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TDS managedIP now available to businesses in Elgin, Okla. area

TDS® introduces IP-based phone and Internet solution to area businesses; no upfront capital expense.

For more information contact:
Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager-Public Relations / TDS Telecommunications Corp. / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

Just in time for the New Year, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is introducing a new communications solution for businesses in Elgin, Cyril, Fletcher, Gracemont, and Verden, Okla. Known as TDS managedIP Hosted, this Internet Protocol (IP) communications solution integrates voice and data as a single communications solution.

TDS understands the struggles businesses face. The economy is tough, but with a new year, comes new hope and a fresh start for area businesses. TDS managedIP Hosted can help, without impacting the bottom-line (since there is no up-front capital expense).

TDS managedIP, which was introduced to businesses in Choctaw, Jones, and Inola in 2011, provides businesses with improved productivity and greater efficiencies. And, unlike many voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services, TDS managedIP Hosted never uses the public Internet.

“TDS managedIP is delivered over a private, secure, and dedicated network hosted at a secure TDS facility,” says Ron Bradshaw, market manager for TDS. “Because it comes without upfront costs or capital expenses, there’s no reason for businesses to wait any longer to upgrade their communications system.”

Just ask the radio station in Farragut, Tenn. They made the switch to TDS managedIP service and discovered they’re more available to customers, which means more sales. Or ask the insurance agency with offices in four Wisconsin cities. After making the switch to TDS managedIP, they eliminated long distance toll charges to simply call their own offices—saving a few hundred dollars a month.

OK, you’re thinking, “Really, my phone system?”

Yes, but it’s not any phone system. The true benefit, according to TDS, is that businesses can focus on their business while TDS manages, protects, and upgrades the communications system—at no additional cost.

TDS managedIP system offers businesses many real-time benefits, including:
• No upfront capital expense. Only pay for services needed. No need to worry about equipment becoming obsolete. 
• Advanced call routing features ensure customers never get a busy signal, employee productivity improves, and revenues increase because all calls get through the first time. 
• A single phone number for employees to give to clients, while still maintaining the ability to manage incoming calls. One phone number can be set to ring through to multiple phones (office, cell, and home) simultaneously.
• User friendly administration that offers flexibility to quickly and easily adjust to staffing changes or when employees simply switch work stations; saves both time and money.

For more information, to view customer comments, or to schedule a free demonstration, call 1-866-9-TDSBIZ (1-866-983-7249) or visit www.tdsvoip.com.

Editor’s Note: TDS managedIP is currently available in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. TDS plans to continue expanding availability of its managedIP service to more markets throughout the year.

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TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 30 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit www.tdstelecom.com or www.tdsbusiness.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, and OneNeck IT Services Corp. through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 350 people who specialize in providing hosted application management, managed hosting, cloud services, and next generation data centers. Visit www.visi.com, www.team-companies.com, and www.oneneck.com for details.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S]. A Fortune 500® company, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 84-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 employees as of Sept. 30, 2011. Visit www.teldta.com for investor information.

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