and calls may vary from those for data services. If you are unsure about which terms and conditions apply to your contract, please contact our Support Team on 01444 719300


In the unlikely event that you should wish to cancel the service we provide, you should write to us or email us at the address below telling us what you wish to cancel and when you wish it to be effective. There may be a charge for early termination of your contract, and this will be explained to you. Early termination charges are also set down in your Terms and Conditions documentation.


For details of our Customer Procedure please click here.

Price and Tariffs

Because there are so many different rates that depend upon usage volumes and other separately negotiated criteria, and the changes in tariffs are being updated constantly, it is not possible to publish a standard set of rates that would apply to all customers.

Your own particular tariff can be obtained by emailing our Customer Relations Team on

Faults and Repairs

If you experience a fault with any of our services please call our Customer Service Team on 01444 719300. Details of our Service Level Agreement can be found here.

Compensation and Refunds

Our service provision to you is dependent upon the continued operation of the major networks, in particular Openreach. If service is lost for any reason we will claim compensation on your behalf at the scales appropriate to your particular network.


Bills are usually sent on a monthly basis, but we may send you a bill at any time. Terms of payment will be detailed in our terms and conditions. Payment will be collected by direct debit.

If you have difficulty paying your bill, please contact our Accounts Department on 01444 719300 and we will try to arrange a different method of payment. We will do all we can to help our customers to manage their bills and avoid disconnection.

Data Protection

We are registered with the Data Protection Agency to hold information necessary to supply services to our customers. Our registration number is A8782452.


We work to the principles within the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing, which may be found on the website, We also maintain compliance with OFCOM’s General Condition 23.