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May 2015


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

Even Superheroes Watch NDTC TV

ATTN: NDTC TV Customers
Remember to complete these tasks before the upgrade:

  • Spring Cleaning for your DVR
    The recordings saved on your DVR will be lost when we upgrade.
    Take some time to catch up on your recordings before they are gone.
    Make a list of any movies that you would like to record later.

  • Series, Series, Series
    Menu > DVR > To Record
    Make a list of any series recordings you want to set back up after the upgrade.

  • Favorites
    Menu > Favorites
    Take note of any Favorites you have created.

  • Parental Controls
    Menu > Settings > Preferences > Users > Parental Controls
    Take note of any settings that allow/block rated programs.


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

Cool Video 1   Cool Video 2
Shattering The CD Speed Barrier
With "warp" rotation speed and a super-fast camera, the Slow Mo Guys capture CDs as they spin to the point of shattering.
  "Don't Try This At Home" Bike Tricks
You won't believe the tricks performed all around San Francisco by urban bicycle daredevil Danny MacAskill. For him, it's all in a day's work.

Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

Crazy Helium Booth Lite
Dashlane Password Manager
Credit Karma

Crazy Helium Booth
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Get ready to get silly — very silly! This app lets you make videos with crazy special effects including "Square Head" and "Owl Eyes."

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Dashlane Password Manager - FREE
Tired of trying to remember the passwords for all your online accounts? This app makes it easy to keep and access them all in one place.

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Credit Karma - FREE
Whether you have good credit or want to, these apps can help you take charge. Get free credit reports and scores plus credit monitoring.

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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 – Fake Puppy Adoption Offers

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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.


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

Pin 1 Download Graphics
Pin 2 Download Graphics
Pin 3 Download Graphics

Grow Veggies In A Hanging Planter
Adorable Beach-Bound Teddy Bear Cupcakes
Leafy Square Wreath To Spruce Up A Door

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 May

Get Gardening – Whether you're a seasoned gardener, or just planting your first tomatoes, you're sure to learn something from this National Gardening Association (NGA) site. The organization's mission is to provide educational garden programs to every generation. Check out the gardening articles, plant finder, how-to videos, and much more.
Simple, Easy Flight Finder – Looking for an easy tool to help you find flights for your next vacation? Google Flights offers straightforward functionality. Simply type in your arrival and departure locations and dates, and you'll see options from several carriers. Choose the flights you want, then click the provided link to book directly with the airline.
Master The Grill  – Grilling season has begun, and Food Network Grilling Central is the place to be. Find recipes for burgers and hot dogs, chicken, seafood, and other mains, as well as for side dishes, frozen treats, and party food. Get tips on how to grill or find your favorite Food Network star or show.
Best Garage Sale Tips – Sure, a garage sale might LOOK easy: put out a bunch of stuff, and sell it to people walking by. But, there are actually strategies for having a successful garage sale. For example, have yours early in the month — right after payday. Visit this site to get more great advice.

This Month's FAQ – Can My Computer Be Damaged During A Storm?

Stormy PicQuestion: I'm always a little concerned when it's stormy out. Is there a possibility bad weather can damage my computer?

Answer: Yes, a lightning strike can cause considerable damage to, or even destroy, computers and other electronic devices. Your house should be equipped with a Network Interface Device (NID), which is designed to prevent lightning from damaging wiring. You can and should also use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). But, neither of these precautions is guaranteed to prevent damage. The best way to protect your electronics is to unplug them during a storm. After the storm passes, be sure to start them up again to make sure they're operating properly.

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

Thank you for your business!

Best regards

Dave Dircks
NDTC General Manager

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

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Phone lines are open until 6pm

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

Help Desk - A
vailable 24/7:
662-8350 · (888) 840-6382


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