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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 29 March 2006 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • History 
  • by Colin Miller
  • DSL Dilemma
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • What is SPAM 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • WebCams
  •  by Nathan ONeel
  • The Tax Man Cometh 
  • by Jose Acosta
  • A Touch O' Humor
  •  by Nathan ONeel
  • Spring Again! 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • Visiting with Victor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Your Personal Portal! 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • My Account information
  •  by Carol hall
  • Using a Search Engine 
  • by Tony Abrego
  • Belong to a Club?
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Go Fly a kite! 
  • by Carol Hall
  • Kudos
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Winners Circle 
  • by Carol Hall
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you and I wish you a beautiful Month of March! I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp. Since we changed our newsletter format last month, we want to remind you that you can still view it in the previous style if you prefer. After all, at BMI it is all about YOU. Just click on the "printable version" link.

    As always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at

    DSL Dilemma
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Thinking of DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)? Faster than dialup and much faster than smoke signals! If you are considering a change, read on.

    You have received calls and postcards from your local phone company wanting you to get their DSL service. "How does it...

    by Nathan ONeel

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    Webcams are cameras that take pictures or videos and are connected to the internet so you can view them "real-time". One of the neatest things about the internet is being able to view the world - virtually!

    There are many live webcams on the internet that record th...

    A Touch O' Humor
    by Nathan ONeel

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    Knock, knock!
    Who's there?
    Irish who?
    Irish you a happy St. Patrick's Day!

    A ventriloquist is telling Irish jokes in a pub, when an irate Irishman stands up:
    "You're making' out we're all dumb and stupid. I oughtta punch you in the nose..."

    Visiting with Victor
    by Carol Hall

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    Victor has been with BMI for couple of years as one of our star Customer Service Representatives. In addition to always being friendly and helpful, Victor also speaks Spanish to allow us to assist our Hispanic customers with their Internet needs,

    Editor: Where were you born, and where did you grow up?

    My Account information
    by Carol hall

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    You can look at your account status and billing information with a click of the mouse on our homepage:
    • How much time have I used on my dial up account this month?
    • Is my account current?
    • Do I have a balance due?
    • Was my payment received and applied?
    • I want to make a payment online.
    • I need to update my ... - CONTINUED

    Belong to a Club?
    by Matt Stephens

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    "Are you involved in a club, a group or an organization? Have you been satisfied with the service and support you have received from Blue Mountain Internet? Would you like to receive $5 credit on your BMI account for each person in your organization or club?"
    Now that I have your attention, here is a very easy way to do it!

    We have brochures explaining our service, support and even ways to stay safe while you are online. If you call our office at 800-485-5006, we can set you up as an affiliate and ship you some brochures to display at your meetings. For each person that signs up and gives us your name as a referral, we will add $5 credit to your BMI account. With just 3 people a month, you can easily pay for your internet service. You can also let your friends know that if they refer someone to us, they will get a $5 credit for each person.

    by Matt Stephens

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    "I want to thank Nathon for his help in getting my Anti-virus program up and running. And for being patient with an older person. Thanks Again"
    -Audrey N, Pendleton OR.

    "Now that your Tech Help who was terrifically helpful -- THANK YOU!!! got me set up, I just received SEVEN emails from Jan. 7th to now!!! She...

    by Colin Miller

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    History may seem like a boring subject to some people, but it can be quite informative and exciting once you find something that interests you. Maybe it's war history, political history, art history, or geographic history. If you have some extra time, you can surf around the net and you will likely learn something you did... - CONTINUED

    What is SPAM
    by Ruben Bybee

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    "What is spam?"
    Depending on where you look or who you ask, you will get varying answers.

    At BMI, we define spam as "unsolicited bulk email", which means these emails are being sent to you through no action on your part.

    In reviewing numerous spam reports sent to BMI over the last several weeks, I have found that o...

    The Tax Man Cometh
    by Jose Acosta

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    "The taxman cometh, the taxman cometh!" We are now into March, less than 45 days away from tax-time! Are we going to have to pay? Ugh!! Or do we get money back? Whoopee!!

    I don't know about you, but I intensely dislike having to gather all my data, crunch those numbers, put it all together, and pray it a...

    Spring Again!
    by Gena Bybee

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    The winter weather is almost over, honest. It is time to start thinking about spring again!

    • Are you ready to start planting something wonderful in your garden?
    • Are you looking for something new and different then your last year's plants?
    • Troubled by a pest or problem you had last y... - CONTINUED

    Your Personal Portal!
    by Mike Rochelle

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    "Have you been to the BMI website? Have you really looked at it? Have you made it your personal portal to the Internet?" BMI's website portal is yours to customize to fit you. You can set-up your BMI portal so the things you want are there when you enter the internet.

    Go to: CONTINUED

    Using a Search Engine
    by Tony Abrego

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    Today we will discuss how to search for things online.

    There are many Search Engines available online. A "search engine" is simply a tool for looking things up on the internet. By putting in a word,or a combination of words, the search engine will give you a list of links that may contain the information you are...

    Go Fly a kite!
    by Carol Hall

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    Have you ever wondered:
    • Where kites came from?
    • How long have they been around?
    • Who invented them?
    • How can I make one?
    • Where is the best place to fly one?
    • Are there really kite eating trees?

    Take a look:

    Let's Fly a Kite<...

    Winners Circle
    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations to our February 2006 Wordfind winner!!

    Cathy P of Walla Walla, WA is the lucky puzzle winner! She received 3 FREE months of service from BMI


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