Winter is here and some parts of the country are getting snow. As we all now, if you’re a DirecTV or Dish customer and you have the joy of having a satellite mounted to the top of your roof, the snow can interfere with your satellite signal.
There is no sure shot way to prevent signal loss from the snow. And, unfortunately, your service provider will not send a technician over to climb your roof and clear the dish of the snow cover. So what to do if you lose your satellite signal to snow?
Well, I’ve heard quite a few theories and even tried a few myself. If the satellite is low enough to the ground you can simply brush off the snow. But in most cases the dish is mounted to your rooftop. This is where it gets interesting.
A lot of people use Pam cooking spray to lube their satellite before a snow. Others, attach their broom to a longer handle like an extendable paint brush and dust the satellite that way. One guy bought a super soaker and filled it with hot water and melted the snow.
Regardless of what you try, the important thing is to be safe if you plan on doing any work on your roof. The safe bet is to weather the storm and wait for your signal to return to your satellite dish. It's usually back to normal within 24 hours. In the meantime, enjoy your DVR because the shows you recorded will be there, unless you reset it. Hope this helps save your satellite signal in the snow. Happy holidays everybody! #ChitChatTV
Need more tips to keep your satellite clear of snow this winter? Call our general inquiry line at 855-828-2428 and we'll be happy to help!
Take a drive around your neighborhood and you’ll see satellite dishes standing proud on top of houses. A lot of them will be DirecTV satellites. DirecTV dominates the satellite TV market in the United States. However, a lot of people are changing their satellite service to Dish Network. Here’s why:
Long story short, if you like the features and benefits listed, you might want to give Dish Network a try.
Antoine Miller, Owner, ChitChat TV VOICE DATA
The TV remote is a little thing, a minor detail, until you need it. Then its a BIG deal. Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
The remote is like most things in our lives that we overlook until we're in need. It's a small detail helping support a bigger idea.
There’s a simple solution that can help you never lose the remote again. Value it more! The life lesson here is to value all the little things that help you along the way.
As for the TV remote, give it a place of its own, maybe an end table drawer, and it will always be there when you need it. Respect the little things and they will always be there to help you achieve the bigger things even if the bigger goal is to simply watch TV.
Owner, ChitChat TV VOICE DATA
The people want fast customer service, good prices without the scams and hidden fees that, all to often, come along with cable and internet service. I started ChitChat to give the people what they want. It's no secret, our customers are our reward! Check out our ChitChat Facebook page for customer feedback or our website for our official business paperwork.
A lot of people are spending with us because we are honest - no scams. Either we can help you or we can't but you'll always know where you stand. We don’t ask you for anything upfront not even a credit card or payment. And while it is industry standard to ask for your Social Security Number to perform the most accurate credit check, we will even try to work around that. Bad credit and past due bills don’t always disqualify you. We're working for all people.
You just select the package you want, we handle the rest and you’re installed within the next couple days. Your first bill comes due a month after install. So you pay nothing for the first month. Enjoy! It’s our way of giving you what you want.
Sign up at chitchatpro.com or dial me up directly with questions at 414-719-2270 and ask for Antoine the owner of ChitChat. I return call within 24 hours. You can also call us toll free at 855-828-2428. ChitChat installs nationwide. Thank you for trusting us America! We’re giving the people what they want.
How much internet speed do you really need? Do you know? It depends on how you use your internet. People use internet for a few different things. Streaming videos and tv, gaming and tasking. I call tasking anything other than streaming or gaming such as: surfing the internet or doing a research paper for school.
According to Netflix, for streaming a movie, you need somewhere between .7 mbps to 5.3 mbps. High quality audio and video will require more bandwidth or speed in order to stream properly. Based on Netflix calculations, for the best quality streaming Hi-Definition (HD) video, you'd need more than the basic 4 mbps down.
Watching live TV? 500 Kbps – lowest required speed for streaming live shows. 1.5 Mbps – recommended speed for quality viewing. 3 Mbps – Standard Definition video. 5-8 Mbps – 720p and 1080p High Definition.
For gaming, the upload speed is not that important, as this is how fast you can upload files to the internet. Focus instead on the download speed. If your download speed is below 10 Mbps then you're going to get lag in the games you're playing.
If you're concerned about you internet moving slow you can test out its speed for free by clicking here: http://digitallanding.com/internet-speed-test/
End of an era for the old ChitChat logo. End of an era for just cable television in the ChitChat sales arsenal. Bittersweet change is mandatory in the cable & internet business so here's what we've done.
1 - We've changed up the ChitChat logo from a boring solid purple quotation and made the new logo a lively block style blue black and white quote!
2 - We've listened to our customers and partnered with a streaming tv service called VIP TV to offer everything cable does but...for half the price!
Exciting times, I know! Looking forward to the future and all the wonderful benefits change may bring. As always let me know if there is anything I can do to help you better enjoy your cable, internet or a lower bill.
Thanks for stopping by.
With guidance, effort and access to technology, anyone can level their playing field. This is why bridging the gap in the digital divide is so important.
The Internet is in open resource. A common person with a humble background can become a millionaire by applying passion, hustle and grit in the digital age. The Internet can make you rich.
The Internet is also a tool that has no bias. This is significant in a world where so many are crying foul. With the same amount of time in the day and equal access to information, the playing field begins to look even rather quickly.
Don't know something-google it. Language barrier-Google it. Don't know how to get where you're going-(Do NOT use Apple Maps) Google Map it. Of course there are more tools than Google but hopefully you see where I'm going. Success in just about any endeavor is only a click away. Which means access to a level playing field is only a click away.
It's no secret. The technology we trust spies on us. Not in the spooky big brother kind of way - more like...keywords. If I private message my friend that I have a taste for Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies made by furry pets wearing gloves, amazingly an ad for Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies made by furry pets wearing gloves appears on my computer screen and even supplies me with a 20% off coupon in my inbox. Coincidence? Maybe you see it that way. In reality, the marketers are simply reading what you typed and selling to that product or service you desire. Highly effective but expensive nonetheless.
My problem isn't that big business can harness technology which can gather data to better sell me products and services that I want, as long as there are limits to the snooping. My problem is with the fact that as a small business owner this wonderful consumer data gathering tool is only available to big companies with deep pockets. You've got to pay to play. But what if your business survival depended on you playing a game you couldn't afford? If you thought the consumer marketing playing field was uneven before between big and small, sweetheart-you ain't seen nothing yet! #DigitalAd #Marketing #Verizon #Snooping #Keywords #BraveNewWorld #ChitChat #SmallBiz #BigBiz
Got a question about your cable or Internet service bill? You're in luck! There's always a ChitChat TV VOICE DATA representative on staff to answer your questions on how to switch services, upgrade services or lower your bill. Just email your billing question to email@example.com for a quick response. You will always get an answer within 24 hours.
Here's one thing I can promise you. Your cable and internet bill will increase after your promotional period. You have to check your agreement, but that promotional rate generally lasts for 12 months. Sometimes with an extra promotion you can extend the deal for 24 months. But either way, your bill is going to increase. When your bill gets too expensive, it's a good idea to give ChitChat a call because we can walk you through lowering your bill or helping you switch to a new service provider with better rates.
Take us up on the free advice! When you need an answer to your cable and internet billing questions and don't have time to be put on hold, just email us at questions@ChitChatpro.com.
If you don't grow up with technology, you won't appreciate technology and if you don't appreciate technology you probably won't get hired in tech or anywhere else. The future is all about embracing technology.
Here's what we know. According to NTIA research*, about 32% of Americans have little or no access to broadband internet. Amazingly, the leaders of the future will be required to understand computers and use the internet. Yet, a chunk of the American population doesn't have access. See the problem here?
There is a solution to this problem. That solution is you and me. Each of us have the ability to do what we can by donating to organizations dedicated to bridging the gap in the digital divide and speaking about the matter to our elected officials.
As a socially responsible company providing voice and data services nationwide, ChitChat feels it necessary to serve as a champion in the fight to close the digital divide. This is why 5% of all ChitChat sales, commercial and residential, will be donated towards ending the digital divide. Visit everyoneon.org and help close the gap in the digital divide with us.
*Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage, NTIA Research Preview (Feb. 2011) at 2 .. Link
Antoine Miller is a telecom professional with over a decade of cable, voice and data experience. Miller shares his most useful tips and experience with individuals looking to save money and get the best value from their cable, phone and internet service.