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New School Year and New Service Options

What used to be a time of burying noses into books and handouts has turned into hours online; reading, researching, and working through digital activities. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury in education, but a necessity to succeed. We understands how essential a fast connection is and would like to make sure you are getting the speeds you need as the kids head back to school.

Great Plains Communications is excited to celebrate the launch of NEW services and NEW options in your area, along with NEW tools on our website.

 

NEW Bundle Offer

Combine services and save up to 37%

$100 Bill Credit for new customers who bundle all three services*

$50 Bill Credit for new customers who bundle two services

$50 Bill Credit for existing customers who add one or more service

FREE Installation

 

NEW Bundle

Streaming Bundle**
Access your favorite prime time entertainment and news in real-time with our Basic Cable package, while streaming additional content on your Smart TV or tablet utilizing a high-speed Internet connection.

 

NEW Tools

Visit our newly updated, forward thinking website, complete with interactive tools to help you determine the best service options for your home with the “What Speed Do You Need?” and “Build a Bundle” tools.

 

If you have questions over what services we offer in your area, or would like to sign up, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

* $100 bill credit only available where Voice, Cable TV, and Internet are available.
** Streaming Bundle available in select Cable TV communities only.

 

Last Days of the Full Stream Ahead Promotion!

There are only a couple days left to take advantage of the Great Plains Communications Full Stream Ahead promotion! Don’t miss your chance at receiving a FREE Roku® streaming device, FREE installation and a FREE month of Internet service when you sign up for either 15, 30 or 50 mbps Internet speeds. With each device: cell phones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, etc., comes more and more need for higher Internet speeds in order to accommodate the tech-heavy world we live in.

If you currently have Internet service with Great Plains Communications, you can still take advantage of this amazing offer. Upgrade your internet to 15, 30, or 50 mbps and receive a FREE Roku® streaming device, as well as the first month’s upgrade cost FREE.

Sign-up now by calling our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, before the promotion ends on October 15, 2016!

Stream & Chill Giveaway

Back-to-School time is busy for all families, with new activities and schedules to adapt to, earlier bedtimes, and attempting to weave in family time when possible. Great Plains Communications is excited to offer our Stream & Chill Giveaway as an opportunity to provide one lucky winner with the makings of a family movie night on us. Forget reservations and the high prices of a movie theater. On October 3, we will choose one winner who will receive the following:

1 Roku® 3

1 Cuisinart Popcorn Popper (with kernels included)

2 Family-sized meals (4 person) delivered to your home by Blue Apron

 

HOW TO ENTER:

All you have to do is simply like the Great Plains Communications Facebook page and comment on the giveaway post, which two shows your family currently enjoys most. This could include regular cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. We want to hear from you!

 

Streaming is a convenient way to access not only your favorite shows and movies, but also workout programs, games, even family pictures and videos all at the click of your Roku® remote. Check out our Back-to-School promotion, where we are offering FREE Installation, FREE Roku® streaming device, and a FREE month of Internet service to all new customers who sign up for our 15, 30, or 50 mbps Internet speeds.

If you currently have Internet service and would like to take advantage of this offer, you can! Upgrade your Internet to 15, 30, or 50 mbps and you can receive the Roku device as well as the first month’s upgrade cost both for FREE!

For more information on our Back-to-School promotion, you can visit https://www.gpcom.com/roku or call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 to sign up today!

Roku® Education Continued

As the Great Plains Communications Back-to-School promotion is still available: FREE Roku® streaming device with each purchase or upgrade of 15, 30, or 50 mbps Internet Speeds, we want to continue our education on different features Roku® has to offer.

In our last Roku® education blog, we discussed the basics of how to set up an account and what types of programs you can experience on the streaming devices. Now we would like to show a couple specific features, such as how to search for shows, actors, directors, etc. as well as how to set up the Roku® mobile app, turning your phone or tablet into an additional remote.

 

 

There are numerous possibilities and features to the Roku® devices, so if you are interested in finding out more on our Back-to-School promotion call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

Roku® Education

Great Plains Communications is excited about our Back-to-School promotion, as we are giving away a FREE Roku® streaming device with each purchase or upgrade of our 15, 30, or 50 mbps Internet speeds. With this gift, we want to share some of the awesome features the Roku® streaming devices have to offer.

Your Roku® player is simply a small device that connects to your home wireless network (or wired Ethernet, depending on your setup preference). It allows you to stream music, movies, and shows from the Internet to your TV. It is free to set up your Roku® account, though they will ask for a credit card number to have on file for a convenient purchasing option when needed. Do you have a Netflix account? How about a Hulu account? Have you signed up for HBO GO? With a Roku® streaming device, you can have all your accounts loaded in through their separate channels, and aligned side-by-side for a seamless streaming experience. Or, you can browse the Channel Store and install another of your favorite programs.

A fun new feature that both the Roku® 3 and Streaming Stick® offer is the Hotel & Dorm Connect for travel and/or college students. Watch the video below for more information.

There are numerous possibilities and features to the Roku® devices, so watch for additional education here on our blog. For immediate information, check out https://support.roku.com/hc/en-us.

2016 Back-to-School Promotion

Early mornings and late night study groups, research papers and online tests; the kids are headed back to school. Supply lists have been provided; 24 #2 pencils, 3-5 spiral notebooks, ear buds, 1 USB flash drive. Computer class is no longer an elective, but a necessary skill each child is using at a young age. As some students bring tablets home for homework and are asked to keep files organized on a flash drive rather than in a binder, the bandwidth usage rises. Great Plains Communications wants to help make sure your family has the Internet speed needed to get through this school year.

Get on the fast track with high-speed during the Great Plains Communications Back-to-School promotion. If you sign up for either 15, 30, or 50 mbps Internet speeds, you will receive a FREE Roku® streaming device, FREE Installation, and a FREE month of Internet service!

If you currently have Internet service with Great Plains Communications, you can still take advantage of this amazing offer! Upgrade your Internet to 15, 30 or 50 mbps and receive a FREE Roku® streaming device as well as the first month’s upgrade cost FREE.

To find out more information on what these higher speeds can do for your family, as well as some FAQ’s about Roku®, go to our website at https://www.gpcom.com/roku or call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 to sign up today!

Stop and See Us at the Red Willow County Fair!

The Red Willow County Fair in McCook, NE has officially started. Running July 20-24, you can expect jam packed days of excitement, from the Heartland Pulling Tractor Pull tonight at 5:00 p.m., the Aaron Lewis concert tomorrow night presented by Community Hospital, and the Crowning of the Queens Saturday night starting at 7:45 p.m. As you enjoy all the fun the fair has to offer, don’t forget to stop by Great Plains Communications’ booth to find out about our upcoming Back to School promotion that includes a free Roku streaming device for new and current customers who sign up for high-speed Internet service!

This school year Great Plains Communications’ Back to School offer will have you studying with ease provided by some of our fastest speeds, and the following additional perks when you sign up for a 2 year contract:

  • FREE Roku 3 if you sign up or upgrade to either 30 or 50 meg Internet
  • FREE Roku stick if you sign up or upgrade to 15 meg Internet
  • FREE installation to new customers

Starting August 15 – October 15, this deal is one you won’t want to miss. Stop by our booth at the Red Willow County Fair for more information on the Back to School promotion or to find out what speeds are available in your town, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

Don’t Miss Out on Our Back to School Promotion!

It is crazy to think that midterms are just around the corner. What used to be a time of burying noses into books and handouts has turned into hours online, reading, researching and taking practice exams. High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury in education, but a necessity to succeed. Great Plains Communications understands how essential a fast connection is and would like to make sure you are getting the speeds you need with our Back to School promotion. With the best prices on our fastest speeds, you won’t need to worry about buffering or interruption. But hurry, because the offer ends October 15 and this is one deal you won’t want to miss.

To find out more information about what is being offered in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-854-1423 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Back-to-School Ideas by Food Network & HGTV

One box of colored pencils

Two pink bevel erasers

Four boxes of crayons

Eight glue sticks

These are just a few of the supplies on the list sent home with your kids as they start school. This time of the year is full of new routines and many new things. Great Plains Communications has teamed up with a couple of our cable television channels, the Food Network and HGTV, to bring you a few creative ideas on things like school lunches and organizers for all the new art supplies.

 

Giada’s School Lunch Ideas

 

Back-to-School Supply and Craft Storage with Dan Faires

 

We haven’t forgotten about the college students! Moving into a dorm room can be exciting and a little scary. With this video by HGTV, it could also be beautiful.

3 Totally Removable Dorm Décor DIYs with Tanner Bell

 

As you are checking off that supply list this month, remember that Great Plains Communications has some exciting Back-to-School promotions going on. To find out what is available in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Back to School Throwback

The Internet has not only become an essential tool at home and work, but in schools as well. Great Plains Communications has some exciting Back-to-School promotions, but first we would like to throw it back to what college was like before Wi-Fi, online classes and having the web at our finger tips.

 

There was no such thing as online registration. You had a slip of paper with your desired classes and stood in line at the registrar’s office. While waiting in that line, you could think about the line you had to wait in later when getting your books.

 

Before tablets and laptops, taking notes meant throwing penmanship out the door and writing as fast as you could. You got a hand cramp? That was just part of it; no pain, no gain.

 

 

Do you have a question on an assignment? Professors didn’t send out weekly emails or assign online chats. You either tried to catch them in the classroom or signed up for office hours.

 

When a computer was needed for an assignment, there were no personal laptops to work in your dorm or wherever was comfortable. There was a sign-up list for the computer lab to write papers and use the printer.

 

 

Before eBooks and online searching, looking up a book in the library took time and patience with the Dewey Decimal System and many, many card catalogs.

 

It is fun to think back to how things used to be, but kids today are growing up in a very different world. Internet is not a luxury in college anymore, it is a necessity. From checking grades to having a class only offered online, Great Plains Communications understands the need for fast and reliable Internet service. Monday, August 10, Great Plains Communications starts Back-to-School promotions on high-speed Internet that you won’t want to miss. To find out what is being offered in your community, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

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