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

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Surf's Up In Indonesia!
Complete with beautiful views, this amazing footage highlights professional surfers on the waves in Indonesia as they guide tourists and train the next generation.
  Not Just Another Day At The Beach
Watch this prankster trick unsuspecting beach goers into thinking she's disappeared. All she needs are a "faulty" umbrella and a trap door beneath her towel.

Whidbey Telecom News - Satisfied Isn't Enough, We Want to Amaze

Our goal, with each individual customer, is not to simply satisfy your needs, but to amaze. It's our desire that every interaction you have with Whidbey Telecom, whether it be our team members or any of our products and services, go above and beyond your expectations. Still, we know everything isn't going to run smoothly all the time. Sometimes service quality can be affected by any one or more factors, both in and out of the home. So if we ever fall short of these high expectations, we want to know!

Please utilize our 24/7 LOCAL Support Center. This highly trained and dedicated team is here to assist any time you're not 100% satisfied with the performance of your service. Call us day or night, any time, 365 days a year so we can work together to solve the challenge!

Occasionally, there may be a few simple things you can also do yourself to improve the quality of your service(s):

Slow internet speeds?
Assess how many devices are connected to your network. With so many wireless devices looking for bandwidth on wireless networks these days, even in sleep mode, simply turning off devices or placing them in airplane mode, when not in use, can make a huge impact on others trying to use the same connection.

No internet or TV service?
Power outages and other outside factors can sometimes cause an interruption of service. Simply power cycling your router (unplug power, wait 5 seconds, plug back in) or set top box can clear up a variety of issues.

Voice quality not crisp and clear?
Check to see if you have a DSL filter on that phone line. Filters can stop interference you might be getting from your DSL line.

We want your feedback! From customer service, to tech support, to each of our services, your comments and suggestions help us provide an even better experience for all of our customers. Please let us know how we can better serve you or if there's anything we can do to improve your experience with using our services.

We don't just say we care. We do care!

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South Whidbey | 360.321.TECH (8324)
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Email | support@whidbey.net

Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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The Weather Channel
Being unprepared for the weather can put a damper on your day. But, of course, there's an app for that! Get high-quality forecasts and more.

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Found something online you don't have time for now? Just put it in your "pocket" and view later from any device -- no Internet connection needed.

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You already know how handy Yelp can be for sharing and reading reviews for restaurants and other businesses. Why not bring it with you wherever you go?

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Be Careful When Buying Or Selling On Craigslist

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

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Uplifting Grapefruit Mint Body Scrub
Turn An Old Desk Into A Cute Planter
Time For A Unique Bicycle Rim Clock

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

Map Your Summer Vacation
npca.org/parks – Want to see something amazing this summer? Go to one of America's national parks. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, and from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, the U.S. boasts many breathtaking destinations. Use this handy map to find the best one to visit based on location, theme, category, or name.
Free + Recycling = Freecycle
freecycle.org – Have some stuff taking up too much space in your garage? Or are you looking for some new books to read? Either way, Freecycle could be great for you. It's a worldwide network of people exchanging things for free. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is (of course) free.
Make Cool, Creamy Treats
benjerry.com/flavors/recipes – What could be better than a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream? You'll find out when you visit this site. Get ready for mouth-watering recipes for treats featuring the cool, creamy flavors you've come to know and love. Try ice cream cake, ice cream truffles, brownies, cobblers, and more.
Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays
skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/prevention-guidelines – Summer means sun, and sun means the potential for fun as well as damage. Skin cancer is a real threat, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it. Check out this site for general recommendations as well as those for specific situations like going to the beach, driving, and golfing.

This Month's FAQ – What's the Best Way To Handle an Internet Troll?

Question: I'm troubled by the mean comments I find on Twitter and elsewhere, including some that have been directed at me. What can I do?

Click to View More Answer: Sounds like you've discovered one of the downsides of online interaction: trolls. A troll is someone who uses offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant messages to illicit emotional responses from others and throw the intended conversation off course. Trolls thrive on conflict, so one of the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. However, if ignoring doesn't work or isn't an option, there are other steps you can take:

  • Don't take it personally. A troll's unkind words truly have nothing to do with you; they're more of a reflection of that person's own problems.
  • Try being nice. Some trolls are actually just people with strong opinions or who need a lot of attention. If you engage with them nicely (such as asking for clarification), they may respond in kind.
  • Use your settings. Many sites have options that allow you to control whose input you see and don't see. Set yours to omit the troll's posts from your view.
  • Kick them out. If the site has a moderator, ask that person to take appropriate steps to limit the troll's access or kick them off the site altogether.
  • Set a good example. Trolls' behavior can remind us that it's easy to hurt other people online. Take extra care to ensure your own messages come across the way in which you intend.

We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative and entertaining. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

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Your Whidbey Telecom Team

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