TDS® introduces younited, a new personal cloud service by F-Secure

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

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 tdstelecom.com/younited (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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Media contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager-Public Relations / TDS Telecom / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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