TDS Introduces Younited, a Personal Cloud Service by F-Secure

MADISON, WI — To address the problem of data storage for consumers who own multiple devices — and are continuing to add more all the time — TDS Telecom (TDS), has introduced a new personal cloud service called younited by F-Secure.

According to Nielsen, the average American owns four digital devices. Marketing Charts, a 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.

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.”

Backing Up an Unlimited Number of Devices
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.”

Sharing Files Safely
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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