Learn About Call Center Scams, TSA Rules, Public Wi-Fi, Wood Stains & More
Learn About Call Center Scams, TSA Rules, Public Wi-Fi, Wood Stains & More
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  September 2022  
ImOn Customer Appreciation Carnival Recap

Carnival Recap We would like to thank everyone who attended the 9th annual ImOn Customer Appreciation Carnival on Sunday, August 21st, at Ushers Ferry Historic Village. It was a fun-filled afternoon with great weather, food, games, and rides. Over 1,000 customers attended and over 100 ImOn employees volunteered to make the day a success. We hope you and your family had as much fun as we did. CLICK HERE to see pictures from the event. If you have photos from the event, share them with us on social media.
Watch Pranksters Work to Shut Down Scam Call Centers

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Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer turned YouTuber who's best known for funny gadget videos. But here, Rober and his team use gadgets — including smoke bombs and cockroach-release boxes — to go after four call centers in India that scam older people out of their life savings. Watch for a behind-the-scenes look at how these terrible scams work.
2023 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

2023 Photo Winners

We would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for this year's ImOn Calendar Photo Contest. We received almost 270 entries, each showcasing the beauty of Eastern Iowa! Our judges had a hard time deciding on the finalists, but in the end, 14 winning photos were selected to grace the pages of our upcoming 2023 ImOn Customer Calendar. Congratulations to Matt Grimm, Kevin Cox, Michael Jackson, Kirsten Smalley, Jennifer Hildreth, Carlee Davidson, Curtis Gandy, Gwen Clement, Samuel McCreedy, and Kelsey Dralle. We will be reaching out to the winners by email with information on how to claim their prize. We will share the winning photos on our social media pages and in upcoming newsletters, so stay tuned. Also, watch for information on the release of the 2023 ImOn Calendar later this year.
Best Wishes as We Begin a New School Year

Back to School For teachers, students, and parents, the beginning of a new school year is filled with excitement. ImOn Communications is a big supporter of our local schools and hopes you have a successful year of learning. Since Internet has become such an essential tool for today's students, you may want to think about upgrading your Internet speed. You wouldn't want slow Internet and buffering to get in the way of your student's educational activities and success. Call ImOn Customer Care at (319) 298-6484 to ask about upgrading your Internet speed today.
HBO & Cinemax Free Preview

HBO Preview ImOn is offering a FREE HBO and Cinemax preview weekend from Tuesday, September 6th, through Sunday, September 11th. Enjoy addictive series, entertaining movies, family favorites, and much more! During this free preview, you can catch blockbuster movies like Space Jam: A New Legacy, Elvis, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, King Richard, Death on the Nile, and much more! You will also receive the first 3 episodes of House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones.

Catch the HBO and Cinemax FREE preview on ImOn channels: 250-263, 858, and 866. This free preview is only available to ImOn cable TV customers with an ImOn set-top cable box.
Brief TV Signal Outages Could Occur This Fall

Sun Outages In late September and early October, cable TV customers may experience some degree of television interference due to sun outages. A sun outage is an interruption or distortion of satellite signals caused by interference from the sun's solar radiation. It happens this time of year because of the sun's lower path across the sky, passing directly behind the satellites that transmit cable signals to Earth. During a sun outage, you may experience pixelated pictures, picture freezes, or audio distortion for up to 15 minutes. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent the sun from interfering with TV signals.
Football Season is Here!

Football Season Everyone's favorite season is here...football season! With so many networks carrying games these days, it can be hard to find the one you're looking for. Well, search no longer! A website called 506sports.com is a great resource to help you quickly find what teams are playing and on what channel. If the game is only available through streaming, it will provide that information as well so you can always watch your favorite teams play.

Make sure you have all the channels you need to watch the teams you want! Many of the top games will be broadcast on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, and Big Ten Network. However, some games may get shuffled to other stations like ESPNU, Big Ten Alternate 1 & 2, SEC Network, ACC Network, and more. Many of these channels are included in the ImOn Sports and Information package that can be added to your cable TV subscription.

Download Graphics to View And don't forget about the NFL RedZone! NFL RedZone provides fans with the scoring action as it happens during all Sunday NFL games. The NFL RedZone channel keeps NFL fans up to date in real-time, with live look-ins, highlights, and fantasy statistics. The NFL RedZone is now available to ImOn residential cable customers for just $62.98 for the entire season. Call ImOn Customer Care to sign up today! A set-top box is required to view the NFL RedZone channel.
September Calendar Photo September ImOn Calendar Photo

Here is a look at the beautiful photo adorning the current 2022 ImOn Customer Calendar for the month of September. This photo was taken by ImOn customer Dale Cooley and shows ducks on a pond near Wickiup Hill Nature Area in Linn County.
Check Out These Recommendations from Our Staff!

When it comes to football movies, there have been some great films over the years. So, with the start of football season, we thought it would be fun to share some of our employees' favorite football-themed movies. Their picks range from lowbrow comedies to inspirational stories, beloved family favorites, and everything in between.

Football Movies
We're Hiring!

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Come be a part of the ImOn team! We're growing and have several career opportunities available in the following areas: customer care, construction, sales, technicians, engineering, management, IT, and more. ImOn offers competitive salaries with generous benefits, career growth opportunities, and a fun work environment. Click here to see all available positions and the benefits of joining the ImOn team.
Let's Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated annually on September 28th. National Good Neighbor Day celebrates the importance of being a good neighbor while contributing to one's community, because good neighbors make great neighborhoods! To celebrate, do something nice in your neighborhood — surprise an overwhelmed family by dropping off baked treats, offer to help an elderly resident do yardwork, bring the trash can in for your neighbor, or simply say "hi" to everyone you see.

Since ImOn Communications is a local provider, our neighbors are also our customers, employees, and friends. So, as Mister Rogers would say, "Please, won't you be…our neighbor?"
Tech Tip — Watch Out for Tech Support Scams

Tech Tip Tech support is supposed to help you solve computer problems, not create them! Yet that's exactly what some scammers do by pretending to be tech support personnel. For example, they may call you claiming to be a member of the tech support team at Microsoft or another well-known technology company. They'll try to gain remote access to your computer and ask for your credit card number to pay for them to fix an issue or to purchase "protection" for your device. But what they are really doing is trying to gain access to your personal and banking information. Never give remote access to your computer to someone who calls you out of the blue, and never provide them with credit card information, passwords, or other sensitive information.
Channel Changes

Channel Changes ImOn has added three new HD channels to the Local Plus and Digital Cable TV channel lineups. We have also moved the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), channels 130 & 828, from the Digital Movies and Music package into the Local Plus Package. The channel number will not change, and digital cable TV customers will still have access to this channel. 

New HD Channels:
  • FYI HD - Channel 892 – available in the Digital Choice & Digital Family Pack Packages

  • Viceland HD - Channel 897 – available in the Digital Choice & Digital Family Pack Packages

  • LMN HD - Channel 828 or 13.2 – available in the Local Plus TV Package
NBC Universal has also decided to shut down the Olympic Channel, ImOn Channel 124 & HD 868, on September 30th. This decision was made by NBCU and not ImOn. Since most of NBC's sports coverage is shown on their Peacock platform, much of the content from the Olympic Channel will be moved there as well.
Tips to Keep Kids Safe  
Tips to Keep Kids Safe
September is Baby Safety Month, and this site provides safety advice for parents to follow at home and on the road.
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Avoid Airport Woes  
Avoid Airport Woes
Before you fly, check out the TSA's Top Travel Tips for the rules about packing liquids, medications, and more.
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Tasty Tailgate Recipes  
Tasty Tailgate Recipes
Football is big in the South, and these 48 Southern Living recipes for game day are sure to score points at tailgate parties.
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3 Sheet-Pan Chicken Dinners
Delicious and easy to make, these sheet-pan recipes will become some of your favorites for busy weeknight dinners.
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5 Ways to Use Canned Biscuit Dough
Biscuits are just the beginning. Try Enchilada Bake, Maple Bars, Bubble Up Pizza, Cherry Danish, and Garlic Knots.
Just for the Fun of It Just for the Fun of It Just for the Fun of It  
Just for the Fun of It
Knuckle Bump Farms in South Florida raises miniature cattle. But an emu named Emmanuel steals the show.
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Fall for Fall in Vermont
Can't make it to Vermont in person? Take a virtual drive through scenic Stowe to enjoy its spectacular fall colors.
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How to Remove Stains on Wood
A professional restorer shows you eight ways to remove white water rings or heat stains from wood furniture.
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Make an Autumnal Arrangement
A talented floral designer demonstrates how to create an ombre effect with fall flowers in two wooden boxes.
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