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A Holiday Guide to the Best Tech Gifts

A Holiday Guide to the Best Tech Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner. So whether you’re looking to score a last-minute deal or have no idea where to start on your shopping list, we’ve got you covered with the best tech gifts this year..

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Fun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to Celebrate

Fun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to CelebrateFun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to Celebrate

Crisp autumn leaves and cool air welcome this season’s Charleston fall activities, and we guarantee you won’t miss a moment of the action! So take a sneak peek at what’s happening in the greater Charleston and Lowcountry areas and mark your calendar..

Read Article »

Home Buying Guide and Address Internet Availability

Home Buying Guide and Address Internet AvailabilityHome Buying Guide: The Great Search for Address Internet Availability

In today’s pandemic, purchasing a home with fast, reliable internet is no longer a perk but a necessity. So how do you go about ensuring that when you put an offer on a home, it will have the internet speeds you need and require? First, read our helpful guide for buying a home and searching by address internet availability to help find internet providers for address listings..

Read Article »

Celebrate Cyber Security Month By Staying Safe Online

Celebrate Cyber Security Month By Staying Safe OnlineCyber Security Month: Staying Safe Online

October is Cyber Security Month. In 2004, Congress and President George W. Bush declared October Cyber Security Awareness Month. The main goal is to help educate people about threats online, including how to protect their confidential data..

Read Article »

Preparing for South Carolina Hurricane Season

As we reach the mid-way point of hurricane season, there’s never been a more critical time to prepare yourself for a natural disaster. Prepare for South Carolina hurricane season which runs from June 1 through November 30 each year..

Read Article »

Best Budget-Friendly Snacks for Football

snacks for footballIf you’re like many football fans, you’ve waited all year for the NFL season to kick off on September 8, 2022. Arguably one of the best ways to celebrate is tailgating or hosting a big game day event at home for friends and family..

Read Article »

NFL RedZone: The Channel for NFL Games This Season

channel for NFL games, cost for NFL RedZone

Debatably the most anticipated and awaited sports season has arrived. So if you’re donning your jersey while simultaneously yelling, “Touchdown,” we feel your enthusiasm! And if you’re looking for the premier channel for NFL games this season, look no further than NFL RedZone..

Read Article »

T2NOC Delivers Home Telecom Customer Service

T2NOC Home Telecom Customer Service team focuses on combining our front counter, network operations and tech center to provide superior customer service to customers.The Tier 2 Network Operations Center (T2NOC) combines Customer Service, Network Operations and Tech Center, to focus on delivering superior Home Telecom customer service. T2NOC is primarily responsible for the day-to-day interactions with Home Telecom customers who have reported an issue with their service..

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Getting Ready for the Internet of Things Explosion

Getting Ready for the Internet of Things Explosion

The Internet of Things is here, and it’s exploding! The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices connected to the Internet, such as your Smartphone, Smart TV, Alexa devices, Apple Watch, Nest thermostat or even your refrigerator..

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Clarifying Discount Options for Home Telecom Bill Pay

home telecom bill pay

Did you know that Home Telecom offers customers a $10/month discount* when you sign up for both e-bill with auto-bank draft? This discount is available to subscribers with 100 Mbps or higher residential internet service or 15 Mbps or higher DSL subscribers..

Read Article »

Warning: How to Pay Bills Safely Online

Warning: How to Pay Bills Safely Online

When it comes to paying your bills online, it’s convenient, fast and straightforward, but is it always safe? The short answer is that it’s safe… when you use the proper payment channels. So let’s dive into how to pay bills safely online..

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Home Telecom Gives Donation to South Carolina Research Authority

Home Telecom Gives Donation to South Carolina Research AuthorityHome Telecom Shines Like a Diamond with $200,000 Contribution to South Carolina Research Authority

In its most basic sense, technology uses science to solve practical problems. This is especially true when solving complications in industry and commerce, and more specifically, to help change and improve the human experience..

Read Article »

Learn More About What Are Robocalls How to Stop Them Now

robocalls how to stop

Have you ever gotten a call from an unknown number only to be greeted with a clearly pre-recorded message trying to sell you something or encourage your vote for a certain candidate? These “robocalls” are exactly what they sound like - automatic calls to your landline or cell phone where no one is actually calling you..

Read Article »

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

nature photography day

National Nature Photography Day is June 15, and we want to encourage you to go out and snap some fantastic photos with your iPhone. Whether you’re shooting pictures of your children, pets or nature, we have some helpful tips and tricks to get you started and on your way to taking memorable, frame-worthy photos in no time..

Read Article »

What Should You Bring to the Beach: 12 Fun Tech Gadgets

what should you bring to the beach Summer is here, the kids are out of school and you need a well-deserved, relaxing day at the beach! If you’re looking for summertime vacation gadgets that will be a big hit on the beach this year, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve scoured the internet, taken personal recommendations and have compiled an essential beach vacation list for what should you bring to the beach that will make this summer both memorable and fun..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks Corner

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks CornerThe Town of Moncks Corner will soon have a new athletic field: Home Telecom Miracle League Field, a part of the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. Moncks Corner and Miracle League, an organization helping people with disabilities to learn and play baseball, have partnered to build a place for all citizens of the area to get together and play baseball..

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Explore These Weekend Trips Near Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the sun that is an action-packed family weekend adventure away from your busy life, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina! Here are some great weekend trips near Charleston, SC,  that will have you breathing fresh air and feeling recharged..

Read Article »

Just a Walk in the Park with Free Wi-Fi!

Let’s face it. Just about anywhere we go these days, we need reliable Wi-Fi. Getting out and enjoying nature, visiting a public park, or kayaking on a local lake doesn’t have to mean you are completely cut off from civilization..

Read Article »

The 7 Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

Learn the Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

In today’s day and age, businesses can’t survive and thrive without having access to fast internet services. So if your business is thinking about upgrading, consider how these seven benefits of faster internet service will help take your company to the next level..

Read Article »

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today's World

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today’s World

By modern-day standards, the minimum internet speed is 100 Mbps, and anything exceeding this is considered fast. However, there’s more to consider than just internet speeds.

To gauge the minimum internet speed you need, let’s dive into some questions..

Read Article »

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Top Gardening Planning Apps

gardening planning apps

Alas, April’s showers are over, and blooming forth are May’s beautiful flowers. While some are blessed with green thumbs, there are many of us that want to have a breathtaking garden but need a little modern-day assistance from the pros, which in this case means gardening planning apps..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Whether you’re looking for a gift for that special someone’s birthday, planning for Mother’s Day or want to pamper yourself, these tech gadgets for 2022 are rapidly becoming must-have essentials..

Read Article »

Celebrate Earth Day with Saving Energy Tips and Strategies

saving energy tips

On April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, which is an annual event that draws attention to environmental protection. These saving energy tips and strategies are a vital component to helping save Mother Earth, which is why Home Telecom embraces the latest technology and tips to help reduce energy consumption..

Read Article »

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

While many Americans have returned to work, many employees are still working from home. Additionally, more people have been online to engage with work and shop and connect socially. Our new enlightened digital age has given scammers fresh opportunities to target you..

Read Article »

Best Weather Apps iPhone and Android

best weather apps iPhone

There’s nothing more unfortunate than getting caught in a downpour and being completely unprepared. In preparation for April’s month full of rain showers, we have compiled a list of the best weather apps iPhone and Android which will deliver everything from severe weather warnings to the latest forecast..

Read Article »

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are rapidly gaining in popularity across the country. Once unheard of, these affordable solutions are the perfect escape for people that traditionally work from home or use the local coffee shop as their nine-to-five home base..

Read Article »

How to Save Money on Traveling Over Spring Break

how to save money on traveling

Spring break is a great time to kick back and relax, but you may be tied by budget constraints that make you feel like you are limited in your destinations. With a little planning and some smart how to save money on traveling tips, you can make your spring break one for the books, without blowing your budget..

Read Article »

Celebrate a Classic: National Landline Day

 
national landline day

Remember the days when you had to memorize your crushes’ digits, and you would twirl the coiled phone cord around your finger nervously waiting for them to pick up? Or perhaps you still remember your best friend’s phone number by heart all these years later..

Read Article »

The "Me Decade": Best TV Shows From the 70s

Dubbed the “Me Decade,” the 1970s saw many political and cultural movements, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Here is a glimpse of some of the most popular tv shows from the 70s during this pivotal decade..

Read Article »

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Apps vs. HomeStream TV

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Apps vs. HomeStream TV

If you’re like many Americans, you may have a variety of shows that you watch on different apps. But what are the hidden costs associated with all the apps that people subscribe to, and how can you reduce costs in today’s inflation-driven world to save money? .

Read Article »

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

random acts of kindness day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17th. This nationwide holiday celebrates and encourages acts of kindness, whether it’s a small compliment or a life-changing gesture. .

Read Article »

10 Home Cures for Seasonal Depression

cures for seasonal depression

The darker, colder months of winter can get easily get you feeling down, sad and depressed. These winter blues - otherwise medically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - cause depression in the late fall and early winter months..

Read Article »

Vital Data Privacy Facts on Data Privacy Day

data privacy facts

Data Privacy Day is on January 28th and is an international effort to help businesses and individuals safeguard their online data and information. Learn more about data privacy facts and how you can protect your data online..

Read Article »

Ring in the New Year: How to Clean up a PC

It’s a new year, and with 2022 comes a little early spring cleaning. There’s no better way to start your year off than with a fresh start and a clean desktop. We’re all guilty of letting our desktops get cluttered during the year..

Read Article »

10 Tech Tips and Tricks to Save You Time Now

Home Telecom wants you to start 2022 right - with 10 tech tips and tricks to help you save time..

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Explore Popular New Year's Eve Tradition in the United States

new year's eve tradition

The United States is steeped in traditions, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. So whether you’re at a friend’s house or a fancy party downtown, here are some classic New Year’s Eve tradition and New Year’s Day traditions that are timeless and will never go out of style (at least not any time soon)..

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Roundup: Best 2021 Apps


 

It’s that time of year again - we’re decking the halls with holly, whipping up a batch of eggnog and rounding up the best 2021 apps.

Best 2021 Apps

Check out these best of 2021 apps: .

Read Article »

'Tis the Season to Give Back and Making holiday donations

Spreading Cheer with Holiday DonationsThis year both flew by and crawled by at a snail’s pace. One thing for sure is that the holiday season is once again upon us, and due to all the hardships many people have endured, it’s never been more important to give back to those less fortunate and in need..

Read Article »

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

last minute holiday shopping tips

If you’re one of those people that saved all your holiday shopping until the last minute, such as Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve, we have some great last-minute buys that will thrill family, friends and loved ones alike..

Read Article »

What is Broadband Internet?



Here at Home Telecom, we know that internet and technology terms can be confusing. We want to break down the basics of what is broadband internet and explain how it works and how it can benefit you..

Read Article »

How to Prevent Packages From Getting Stolen

prevent packages from getting stolen

‘Tis the season to give and receive gifts, which means delivery companies are working overtime to deliver the abundance of packages associated with the convenience of online shopping. However, this also means that thieves are lurking and the anxiety and hassle associated with tracking down missing packages negate the convenience of Prime delivery..

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Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

MONCKS CORNER, SC December 6, 2021 – Home Telecom was honored with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award at the 2021 Honors Awards Friday night.

Presented during the Chamber’s “Member-Bration” event at their new headquarters in Park Circle, it was an opportunity for the Chamber to applaud the business community as the “Greatest Community on Earth”..

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Catching Spammers: Tips for How to Check for Spam Email

check for spam email

Have you ever opened your email to find annoying advertising or clickbait links from unknown sources? Spammers will find any way they can to get you to open their email, which could potentially contain harmful viruses at worst or annoyances at the very least..

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How to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2022, in Charleston! Giving back to small businesses has never been so critical. The pandemic has negatively affected many small businesses around the U..

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Home Telecom Awarded The Outstanding Corporation Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC November 18, 2021 – Home Telecom was awarded the Outstanding Corporation Award of 2021 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), presented to them at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at the Charleston Gaillard Center Tuesday morning..

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Celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving

Charleston Thanksgiving

If you’re planning on celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving, we have excellent recommendations for you! So whether you’re into cooking a gourmet feast at home or want to forego the dishes and eat out, we’ve got you covered this year..

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How to Prevent a House Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protect Your Family: How to Prevent House Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Not only is fall in the air, but winter is right around the corner. Did you know that as temperatures decrease and more homes utilize home heating systems, the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and house fires increase? Learn more about how to prevent a house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning..

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Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate National Internet Day

National Internet Day is on October 29, and today we celebrate the internet. More than two decades ago, we were enthralled with the newest technology that delivered electronic mail. Then, the grammatically incorrect phrase, “You’ve got mail,” resonated in the hearts of Americans..

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What Is Spoofing: A Guide to Help You Stay Safe

Have you ever been the victim of countless unidentified callers on your mobile or home phone? They always seem to come at the most inconvenient times, and in a busy life, it’s hard to resist answering if it could be your child’s school or the doctor’s office..

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Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

This year on October 17, join the millions of Americans setting aside valuable time to celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. So often neglected, cleaning up your desktop can help boost your productivity and extend the life of your current machine..

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Celebrate World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

We know that school may look a little different amid this COVID-19 pandemic, making World Teachers' Day a little more important and unique this year.

History of World Teachers' Day .

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in America, and nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes..

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Learn More About the Many Health Benefits of a Pumpkin

Most people only associate pumpkin with annual Thanksgiving pies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes or seasonal treats. The benefits of a pumpkin are significant and supersede those of some superfoods. You can serve pumpkins mashed, in puree, with chicken or add them to your latest batch of wintertime soup..

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You Must Try These Best iOS Cooking Apps of 2021

best iOS cooking apps

Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller and Graham Elliott weren’t born amazing chefs; they aspired to become culinary masters. So whether you love cooking basic meals or prefer to go all-out, September 25 is National Cooking Day and we think it’s special enough to celebrate! We've rolled out our must try best iOS cooking apps of 2021..

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Celebration of Grandparents Day

celebration of grandparents day

On Sunday, September 12, we join the celebration of Grandparents Day. Whether you’re celebrating in-person or online, we encourage everyone to reach out to their grandparents and learn more about how they grew up and the trials they faced..

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Interview with Home Telecom Leadership

William S. Helmly and Home Telecom Leadership

William S. Helmly, President and CEO of Home Telecom, was recently interviewed by ISE ICT Solutions & Education.

Will’s interview highlights the future of Home Telecom leadership, including the direction of Fiber in South Carolina..

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How to Use WiFi Calling From iPhone and Android Devices

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wifi calling from iPhone

Do you live in an area with bad cell phone reception or is your phone always cutting in or out? Do you wish your cell service was more reliable, but you’re tied into a long-term contract? No worries! We'll teach you how to enable wifi calling from iPhone and Android devices..

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Celebrate International Day of Charity

On September 5, celebrate the International Day of Charity. Declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2012, this holiday is in honor of Mother Teresa’s death, and commemorates her tireless work to help overcome worldwide poverty and suffering..

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A Holiday Guide to the Best Tech Gifts

A Holiday Guide to the Best Tech Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner. So whether you’re looking to score a last-minute deal or have no idea where to start on your shopping list, we’ve got you covered with the best tech gifts this year..

Read Article »

Fun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to Celebrate

Fun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to CelebrateFun-Filled Lowcountry and Charleston Fall Activities to Celebrate

Crisp autumn leaves and cool air welcome this season’s Charleston fall activities, and we guarantee you won’t miss a moment of the action! So take a sneak peek at what’s happening in the greater Charleston and Lowcountry areas and mark your calendar..

Read Article »

Home Buying Guide and Address Internet Availability

Home Buying Guide and Address Internet AvailabilityHome Buying Guide: The Great Search for Address Internet Availability

In today’s pandemic, purchasing a home with fast, reliable internet is no longer a perk but a necessity. So how do you go about ensuring that when you put an offer on a home, it will have the internet speeds you need and require? First, read our helpful guide for buying a home and searching by address internet availability to help find internet providers for address listings..

Read Article »

Celebrate Cyber Security Month By Staying Safe Online

Celebrate Cyber Security Month By Staying Safe OnlineCyber Security Month: Staying Safe Online

October is Cyber Security Month. In 2004, Congress and President George W. Bush declared October Cyber Security Awareness Month. The main goal is to help educate people about threats online, including how to protect their confidential data..

Read Article »

Preparing for South Carolina Hurricane Season

As we reach the mid-way point of hurricane season, there’s never been a more critical time to prepare yourself for a natural disaster. Prepare for South Carolina hurricane season which runs from June 1 through November 30 each year..

Read Article »

Best Budget-Friendly Snacks for Football

snacks for footballIf you’re like many football fans, you’ve waited all year for the NFL season to kick off on September 8, 2022. Arguably one of the best ways to celebrate is tailgating or hosting a big game day event at home for friends and family..

Read Article »

NFL RedZone: The Channel for NFL Games This Season

channel for NFL games, cost for NFL RedZone

Debatably the most anticipated and awaited sports season has arrived. So if you’re donning your jersey while simultaneously yelling, “Touchdown,” we feel your enthusiasm! And if you’re looking for the premier channel for NFL games this season, look no further than NFL RedZone..

Read Article »

T2NOC Delivers Home Telecom Customer Service

T2NOC Home Telecom Customer Service team focuses on combining our front counter, network operations and tech center to provide superior customer service to customers.The Tier 2 Network Operations Center (T2NOC) combines Customer Service, Network Operations and Tech Center, to focus on delivering superior Home Telecom customer service. T2NOC is primarily responsible for the day-to-day interactions with Home Telecom customers who have reported an issue with their service..

Read Article »

Getting Ready for the Internet of Things Explosion

Getting Ready for the Internet of Things Explosion

The Internet of Things is here, and it’s exploding! The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices connected to the Internet, such as your Smartphone, Smart TV, Alexa devices, Apple Watch, Nest thermostat or even your refrigerator..

Read Article »

Clarifying Discount Options for Home Telecom Bill Pay

home telecom bill pay

Did you know that Home Telecom offers customers a $10/month discount* when you sign up for both e-bill with auto-bank draft? This discount is available to subscribers with 100 Mbps or higher residential internet service or 15 Mbps or higher DSL subscribers..

Read Article »

Warning: How to Pay Bills Safely Online

Warning: How to Pay Bills Safely Online

When it comes to paying your bills online, it’s convenient, fast and straightforward, but is it always safe? The short answer is that it’s safe… when you use the proper payment channels. So let’s dive into how to pay bills safely online..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Gives Donation to South Carolina Research Authority

Home Telecom Gives Donation to South Carolina Research AuthorityHome Telecom Shines Like a Diamond with $200,000 Contribution to South Carolina Research Authority

In its most basic sense, technology uses science to solve practical problems. This is especially true when solving complications in industry and commerce, and more specifically, to help change and improve the human experience..

Read Article »

Learn More About What Are Robocalls How to Stop Them Now

robocalls how to stop

Have you ever gotten a call from an unknown number only to be greeted with a clearly pre-recorded message trying to sell you something or encourage your vote for a certain candidate? These “robocalls” are exactly what they sound like - automatic calls to your landline or cell phone where no one is actually calling you..

Read Article »

Celebrate June's National Nature Photography Day

nature photography day

National Nature Photography Day is June 15, and we want to encourage you to go out and snap some fantastic photos with your iPhone. Whether you’re shooting pictures of your children, pets or nature, we have some helpful tips and tricks to get you started and on your way to taking memorable, frame-worthy photos in no time..

Read Article »

What Should You Bring to the Beach: 12 Fun Tech Gadgets

what should you bring to the beach Summer is here, the kids are out of school and you need a well-deserved, relaxing day at the beach! If you’re looking for summertime vacation gadgets that will be a big hit on the beach this year, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve scoured the internet, taken personal recommendations and have compiled an essential beach vacation list for what should you bring to the beach that will make this summer both memorable and fun..

Read Article »

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks Corner

Home Telecom Miracle League Field Coming to Moncks CornerThe Town of Moncks Corner will soon have a new athletic field: Home Telecom Miracle League Field, a part of the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. Moncks Corner and Miracle League, an organization helping people with disabilities to learn and play baseball, have partnered to build a place for all citizens of the area to get together and play baseball..

Read Article »

Explore These Weekend Trips Near Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the sun that is an action-packed family weekend adventure away from your busy life, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina! Here are some great weekend trips near Charleston, SC,  that will have you breathing fresh air and feeling recharged..

Read Article »

Just a Walk in the Park with Free Wi-Fi!

Let’s face it. Just about anywhere we go these days, we need reliable Wi-Fi. Getting out and enjoying nature, visiting a public park, or kayaking on a local lake doesn’t have to mean you are completely cut off from civilization..

Read Article »

The 7 Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

Learn the Benefits of Faster Internet for Your Business

In today’s day and age, businesses can’t survive and thrive without having access to fast internet services. So if your business is thinking about upgrading, consider how these seven benefits of faster internet service will help take your company to the next level..

Read Article »

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today's World

The Minimum Internet Speed In Today’s World

By modern-day standards, the minimum internet speed is 100 Mbps, and anything exceeding this is considered fast. However, there’s more to consider than just internet speeds.

To gauge the minimum internet speed you need, let’s dive into some questions..

Read Article »

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Top Gardening Planning Apps

gardening planning apps

Alas, April’s showers are over, and blooming forth are May’s beautiful flowers. While some are blessed with green thumbs, there are many of us that want to have a breathtaking garden but need a little modern-day assistance from the pros, which in this case means gardening planning apps..

Read Article »

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Top 10 Tech Gadgets for 2022

Whether you’re looking for a gift for that special someone’s birthday, planning for Mother’s Day or want to pamper yourself, these tech gadgets for 2022 are rapidly becoming must-have essentials..

Read Article »

Celebrate Earth Day with Saving Energy Tips and Strategies

saving energy tips

On April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, which is an annual event that draws attention to environmental protection. These saving energy tips and strategies are a vital component to helping save Mother Earth, which is why Home Telecom embraces the latest technology and tips to help reduce energy consumption..

Read Article »

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

Be Aware of the Top 5 Online Scams in 2022

While many Americans have returned to work, many employees are still working from home. Additionally, more people have been online to engage with work and shop and connect socially. Our new enlightened digital age has given scammers fresh opportunities to target you..

Read Article »

Best Weather Apps iPhone and Android

best weather apps iPhone

There’s nothing more unfortunate than getting caught in a downpour and being completely unprepared. In preparation for April’s month full of rain showers, we have compiled a list of the best weather apps iPhone and Android which will deliver everything from severe weather warnings to the latest forecast..

Read Article »

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Explore the Benefits of a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are rapidly gaining in popularity across the country. Once unheard of, these affordable solutions are the perfect escape for people that traditionally work from home or use the local coffee shop as their nine-to-five home base..

Read Article »

How to Save Money on Traveling Over Spring Break

how to save money on traveling

Spring break is a great time to kick back and relax, but you may be tied by budget constraints that make you feel like you are limited in your destinations. With a little planning and some smart how to save money on traveling tips, you can make your spring break one for the books, without blowing your budget..

Read Article »

Celebrate a Classic: National Landline Day

 
national landline day

Remember the days when you had to memorize your crushes’ digits, and you would twirl the coiled phone cord around your finger nervously waiting for them to pick up? Or perhaps you still remember your best friend’s phone number by heart all these years later..

Read Article »

The "Me Decade": Best TV Shows From the 70s

Dubbed the “Me Decade,” the 1970s saw many political and cultural movements, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Here is a glimpse of some of the most popular tv shows from the 70s during this pivotal decade..

Read Article »

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Apps vs. HomeStream TV

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Apps vs. HomeStream TV

If you’re like many Americans, you may have a variety of shows that you watch on different apps. But what are the hidden costs associated with all the apps that people subscribe to, and how can you reduce costs in today’s inflation-driven world to save money? .

Read Article »

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

random acts of kindness day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17th. This nationwide holiday celebrates and encourages acts of kindness, whether it’s a small compliment or a life-changing gesture. .

Read Article »

10 Home Cures for Seasonal Depression

cures for seasonal depression

The darker, colder months of winter can get easily get you feeling down, sad and depressed. These winter blues - otherwise medically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - cause depression in the late fall and early winter months..

Read Article »

Vital Data Privacy Facts on Data Privacy Day

data privacy facts

Data Privacy Day is on January 28th and is an international effort to help businesses and individuals safeguard their online data and information. Learn more about data privacy facts and how you can protect your data online..

Read Article »

Ring in the New Year: How to Clean up a PC

It’s a new year, and with 2022 comes a little early spring cleaning. There’s no better way to start your year off than with a fresh start and a clean desktop. We’re all guilty of letting our desktops get cluttered during the year..

Read Article »

10 Tech Tips and Tricks to Save You Time Now

Home Telecom wants you to start 2022 right - with 10 tech tips and tricks to help you save time..

Read Article »

Explore Popular New Year's Eve Tradition in the United States

new year's eve tradition

The United States is steeped in traditions, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. So whether you’re at a friend’s house or a fancy party downtown, here are some classic New Year’s Eve tradition and New Year’s Day traditions that are timeless and will never go out of style (at least not any time soon)..

Read Article »

Roundup: Best 2021 Apps


 

It’s that time of year again - we’re decking the halls with holly, whipping up a batch of eggnog and rounding up the best 2021 apps.

Best 2021 Apps

Check out these best of 2021 apps: .

Read Article »

'Tis the Season to Give Back and Making holiday donations

Spreading Cheer with Holiday DonationsThis year both flew by and crawled by at a snail’s pace. One thing for sure is that the holiday season is once again upon us, and due to all the hardships many people have endured, it’s never been more important to give back to those less fortunate and in need..

Read Article »

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

last minute holiday shopping tips

If you’re one of those people that saved all your holiday shopping until the last minute, such as Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve, we have some great last-minute buys that will thrill family, friends and loved ones alike..

Read Article »

What is Broadband Internet?



Here at Home Telecom, we know that internet and technology terms can be confusing. We want to break down the basics of what is broadband internet and explain how it works and how it can benefit you..

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How to Prevent Packages From Getting Stolen

prevent packages from getting stolen

‘Tis the season to give and receive gifts, which means delivery companies are working overtime to deliver the abundance of packages associated with the convenience of online shopping. However, this also means that thieves are lurking and the anxiety and hassle associated with tracking down missing packages negate the convenience of Prime delivery..

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Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

MONCKS CORNER, SC December 6, 2021 – Home Telecom was honored with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award at the 2021 Honors Awards Friday night.

Presented during the Chamber’s “Member-Bration” event at their new headquarters in Park Circle, it was an opportunity for the Chamber to applaud the business community as the “Greatest Community on Earth”..

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Catching Spammers: Tips for How to Check for Spam Email

check for spam email

Have you ever opened your email to find annoying advertising or clickbait links from unknown sources? Spammers will find any way they can to get you to open their email, which could potentially contain harmful viruses at worst or annoyances at the very least..

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How to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2022, in Charleston! Giving back to small businesses has never been so critical. The pandemic has negatively affected many small businesses around the U..

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Home Telecom Awarded The Outstanding Corporation Award

MONCKS CORNER, SC November 18, 2021 – Home Telecom was awarded the Outstanding Corporation Award of 2021 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), presented to them at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration at the Charleston Gaillard Center Tuesday morning..

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Celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving

Charleston Thanksgiving

If you’re planning on celebrating a Charleston Thanksgiving, we have excellent recommendations for you! So whether you’re into cooking a gourmet feast at home or want to forego the dishes and eat out, we’ve got you covered this year..

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How to Prevent a House Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protect Your Family: How to Prevent House Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Not only is fall in the air, but winter is right around the corner. Did you know that as temperatures decrease and more homes utilize home heating systems, the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and house fires increase? Learn more about how to prevent a house fire and carbon monoxide poisoning..

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Celebrate National Internet Day

Celebrate National Internet Day

National Internet Day is on October 29, and today we celebrate the internet. More than two decades ago, we were enthralled with the newest technology that delivered electronic mail. Then, the grammatically incorrect phrase, “You’ve got mail,” resonated in the hearts of Americans..

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What Is Spoofing: A Guide to Help You Stay Safe

Have you ever been the victim of countless unidentified callers on your mobile or home phone? They always seem to come at the most inconvenient times, and in a busy life, it’s hard to resist answering if it could be your child’s school or the doctor’s office..

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Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

This year on October 17, join the millions of Americans setting aside valuable time to celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. So often neglected, cleaning up your desktop can help boost your productivity and extend the life of your current machine..

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Celebrate World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

We know that school may look a little different amid this COVID-19 pandemic, making World Teachers' Day a little more important and unique this year.

History of World Teachers' Day .

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in America, and nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes..

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Learn More About the Many Health Benefits of a Pumpkin

Most people only associate pumpkin with annual Thanksgiving pies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes or seasonal treats. The benefits of a pumpkin are significant and supersede those of some superfoods. You can serve pumpkins mashed, in puree, with chicken or add them to your latest batch of wintertime soup..

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You Must Try These Best iOS Cooking Apps of 2021

best iOS cooking apps

Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller and Graham Elliott weren’t born amazing chefs; they aspired to become culinary masters. So whether you love cooking basic meals or prefer to go all-out, September 25 is National Cooking Day and we think it’s special enough to celebrate! We've rolled out our must try best iOS cooking apps of 2021..

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Celebration of Grandparents Day

celebration of grandparents day

On Sunday, September 12, we join the celebration of Grandparents Day. Whether you’re celebrating in-person or online, we encourage everyone to reach out to their grandparents and learn more about how they grew up and the trials they faced..

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Interview with Home Telecom Leadership

William S. Helmly and Home Telecom Leadership

William S. Helmly, President and CEO of Home Telecom, was recently interviewed by ISE ICT Solutions & Education.

Will’s interview highlights the future of Home Telecom leadership, including the direction of Fiber in South Carolina..

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How to Use WiFi Calling From iPhone and Android Devices

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wifi calling from iPhone

Do you live in an area with bad cell phone reception or is your phone always cutting in or out? Do you wish your cell service was more reliable, but you’re tied into a long-term contract? No worries! We'll teach you how to enable wifi calling from iPhone and Android devices..

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Celebrate International Day of Charity

On September 5, celebrate the International Day of Charity. Declared a holiday by the United Nations in 2012, this holiday is in honor of Mother Teresa’s death, and commemorates her tireless work to help overcome worldwide poverty and suffering..

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