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Congratulations to our Social Media Giveaway Winner – Debra Wegner!

Help us in congratulating our Make it Snow Social Media Giveaway winner, Debra Wegner of Scribner, Nebraska! By liking our Facebook page, the giveaway post and commenting with her favorite snow gif, (emojis were also accepted) she has won an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet!

The giveaway is part of our holiday promotion, which is still going on and that means there are still ways to win this season!

Discover the magic of savings with our new Value Bundle and you could receive up to a $100 bill credit.

The Value Bundle includes:

Upgraded Equipment

FREE Wireless

FREE HD Cable Channels

FREE Long Distance & Calling Features

New Internet customers can sign up for the bundle now and receive $100 bill credit and FREE installation. If you are currently a Great Plains Communications Internet customer but are looking to increase your speed to better fit your family’s needs, receive a $25 bill credit when you upgrade now. Call to find out what speeds are available in your area and sign up for this great deal – 1-855-853-1483!

2018 Holiday Social Giveaway

Discover the magic this holiday season with Great Plains Communications. By entering our social media giveaway, you could win an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet.

How to Enter:

We want to make it snow on our Facebook page.

  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Like the post titled “SOCIAL GIVEAWAY”
  3. Comment on the post with your favorite snow emoji or gif

 

The giving doesn’t stop there! Discover the magic of savings with our new Value Bundle and our holiday promotion. Connect all your devices with reliable high-speed Internet this season and you could receive up to a $100 bill credit.

The Value Bundle includes:

Upgraded Equipment

FREE Wireless

FREE HD Cable Channels

FREE Long Distance & Calling Features

New Internet customers can sign up for the bundle now and receive $100 bill credit and FREE installation. If you are currently a Great Plains Communications Internet customer but are looking to increase your speed to fit your family’s needs, receive a $25 bill credit when you upgrade now. Call to find out what speeds are available in your area and sign up for this great deal – 1-855-853-1483.

How to Spot a Scam While Shopping Online this Holiday

Online shopping has added convenience in many ways. We no longer have to physically search through store after store, or even worry about parking during the busy holiday rush at the mall. And can you say, “two-day shipping?” Though with this convenience comes the risk of deceit in the form of a phishing email, a cloned URL, a corrupt link or anything else the scammers come up with – and they are creative. Great Plains Communications wants to provide a few common scams to keep watch for, and tips on protecting yourself from cyber criminals this season.

Fake Website or Cloned URL

There are different ways to spot a fake site. The main thing you should look closely at is the URL. Many people are in a rush to get their holiday shopping done and pay little attention to the address bar at the top of the screen. Scammers will try to “clone” or create sites indecipherably different from the one you are looking for. For example, amazon1.com rather than amazon.com, but when you googled it, the link title said “Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel…” Scammers can put whatever title they want but the difference is in the small URL underneath.

Phishing Emails – Getting More Creative All the Time

One of the new scams that has been reported this holiday season is one that mimics an update shipping email from Amazon. It will say that there has been an issue in the shipping process and they need your information again – including shipping address and credit card information. Do not give your information to any company through a link in an email. If you are worried about your purchased item, such as in this example, open a new tab and type in the website’s URL and check through your account.

Public Wi-Fi

While online browsing is fine, avoid doing any online purchasing while on public Wi-Fi. Even if they have a password, hotel room numbers or the restaurant name + “public” written on the chalkboard by the door are not keeping your online activity safe. Anyone on the same public network with a computer and the right know-how could potentially view what you’re doing online and take any data that you’re sending over the network.

It is easy to get wrapped up in the convenience of online shopping and the stress of the holidays. But by simply staying alert to the dangers of scams, just as you would in the physical world, the risk of falling victim to one decreases substantially. Double-check URLs of the sites you visit, be overly cautious of emails from companies and unknown senders, don’t share or enter any personal information while on public Wi-Fi and a last tip would be to keep all software and devices updated.

Discover the Savings with our Holiday Promotion!

 

The holidays are here, and your wallet might already be feeling the weight of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Great Plains Communications (GPC) wants to help you save this season. Discover the magic of our new Value Bundle and save up to 40% each month!

Value Bundle includes:

Upgraded Equipment

FREE Wireless

FREE HD Cable Channels

FREE Long Distance & Calling Features

 

And that’s not all! Through January 4, 2019, you have a chance to receive up to a $100 bill credit plus FREE installation!

Looking to connect your devices with reliable high-speed Internet? All new Internet customers can sign up now for the new Value Bundle and receive a $100 bill credit with free installation.

Already a GPC Internet customer but thinking a higher speed might be what your family needs this holiday? Upgrade your speed now and receive a $25 bill credit! With the addition of any single service, you will receive free installation.

Call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 today to sign up!

2017 Holiday TV Schedule

Have your hot cocoa and fuzzy socks ready, because the holiday TV specials have officially begun. What do you look forward to the most? Maybe it is Hallmark Channel originals such as The Christmas Cottage or Christmas Next Door or do you stick to classics such as the 1951 A Christmas Carol airing this Friday on TCM, and don’t forget about 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform (previously ABC Family). Below, we have the full list of movies included in this year’s 25 Days of Christmas on Freeform, from today forward.

Tuesday, December 5

7:30am/6:30c The Mistle-Tones

12:30pm/11:30c Four Christmases

2:30pm/1:30c Angry Angel

4:35pm/3:35c Elf

6:45pm/5:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:55pm/7:55c The Polar Express

12am/11c Eloise at Christmastime

 

Wednesday, December 6

7:30am/6:30c Snowglobe

12pm/11c Angry Angel

2:05pm/1:05c Eloise at Christmastime

4:15pm/3:15c Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

6:45pm/5:45c The Polar Express

8:50pm/7:50c Elf

12am/11c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

 

Thursday, December 7

7am/6c Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

11am/10c Snow Day

1pm/12c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:35pm/1:35c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

4:45pm/3:45c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

6:50pm/5:50c Elf

9pm/8c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

12am/11c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

 

Friday, December 8

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

11am/10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:40pm/11:40c Eloise at Christmastime

2:45pm/1:45c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story Marathon

4:50pm/3:50c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story

6:50pm/5:50c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

9pm/8c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

11:30pm/10:30c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

12am/11c Arthur Christmas

 

Saturday, December 9

7am/6c Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July

9:05am/8:05c Eloise at Christmastime

11:10am/10:10c Arthur Christmas

1:15pm/12:15c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2

3:25pm/2:25c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3

5:55pm/4:55c Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

Santa Clause Double Feature

6:25pm/5:25c The Santa Clause

8:35pm/7:35c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

10:45pm/9:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:55am/11:55c Jack Frost (1979)

 

Sunday, December 10

7am/6c Jack Frost (1979)

8am/7c Snow Day

10:05am/9:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

12:10pm/11:10c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

2:15pm/1:15c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

4:20pm/3:20c The Santa Clause

6:30pm/5:30c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:40pm/7:40c Elf

10:50pm/9:50c Four Christmases

1am/12c The Year Without a Santa Claus

 

Monday, December 11

7am/6c The Bells of Fraggle Rock

7:30am/6:30c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

11am/10c The Little Drummer Boy

11:30am/10:30c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

1:35pm/12:35c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

2:40pm/1:40c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:40pm/2:40c Four Christmases

5:50pm/4:50c Elf

8pm/7c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

9pm/8c The Polar Express

12am/11c Eloise at Christmastime

 

Tuesday, December 12

7am/6c Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

7:30am/6:30c Eloise at Christmastime

11am/10c Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

12:10pm/11:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

2:20pm/1:20c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4pm/3c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

6:40pm/5:40c The Polar Express

8:50pm/7:50c The Santa Clause

12am/11c Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

 

Wednesday, December 13

7am/6 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

7:30am/6:30c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

11am/10c Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

12:10pm/11:10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

1:50pm/12:50c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4:30pm/3:30c Elf

6:40pm/5:40c The Santa Clause

8:50pm/7:50c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

12am/11c The Year Without a Santa Claus

1am/12c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

 

Thursday, December 14

7am/6c Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

8:30am/7:30c Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

11am/10c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

11:30am/10:30c Christmas Cupid

1:30pm/12:30c Elf

3:40pm/2:40c The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:40pm/3:40c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

6:45pm/5:45c Four Christmases

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Angry Angel

 

Friday, December 15

7am/6c Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

9am/8c The Little Drummer Boy

11am/10c Eloise at Christmastime

1pm/12c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

3pm/2c Angry Angel

5pm/4c Four Christmases

7:10pm/6:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:20pm/8:20c Elf

11:30pm/10:30c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

1:30am/12:30c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

 

Saturday, December 16

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

9:35am/8:35c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

10:05am/9:05c Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

11:35am/10:35c Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

1:05pm/12:05c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

2:45pm/1:45c The Polar Express

4:55pm/3:55c The Santa Clause

7:05pm/6:05c Elf

9:15pm/8:15c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

11:55pm/10:55 Christmas with the Kranks

 

Sunday, December 17

7am/6c Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

8:30am/7:30c Christmas with the Kranks

10:40am/9:40c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:20pm/12:20c The Polar Express

2:30pm/1:30c Disney’s Prep & Landing

3pm/2c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

3:30pm/2:30c The Santa Clause

5:35pm/4:35c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

8:15pm/7:15c Disney’s Frozen

10:45pm/9:45c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:55am/11:55c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

 

Monday, December 18

7am/6c The Little Drummer Boy

7:30am/6:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

8:35am/7:35c Four Christmases

10:40am/9:40c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12:50pm/11:50c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3:25pm/2:25c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5:30pm/4:30c Disney’s Frozen

8pm/7c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

9pm/8c Elf

12am/11c Arthur Christmas

 

Tuesday, December 19

7am/6c Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

7:30am/6:30c Arthur Christmas

9:40am/8:40c Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

12:20pm/12:20c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

1:20pm/12:20c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

3:30pm/2:30c The Year Without a Santa Claus

4:30pm/3:30c Elf

6:40pm/5:40c Christmas with the Kranks

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Angry Angel

 

Wednesday, December 20

7am/6c Mickey’s Christmas Carol

7:30am/6:30c The Mistle-Tones

9:30am/8:30c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

10:30am/9:30c Angry Angel

12:30pm/11:30c Eloise at Christmastime

2:30pm/1:30c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:30pm/2:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

4:35pm/3:35c Christmas with the Kranks

6:40pm/5:40c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8:50pm/7:50c Elf

12am/11c Four Christmases

 

Thursday, December 21

7am/6c Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

8am/7c Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

8:30am/7:30c Jack Frost

9:30am/8:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

10:35am/9:35c Eloise at Christmastime

12:35pm/11:35c Holiday in Handcuffs

2:35pm/1:35c Christmas with the Kranks

4:35pm/2:35c Four Christmases

6:40pm/5:40c Elf

8:50pm/7:50c The Polar Express

10:55pm/9:55c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12am/11c Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

 

Friday, December 22

7am/6c Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

8am/7c Christmas with the Kranks

10:05am/9:05c Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

11:05am/10:05c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1:15pm/12:15c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

2:20pm/1:20c The Year Without a Santa Claus

3:20pm/2:20c Arthur Christmas

5:25pm/4:25c The Polar Express

Santa Clause Double Feature

7:30pm/6:30c The Santa Clause

9:40pm/8:40c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11:50pm/10:50c Elf

 

Saturday, December 23

7am/6c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:10am/8:10c Four Christmases

11:15am/10:15c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:50pm/11:50c Elf

3pm/2c The Santa Clause

5:05pm/4:05c The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

7:10pm/6:10c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

9:20pm/8:20c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

12am/11c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

 

Sunday, December 24

7am/6c A Dennis the Menace Christmas

9:05am/8:05c Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish

11:05am/10:05c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12:10am/11:10c Disney’s A Christmas Carol

2:15pm/1:15c The Polar Express

4:25pm/3:25c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

6:35pm/5:35c Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

9:15pm/8:15c Elf

11:25pm/10:25c The Santa Clause

1:30am/12:30c ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

 

Monday, December 25

7am/6c Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

7:30am/6:30c Disney’s Prep & Landing

8am/7c Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

8:30am/7:30c Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

11am/10c Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12:35pm/11:35c The Polar Express

2:35pm/1:35c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

4:45pm/3:45c The Santa Clause

6:45pm/5:45c Elf

8:50pm/7:50c National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

12am/11c Four Christmases

 

If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to find out what services we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-583-1483.

2016 Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas

Through all the craziness and excitement of the holidays, it isn’t so much what you get for Christmas, as it is who you spend it with and cherishing the time you have together. That is why the Hallmark Channel encourages family time with each of their Countdown to Christmas movies. Grab a blanket and your loved ones and enjoy the classic romance stories beginning under the mistletoe and new premieres each weekend. Below we have listed the upcoming premieres for both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries so you won’t miss a moment this holiday season.

Hallmark Channel – All 7 PM CT

  • Dec. 3 – A Dream of Christmas
  • Dec. 4 – Looks Like Christmas
  • Dec. 10 – A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Dec. 11 – Love You Like Christmas
  • Dec. 17 – My Christmas Love
  • Dec. 18 – Sleigh Bells Ring

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – All 8 PM CT

  • Dec. 4 – Hearts of Christmas
  • Dec. 11 – Sound of Christmas
  • Dec. 18 – A Christmas to Remember
  • Dec. 25 – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

If you are not a current Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn more about our cable packages, please call the Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Tech the Halls Promotion 2016

 

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Looking for a new tablet this holiday? The kids begging for their own cell phones? Make sure all of your devices are working efficiently this season with high-speed Internet from Great Plains Communications. With each new device comes an increased need for greater bandwidth, and we have just what you need to support all of your new techy gadgets. Plus, when you add or upgrade to one of our qualifying speeds, you’ll unwrap additional free gifts!

 

Find the Gift That’s Right for You

Sign up now for any new Internet, cable, or phone service and receive FREE installation.

Sign up for 15, 30, or 50 mbps, and receive a FREE month of Internet service.

Existing customers who upgrade to our higher speeds will receive their first month of Internet upgrade charge FREE.

 

If you have any questions or are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and Tech the Halls with Great Plains Communications this season.

 

Speeds and availability vary by location. Certain restrictions and limitations apply. Free installation for any new service. Free month of Internet service available to new customers only who sign up for 15, 30, or 50 mbps. Existing customers must upgrade to 15, 30, or 50 mbps to receive a free month upgrade charge. Offer ends January 6, 2017. Offer codes CPC1609, CPC1610, CPC1611, CPC1612.

Congratulations to our 2015 Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Winners!

"My 3 girls in their sweaters."

Toni Powers (Tryon, NE) – “My 3 girls in their sweaters.”

The holidays are over, but Great Plains Communications still has two gifts to deliver. We would like to give a big congratulations to Toni Powers of Tryon, NE and Eric Bevelhymer of Ponca, NE on being our two winners of the 2015 Great Plains Communications Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! They have each been randomly selected to win an iPad Mini.

Eric Bevelhymer (Ponca, NE)

Eric Bevelhymer (Ponca, NE)

Did you get everything you were asking for this holiday season? Are you still looking for Internet speeds to satisfy your family’s needs? Or is it reliable cable service that hasn’t been checked off your list? Don’t you worry, Great Plains Communications’ holiday promotion has not ended just yet! Sign up for any new service now and receive FREE installation and your choice of either ½ price HD-DVR for 3 months or FREE wireless router rental for 3 months.

If you have any questions over this great deal, check out our website at https://www.gpcom.com/wishlist or call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you. You better hurry though, this promotion comes to an end on January 12, 2016.

Christmas Dinner with The Food Network

Pork or beef? Potatoes or Brussels sprouts? The dinner table is the constant through all the traditions. No matter if it’s opening one present on Christmas Eve or you spending Christmas morning snuggled in the backseat of the family car, most likely you will find your way to the dinner table with the ones you love. Great Plains Communications wants to help you cherish the food that brings us all together. Below we have shared some decadent recipes provided by our cable channel, The Food Network.

Roast Prime Rib with Thyme au Jus

 

Toasted Spiced Ham Drizzled in Honey

 

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

Your Christmas Wish List

There’s not much time left, just 10 days until Christmas. Have you checked off all the must-haves from your family’s wish list? Let Great Plains Communications help this year, no matter if it’s high-speed Internet you need or reliable cable service.

As a gift to you when signing up for any new service, you will receive FREE installation and your choice of either ½ price HD-DVR for 3 months or FREE wireless router rental for 3 months. Check off even more deals by bundling services!

The offers don’t stop there! Enter now for a chance to win one of two iPad Minis we will be giving away. All you have to do is take a picture in an ugly holiday sweater, post it through the link below and like the Great Plains Communications Facebook page. The contest is running through Christmas evening, so you still have time. The winners will be announced Wednesday, December 30.

If you have any questions on these offers or would like to sign-up for a new service, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

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