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Don’t Miss out on the Support Our Troops Program

There is still time to take advantage of the 2015 Great Plains Communications Support Our Troops Program. Do you have a loved one spending the holiday away from family as they fight for our country? Let us help you send them a little piece of home, no matter if they are stateside or overseas. Below we have included tips on how you can make the most out of your care package.

If sending overseas, it is important to know specific things that are not allowed to be shipped. As we are all aware, there are to be no forms of explosives or lighters, and here is a list of additional banned items:

  • Aerosols
  • Air bags
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Cigarettes
  • Dry Ice
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Gasoline
  • Nail Polish
  • Perfumes containing alcohol

Each country has their own shipping rules and regulations, so before sending your package, be sure to check that everything you send follows their individual guidelines.

Enough with things that aren’t allowed to be shipped, let’s talk about what fun things you can include in the box. Cookies, magazines and socks are things that have been proven as favorites over the years. A touch of home could be your handwriting on a Christmas card, the smell of your famous chocolate chip cookies or simply a new pair of warm gloves. No matter what fun things you choose to put in, make sure it is all securely wrapped. There are many bumps between here and the package’s destination, so use bubble wrap and packing tape to insure the best protection.

You provide the stuffing and we provide the postage. The Support Our Troops Program will send you the Pre-paid Postage Stamp and you pick the destination. To make sure the package is mailed correctly, we have included an example of a proper address format below:


UNIT 2050 BOX 4190

APO AP 96278-2050

Now grab all your goodies that you know they miss and fill the box with home. Let us deal with the rest. For the full program requirements and the registration form, go to

What’s on YOUR wish list?

Everyone has been asking, “What’s on your wish list this year?” You sit and ponder the thought. But what you need is not clear. You watch as the kids post and stream all day, and think maybe faster Internet speeds would go a long way. All devices could connect without lag or a buffer, which both always made watching movies much tougher.

Or is it cable you need? With the holiday classics starting up, you don’t want to miss your favorite program lineup. Stop wondering which to choose, as Great Plains Communications can assist. We’ll help check off your family’s must-haves from your wish list.

The holiday cheer doesn’t stop there!

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!

If this sounds like a deal you just can’t miss, let Great Plains Communications help fill-up your wish list. Call 1-855-853-1483 or go to for more information.

Happy Labor Day from Great Plains Communications!

The days are still warm, while the nights are starting to form a chill. There is just a bit more summer to be celebrated and the long Labor Day weekend invites you to do just that. No matter if you plan to travel with the family, grill out with friends or just relax in the fleeting Midwestern warmth, enjoy it. Great Plains Communications has teamed up with a few of our cable network channels to provide a little information on Labor Day, as well as some recipes and party tips to keep in mind this weekend.


Food Network: Beer Can Chicken on the Grill


Food Network: Smoky Black Bean Corn Salad


HGTV: 10 Outdoor Party Tips You Never Thought Of

Great Plains Communications hopes you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

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