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Powering your landline phone in a power outage

August 15, 2020

Having a landline phone can provide security in a power outage but there are important things you should know. If your landline phone service is on the South Slope fiber network, it relies on electricity to work. In a power outage, the battery backup unit will supply power to the landline phone for up to […]

8 Tips to Maintain your Home Office Devices

July 10, 2020

Just like with your home and vehicle, device maintenance should be part of your regular routine. It’s far cheaper than swapping burnt-out devices for new or used replacements, and it puts off the disruptive transition from one machine to the next. Well-maintained devices last years longer than mistreated equipment, which supports smooth personal and professional […]

Identify Phishing Red Flags on Your Mobile Device

June 15, 2020

Identify Phishing Red Flags on Your Mobile Device Mobile devices make email communication easy and convenient, but the smaller screens and e-mail app can limit what is or isn’t displayed, leaving us quick to click. People are ordering online items more than before and the bad guys know this. They continue to send phishing attempts […]

Are You Missing Calls from Your Customers? 

April 29, 2020

Our world is changing, and so are the ways your customers are reaching out to you. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, several of our customers have discovered the need to order additional phone lines to handle increased phone traffic. With the need for call ahead ordering and curbside pickup from restaurants and retailers alike, many […]

Local Resources During the Pandemic

April 15, 2020

With how fast our world is changing, it can be overwhelming. We’re sharing tips and resources to help you and area businesses during this challenging time. Remember to keep updated on the latest CDC guidelines, stay positive and be safe! For the latest on our prevention efforts, visit How to Support Local Local businesses are […]

Bill Payment Made Easy

March 30, 2020

You spoke. We listened. South Slope is making it easier to pay your bill from the comfort of your own home using eBill or SecurePay. We no longer charge the $2.50 fee for either of these services and we have also eliminated the $1 paper bill fee! Using eBill and SecurePay is easy. Follow the […]

5 Tips for Working from Home

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 has shocked the world and changed the way people live their daily lives. For many of you, this means you have moved from your workplace to home. Although social distancing is an important prevention effort, the transition to working from home is not easy. Following are tips to help you adjust: 1. Keep your […]

Security Tip: Coronavirus Scams

March 11, 2020

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the world, it is also propelling scammers to prey upon fears as a way to steal your information. Be on the lookout for the scams below and use the tips provided to keep your information safe during the Coronavirus scare. Examples of the types of scams you should be on […]

What is ICAN?

March 2, 2020

The Iowa Cable Advertising Network  (ICAN) and South Slope are pleased to introduce a powerful building tool that may have been out of financial reach for local businesses until now. We have created a special partnership that involves local telephone companies and national television programmers like ESPN, HGTV and Fox News. Our model takes the […]

Security Tip: What is a Firewall?

February 27, 2020

Security Tip: What’s a Firewall? The safety of your businesses private information is often a top priority. In order to keep it safe, your company probably has precautionary measures set in place to protect it from potential risks. One of those protective systems may be known as a firewall. Almost anyone who has owned or […]

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