TDS TV introduces new radio-frequency remote control

Today, TDS Telecommunications (TDS®) is introducing a new remote upgrade option to all TDS TV® customers. The remote operates using radio-frequency (RF) and, once paired to a set-top box, allows customers to hide the set-top box out of sight and not lose any functionality.

Julie Maiers, Marketing Director at TDS said, “With the RF remotes, customers can conceal their set-top box in an entertainment center, a closet, or even in another room.”

The standard remote included with TDS TV operates using infra-red technology, which requires line-of-sight to work. Radio-frequency remotes do not have that same limitation and can work from any direction—even through walls—up to 150 feet away.

Maiers said, “First we introduced wireless set-top boxes so customers could move their gear without worrying about a cable jack. RF remotes are really the next step in a totally customized entertainment experience.”

Although it offers new functionality, the remote looks and operates very similar to the standard included model, making it easy to learn and use. Customers can upgrade to the RF remote for a one-time cost of $24.95.

The new remotes work only with TDS TV set-top boxes. Powered by Mediaroom®, TDS TV features more than 350 all-digital channels (including HD), video-on-demand and pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing, parental controls, and on-the-go viewing options with TDS TV Everywhere. TDS TV also includes a Connected-Home DVR which links all TVs together in a home allowing customers to:

• Record up to four shows at once, two of which can be HD;


• Connect up to 10 TVs to enable DVR functionality on all;


• Schedule and playback recordings on any connected TV; and


• Store up to 400 hours of programming (standard-definition).

Customers interested in ordering a remote can call 1-888-CALL-TDS.

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For more information contact: Krista Ledbetter, Associate Manager – Public Relations / TDS Telecom / 608-664-2518 / 

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 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

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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