A cloud-based service, younited works on mobile devices and is accessible anywhere

MADISON, WI – September 24, 2014 — / — According to Nielsen, the average American owns four digital devices. Marketing Charts, a prominent marketing trends newsletter, says college students own an average of seven. This means a family of four could have files spread across 22 different pieces of technology. Consumers today are storing photos, files, and videos on smartphones, laptops, tablets, multiple DropBox accounts and cloud services—making managing and backing up all that information more challenging than ever. To answer this modern day problem, TDS Telecom (TDS®) is introducing a new personal cloud service called younited by F-Secure.

While traditional file backup services handle personal computer files well, they don’t address today’s mobile technology. Casey Thompson, manager of Consumer Product Development at TDS says, “We all want to know our files—no matter where they are stored—are backed up and secure, but we also need a fast and easy way to make that happen.”

An unlimited number of devices can be backed up with younited and accessed anytime from anywhere via the younited website or the younited app for mobile devices (available for both iOS and Android). More than a simple backup service, younited also allows customers to organize their files and create collections to share.

“What’s so powerful about younited is it allows customers to unify all their files—whether they are photos taken on a smartphone, videos taken on a tablet, important office documents, or files in other cloud services like DropBox,” said Thompson. “With younited, they’re all accessible from one location.”

Younited subscribers can safely share files with friends and family using the service’s secure email and text links or even by linking to a Chromecast TV dongle. Customers also have the option to “unshare” previously shared files for additional control over their digital footprint.

“The service is an incredibly safe way to backup all your important files, and it’s also just so much more convenient,” Thompson said. “It’s automatic so you can ‘set it and forget it’ but still organize, access, and share what you want in seconds.”

The new service is available for $5.95/month or purchased as part of a money-saving Plus Pack. For more information, visit (and enter your address) or call 888-CALL-TDS.

TDS customers using the previous Backup Online product will automatically be upgraded to younited.

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About TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. TDS Telecom provides 1.1 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services to customers in more than a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS Telecom offers businesses the latest communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit or

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.8 million customers nationwide through its subsidiaries TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular®. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,100 people. Visit

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Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager
Public Relations
TDS Telecom

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525 Junction Road
Madison, WI
USA, 53717

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