Phone Calling Features and Services

Get to know the advanced voice features of your TDS calling plan.

Caller ID

Know who’s calling before you answer the phone. Caller ID shows the name and number of the caller on your phone's display.

Call Waiting

Know who’s calling before you answer the phone. Caller ID shows the name and number of the caller on your phone's display.

Caller ID on Call Waiting

When you’re already on the phone, this feature displays the name and number of the caller when Call Waiting notifies you that another call is coming in.

Call Forwarding

Use Call Forwarding to send all incoming calls to a different phone number (cell phone, work phone, etc.). That means less chance of missing any important calls before you get back home.

Preferred Call Forwarding

Create a list of phone numbers to be forwarded to an alternate number when you’re called. Phone numbers not on the list ring normally.

Anonymous Call Rejection

Anonymous Call Rejection prevents unwanted disturbances from unidentified callers. This feature blocks calls from getting through if Caller ID Blocking has been activated.

Per-Call Caller ID Blocking

Keep your name and number from being seen by the party you’re calling. Simply dial *67 before the phone number to help ensure your privacy.

Priority Ringing

Priority Ringing lets you assign a special ringing pattern (or distinctive Call Waiting tone) to select numbers. This means you can identify important callers immediately simply by hearing the unique ring.

Special Call Acceptance

Special Call Acceptance helps prevent unwelcome solicitations and adds a layer of privacy by screening your incoming calls. You identify the phone numbers from which you’re willing to accept calls—any other callers will be informed your number is not receiving calls.

3-Way Calling

Simply press the flash button to add a third party to an existing phone conversation. 3-Way Calling makes it easy to confirm plans, coordinate schedules, and share important information quickly and easily.

Voice Mail

No more worrying about missed phone calls. Voice Mail lets callers leave messages up to 2 minutes long. Retrieve your messages from any phone, even while away from home, by dialing a designated voicemail access number and personal identification number.

Phone service is for residential customers and requires a Multimedia Modem supplied by TDS. Normal monthly equipment fees apply. Service is power dependent. Caller ID service requires a compatible phone or device. Unlimited long distance minutes are domestic for both Inter and IntraLATA. Domestic countries include the U.S., Canada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Misuse (including auto-dialing, permanent call forwarding, three-way calling, and other non-residential uses) may result in immediate suspension, restriction, or service cancellation. International, operator- and directory-assisted calls are not included. Third-party collect calls not allowed. One-time phone installation charges may apply. Price does not include federal, state, or local taxes and fees.

Delinquent accounts may lose service. Certain services not available in all areas. Price may vary by serving area and is subject to change without notice. Services subject to TDS Terms of Service at, TDS Privacy Policy at, and TDS Acceptable Use Policy at TDS® is a registered trademark of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Copyright © 2023, TDS Telecommunications LLC, All Rights Reserved.

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