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Welcome to Granite State Communications’ Community Advisor! Here you will find Internet, Phone, and Community-related news and tips. PLUS you can submit your own Community News/Event info using our submission tool located on the right side of this page. Please read, watch, share – and check back regularly for updates. While you are here, feel free to browse the archived articles on the right. As always, we welcome your comments and questions.

 

Stay Alert – Watch Out For Brushing Scams

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on October 19, 2020

Remember when mysterious seeds from China began arriving on doorsteps this summer? Authorities call this a brushing scam, defined as when people are sent products they didn't order so the company can post fake customer reviews to boost sales. The boxes typically have no return address and contain lightweight, cheap-to-ship items. Companies that use brushing scams are often based in foreign co ...read more

YouTube Shortcut Tips

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on October 14, 2020

Do you love keyboard shortcuts? You can use them to quickly control a YouTube video you’re watching. Press K to pause, J to go backward 10 seconds, and L to go forward 10 seconds. To mute a video, press M. ...read more

FAQ – How Do I Unsubscribe From An App?

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on October 9, 2020

Question: I just realized I'm being charged a monthly subscription fee for one of the apps on my iPhone. How do I unsubscribe? Answer: Before we share the steps provided by Apple about unsubscribing, it's helpful to review a couple of things. Most subscriptions automatically renew unless you cancel them. If you cancel, you can keep using the subscription until the next billing date. If you sign ...read more

Sun Outages Affect Cable and Satellite TV Signals

Posted in: GSC News on October 5, 2020

Did you know there’s a phenomenon called sun outage? It occurs yearly in the spring and fall when solar radiation overwhelms the TV satellite signals used by cable TV companies. Customers with cable TV service may have TV channels go dark, pixelate, or freeze for a few minutes daily between Oct. 5 and Oct. 10. Here’s the good news: If you have GSC TV or only use streaming services to watc ...read more

Refer-a-Friend and SAVE!

Posted in: GSC News on October 2, 2020

Get up to $100* credited to your bill when you refer-a-friend to GSC Internet!. -- Earn yourself a $100 credit for each friend who signs up with a 12-month agreement -- Earn yourself a $50 credit for each friend who signs up with a month-to-month agreement There is no limit to this program. The more people you refer, the more credit you'll get! Have your friends call 603-529-9911 today and be ...read more

Customer Alert – Beware of Work-From-Home Scams

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on September 23, 2020

It can sometimes be tricky to spot work-from-home scams since they often appear alongside legitimate opportunities on popular job-search websites. But it's important to educate yourself to avoid losing money instead of gaining a job. The median loss for work-from-home scam victims is about $1,200, according to the Better Business Bureau's BBB Scam Tracker. Federal officials have raised alarms a ...read more

Short Tutorial/FAQ – How Can I Spot a Fraudulent Website?

Posted in: GSC News on September 9, 2020

Question: I'm concerned about accidentally shopping from a fraudulent website. How can I spot the fakes? Answer: Watch out for these common red flags: A URL starting with http:// The first thing you want to look for on a website is the https:// at the beginning of the address. The "s" in https:// stands for "secure," indicating the website uses encryption to transfer data, protecting it fr ...read more

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