Sound Support helps you get the most out of your Apple products. Our goal is to find the most effective solutions to your individual needs while providing you with a level of customer service that exceeds your expectations.
We focus on solo and micro-businesses, typically with 5 or fewer people, as well as residential clients. You want simple systems you can maintain without having to become a computer expert. That’s exactly what we provide.
Unsure about how to get the most out of your Mac? Know that you’re not using your iPhone or iPad to its fullest potential? We’ll teach you the little things to make you more efficient and productive.
What We Do
We support our clients in a wide variety of ways. Common situations include:
Getting a new Mac? We offer:
- Advice and guidance on the right Mac for you
- Assessment and pre-purchase planning
- Application compatibility evaluation
Got a new Mac? We’ll help you:
- Transfer data
- Set up email
- Set up printers
- Set up your wireless network
- Install applications
Switching from a PC to a Mac? We can help with:
- Application compatibility assessment
- Data transfer
- Training on using your Mac
Want to learn more about using your Mac? We offer:
Want to make your Mac play well with others? We can:
- Set up file sharing
- Set up printer sharing
- Set up calendar sharing
- Get your iPhone or iPad syncing properly
- Install Windows so you can run PC applications
Want to prevent data disasters? We require installation of monitoring software that sends us proactive alerts about the following:
- Backups performed by Time Machine or CrashPlan
- The fullness and health of hard drives
- The health of laptop batteries
- When crashes occur
- Basic inventory information so we can advise on upgrades
- Malware installed on you hard drive
Want to keep your Mac running smoothly? We will:
- Set up data backup systems
- Troubleshoot problems, error messages, freezes and slow Macs
- Perform periodic maintenance
- Install hardware and software upgrades
- Get your email working properly
We also commonly help clients with the following:
- Set up comprehensive backup and archiving solutions
- Switch email or web hosting companies
- Set up a VPN to connect remotely between home and office
How We Do It
Our regular hour for appointments are Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Mac support is provided remotely, by default, and in-person, as needed. Remote support requires you to sign-up for our Remote Monitoring, Maintenance and Support (RMMS) service plan.
New clients can decide after the first remote support session if they’d like to sign up for the RMMS service.
RMMS costs $125 per Mac per year, with discounts for multiple Macs.
Labor is charged on top of this RMMS fee at a rate of $156/hour, billed in 15 minute increments with a 30-minute minimum. For urgent unscheduled support an additional $75 flat fee is charged on top of the labor charge.
In circumstances when in-person support is required, I can visit in-person.
A $30 travel fee applies for clients within 15 miles of Tim’s home-office in Freeland, WA or the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.
A $60 travel fee applies for clients further away.
Appointments outside regulars hours are sometimes possible based on Tim’s availability. The rate for appointments outside of regular hours are $234 per hour.
We ask that you submit all support requests via email or phone by contacting email@example.com or (425) 818-0791.
If you need to cancel or postpone an appointment, as much advance notice as possible is appreciated. However, you can cancel at anytime. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you may be charged for a 1 hour appointment regardless.
Our clients love us, and we love to reward them for referring their friends to us. That’s why we created a referral bonus program. For every client you refer who completes their first appointment, you get one hour of free support!
Tim speaks multiple languages. He speaks Ignorant User, in which he can turn computer jargon and complicated issues into layperson’s terms and present them in a friendly, knowledgeable, and easy-to-understand way. I’ve also heard him speak Professional Computerese, when he talks to my husband, who is a network manager, or to the other computer professionals at my place of employment. He knows his Mac’s inside and out, both current and vintage models. I can count on him to provide me with the education I need in a gentle and respectful manner. And I can also count on him to give me expert information and practical advice to help me make good decisions on maintenance, upgrades, and choices in software and hardware. He’s bailed me out both at home and at work numerous times, and I know all I have to do is call, and he’s there. On top of all that, he’s a really nice guy.”Read more testimonials.