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April 2015


New Account Executive at NDTC - Landyn Wolf

LandynWe are pleased to announce NDTC employee, Landyn Wolf has been promoted to the position of Account Executive. He replaces Craig Harper who recently retired.  Wolf joined the staff of North Dakota Telephone Company (NDTC) as a Telephone Service Technician in April of 2011.  Originally from Robinson, ND, Landyn attended Northwest Technical College in Wadena, MN, earning his diploma in Telecommunications. He spent six years with BEK Communications in Steele prior to coming to NDTC.
Wolf is based out of our Devils Lake office, but travels throughout all of our service areas.  He is primarily responsible for contacting business customers to analyze their telecommunication needs and provide customized solutions.  In addition to phone systems, Landyn has experience with PBX's, high speed Internet, computer networks, surveillance camera systems and cloud based hosted server and backup solutions. 
Landyn and his wife have a daughter and son.  They all enjoy spending time at their lake lot on Devils Lake. In his spare time, Landyn is an avid, all weather, all seasons, hunter and fisherman.
Please join us in welcoming Landyn Wolf when you see him in your area.  If you have any questions or would like to meet with Landyn to discuss your business needs, please call him directly at 662-1100.


Hit a Grand Slam with TV Upgrades from NDTC - Coming Soon!

Open House Invite

Here's a preview of the highlights:
  • WHAT'S HOT App shows the most popular programs to watch
  • WEATHER information available at your fingertips
  • DVR Access online allows you to control your DVR from wherever you are
  • RESTART TV, NDTC TVEVERYWHERE, and much, much more!
During the next few months, we will transistion customers gradually to the upgrade. Watch for details and an invtation to the Open House in your area in the weeks ahead.

Areas served by NDTC TV services are:
Crary, Devils Lake, Harvey, Knox, Leeds, Maddock, McVille, New Rockford, Pekin, Rugby, Sheyenne, Tolna


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

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Kitten Goes Crazy For Reflection
Who knew the mirror could be a place to find a playmate? Watch what happens when this adorable kitten tries to attack its new "friend."
  Vegetable Market is Right on Track
These veggie vendors in Thailand know exactly how to deal with a train running right through their market. Not so much as a mashed potato in sight!


NDTC TVEverywhere


Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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FYI Decision - FREE
This app, available for iPads and iPhones, can help you make both big and small decisions based on a set of objective, customizable criteria.

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Takeoff Mode - FREE
Need something to help you relax during plane takeoffs and landings? Takeoff Mode is designed to do just that, with an engaging game and soothing music.

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Autodesk Pixlr - FREE
Pixlr turns your phone into a darkroom, enabling you to edit photos with cropping, rotation, effects, overlays, borders, and more fun options.

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811 - Call Before You Dig!

If you are tackling landscaping projects that require digging this spring, remember to call 811 at least 48 hours in advance. Utility lines often lie close to the surface and need to be properly identified and marked. It's not just for safety; it's the law! Thank you for your cooperation!


Scam Alert – Avoid Online Travel Booking Scams

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed an increase of the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) which appears on your telephone bill each month, to take affect April 2015. This increase is a result of an increase in the FCC's universal service fund contribution factor from 16.8% to 17.4%. The new FUSC amount is calculated by multiplying the FCC's universal service contribute factor against your interstate access service charge. The federal universal service fund program is designed to help keep local telephone service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States.


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

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Fun, Yummy Cupcakes Look Too Good To Eat
Simple And Healthy Poached Egg Idea
Recycled Bedsprings Make Stylish Lamps

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.



A new Internet speed was recently added to our Internet packages. It's called "Sync Extreme" with speeds up to 100 Mbps down and 100 Mbps up. If you're on our fiber network and want extremely fast Internet, give us a call.


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

Ready, Set, Race! – Racing season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway starts on May 3, and this site can help you prepare. Whether you want to purchase tickets, find camping information, check out photos, or just learn more about events, you'll find it here. Visit the Get the Gear section for hats, t-shirts, and more.
Plant A Tree For Earth – Earth Day is April 22, and you're invited to celebrate by planting a tree. ForestNation has a goal of one billion trees planted on this day to give back to Earth and help stabilize its climate. When you buy your tree from ForestNation, the organization will plant another in a developing country.
Grow Your Fruit and Veggie Knowledge – The latest guidelines from the USDA suggest that Americans fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal. This site makes it easy to use these nutrition stars in your meal planning. Check out the Nutrition Databases for how to select, store, and prepare dozens of healthful foods.
Fun In The Sand – Remember how fun it was to play with sand when you were a kid? Now you can get the same experience, even if you're hundreds of miles from the nearest beach. This desktop application (that's also available for mobile devices) enables you to choose colors of sand and make your own artistic creations.

This Month's FAQ – How to Stop Videos From Auto-Playing On Facebook

Question: When I open Facebook, every video in my feed start playing automatically. Can I make it stop?

Download Graphics to View Answer: The short answer is yes! And you have good reasons to want to do so. All those videos can use up your computer's power and might not be appropriate for the environment where you're watching them (such as work). Not to mention, it can be just plain annoying. To turn off this feature in Facebook, follow these instructions:
  • From your Facebook home page, in the upper-right corner, click the down arrow, and select Settings from the menu.

  • On the next screen, in the left column menu, choose Videos.

  • Under Video Settings, next to Auto-Play Videos, click the down arrow, and select Off.
The process for turning off this feature on your Facebook app is similar. Tap the menu icon, go into Settings, and find the video option from there.

We hope you found this newsletter to be informative. It's our way of keeping you posted on the happenings here.

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Dave Dircks
NDTC General Manager

North Dakota Telephone Co.
211 22nd St NW
Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Repair Center is also available on Saturdays from 8am - 5pm

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