TDS Telecom is a versatile service provider. Its largest footprint across America takes shape with a DSL network. But, that is not the only internet technology TDS uses. The entire variety of internet connection types is available depending on which region you are in.High-speed and the slower traditional version of DSL from TDS connects countless rural and suburban communities. Cable broadband from the provider is also within the reach of over 500,000 people. But, with changing times TDS is focused on fast spreading its fiber optic network. This diversity of connection types allows TDS internet service to offer a wide range of download speeds at competitive prices.
For users, who stay within a basic to light usage range, Mach Internet 25 Mbps, Turbo Internet 15 Mbps, Express Internet 5 Mbps and Lite Internet 1 Mbps are on the TDS internet menu. The variation in speeds is owing to network capability and the distance between the network and customer’s location. So in some more remote locations you may be able to access traditional DSL speeds up to 5 Mbps. But, in other areas you will get higher speeds up to 25 Mbps—cable or DSL broadband.
For the urban lifestyle fiber fast speeds are the order of the day. And, TDS complies with that consumer demand. TDS Fiber internet plans also come with a variety of speeds. Extreme25, 50, 300, 600 and 1 Gig Fiber tiers are designed to take care of moderate to extravagant internet usage.
The one thing that is of key importance for all internet consumers is data allowance. The industry norms vary from one provider to another. A few are known to offer unlimited data as a policy, others don’t, while some others do both things depending on the plan. TDS internet service gives unlimited data across the range of Fiber and Cable broadband plans where available. But, DSL residential plans come with a 250GB data allowance. Not bad, considering that is equivalent to 125 hours of HD streaming!
Working from home, or attending school from home? Need it for streaming your TV favorites to relax in solitude? Want to connect your entire family along with smart devices? Or you just need to email and browse the web? TDS Telecom Internet makes sure everyone is taken care of. Here take a look at what TDS DSL and Fiber plans can do for you.
|TDS Internet Service||TDS Internet Package||Max. Download Speed||What Can You Do with That?|
|TDS Broadband (DSL)||Lite||1 Mbps||
|TDS Broadband Fiber||Extreme25||25 Mbps||
|1 GIG||1,000 Mbps||
*Availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses.
A range of connection types, a variety of speeds, and choice with data allowance, is not all that TDS Internet is about. The provider gives you a range of add-ons at competitive rates. So that you can add value to your investment with TDS, and squeeze the maximum benefit of TDS offerings.
TDS Wi-Fi+ brings the power of Mesh technology from Eero to your home. You can expect increased capacity for routing the Wi-Fi signal. Beacons are strategically spread throughout the premises to minimize dead or slow spots, and drop-offs. One base station and one beacon come included in standard installation of TDS Wi-Fi+. But, if you need to provide coverage to over 2500 sq. ft. you can use additional beacons for a powerful TDS Wi-Fi signal.
Your TDS Wi-Fi experience only gets smarter thanks to the app, which allows you to control your network via a mobile device. Control access to your in-home network. Check the speed of your TDS connection. And, even get tips on where to place your beacons for maximum output.
Surfing online is a tricky affair. It opens you to a mass of viruses and bugs. And, your personal information like user names and passwords can be compromised. To ensure safety, internet security from TDS is critical.
It lessens the risk of Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware, Junk mail, Spam, Ransomware and Malware on your devices. And, also lets you block malicious sites, safeguard online financial transactions, and manage devices remotely. You can keep your young ones safe from viewing age-inappropriate content, set internet access times, and monitor downloads. A 30-day FREE trial is on offer, following which you can benefit from TDS Internet Security for under $10 for a 10-license pack.
TDS partners with Experian® to provide quality identity protection and identity theft resolution for you and your minors. You can become eligible for the benefits of Experian® IdentityWorksSM membership by ordering these add-on services. Identity Surveillance, Identity Restoration and Identity Theft Insurance are included.
TDS Hacker Alert can detect malware, spam and virus on any device connected to your in-home TDS Wi-Fi network. The Hacker Alert Portal is user friendly and allows you to not only manage notifications, but take action against any suspicious activity. Anytime, a potential hacker activity or another security threat is traced, you are notified via email and SMS. Subscription costs under $5 a month and covers all connected devices. It works well with other anti-virus software you may have. And, does not slow down your devices.
TDS does not only provide you tech support with regards to the products and services it sells to you, but for all your connected devices. With the Remote PC Support service, a TDS technician accesses your device remotely. They take care of any bugs that may be holding your device back from performing at its best. Tune it up for you, if its taking ages to do things. Set up a digital camera, printer or a gaming console for you. And, ensure internet settings are configured for the optimal experience.
Online Backup service from TDS allows you 200GB of storage. You can store your digital data—files, photos, music, or videos—for TDS to protect 24/7. Automatic file backups, the ability to share files and folders, and mobile access—all that is available with the service.
TDS Telecom offers subscribers a way to save while making their devices and in-home network safe and secure. You can save over 45% when you bundle TDS Wi-Fi+ with TDS Internet Security and Remote PC Support. This combo of 3 premium services from TDS gives you smart whole-home Wi-Fi, internet security that protects the network from cyber threats, and technical support when you need it the most.
With your TDS Internet connection you get TDS Email too. Accessing your TDS email account is straightforward. You can visit portal.tds.net or tdstelecom.com and follow the link “Check My Email”. Any browser can be used for the purpose. For webmail, you have to connect via portal.tds.net. If its a third-party email client like Outlook, you can reconfigure POP3 settings to receive TDS email. And, if you are used to accessing email on multiple devices, you can use the IMAP method.
TDS Internet has coverage in over 25 states. In some regions TDS Telecom provides services via its subsidiaries and in others directly. TDS Internet is available to over 2 million people, owing to its vast DSL network. But, at this time Fiber and Cable broadband are available in more select areas. Since there is such a variety of connection types, it is best that you contact TDS Customer Service to help confirm which TDS service is available at your address. You never know TDS may have spread its fiber optic network to your neighborhood.
If you’re located in South Utah you can subscribe to the 1 Gig plan now. The service became available in the area in March 2020. Cities and towns like St. George, Santa Clara, Washington City etc. now enjoy new-gen fiber internet from TDS.