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): January 1, 2007

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other
jurisdiction of
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

       30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, Illinois     
         (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 5.02(e). Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Kenneth R. Meyers, who became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. ("TDS") on January 1, 2007, entered into a Deferred Compensation Agreement with TDS pursuant to which he elected to defer 9% of his gross semi-monthly payroll check for services performed in 2007 into a Deferred Compensation Account.

Commencing on February 28, 2007, and on the last day of each month thereafter until all of the Deferred Compensation Account has been distributed in full, there shall be credited to such Account (before any amount is credited for the month then ending), interest compounded monthly computed at a rate equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the sum of (a) the average thirty (30) year Treasury Bond rate of interest (as published in for the last day of the preceding month) plus (b) 1.25 percentage points.

Mr. Meyers elected to receive his distributable balance in 20 installments upon separation of service.

This brief summary is qualified by reference to the Deferred Compensation Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits:

        In accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K, any Exhibits filed 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: January 8, 2007

By:   /s/ D. Michael Jack  
    D. Michael Jack  
    Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller  


The following exhibits are filed herewith as noted below.

Exhibit Number

  Description of Exhibit

99.1 Deferred Compensation Agreement between TDS and Kenneth R. Meyers effective January 1, 2007

99.2 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Safe Harbor Cautionary Statement