The wait is over!

You can get super-fast Fibre Optic Broadband right now, right here, in West Norfolk!

To celebrate this, we have teamed up with the award-winning Plusnet (the phone and broadband provider that will do you proud) to offer our customers a super deal on the service, regardless of whether you’re switching or signing-up from scratch.

OK, some of you who can’t get fibre yet will be disappointed. However, the picture of fibre availability is changing quickly across the country with two-thirds of properties set to be fibre-enabled in 2014. In any case, Plusnet has many excellent deals on the regular Broadband service.

What is Fibre Broadband?

Simply put, it’s where all your broadband is transmitted via fibre optic cables allowing you to get faster speeds. The actual fibre optic wire does not go all the way to your property; it usually only goes as far as the little cabinet in your street — so this is known as Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC).

What Do I Need?

Because this works differently from the original, copper broadband service, the installation and equipment is also slightly different. First, you will need a separate modem, (don’t worry; the engineer will install one when he visits). Then you will need a router; if you’re thinking wireless then we’d recommend 150Mbps or 300Mbps N class router to ensure you have the best possible wireless signal.

To find out more about the packages available or to signup call us on 01553 776937 or for the latest offers click the image below.

Plusnet the phone and broadband provider that will do you proud

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Watch Out For This BT Phone Scam

This article was taken from a friend’s Facebook page regarding a telephone scam, the thing that will hit you hard here is the blatant simplicity of the scam but the extremely convincing terminology used to get people to part with their cash.

Received a phone call from BT, informing me that he was disconnecting me because of an unpaid bill, he demanded payment immediately of £31.00 or it would be £ 118.00 to re-connect at a later date. The guy wasn’t even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental! I asked the guy’s name – he gave me the very ‘English’ John Peacock with a very ‘African’ accent – & phone number -0800 0800 152. Obviously the fellow realised I didn’t believe his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up & try phoning someone – he would disconnect my phone to prevent this. AND HE DID!! My phone was dead – no engaged tone, nothing – until he phoned me again. Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made & he said…credit card, there & then. I said that I didn’t know how he’d done it,

But I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn’t believe his name or that he worked for BT. He hung up. I dialled 1471 -number withheld I phoned his fictitious 0800 number – not recognised. So I phoned the police to let them know. I wasn’t the first! It’s only just started apparently, but it is escalating. Their advice was to let as many people as possible know of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it’s real, so please make as many friends & family aware of this. How is it done? This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number – it should have been 0800 800 152 which takes you through to BT Business. The cutting off of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can’t dial out – but he can hear you trying. (This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it). When you stop trying he cuts off and immediately calls back. You could almost be convinced! The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool many. By the way this is not about getting the cash as this would not get past merchant services – it is all about getting the credit card details which include the security number, to be used for larger purchases.

Cheers to Tania for the heads up 🙂

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Easy Accounting Software with Kashflow

We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer you the award winning and easy toAccounting Software use accounting system Kashflow FREE for 14 Days. This web based accounting system requires no accounting knowledge, is extremely simple to use and very secure.

We have introduced this solution to our product offerings as part of our “Working Smarter Initiative” designed to get companies thinking about how they use IT to run their business to save time, money and empower their IT investments.

To demonstrate how easy it is, Kashflow are offering you a 14 Day, No Obligation Trial with a simple no quibble, walk away policy if you don’t like it. However with the low monthly payments, no annual contract, FREE upgrades and FREE fast support for life, you will agree it is totally worth trying.

For more information visit the Kashflow website.

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Brother MFC-J625DW The Must Have Printer

If you are looking for an all-rounder printer that is low cost and can do virtually everything (in printing) then the Brother MFC-J625DW is the one to go for.

This A4 inkjet all-in-one printer is the perfect choice for a home or small office environment. It provides you with all the professional standards you’d expect from your office equipment, fast quality printing, clear sharp copying, and high quality scanning and faxing, all in one compact machine. And because of it’s sleek black styling it will look just as good at home as it will in the office. There’s no compromise on features, with automatic double-sided printing provided as standard to save time and money and wireless network-ready out of the box so you can share with other users. And because it’s one of the most eco-friendly machines on the market you benefit from low power consumption and low noise levels.

Specification

Print technology A4 Colour Inkjet
Colour Black
Mono Print Speed (A4) 35 Page Per Minute
Print speed (Colour A4) 27 Page Per Minute
Resolution 6,000 x 1,200 Pixels
Copying Yes
Fax integrated Yes
Standard input capacity 100 Sheet, 20 Sheet Photo Tray
Duplex printing Yes
Interface USB, Network & Wireless
Network ready Yes
Compatible operating systems Windows & Mac
Mac compatibility Yes
Dimensions W x D x H 405 x 378 x 180 mm
Weight 9 Kg
Warranty 1 Year

In one compact machine, you can not only enjoy the same professional standards of print as you do in your workplace, but also a design that you’ll feel very comfortable with.

Also if you are looking for a printer which compatible with your mobiles devices, iPad, iPhone, Android and more this is the one to choose.

For pricing or more info email sales@rlscomputers.co.uk

For more info on iPrint & Scan for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch visit http://www.brother.co.uk/g3.cfm/s_page/241220/s_name/ipodapp1

View a PDF Brochure MFCJ625DW

 

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Be Safe, Not Sorry!

We all know that computers and technology are advancing at a rapid rate, and with faster broadband and 4G services being rolled out accessing these services can be easily obtainable from smartphones, tablets and personal computers. However, despite the numerous educational facilities and Internet-safety software tools, it’s not just your PC at risk— your children are also at risk from online predators. In a recent survey on the TV programme “This Morning”, results revealed more than half of parents do not think their children are safe online.

What is the problem or key issue?

Simple answer: parental awareness. How many times do we need to hear “I don’t know what they get up to…” or “They know much more about these things…”? However, it only takes a scare, whether public or personal, to start the realisation that your kids are at risk. In any one week two-in-five calls we receive relate to Internet risks, which means those computers are either unprotected or with inadequate protection for use by young children.

Here’s an example: we get a call from a parent who starts with a simple “My PC is slow, can you fix it for me…?” We collect the PC, and by analysing the problem find that it has been infected with a virus inherited through Messenger. When the issue is investigated further, and with the parents’ consent, we find well over 300 Messenger friends, the majority of which are unknown to the parents, with such bogus names as “sexy123” and “WillingIAm”, which leaves me in no doubt where these infections have probably come from.

To emphasise the point, we are not just talking about a few computer infections, we are talking about a sophisticated network of paedophiles who use web sites, emails and social networks to trap children into believing they are interacting with peers of the same age group.

“What can I do about it?”

First, pay attention to what your children are doing: if your computer isn’t already in a public area of the home, put it there or, if you use a laptop, get the kids to use it in the living room area or kitchen or wherever you are.

Secondly, heed the advice of the professionals: services like www.thinkuknow.co.uk have plenty of support and advice for keeping your children safe online.

Lastly, heed the advice of the IT professionals. As accredited IT professionals and members of Norfolk Trusted Traders, we have resources, software tools, advice and services — all tailored to protect the PC and your children.

If you would like help, or know what services we offer to help protect your PC, contact us at info@rlscomputers.co.uk

For more information

Think You Know – www.thinkuknow.co.uk

ITV “This Morning” – Crime week article

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