Make Sure “Free Trial” Video Streaming Doesn’t Cost You

Let’s say you want to watch a TV series your friends have been raving about that’s only available from one streaming service. Naturally, it’s a service you don’t have and don’t want to sign up for on a long-term basis. If available, take advantage of a free trial to binge the series over a weekend. Or maybe your family is …

Scam Alert! Beware of Craigslist Scammers

Do you sell items using Craigslist or another online marketplace? Watch out for a new scam that attempts to use your phone number from the ad to scam others. The scammer contacts you about the item for sale and says something like, “There are lots of scammers on Craigslist these days. I need to make sure you’re really who you …

On This Day in History

Today is the anniversary of the day in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell transmitted his first phone call to Thomas Watson. By doing so, Bell rang in a whole new chapter in communications history. Imagine what life was like before the phone was invented and how thrilled early users must have been to hear the voices of faraway loved ones. …

Speed Up Your Home Wi-Fi

We offer lightning-fast internet speeds, but if your Wi-Fi router is out of date or not set up correctly, it could be slowing you down. Here are some tips to help you maximize router performance:   1. Move your router to its ideal position. It should be centrally located in your home and away from thick walls made of brick or concrete.   …

Help Fight Fraud

Been contacted by an impersonator of a government agency or business? Lost money from a suspicious job opportunity? Experienced annoying phone calls? The FTC urges you to fill out the form at reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/assistant. This helps the FTC and its law enforcement partners investigate and bring cases against the perpetrators of these illegal or unethical activities. The FTC also uses reports to spot trends, …

Give Your Eyes a Rest

Continuous or prolonged use of technology can lead to computer vision syndrome (CVS), which may include eye strain, headaches, fatigue, burning or tired eyes, loss of focus, blurred vision, double vision, or head/neck pain. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends implementing a 20-20-20 rule with technology — take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet …

National Chili Day!

When it’s chilly outside, there’s nothing quite like warming up with a big bowl of chili. Thursday, February 25 is National Chili Day, so prepare accordingly. Want some trivia to go with your chili? A green chili pod has as much vitamin C as six oranges. Hot chili peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which …

Scam Alert! Beware Vaccine Scams

While some details regarding the process of vaccination against COVID-19 are still being worked out, scammers are taking advantage of the evolving situation to try and steal personal or financial information. Here’s what the Federal Communications Commission wants you to know: – You don’t have to pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. – You …

Thank You!

We know you have options when it comes to communications services. That’s why we want to express our sincere appreciation for choosing Truleap. Your support of us as the local provider makes it possible to bring advanced broadband technology to our community. It also enables us to give back to local nonprofit organizations through volunteer hours and financial donations.

12 Facebook Features You May Not Know About

You can do so much more on Facebook than just post photos of your pet and wish friends a happy birthday. For example, you can find a new job, create a fundraiser, and save links or posts to read later. Check out this article from the latest Website Compass to discover 12 Facebook features well worth trying.