September 2017 Newsletter


September begins the roll out of our New and Improved Bundles!  

Call or come in to check out these amazing deals!!!

As a reminder, Eastex Offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017, for Labor Day

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June 2017 Newsletter

Interested in how WiFi works?  View our June Newsletter to find out!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful Fathers out there!  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th!!

June 14th is National Flag Day because on this day, in 1777, the American Flag was adopted!


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May 2017 Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you hardworking Moms out there!  Show your mom just how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th!

Eastex Telephone business offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day! Take time to remember those who served!

Eastex Telephone would like to say congratulations to all 2017 graduates!!


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“Can you Hear Me” SCAM ALERT!

Per the Federal Communications Commission, please read the following in regards to the scam alert.


Phone Fraudsters Recording Consumers’ Voice Responses


WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for scam callers seeking to get victims to say the word “yes” during a call and later use a recording of the response to authorize unwanted charges on the victim’s utility or credit card account. According to complaints the FCC has received and public news reports, the fraudulent callers impersonate representatives from organizations that provide a service and may be familiar to the person receiving the call, such as a mortgage lender or utility, to establish a legitimate reason for trying to reach the consumer.


The scam begins when a consumer answers a call and the person at the end of the line asks, “Can you hear me?”  The caller then records the consumer’s “Yes” response and thus obtains a voice signature.  This signature can later be used by the scammers to pretend to be the consumer and authorize fraudulent charges via telephone.


If you receive this type of call, immediately hang up.  If you have already responded to this type of call, review all of your statements such as those from your bank, credit card lender, or telephone company for unauthorized charges.  If you notice unauthorized charges on these and other types of statements, you have likely been a victim of “cramming”.


Anyone who believes they have been targeted by this scam should immediately report the incident to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker and to the FCC Consumer Help Center.


Consumers should always be on alert for telephone scams.  The following tips can help ward off unwanted calls and scams:


  • Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. Let them go to voicemail.
  • If you answer and the caller (often a recording) asks you to hit a button to stop receiving calls, just hang up. Scammers often use these tricks to identify, and then target, live respondents.
  • If you receive a scam call, write down the number and file a complaint with the FCC so we can help identify and take appropriate action to help consumers targeted by illegal callers.
  • Ask your phone service provider if it offers a robocall blocking service. If not, encourage your provider to offer one.  You can also visit the FCC’s website for information and resources on available robocall blocking tools to help reduce unwanted calls.
  • Consider registering all of your telephone numbers in the National Do Not Call Registry.


As the Agency that implements and enforces the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the FCC reviews all consumer complaints.  The Agency will continue, when appropriate, to issue consumer alerts based on those complaints and other public information related to possible scams and frauds in hopes of informing and empowering consumers..


Consumer Complaints:


Phone: (888) 225-5322

TTY: (888) 835-5322

Videophone: 1-844-432-2275


Media Contact:

Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509


Office of Media Relations: (202) 418-0500

TTY: (888) 835-5322

Twitter: @FCC

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