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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don’t Want To Miss

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Dashing Through The Snow
The power of nature and machines come together for an exciting display in this remarkable video. You might want to put on your ski goggles for this one!
Learn A Bunch Of Brady Secrets
Apparently even sunny Marcia Brady gets a little cranky when she’s hungry. Watch fascinating footage of the making of the 2015 Snickers Super Bowl ad.

Fight Back And Take Control Of Unwanted Calls and Mail

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Your time is valuable. So if you’re tired of answering annoying telemarketer calls or having to safely dispose of credit card mailings, take action today!

Telemarketing Do-Not Disturb Calling Feature
Now you can choose not to accept calls from telemarketers. This feature is available for either Residential or Business landline customers. The message heard by the calling party is “You have called a number which does not accept calls from telemarketers. If you are not a telemarketer and wish to complete this call, please press 1.” The charge is $1.00 per month plus a one-time service charge of $5.00. To request this service, send an email to us at or call our Business Office at 683-2111.

Texas No-Call Registry
Texas residential phone customers may now get on the Texas No-Call List to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls. There is a registration charge of $2.55 for each phone number included on this list unless you register online.

National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this website. The service is free and you can register up to three phone numbers (landline or mobile) in the online form.

Both Texas No-Call Registry and National Do Not Call Registry have exclusions to the rule. Please refer to your Southwest Texas Telephone Directory for details.

Consumer Credit Reporting
Credit card offers may help you compare interest rates and get good deals, but they can also be stolen by identity thieves from your mailbox. For security reasons, these mailings should be shredded before being thrown way, which can be time-consuming. is a centralized service to accept and process requests from consumers to opt-out of these credit card offers. It’s a joint venture among the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies of Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion.

Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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Candy Crush Saga – FREE
Download this sweetest of apps to test your skills at mixing up the tasty treats on the game board just right. Play with friends to have the most fun.Learn more…
Pinterest – FREE
If you love the desktop version, download the app so you can pin on the go. Newbies will also appreciate the fun visual discovery and sharing.Learn more…
Epicurious – FREE
Food lovers, take notice: This app allows you to search for recipes, make shopping lists, follow cooking instructions, and get a “recipe of the day.”Learn more…

Scam Alert – Beware Of Malvertising

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Sour And Sweet Treat Has Berries Galore Adorable Dogs Find Cozy Sitting Space Fun And Colorful Jelly Bean Tree
You haven’t started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In March

Celebrate Women’s History Month – Sponsored by the National Women’s History Project, Women’s History Month celebrates women’s role in the history of our country. At this site, you can learn more about this year’s theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” find a performer or author to speak at your event, or purchase books and other resources.
Springtime Projects From Martha Stewart – Ready for some springtime projects? As usual, Martha Stewart has you covered. From egg ornaments to flower baskets to baby shower ideas, on this site you’ll find step-by-step instructions to create them all. When you find something you like, it’s easy to share with friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and more.
Great Deals On Gym Memberships – This Consumer Reports article describes several practical ways to save money on a gym membership. It includes strategies like signing up toward the end of the month, joining with others, and negotiating a fee that excludes services you won’t use. You can also watch updates from services like Groupon for membership offers.
Nutritious Springtime Produce – Every season has its best produce, and this site celebrates the nutrition-packed fruits and veggies of spring. How about some juicy strawberries for fiber and Vitamin C? A good source of plant protein, fresh peas are at their peak from April through July. Artichokes, rhubarb, and morel mushrooms round out the list.

This Month’s FAQ – How Can I Keep Neighbors From Using My Home Wi-Fi?

Question: I suspect my neighbors are using my Wi-Fi. How can I prevent this?Keep Neighbors From Using My Wi-Fi Answer: You’re right to take precautions, as higher data charges, slow speeds, and hacking can result from unauthorized persons using your Wi-Fi (this is known as “piggybacking”). There are many steps you can take to prevent it from happening. Here are three of the most effective:

  1. Create a password. Go into the admin dashboard for your router and find the default password. Change it to something difficult to guess. The best passwords are long, random combinations of letters and numbers. Don’t worry about having to remember your password — you’ll only have to enter it the first time you use a device on the network.
  2. Encrypt wireless signals. This task also involves getting into your router dashboard. Once you’re there, change your security mode to WPA2, WPA, or WEP.
  3. Reduce your range. Place your router in the middle of your home to restrict its range only to authorized users.

We hope you found this newsletter to be informative. It’s our way of keeping you posted on the happenings here. If, however, you’d prefer not to receive these bulletins, click here.Thanks for your business!Best regardsSteve Evans
General ManagerSouthwest Texas Telephone Company
939 S Texas Hwy 55
Rocksprings, TX 78880