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Better Living with Phil Argent

Better Living with Phil Argent

By Phil Argent
Better Living is something everyone wants, why not have better? Is it a reset we need to keep us on track for better or do we need to simply see what we have from a new perspective ?

The rough and ready podcast from Phil Argent CEO of Tenancy Stream, team and guests. Served daily. Sharing stories about what it is really like to try and build something new in proptech that matters to both tenants and the property industry.

We’re also building somewhere new www.tenancy-stream.com


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31: The heart beat of Tenancy Stream is communication
We wanted to share the most important and some may say the most overlooked aspect of property management, which is "how communication is carried out".  Imagine just for a minute just how many messages, channels of communication there are available to the property management industry and equally so the tenants.  We're trying to make complex simple.
04:24
April 7, 2021
30: It's not a complete puzzle yet? Does that matter.
What will get us the biggest up side, product development, profit and break-even or customer happiness? 
22:59
April 6, 2021
29: Climbing mountains and coming down safely
Startups are stories of people and teams that choose to climb high. High in terms of opportunities.
09:47
April 2, 2021
28: Finding a reason to think big
Have you ever walked down the road, met someone you didn't know to well and walk away inspired? Well this is what happened yesterday. I went for a end of day walk with the dog (Oban) and came across a neighbour. We talked about stuff, and we talked about "what's up" WhatsApp. What I started to realise is there are some technologies that everyone should use, but for many, they simply pass you by. WhatsApp has not passed us by, in fact, we have spent days and days, hours upon hours looking at how the features work and ...... dare I say it, not work (I know what you're thinking, WhatsApp is huge and worth billions, how can they possibly be doing anything wrong, and.... how does tenancy Stream think for a minute it has the know how to possibly look to advance the WhatsApp model). But, let me say when I was a tenant, I knew very very well how WhatsApp failed me. Now, what I'm not saying is that those property management businesses and tenants using WhatsApp are wasting there time using it, no that not my thinking, but in yesterdays podcast I talked about connecting the dots from an innovation point of view, and I think there are some features that we have built-in Tenancy Stream that for property managers and tenants the features work better than the way the features work on whats app. Have you looked closely at the document features in WhatsApp? If you're using WhatsApp on mobile, why would you be wanting to send and receive documents? Have you ever wondered "who" cares about those blue ticks? Here's today's podcast
14:47
April 1, 2021
27: Connecting the dots to innovation
What we're building at Tenancy Stream is not new, I want to make that very clear. Communication between tenants and property managers has been a thing for many many years. What we have done is simply try and advance some of the recent digital communication technologies to make them meet today's needs. Remote working means you need to be able to do property management from anywhere on any device, Tenancy Stream allows you to work from desktop, laptop and mobile from anywhere with wifi or mobile signal. Have we tried to invent a new idea in property management? nop.  Are we innovating for both tenants and property managers? yup. Here's today's podcast
11:00
March 31, 2021
26: Who's managing the £2bn property management "happiness budget"
It's not what you think, people now realise that "happiness" is worth more to everyone.
20:24
March 9, 2021
25: Innovation is saying no to a thousand things
Up to 27th September 2020, we knew what we were working on. We were building a communication platform for the property industry. But, we stopped communicating. Today we're starting to communicate again.
07:01
March 8, 2021
24: Build better boxes
It's true, if you build a better box the chances are you know you'll put it to good use. You'll make sure to do the extra to make sure it does a good job.
07:55
March 1, 2021
23: Small strategy tactics that turn the flywheel
Better Living is something everyone wants, why not have better? Is it a reset we need to keep us on track for better or do we need to simply see what we have from a new perspective ? The rough and ready podcast from Phil Argent CEO of Tenancy Stream, team and guests. Served daily. Sharing stories about what it is really like to try and build something new in proptech that matters to both tenants and the property industry. We’re also building somewhere new www.tenancystream.com If you happen to have some thoughts to share whilst listening to the podcast, you can share via the link below, or email phil@tenansystream.com or WhatsApp +4479834769978
09:25
January 17, 2021
22: Building a better flywheel
Better Living is something everyone wants, why not have better? Is it a reset we need to keep us on track for better or do we need to simply see what we have from a new perspective ? The rough and ready podcast from Phil Argent CEO of Tenancy Stream, team and guests. Served daily. Sharing stories about what it is really like to try and build something new in proptech that matters to both tenants and the property industry. We’re also building somewhere new www.tenancystream.com If you happen to have some thoughts to share whilst listening to the podcast, you can share via the link below, or email phil@tenansystream.com or WhatsApp +4479834769978
11:41
January 15, 2021
21: Getting it right, was it wrong?
What to do when the plan you made doesn’t work out the way you want it to. That’s where we are. Follow us as we build better living Please subscribe and share a comment if you have any insights to share. Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community. ------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register  TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream  FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/  ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tenanacystream INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/   CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
18:05
January 14, 2021
20: Better living, the big reset
It’s 2021 time to do things differently.
07:50
January 13, 2021
19: What we talked about down the pub!
Ep. #19 - What makes a unicorn? and what we talked about down the pub! Our latest update is 25mins long but we think there are some useful insights to learn about. Whilst building www.tenancystream.com we are learning what we can from other high scale, high growth, large market businesses in the collaboration, communication and productivity market. The 4 gears of unicorn growth: 1/ Acquisition 2/ Engagement 3/ Monetisation 4/ Enlistment Each of these gears has to work with the other to allow for the right type of growth to kick in and be sustained. Some really interesting insights from the team at Tenancy Stream. Please add any comments below, happy to share what we are learning as we go. #tenancystream #techstartup #proptech Please subscribe and share a comment if you have any insights to share. Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community. ------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register  TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream  FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/  ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tenanacystream INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/   CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
25:49
July 28, 2020
18: Getting cheap leads from Facebook lead-gen adverts
Ep. #18 | Getting cheap leads from Facebook lead-gen adverts.  We have learnt a bit about our audience and how we can gather them through Facebook ads.  We have also learnt:   1 - Our customer might not have time to learn what our product is, so a demo gets the message directly to then.  2 - Customers on a demo say they like the idea, but do they like the idea of using the platform?  3 - We can scale Facebook ads as much as we want now, as we have found the perfect audience and a very good cost per lead.   Some really interesting insights from the team at Tenancy Stream.   Please add any comments below, happy to share what we are learning as we go.   #tenancystream #techstartup #proptech   Please subscribe and share a comment if you have any insights to share.   Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community.   ------------------------------------------------------------------  OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register  TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream  FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/  ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tenanacystream INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/   CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
08:25
July 16, 2020
17: Using assumptions in our planning?
#Why #Why and #how am I and the team at Tenancy Stream using #assumptions in our #planning? We're joined by Dr John Park visiting lecturer at York St. John University (Executive MBA (York & London) - Enterprise & Entrepreneurship) what he thinks about our use of assumptions in our tech startup business planning, John bring insights from his years at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. We don't agree on everything especially when it comes to the question "are assumptions good?", I love them, John is less keen! I ask: 1 - How do "we" design assumptions? 2 - Are assumptions good? 3 - When and how do you kill an assumption? Watch the full 15 mins over on YouTube, please comments, share and subscribe. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community. ------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/ ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tena... INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/ CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
19:38
July 8, 2020
16: What do you build first, features or users.
How to build a startup tech business | Ep. #16 | What do you build first, features or users.   It's a simple question, what do you build first features or users? We try and shed some light during this video.  We discuss 4 points:   1 - We are building something, or are we testing or just measuring.  2 - How do we gauge what to do first, is it obvious or does it take to focus on the idea.  3 - Does Tenancy Stream have a responsibility to manage the community that use it?  4 - How are we going to use AI and machine learning to help us better manage the platform its users and the messages within, we have learnt a lot from the likes of Facebook and Whatsapp.  We have one eye on growth and one eye on just doing enough.   Please add any comments below, happy to share what we are learning as we go.  #tenancystream #techstartup #proptech   Please subscribe and share a comment if you have any insights to share.   Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community.   ------------------------------------------------------------------  OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register  TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream  FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/  ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tena...  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/   CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
16:16
July 7, 2020
15: The affect of strategy.
Ep. #15 - The affect of strategy. We discuss what the affect of strategy is having on our day to day planning, what the impact of our success is doing to our thinking or not and what if anything we are changing with our strategy because of success.   Please add any comments below, happy to share what we are learning as we go.   #tenancystream #techstartup #proptech   Please subscribe and share a comment if you have any insights to share.   Join us and become part of the Tenancy Stream community.   ------------------------------------------------------------------  OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.app/register  TWITTER - https://twitter.com/TenancyStream  FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/TenancyStream/  ABOUT TENANCY STREAM - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tena...  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tenancystream/   CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
09:36
July 2, 2020
14: How is the property industry changing in a post Covid world
Ep. #14 - How is the property industry changing in a post Covid world. Things are on the move. We are hearing news from within the lettings and residential market that the market and how it operates is on the move, a pivot is looming. We discuss: 1/ What is happening in the #residential / #realestateindustry that agents are telling us. It's #pivoting. 2/ How are managing agents thinking they may need to change and improve their service. 3/ The learnings from 100 days of #remoteworking, agents now feel more #confident about moving in that direction. 4/ How de-densification will evolve the #commercialproperty #realestatemarkets - lots of very good learning from Lee Elliott and the research from Knight Frank. 5/ And we are adding new agents and users to the platform every day. #growth Please add any comments below, happy to share what we are learning as we go. #knowledgesharing #communicationtips We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.com Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream is free to get started. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: phil@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
09:13
June 26, 2020
13: Business update - we share the startup / scaleup journey
Ep. #13 - businessupdate In the spirit of sharing and useful insights into the #proptech arena and our #startup/ #scaleups  journey, James Thorn and I ( Phil J Argent ) from Tenancy Stream share a very brief business update. The data looks very very good. We discuss 2 questions. Q1: What does it mean, that we have growth of both users and user activity? Q2: What are we going to do differently in the next 30 days that we hadn't considered in the last 30 days. The update is, we are on track with our budgeting, we have just over 300 active users on the platform, and user activity is red hot. Youtube: https://youtu.be/3ITPvv-60og We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.com Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream is free to get started. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: phil@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
12:47
June 23, 2020
12: How to manage more properties using the power of collaborative messaging?
Ep. #12 - How to manage more properties using the power of collaborative messaging? If you're using Gmail, or Whatsapp or any other communication platform for property management, are you creating value or making cost?  We chat about the value of collaborative communications on the Tenancy Stream platform. James Thorn and I discuss for a few minutes this morning.  Will the property industry need offices or high street branches (yes we think so).  And what have we learnt about WhatsApp that we are applying to Tenancy Stream.  If you want to watch to the end there are a few extra minutes and a promise of beer from James! - follow link onto Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5IZGmhVz6I&feature=youtu.be We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.com Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream is free to get started. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: phil@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
10:08
June 22, 2020
11: Communicated ahead of lockdown?
Ep. #11 - Did the property industry undervalue how it communicated ahead of lockdown? James Thorn and I discuss for a few minutes this morning. Will the property industry need offices or high street branches (yes we think so). And what have we learnt about WhatsApp that we are applying to Tenancy Stream. If you want to watch to the end there are a few extra minutes and a promise of beer from James! - follow link onto Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5IZGmhVz6I&feature=youtu.be We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.com Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream is free to get started. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: phil@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
16:30
June 17, 2020
10: 88 days in
Ep. #10 - 88 days in, and we have a product to introduce to the market, but do we have the market - channel fit? We're learning that we need to not only get the product and market fit but equally we have to get the market - channel fit. If we get this right people will just know what we do and know where to find us. We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.com Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream is free to get started. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream:  OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: phil@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
15:40
June 17, 2020
9: Dots in the property management puzzle
Ep. #9 - We are gradually connecting the dots in the property management puzzle. There is a long way to go, we're slowly finding a path through for product to market fit, its taking time but we will get there. The lockdown has lead us to make some cunning moves with how we build the platform.  We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.app/register/tenant Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
04:51
June 4, 2020
8: Building with students in mind.
Ep. #8 - Building the marketplace with students in mind. We think that the current lockdown created by Covid19 is affecting one side of our marketplace so we are looking at stimulating growth on the other side, and were focused on students that are tenants. We're also looking for student ambassadors, which means if you're interested in some paid work for Tenancy Stream please get in touch, all details below. We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.app/register/tenant Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
06:09
May 4, 2020
7: Killer feature
EP. #7 - We release a killer feature on to the platform, we think it will be a grower! The new features: It allows tenants to invite landlords to the platform. it allows tenants to invite agents to the platform. We think it will be a grower > www.tenancystream.app/register/tenant Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
04:20
April 29, 2020
6: New Preview Release goes live Today!
Ep. #6 - New Preview Release goes live Today! We're super pleased to have launched the brand new website and App Today! The new site includes: Pricing page - gives new users an idea of the cost of using the platform. (Free till 1st June 2020) FAQ section - which can be found below the pricing tables. Blog page - where we share daily updates on features being built, how to use the site and more. Signup page - this takes you straight through to the new App home page. Demo page - where you can register for a demo. Login page - already joined Tenancy Stream, easy to sign in again. There are more features in the pipeline, will keep you updated as we build.  Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
05:14
April 28, 2020
5: Facebook advertising during the covid-19 lockdown?
EP. #5 - What are we learning new through our use of Facebook advertising during the covid-19 lockdown? A few things that we're learning and we wanted to share. You can learn fast with Facebook ads as there is a very "active audience" online at any given time. Many of your competitors will now not be advertising, but your customer has not vanished. This means your advertising could cost up to 70% less than it did before the Covid-19 lockdown. Colour is king, people see adverts differently now with Covid-19 lockdown affecting their perspective, creative changes can lead to more success. £3 per day can get significant learning, £3 per campaign by the way. We use Facebook £3 ads as market research. Facebook is a great place to test out new business idea and pivot ideas quickly. Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
09:35
April 18, 2020
4: Plan to do doesn't quite happen?
Ep. #4 - What do I do when everything I plan to do doesn't quite happen? Be calm Don't assume Don't blame anyone Focus on simple Forget everything else Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
04:48
April 17, 2020
3: Knowing what you think you want to be
Ep. #3 - Knowing what you don't want to be is more important than knowing what you think you want to be. Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
04:54
April 16, 2020
2: Collaborative property management, useful hey?
Ep. #2 - Can collaborative property management bring a new way to the traditional property industry, can it bring even greater value? Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message Listen to the podcast to find out more about the value of collaboration, why email is dead and why your colleagues, contractors and tenants have more to offer the property industry that currently thought. ------------------------------------------------------------------  Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020.   ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place.   OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
06:20
April 15, 2020
1: Renting our homes to our businesses?
Ep. #1 - How are we coping with working from home, renting our homes to our businesses - and will the old guard die? Drop us a voice mail if you would like to give us some feedback https://anchor.fm/tenancy-stream/message ------------------------------------------------------------------ Register at Tenancy Stream and try out the platform, we currently in Review Review so use is Free till the end of June 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tenancy Stream: Get your tenants talking. Automated. Effortless. All in one place. OUR WEBSITE - https://www.tenancystream.com CONTACT: • email: james@tenancystream.com • WhatsApp: +44 (0) 7751 216654
09:25
April 14, 2020