1. What are the service components of the My.T service?
My.T consists of the following:
2. Do I need a telephone line to get My.T Services?
Yes you need an ordinary copper telephone line provided by Mauritius Telecom. However the line should not be on Wireless Local Loop (WLL) or be an ISDN line.
3. Are there eligibility criteria that will determine whether I will have access to the service or not?
MT will carry out technical tests on your telephone line and home telephone set-up to determine certain measures of quality (e.g attenuation). The results of these tests will define your eligibility to My.T.
4a. What equipment do I need to buy to access My.T?
You will be provided with the following Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to access My.T:
i) Orange modem (Wi-Fi / Bluetooth enabled) with accessories below:
ii) IP-TV Decoder (Set-Top-Box) with accessories below:
iii) 1 Via access smartcard (to be inserted in the decoder)
iv) 1 multiplug
The above CPE will be offered within the subscription and will remain within the customer premises during the period. Moreover no security deposit is required for the equipment supplied.
4b. What is included in MyT installation?
NB: We will provide basic internal wiring up to 20m to connect modem to IP-TV decoder
5. Are the equipment/terminals offered free of charge?
All the equipment above are included in the offer (i.e no additional payments are required to obtain those equipment ). However the equipment remains the property of Mauritius Telecom for the duration of the subscription.
6. Do I have to pay for repairs when the equipment/terminals supplied are faulty?
No repair fees need to be paid in case the terminals are faulty. However in case of negligence or misuse of the equipment provided by MT, you will be fully liable and have to pay for the cost price of the repair or the replacement of the damaged equipment.
7. What happens in case of loss and robbery?
In case of loss, robbery, tampering, misuse or damage (including but not limited to power surge and lightning), the equipment will have to be replaced at your own cost.
Charges will apply as per table below:
Cost of CPE
|Set Top Box||
|Modem Multi-VC (My.T 10H)||
* All prices are VAT included.
8. Do I need any further additional equipment to access the My.T services?
To access My.T, the following additional equipment are required:
For Wi-Fi connectivity between your PC/Laptop/PDA and modem, you will either require a Wi-Fi enabled device or a Wi-Fi dongle connected to a free USB port on your PC/Laptop/PDA . Wi-Fi dongles are on sale in our Orange Shops at Rs 1,200 (VAT exc.) If ever Wi-Fi capabilities do not cover the location of your device (eg because of thick walls), MT connects the latter by Ethernet cable to your modem.
9. Do I need to buy any electrical/electronic adaptor or plug?
No, you do not need to do so: You will be provided with one 3-pin multi-plug by MT. However, you will need to provide the electrical socket in good working condition.
10. Do I have to carry out extra telephone wiring to get the service?
No, you do not need to carry out additional telephone wiring prior to our intervention.
If no telephone plug is available next to your TV set, MT’s installation team will do needful. In cases where there are storeyed buildings, or significant distance of additional wiring, a survey will be made and a quotation will be provided to you for acceptance prior to your installation.
11. Does MT provide the telephone wiring or do I have to pay for it?
Payable cabling services and supply of accessories will be available and charges will apply as per table below:
Cost of Works
Works or Accessories
Wiring / Extension (First offered free of charge)
|Wiring Cat 5 Ethernet||100.00/m|
12. Do I need to have a good earth on my electrical installation for My.T?
Yes, a good earth is a pre-requisite for the installation as all the equipment are on three-pin UK standard.
You will be liable for any problem / damage if this is not strictly respected.
13. What are the charges of My.T Services?
MyT offers the best of TV Entertainment,Telephony and Surf from your MT fixed Telephone Line with the following services:
|internet data volume||
|internet download speed ( local)||
up to 2 Mbps
up to 4 Mbps
|internet download speed
up to 1024 Kbps
up to 2048 Kbps
up to 4096 Kbps
1 mailbox of capacity 100MB
|equipment included in rental||
modem/ STB/ remote control
|monthly rental ** (inc. VAT)||
|Line conversion + installation charges (VAT exc.)||
|minimum subscription period||
*Tariffs as from 1st December 2011
14. Is there a contractual period?
The contractual period for My.T is of a minimum of twelve consecutive calendar months. The contractual period starts as from the date of installation of My.T at the subscriber’s premises.
It is very important to note the following :
15. Do I have the possibility to change my mind within the period between the signature of the My.T contract and the release of the service at my place?
A subscriber may cancel an order for a My.T service within 7 days of service provisioning by MT.
A cancellation charge of Rs 1,000 will apply in the above case.
16(a). How long must I wait to get My.T services after having subscribed?
Before being able to take your order, a technical eligibility test will be carried by MT to ascertain a quality access to My.T.
MT will use reasonable endeavours to provide My.T by the date indicated to the subscriber but all dates are estimates.
It is to be noted that MT has no liability for any failure to meet an indicated date for activation of service.
16(b). What if I need to move my modem to another room in my home or configure a new PC with modem ?
We have a range of post-installation services that can meet your needs. Click here to view
17. Do I have to request for the activation of the My.T Talk service once I have taken a My.T subscription?
My.T Talk is part of the My.T services and no activation request is required.
18. Do I have to pay separately for my telephone bill charges?
The basic telephone charges remain the same i.e your monthly telephone line rental (Rs 90) and your telephone calls will be charged on your telephone bill as usual.
The tariffs applied for the international telephone calls using My.T Talk will be billed at preferred rates enabling you to make 48% savings.
19. How can I make a difference between an international call made directly from a phone line and one made by using the My.T Talk service?
All international call details including date of call , time of call , duration of call as well as destination of call will appear in your MT bill.
The called international numbers made on My.T Talk will be differentiated from other international calls by the letter “c” as prefix.
20. Do I need any additional equipment to have access to the My.T Talk service?
No additional equipment is required.
21. What number must I dial to access the My.T Talk service?
The access number to dial is 320 2051.
22.How do I use the My.T Talk service to make an international call?
You have to dial 320 2051 + The Country Code + the phone number of your correspondent .
Example : 320 2051 – 33 (France) + the phone number of your correspondent .
23.How many internal extensions can I have on my telephone line?
For securing the maximum quality of the services offered, the maximum number of internal extensions recommended is two including only one cordless phone.
24. Can I hook my fax machine to the My.T telephone line?
Yes, a fax is plugged just as a telephone apparatus and therefore there is no problem for plugging a fax machine to the line.
25. Will my telephone work during a power failure?
Yes, your telephone, together with My.T Talk will still work in case of power failure. However, My.T Watch (including VoD and TV Services) and My.T Surf will not work.
26. What is the maximum speed I can surf on my PC?
You can enjoy fully the benefits of high broadband Internet speed at up to 4 Mega bits per second locally. You will also enjoy an international bandwidth of up to 1024 kbps for My.T 1M, up to 2048 kbps for My.T 2M and up to 4096 kbps for My.T 4M.
Please note that the above speeds are highly dependent upon the traffic on international networks, the end-servers capacity to respond to your query and also on the simultaneous users on the service at a given time.
27. Can I surf with my PC, watch TV and telephone at the same time?
Yes, you can surf, watch a film on TV and make a telephone call at the same time without any disruption of service or any change of quality relative to any of the services i.e My.T Surf, My.T Watch and My.T Talk.
28. Is there a drop in the surfing speed when I am watching a film and telephone?
There is no change in the surfing speed.
29. Can I take only the High Speed Internet i.e My.T Surf access without taking the other services of My.T?
No, the service is technically designed to offer you voice / Internet / digital TV and cannot be broken down in component services.
30. If I am getting my Internet services from an ISP other than MT, can I still subscribe to My.T?
Yes, you can : you will need to have an available normal line with MT and be technically eligible for the service.
Please note that My.T service is fully compatible with all dial-up offers from any ISP in Mauritius making use of Mauritius Telecom’s fixed line.
31.What is Internet data volume?
The Internet data volume corresponds to the total amount of data you transfer (i.e receive e-mails, web pages etc) and upload (i.e send e-mails etc).
For example: 25 music tracks is approximately equivalent to 0.4 GB; 100,000 web pages is equivalent to 1.0 GB.
You can check espace abonné/vérifiez votre consommation Internet your
internet usage online. You will need to identify with you’re My.T login and password
33. Is there any minimum hardware or software system requirements to respect to be able to successfully use the My.T Surf service?
In order to have a high quality service you are advised to have at least the following hardware and software requirements :
Software Minimum System Requirements
|CD drive/availability of Network Interface Card||Note: Microsoft Windows 95 is not supported|
|Minimum processor speed for PC Pentium:||200 MHz|
|Minimum memory(RAM) for software before Win 98||32 MB|
|Microsoft Windows 98/98SE||64 MB||It is strongly
recommended that latest Windows updates and patches including security
features are installed for Win XP
|Microsoft Windows ME/2000||128 MB|
|Microsoft Windows XP||256 MB|
|Macintosh Versions||8.6 to 9.X Mac OSX||-|
34. I have 2 PCs and 1 Laptop at home: can I surf simultaneously on the three terminals?
Please refer to FAQ 13.
Yes, on subscription to unlimited MyT Surf offers and with the Orange modem Wi-Fi connection, you can have Internet access simultaneously on the 2PCs and the laptop.
However, the available speed will be shared between the three terminals and the My. T Surf Internet data volume transfer will be computed for the 3 users’ consumption.
35. Do I need any special equipment to be able to use Wi-Fi?
For Wi-Fi connectivity between your PC/Laptop/PDA and modem, you will either require a Wi-Fi enabled device or a free USB port to connect a Wi-Fi dongle.
If ever Wi-Fi capabilities do not cover the location of your device (eg because of thick walls), MT connects the latter by Ethernet cable to your modem.
36. I have a decoder to get TNT services of MBC, do I need another one to get My.T services?
MT provides its own decoder as part of this service and TNT is obtained from the My.T decoder and your installed aerial.
37. Are the TNT channels offered by My.T the same as the ones offered by MBC?
My.T allows you to receive the MBC TNT channels. Please ensure that you are in the coverage area for TNT optimum reception.
38. Do I have to pay the MBC TV license fee if I subscribe to My.T?
Yes, this tax is as per the regulation in force in Mauritius .
39. I have an old TV set, can I still receive TNT?
The only requirement is that your TV set is equipped with an RGB entry (RED,YELLOW,WHITE) audio/video entry in good working condition.
40.Do I have to pay a monthly subscription fee for VoD services?
You can order films and pay via your MT bill if you do not have enough credits. You just need to reset your set top box to enjoy the postpay VoD service.
41. What are the charges for VoD services?
Charges vary and movies will be available as from Rs 10. The price charged for a VoD content depends on the time of release, origin and success of the content.
Packages provide you the possibility to rent a pack of several films to be viewed over a period of 1 month at more attractive rates.
Please note also that educational and cultural programmes are available free of charge.
42. What happens when I don’t have enough credits to order a film?
When you are ordering a VoD content, if you do not have enough credit, you will get the following message:
In English: “You don’t have enough credits to purchase this video. Do you want to proceed anyway, adding this video to your bill?”
In French: “Votre compte n’est pas suffisamment crédité. Voulez-vous tout de même continuer et ajouter cet achat à votre facture ?”
You just have to click on ‘ok’ to enjoy your video you will be charged in your next MT bill.
43. How do I know which films can be viewed by my kids?
Video content is classified according to age groups as specified by the National Censorship Standards. These levels are identified by their respective warning symbols on the TV screen (see below table)
My.T Watch Age Group Classification
|Suitable for all|
|Parental Guidance mandatory for children under 12 years old|
|Not suitable for children under 15 years old|
|Reserved for adults, 18 years old and more|
|Restricted to adults only and subject to specific conditions|
With your access code, you can order a film from any category. If you wish to control films being viewed by your children, make sure that they do not have your access code.
44. Can I watch a film any time I want?
A paid VOD film can be viewed at any time, during a period of 24 hours after you have ordered it, and as many times as you wish with no additional cost. The video will be available in “My Rentals” of the same account (Parent or Family) where it has been ordered.
45. Can I rewind, pause and fast forward a film when it is being played?
Yes, these features are available on the remote control.
46. How long will it take to download a film of 3 hours?
MT is streaming video from the secured My.T video servers and it is not possible to download our films.
47. Can I record a film from My.T Watch?
No, anti-piracy regulations prohibit the recording of copyright content and MT has implemented necessary protections in the My.T network to prevent recording.