Service Level Agreement
In support of the AngelPay Mission
, we have implemented a variety of technical support options for our Members. These options include systems to provide our Members with the fastest, highest quality, most efficient, and most cost-effective Member support.
However, please keep in mind that as a nonprofit organization AngelPay must deliver our technical support in strict compliance with our AngelPay Technical Support Service Levels listed below. We feel this is the fairest and most transparent way to ensure that we never spread the AngelPay Foundation’s limited resources too thin while simultaneously giving our Members the highest quality and most responsive support that they feel they need at any given moment.
For our AngelPay Members, the following table describes our response times for each of the corresponding levels of our Service Level Agreement.
Guaranteed Service Levels.
Each paid support level is guaranteed by a binding Service Level Agreement (SLA). Compared to the support service agreements of most for-profit companies in the payment processing and merchant services industries, AngelPay’s support services are intended to be fairly priced with terms that are easy to understand.
What is a “Response”?
Within the context of the support levels listed above, a “response” occurs when an AngelPay Tech Support Agent performs an initial evaluation of the information that a Member provides by phone or to the AngelPay Help Center
and then delivers a first response to the Member. The first response may be by return phone call or by email based on the communication mode initiated by the Member. We strive to resolve all issues on the first response, but the agent assigned to a support ticket will not stop troubleshooting and working on the issue until it has been resolved to your complete satisfaction.
Rapid Field Support:
By using modern mobile remote viewing technology, AngelPay can provide same-day rapid responses to mission critical issues in the field to support our Members no matter where they live and operate in the world. Our technicians can visually see your equipment and troubleshoot virtually all technical issues remotely using mobile apps that are probably already on your smartphone, including Skype, Google Hangouts, and Apple FaceTime.
Physical Field Support: All AngelPay Members can receive basic field support using our remote viewing tools. However, only the Silver and Gold SLA levels are eligible for our Rapid Field Response service with no extra charge. For Members on the Free and Bronze plans, there is a minimum $100 service charge for each incident plus reimbursement for all reasonable travel expenses if a field technician needs to visit your physical location. Although field support issues are relatively uncommon, we recommend that our Members purchase a Silver or Gold SLA as an insurance policy against unexpected and relatively expensive field support events. (Note: The cost of this insurance is far lower than the price that other for-profit merchant service providers charge for their support services.)
24×7 Crisis Response:
Although most of our staff works standard business hours, we keep a small number of technical support staff on call 24×7 to help Members that have purchased the Gold SLA. For Members who cannot afford to wait until the next business day to resolve an issue, the Gold SLA is a wise choice.