It is possible to cancel an agreement concluded online or by phone with a television service provider without charge and within short elapsed time periods if the provider has not respected certain commitments.

Concluding a contract online or by phone gives you specific rights. These rights are additional to those presented on the pages about:

Situations and cancellation time limits

Situations Cancellation time limit

You do not have access to the television services:

  • within 30 days following the date agreed upon in writing;
  • within 30 days following the end of the contract, if no date was written in the contract
Anytime, before you get access to the television services
  • The service provider has not sent a copy of the contract to you within 15 days following its conclusion.
30 days after the conclusion of the contract
7 days after receipt of contract
  • The television service provider has not provided all the mandatory information before the conclusion of the contract. You realize this when you get access to the services
7 days after you get access to the services

Cancellation procedure

To cancel your contract, you must submit a cancellation notice to the service provider within the set time limits. The notice can be verbal or written. The Office de la protection du consommateur advises you to keep proof of delivery of this notice.

You can send the notice by e-mail, by fax or by registered mail. The cancellation will take effect on the notice’s delivery date. If you have already incurred fees, the service provider must refund you within 15 days after the notice’s delivery.

Chargeback request

Did you use a credit card to make a purchase? If the service provider does not refund you within 15 days following the contract cancellation, you can file a chargeback request within 60 days to your credit card company. For more information, please see:

The credit card company that receives the chargeback request must credit the amount paid to your account.

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Last update : November 24, 2017

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The information contained on this page is presented in simple terms to make it easier to understand. It does not replace the texts of the laws and regulations.