Dancing Robots, Vaccine Scams, Wi-Fi Tips, Crafty Transformations, and More
Dancing Robots, Vaccine Scams, Wi-Fi Tips, Crafty Transformations, and More
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  February 2021  
ImOn Covid Update

At ImOn, we are starting to feel hopeful for an eventual end to the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccinations begin. ImOn safety protocols will continue to keep our employees, customers, and our community safe and healthy as we wait for vaccinations to be widely distributed and infection rates to decrease. Following is a brief update of our operations status along with some reminders.

ImOn has restarted cable TV and phone installations for customers who are comfortable with it; these had been temporarily suspended because they require in-home presence from our technicians. If you are interested in adding cable TV or telephone service, please be aware we will ask you whether you or anyone in your home has been exposed to or is exhibiting any symptoms from COVID-19 prior to scheduling your install — if so, we will ask you to call back in 10 days to schedule. We will also ask anyone in the home to social distance during the installation, preferably in a separate room from where our technician is working. Our technicians will of course wear appropriate PPE and practice social distancing during your installation.

ImOn's walk-in customer care office remains closed and we are currently not offering curbside customer care due to the cold weather. ImOn plans to reassess opening curbside customer care when it's safe and comfortable for our customers and employees.

If you need to return ImOn equipment, we have provided a cart in the lobby of our building at 101 3rd Ave SW in Cedar Rapids. You can leave your equipment on the cart and our employees will pick it up frequently throughout the day. The labels on the equipment will let us know which account to credit the equipment to. Make sure you also return power cords and remotes that may go with the equipment.

Payments can still be dropped off in the locked drop box by the front entrance to the building. For more information about all of the available payment methods ImOn offers, please click here.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time. We appreciate your business and pledge to keep you informed of any changes to the above.
JUST FOR YOU
February ImOn Calendar Photo

Download Images to View Here is a look at the beautiful photo adorning the ImOn Customer Calendar for the month of February. This photo was submitted by Bret Snyder and shows a wintery morning along the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids. This view will soon look a little different. Quaker Oats is removing the old red neon Quaker Oats sign from the top of its building due to damage sustained during the August derecho. The company will be replacing the sign with a new, more modern LED sign, expected to be completed by this summer.

The FREE 2020-2021 Customer Calendar is still available for customers to pick up in the lobby of ImOn's headquarters at 101 3rd Avenue SW.
Happy Valentine's Day from ImOn!

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Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at ImOn Communications! We love having you as a customer, neighbor, and friend. ImOn has created free valentines you can send to your friends, co-workers, family members or that special someone to make them smile this Valentine's Day. If you use ImOn's Internet service to deliver your Valentine, it will get there faster than cupid's arrow!

And, whether you plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone, family, or your four-legged friend, we have pulled together a list of apps to make your day a little more enjoyable.
ImOn Customer Giveaway!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, ImOn is giving you a chance to win a Valentine's prize pack. Check out our Facebook page from February 4th-9th for details on how to enter. We will draw one lucky winner at 4pm on February 9th.
MUST-SEE VIDEOS
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These Robots Have Rhythm
You'll be amazed at the moves of these Boston Dynamics robots as they dance to "Do You Love Me" by The Contours.
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Ducks Say No to Snow
Ever stepped outside for a winter walk and immediately changed your mind? That's what happened to these ducks.
NEWS AND VIEWS
Meet the ImOn Team

At ImOn Communications, we believe that the people behind our company are just as important as the company itself. Our team is full of great people working hard to provide you the best services possible day or night. So we wanted to introduce you to some of the friendly and local faces behind ImOn.


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Did you hear? For the second year in a row, ImOn has been awarded the distinction of "Coolest Places to Work" by the Corridor Business Journal. This award honors local companies that have created the most engaging and rewarding work environments in the Corridor. Want to join our team and see just how cool it is to work at ImOn? Click here to see our current job openings.
ImOn Tech Tip

Does it seem like you can never figure out the right way to plug in your USB cable or flash drive? Use this helpful tech tip to make sure you plug it in correctly every time, no matter what device you are using!


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These days, the Internet has become our primary source for information and entertainment. And over the last year, due to COVID-19, it has even become an important part of how we access work and attend school. So, it only makes sense that a reliable Internet connection is a necessity in your home.

There are two ways you can access the Internet. The first is by using an Ethernet cable to connect your device directly to your modem. This wired connection offers a reliable performance with faster speeds and more security. However, being tethered to one spot is not always convenient. That's why most people use a router to connect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi signal.

However, there are some draw backs to using a wireless Internet connection. Unlike a wired connection, there are several different things that can affect the strength and reliability of your Wi-Fi signal. Also, one of the limitations of using a Wi-Fi signal is how far it can reach. That's because the signal strength and bandwidth decrease as you get further away from your router. This can lead to spotty coverage in certain areas of your home. So, it's important to consider where you put our router in your home to help maximize the coverage area of your Wi-Fi signal. Here are a few helpful tips to consider.

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We hope you found this Tech Talk topic informative and useful. If you have a tech topic you would like to learn more about, just email your ideas, or questions, to TechTalks@ImOn.net and you may see them featured in an upcoming edition of Tech Talks.
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CRAFTY IDEAS
Crafty Demo 1 - Download Graphics to View  
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Have old records just gathering dust? Find out how to easily turn them into bookends, serving trays, bowls, or a clock.
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FAQ/TUTORIAL
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