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Washington, D.C. 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2013


 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



  001-14157    36-2669023 
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)    (Commission File Number)    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) 
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, Illinois   60602 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code) 


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (312) 630-1900



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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01.  Other Events


Subsequent to the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (“TDS”) determined that the amounts reported for postpaid average revenue per user (“Postpaid ARPU”) were incorrectly stated for 2011 and 2010 in the table of summarized operating data for U.S. Cellular's consolidated operations on page 16 of Exhibit 13 to such Form 10-K.  The corrected information is set forth below.   While TDS does not believe these errors are material, it determined that disclosure of the corrected Postpaid ARPU amounts in this Form 8-K would be appropriate so that shareholders and investors would have accurate information. 


TDS reported U.S. Cellular Postpaid ARPU of $54.00 and $51.21 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively in its Form 10-K. The correct Postpaid ARPU amounts were $52.20 and $50.77 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)       Exhibits:


In accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K, any Exhibits filed or furnished herewith are set forth on the Exhibit Index attached hereto.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.




Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.



Date:    April 15, 2013 
By:    /s/ Douglas D. Shuma 
    Douglas D. Shuma 
    Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller