Get a FREE Smartphone!
Sign up for a new two-year voice and data contract and get a FREE smartphone or $50 off select smartphones! Offer expires June 30, 2013. Visit your local retail office for all the details or call us at 800-636-6680.
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TELEPHONE SCAM - COMP VIRUS
We have received reports of individuals contacting customers via telephone claiming that the customers computer is infected with a virus.
This individual will claim to be from Nemont and states that they can remove the virus remotely for a fee. The individual then requests the customer's credit card information.
**This is NOT a representative of Nemont Telephone.
BE SAFE - PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION - HANG UP - CALL 1-800-636-6680.
If you have already encountered this scam and have provided your credit card information, contact your credit card provider immediately.
Nationwide Mobile Data is NOW AVAILABLE from Nemont!
Travel throughout the entire US knowing you’re connected anytime and all the time! Now you can surf the web, send and receive emails while on the road in or out of Nemont service areas! A Local Nemont data plan is required. Stop into any of our Nemont retail offices or call 1-800-636-6680 to get your Nationwide Data today. Get Nemont and Get Connected!
Unlimited Text and Picture Messaging Now Available!
Nemont is now offering Unlimited Text and Picture Messaging without a data contract! For only $10.00 per month you can send unlimited text messaging nationwide and unlimited picture message while in the Nemont home network.
NEMONT WEBMAIL GETS A MAKEOVER**
Nemont Customers will notice a newly upgraded email web interface October 18th.
The Nemont Webmail Service will soon have a new look and more features.
The new features will include calendar options, expanded search functionality and new versatility on contact lists.
The new interface also provides direct and easy access to the Barracuda Spam Filtering to modify individual spam filtering settings – directly from your Webmail Account!
Please contact our business office at 1-800-636-6680 if you have any questions or just let us know what you think!
NEMONT PHISHING EMAIL - DO NOT REPLY!
A new email phishing attempt has been reported. This message was NOT sent from Nemont.
At no time will Nemont ever ask you for your account information or address any service delivery changes in this manner. This is a phishing attempt to gain personal information. Please do not reply to this message or any message requesting personal information.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at 1-800-636-6680.
CONTENT OF SUSPICIOUS EMAIL:
SUBJECT LINE: Server Migration
*****NEMONT.NET MAIL-- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNIT*****
It was noted that there was flaw in your domain pin/key in our mail server detector and it might leads to inabilty for you to receive mails or termination of some accounts. kindly migrate to our newly upgraded server.visit the server link below and login with the code to migrate immediately.
Thanks for your understanding, Please remember that in a few days from now the old server will shutdown. Any email account that has not been updated/migrated will become unfunctional.
NEMONT.NET SUPPORT TEAM.
Again, THIS MESSAGE IS NOT FROM NEMONT and is an attempt to gain access to your email information.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY.
Worden Office Hours
The Worden Retail Office has new office hours! Ludell will be in the office on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Nemont Partners With Verizon WirelessTo Bring LTE to Northeast Montana
Scobey, MT (March 19th, 2012) – Sagebrush Cellular d.b.a. Nemont, a leading telecommunications carrier in Northeastern Montana, Western North Dakota and South Central Montana, announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program. Under the LTE in Rural America program, Verizon Wireless is working with rural carriers to jumpstart the delivery of fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) services to rural communities throughout the United States.
Mike Kilgore, Chief Executive Officer of Nemont, the parent company of Sagebrush Cellular, said, “There are several digital divides that exist between urban and rural America today. This arrangement reduces one such divide by bringing fourth generation mobile data services to our customers sooner than otherwise possible. Our rural focus coupled with Verizon’s national coverage will benefit customers of both companies.”
“We are pleased that Sagebrush has joined the LTE in Rural America program,” said Molly Feldman, vice president of Business Development for Verizon Wireless. “Working together, Verizon Wireless and Sagebrush will improve the mobile broadband infrastructure in Montana and expand 4GLTE coverage in the northeastern corner of the Treasure State.”
Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless will lease to Sagebrush its 700 MHz upper C block wireless spectrum in portions of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt counties in Montana, and a portion of Divide county in North Dakota. Using the leased spectrum, Sagebrush will build and operate a 4G LTE network serving Sagebrush customers, Verizon Wireless customers, and customers of other LTE in Rural America participants. In addition, Sagebrush customers will have access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network throughout the United States.
Verizon’s 4G LTE network is the largest in the US, and covers more than 200 million people.
Sagebrush Cellular, Inc. was formed by Nemont Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in 1995. The company operates a cellular network spanning more than 14,000 square miles in Northeast Montana, Western North Dakota and South Central Montana.
New Phone Scams!
Numerous phone scams have been reported in our service areas such as grandchildren being in jail in Bolivia and other calls wanting money sent to Bolivia. The number that has been coming across caller ID is 567-248-4400. Please be aware of these scams and make sure you know who you are speaking with before giving out money or information. Nemont recommends you register your phone number on the DO NOT CALL Registry list. Call 888-382-1222 or log onto www.donotcall.gov to register.
ESPN3 Now Available!
We heard you Nemont Customers!
ESPN3 is now available in Montana service areas. Now you can catch Bobcats and Griz games, in the comfort of your own home. Just log onto www.nemont.net and click on the ESPN3 logo. It’s that easy! Best part – IT’S FREE!
For optimal viewing of games call 800-636-6680 to upgrade your broadband to 6Mb! Don’t miss a single play, call today.
Nemont, keeping you connected with your favorite Montana home-town teams and all your broadband needs!
Long Distance Call Completion – A Growing Nationwide Problem
Please take a few minutes to read this notice as you may be experiencing this issue and were unaware of the cause or what you could do to help!
In recent months, Nemont and other rural telephone companies across the United States have experienced increasing problems with the completion of long distance calls. In addition to calls simply not completing, the quality of some of the calls, when they do complete, is very poor. For example, your phone may not ring yet you will later see a missed call on your Caller ID. Or, you will hear the phone ring and try to pick up the call but cannot hear the caller’s voice. Another scenario being reported is poor voice quality, such as static or echoes, which make it difficult to carry on a conversation. Nemont has also received more and more reports of troubles with sending or receiving faxes.
What is going on? Because of the reliability of the telephone network for years and years, we take it for granted that when someone in another city or state tries to call you or your business, the call will complete, your phone will ring and you will be able to carry on a conversation without any issues or poor call quality. The problems experienced by Nemont and other local telephone providers are frustrating and costly to both you as our customer and to us as a business. These calling problems are not caused by Nemont, and cannot be “fixed” by Nemont. The problem calls, which move from one telephone network to a second network and perhaps a third or fourth network along the way, are not even reaching the Nemont network.
Nemont has actively participated in information gathering sessions with other local telephone companies as well as with national telephone associations. These issues have been presented to the Federal Communications Commission, urging them to investigate and find the cause of the long distance call completion issues. This is a growing epidemic and is causing great concern in the telephone industry.
If someone is attempting to call you, and experiences any issues with call completion or poor call quality, Nemont encourages you to gather as many details about the call as possible and call us to report these details. This information is very useful as we actively seek a solution to the call completion issues. If possible, we ask that you gather the following information for each problem call:
• The time the call was placed
• The phone number from which the call was originated
• The name of the caller’s long distance or wireless provider
• Details about what happened (my phone did not ring, I picked up the phone to answer a call and there was dead air, the caller could hear me but I could not hear the caller, etc.)
Please call 783-2210 or 1-888-542-0917 for the Trouble Department. The Trouble Department will log your call as well as the details related to the call completion issue. Thank you for your patience as Nemont and other rural telephone providers work together to resolve the call completion problem.
NETOPIA MODEM ISSUE:
If you are having issues getting to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and have a Netopia ADSL modem we can help. These Netopia modems are known to have a global vulnerability that may have resulted in your modem not allowing you to go to these sites. Please give us a call at 800-636-6680 during normal business hours and we can get this resolved for you.
Need Smartphone Help?
Do you have questions about your smartphone? Send us an e-mail at our new address and we will help you out! firstname.lastname@example.org
Commerce Department Announces New Website
The Commerce Department has launched www.DigitalLiteracy.gov to help Americans build online skills. Resources and tools on the site can be used to teach and help develop digital literacy skills including lesson plans, online training tools, and train-the-trainer materials. In addition, any user can go to the site’s workforce page to connect to a wide variety of career-building applications that teach a range of skills including word processing fundamentals, resume -building tips, and job search techniques.